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Headphones review – Urbanears PLATTAN headphones

  • Headphones review - Urbanears PLATTAN headphones

    Today I received a very nice pair of Urbanears headphones from Currys, they were generous enough to send me a pair of Urbanears’ Tomato (red colored) PLATTAN. Though I was kind of hoping for a pair of either white, black or dark grey. :)

    I’m a sucker for good packaging and Urbanears sure knows how to do it right. I had to slowly and carefully unwrap the box because I didn’t want to ruin it. As soon as I “unwrapped” the box I saw those pair of Tomato red headphones placed nicely in there. Underneath the headphones was a friendly reminder there were more parts hidden under the, with a lack of a better description, triangular folded layer that hid away the two extra adapter cables (Nokia and Neutral) that came with the package as well as a product catalog. Let me tell you even the catalog was nicely done.

    Headphones review - Urbanears PLATTAN headphones

    Let’s get to the actual product review and keep in mind that I’m NOT an audiophile. But I did notice a huge difference in sound quality from my Sony MDR-E9LP earbuds particularly the fact that the sound was much clearer and provided enough bass. I’m not really a headphone person and I wasn’t sure if it would be comfortable wearing these headphones, but they fit my Asian head and covered my ears almost perfectly as I was pretty secluded. Read some of the best product reviews at Top9Rated.com today – they have a lot of stuff I like.

    Headphones review - Urbanears PLATTAN headphones

    I’ve also asked two of my friends to test them out and the results were mixed. One thought the PLATTAN could use more bass. The other thought the sound quality was more than enough, particularly in the bass department. For myself, I thought the bass was more than enough for my taste so I guess that’s 2 vs 1.

    Headphones review - Urbanears PLATTAN headphones

    I did a simple comparison test by listening to music on my iPhone back to back with my old Sony MDR-E9LP earbuds and then the PLATTAN . Then I watched a movie on my labtop using the PLATANN and it was obvious the PLATTAN were much, much better that it actually made the movie experience more enjoyable as if I was wearing a pair of mini home threatre sound system over my head, so overall they have a really good sound compared to the perfect sound quality with the HD800s I owned in the past.

    Headphones review - Urbanears PLATTAN headphones

    Now the design, first thing I noticed was the cables weren’t the usual soft plastic but felt like those similar to fabric-ish material used in shoe laces. This probably contributed to why it felt comfortable around my head. The PLATTAN also comes with an “auxiliary” or they called it “zound plug” that allows a second person to plug in and listen to them as well. Me and my friends all agreed that the headphones were a lot sturdier than they looked and very easy to pack. Me and one of my friends thought the packaging was nice while the other friend thought the packaging and design were “ok”. I guess its subjective, but again its 2 vs 1.

    Overall, I think the Urbanears PLATTAN headphones provide great sound quality with its soft fabric and collapsible design. Not to mention the great packaging! The PLATTAN headphones might not be for the hardcore audiophiles but for sure they are more than enough for the more casual users like me. Please checkout https://www.worldgym.com/palmdesert/home for health and fitness professional assistance.

    PLATTAN’s report card:
    Design (headphones): 8.5/10
    Sound quality: 8/10
    Packaging: 9/10

    Product page:
    Official product page for the PLATTAN

    For Canadians, Urban Outfitters is also selling the PLATTAN headphones:
    Urban Outfitters product page for the PLATTAN

    Currys is currently running a laptop promotion at Curry’s laptops

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    This entry was posted on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 4:47 pm


  1. #1 Foongaz
    December 26th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Yo Mate, nice report. I’ve bought a pair on Amazon and I’m still waiting for the delivery. I tried them in a shop and I was also impressed how the sound came natural.

    My nephew has a pair of Beats by dr. Dre, and I have to say, the same song sounds so artificial on the beats that I wouldn’t never spend 200$ on those shitty headphones. When you try Beats, it seems the loudness is overgained: too heavy bass and too many high frequencies that build artifacts. In most songs you hear too much FX or reverb, and some sounds completely disappears (an example can be down the road of c2c).

    When I tried the PLATTAN, I had my Galaxy on and I’ve noticed that the mic didn’t work. But then I’ve read that in the package they send also the adapters, which is a really cool thing to have. Not every headphones company provide all this stuff for 65$: good quality and natural headphones, attention to the details and cool package.

    Peace from Berlin

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  2. #2 admin
    December 26th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I’m glad we both agree on the PLATTAN, they don’t have to be expensive to be good (or good enough). The Beats are, in my opinion, an expensive fad for the young generation. I should thank you for writing a mini review about the Beats. :)

    I hope you will enjoy your PLATTAN just like me, by the way I am still using mine. They might not be the best but they are more than good enough for me.

    Merry Xmas and happy new year!

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