Review: Urbanears Retro Headphones
They say everything comes back in style at one time or another, so in a nod to the 1980’s, Urbanears has come up with some retro headphones called Tanto for the BlackBerry. They come in a multitude of colors and have 2 styles available. The Walkman style, called the Tanto, and the DJ style, called the Plattan.
I got to test a purple pair of Tantos and love that the sound quality was not compromised. It sounds almost as if I was wearing earbuds. These headphones also have a tiny mic attached to the cord so you can answer and hang up calls just like the BlackBerry earbuds. I have received a lot of comments about the headphones on where to get them and how cool they look.
The cord is made from a braided fabric. Which looks very nice and seems a little more durable than the traditional plastic cord. The headphones fit nicely on my ears and the headpiece is adjustable so I get the perfect fit. My music is played nice and clear and I don’t have to remove them when I receive a phone call. I absolutely love these headphones and would recommend them to everyone would wants to look different. Whether it’s the Tanto or Plattan, you are sure to make a statement wherever you go. The only thing that turns me off about these headphones is the price. Amazon.com carries them at an astonishing price of $35.00!
37mm handmade driver unit
Frequency response: 20-20kHz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Max input power: 30mW
120cm / 47″ fabric cord
3.5mm stereo plug
Microphone and remote compatible with most devices such as Nokia, Blackberry, HTC and iPhone
Contest: (Please note: contest is for US residents only, sorry.)
Leave us a comment stating your favorite part of the 80’s. What was your favorite piece of clothing, your favorite song or television show? Anything from the 80’s. We will choose the 2 best comments. The 1st place winner will receive a pair of black Tanto headphones. The 2nd place winner will receive a promotional prize: Joby’s GorillaMobile! The Joby GorillaMobile is a tripod that will bend and flex to just about any surface and will hold your BlackBerry or Digital Camera in place. Awesome for taking videos or yourself just so you can have your device within your eyesight.
The contest will end on Sunday, May 16th at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. The winners will be emailed and announced by Monday, May 17th. Good Luck!