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Sennheiser Urbanite XL Over-Ear Headphones - Black by Review Summary ,  Sep 1, 2015

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Sennheiser Urbanite XL Over-Ear Headphones - Black
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 142 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 9.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Noise5.0   above average
Sound4.8   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Fit4.6   above average
Music4.6   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Design4.3   average
Price4.1   average
Cable3.1   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"If you're like me and initially can't get these things to work outside of a poopy sound quality out of one ear cup, you're missing the lock part on the cord in the left ear cup."
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"The cable is god awful and is extremely faulty."
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"The plug that goes into the headphone input is not the standard 3.5mm found everywhere else, these are proprietary so you won't be able to replace the cable with a common one unless you buy directly from the manufacturer."
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"One major complaint is that the provided headphone cord is so short."
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"If anything negative was to be said about these headphones it's the fact that the end of the cord that plugs into the headphones has about a 90 degrees turning system that locks the cord into place, and the fact that the jack that plugs into the headphones is a 2.5mm not the usual 3.5, which I assume makes it harder to find a replacement without getting one direct from the company."
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"For all I know, I received a faulty erroneously produced cord."
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"The cord is tangle free and the remote works well."
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"The folding mechanism is sturdy and the included detachable cable with iOS controls is nice and works well."
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"Otherwise I had no complaints other than the fact that the included cord seemed way too short for use with anything other than a portable music player or phone, or maybe when very close to my laptop."
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"Not brittle, but compared to the Vmoda & Urbanite... not quite as sturdyCABLE BUILD :1) Vmoda's cable is amazing."
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"The cable is too short and gets twisted too easily."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Not as good as Beats Pro, but very comfortable, fashionable, and decent sound."
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"I've really kind of had a problem with the comfort of these."
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"COMFORT:On to the comfort."
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"I would say the comfort is quite good."
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"They are super comfortable (I can wear them 8 hours day no problem)."
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"Exceptional sound quality and comfort, was used to earbuds, and was hesitant about spending the money on these headphones."
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"Your experience may vary in this regard, but it's clear that the Urbanites are the winner in the comfort category."
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Design

Design:
"But I wasn't in love with the Momentum's design, despite being in love with the sound."
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"While not the most accurate headphones available , they are not designed to be."
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"They are well designed, quality headphones that sound on par with other $200 headphones on the market."
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"These are billed as urban headphones - in other words, they're designed to be bass-heavy and sound good with rap and dance music."
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"Build QualityBoth headphones are built with a lot of thought to durability and design for the end user."
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"I really like the design, I absolutely love the feel, the build is great, & honestly I dig on this flat 90 degree tipped cable."
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"The controls are very easy to work with.2) Urbanite's remote is the best designed in my opinion."
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Fit

Fit:
"Still not sure that I love the fit over my ear, they don't seem quite as comfortable as my old Bose headphones, but I'm going to give them a few days of usage before I make a final assessment."
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"The bad news is I'm no longer as happy with the fit."
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"One, the headphones are not the snuggest fit, which is good for keeping your ears not too hot or for not hurting them but also means they are just slightly loose fitting on the head."
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"Never painful, mind you, but a bit too one size fits all."
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"Either way, if they fit around your ears comfortably, that these would be great."
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"Headphones have a nice fit but a little loose and warm to my taste."
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"They weren't heavy, but I felt the ear cups were harder than others and shaped in a way that it didn't quite fit my head comfortably."
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Listening

Listening:
"Gone are the details I am used to while listening to pretty much any other headphone I own; the most direct comparison would be the Sennheiser Momentums."
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"The Urbanite XL definitely lives up to the claim of massive bass without compromise of clarity, but with an asterisk because when listening to vocal jazz artists such as Sophie Milman or Emilie Clair Barlow the mids do get a bit muddled into the lower frequencies."
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"If you want to get intimate with your listening pleasure like I do, on the go....then grab a headphone amp like this: [...] and install the Viper4Android sound processor ([...])."
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"Love the enclosed sound effect, very good noise cancellation, very comfortable for long listening sessions, not 'over-bassed' and look classy (not your father's cheap cans)"
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"A good set of portable headphones ia vital for listening to the modern smartphone, so I ordered this one to see how it stacks up."
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Music

Music:
"The iPhone versions will work with Android, but you will not be able to adjust the volume, only pause and play music."
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"I tested it with synth-heavy electronic music, and bass-heavy hip hop and was stunned to discover hidden nuances in the music that i was unable to hear before--now adding a richness and dimension."
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"Headphones can be worn for hours without any discomfort, and it really allows you to hear the music on a whole new level."
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"These Sennheiser Urbanite XL are well-designed, dynamic-sounding Bluetooth headphones that works well with a lot of music -- but not quite everything."
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"These are billed as urban headphones - in other words, they're designed to be bass-heavy and sound good with rap and dance music."
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"Any modern music in which the lower frequencies are emphasized will sound good with the Urbanite XL headphones."
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"Than again these headphones were not engineered to create a clear even sound with music like jazz."
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Noise

Noise:
"They do not cancel out noise, but they do a great job of muffling the sound around me even if nothing is playing."
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"They seem to do a pretty good job of blocking out outside noise."
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"Excellent pair of headphones with excellent noise isolation."
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"The sound is decent and the ear cups seal out some background noise."
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"I even used them to act like noise canceling devices on the plane and they worked well for that."
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Price

Price:
"The only thing I would complain about is the price that connect to my laptop or phone comes out so easily."
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"I have owned Sennheiser products before, and as my friends know, I cannot shut up about how amazing their products are for their price."
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"I suppose, considering my ordering mistake, that there is one other thing I would change - at this price point, why not supply both an IOS and an Android cable, and only produce one model?"
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"A lot of R&D; went into theses and the final result is a sound that is very hard to beat, especially for the retail price."
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"I liked them fine for the price at first but the headphones developed an issue just after owning them for 1 month."
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"The only thing I would complain about is the price that connect to my laptop or phone comes out so easily."
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"Exceptional sound quality and comfort, was used to earbuds, and was hesitant about spending the money on these headphones."
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"Good price and good quality! "
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"Since they are collapsible they are easily thrown into their cheap carrying pouch and into a bag."
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Quality

Quality:
"If you're like me and initially can't get these things to work outside of a poopy sound quality out of one ear cup, you're missing the lock part on the cord in the left ear cup."
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"Great quality, only a slight problem when I wear it for a long time."
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"But it was the sound quality that was disappointing."
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"Overall, an excellent pair of headphones and if your looking for a good pair of great(not amazing) sound quality and a solid build, these are for you."
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"Overall great headphones (sound quality and build wise), but two things of note."
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"Build quality is very good, headphones feel well built and durable."
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"For me however this was not the case, which is disappointing because of the quality both in sound and build."
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"Great sound, great quality, great German engineering."
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"These headphones look awesome, they feel light as air while wearing them, and have a great sound quality."
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Size

Size:
"However the only downside is that the ear cups are a little to small."
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"Uncomfortable cups too small."
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"But I am a little bit worried about the couple small things that have gone wrong with them so far."
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"Other stuff - these are closed headphones that will do a decent job of blocking outside noise (which can be good or bad depending on the situation).In all, a very good set of full size headphones, but the bass response may be a weak point to some."
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"Never painful, mind you, but a bit too one size fits all."
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"They are extremely comfortable even though the ear cups are too small for my average-sized ears."
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"Great sound, at the beginning even with this size you will feel a little pain in your ears after a couple of hours, but after a time you get used to and no more pain."
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"This feature to me is one of the best parts about both headphones as this does away with the traditional ratcheting headband and for the price you pay it's great that Sennheiser took care of a small detail such as this in the final design."
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"They are much too loose for me to feel comfortable going out and about with them - if I ever wanted to go out with full size cans I would pick my Sennheiser Collapsible Headphones HD 380 Pro over these."
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Sound

Sound:
"If you're like me and initially can't get these things to work outside of a poopy sound quality out of one ear cup, you're missing the lock part on the cord in the left ear cup."
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"Sound is great but not excellent."
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"But it was the sound quality that was disappointing."
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"Overall, an excellent pair of headphones and if your looking for a good pair of great(not amazing) sound quality and a solid build, these are for you."
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"But I wasn't in love with the Momentum's design, despite being in love with the sound."
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"A lot of R&D; went into theses and the final result is a sound that is very hard to beat, especially for the retail price."
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"These headphones have the best sound I have ever heard."
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"Overall great headphones (sound quality and build wise), but two things of note."
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"Pro:* Good, full, balanced sound."
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"They do not cancel out noise, but they do a great job of muffling the sound around me even if nothing is playing."
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"Let me start by saying these headphones sound very good, especially considering an iPad was the source used."
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Volume

Volume:
"The iPhone versions will work with Android, but you will not be able to adjust the volume, only pause and play music."
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"Max volume will damage your hearing."
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"I immediately understood why they provide a warning about hearing damage - these phones will really crank up the volume."
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"When I have these playing at about 50% volume, i can't hear anything, so they do pretty well in that department."
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"Isolation on both models is okay-nothing special, while leakage is slightly below average imo, it could be a problem at max volume but shouldn't be too much of a problem at moderate levels."
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"My head does not feel squished, and I feel like I could wear them for hours on end (which I plan on to).- The volume is perfect, to me, having the volume at 1 4 to 1 2 is just right."
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"Though the bass isn't emphasized as much in terms of volume as some other headphones, the quality will probably more than satisfy most listener's bass cravings."
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