Urbanears is a collective out of Scandinavia, motivated by a common interest in global relationships and shared involvement in the relevance of the living brand. Urbanears promotes a deeper connection to colour, form and people while providing the freedom to transcend individuality and unify the sound experience. We wanted to produce headphones with a profound understanding of how they are utilised and why. We call this design and in our world design is the transformation of functionality to the human being.
Our vision was to add a number of elements to the concept of performance. Beyond the obvious sound rendition we had a vision of making headphones that felt more like clothes than chromed plastics and felt good to wear in a public space. We design headphones with much respect to what they are expected to be but with great attention the details. As Urbanears headphone is always describable as a classic headphone rather than a bold design statement redefining the product category.
Our vision is to make Urbanears available and we spend much time and attention to making our products as affordable as can be. Still we want each item to have something a little extra and a bit unique. From the way it fits, works or an extra little functionality you wouldn’t expect.
In our times as music listeners we’ve seen a number of formats. From everlasting vinyl to extinct minidiscs, we are absolutely convinced the binary format of your favourite songs will change from time to time, but remain stored digitally. This revolution has allowed you to carry on your full collection in your pocket and get everything you might not have streamed. With this format music has migrated from designated players into mobile phones and other portable devices. It just seems stupid not to add a microphone and a remote, allowing you to pick up calls and communicate. We work hard to make your Urbanears work with the most possible devices out there.
Who we think you are…
Much more important than anything else, we make Urbanears for you. We know for a fact that you are carrying a few week’s worth of music in your pocket, or maybe audio books, language courses or simply a radio receiver. Statistically you are a city dweller listening to whatever this device holds going back and forth to work or school, at your desk, walking, riding you bike, running, travelling or just sinking in to your music with full attention. However, just as likely you live in a remote forest, it really doesn’t matter. We are convinced that you would consider the aesthetics of any type of hat before you bought it and put it on and that you feel the same way about a headphone.
The Tanto Headphone: Indigo…
The Tanto is constructed for maximum mobility without the compromise of performance, adorned with a sleek and minimalistic look. We designed it thinking you want the full sound experience in a lightweight and portable headphone made for everyday use to be taken along wherever you go like a good friend. Compatible with 3.5mm standard music players and available in a range of colours (dark grey/true white/tomato/mocca /indigo/black/raspberry/mustard), the Tanto is the ultimate on ear headphone.
The Tanto features super soft earpads with an adjustable headband which ensures you get the perfect fit and are treated to comfortable listening, even after wearing them for several hours. The ball joint construction consisting of a pivoting ball optimises ergonomics. To help keep you on the go Tanto headphones come with an in-line microphone and remote (compatible with most devices using unprotected 3.5mm standard; ie. Blackberry, HTC, iPhone) so that you can take calls and pause and play your music with ease. The combined fabric and TPE 1.2 metre cord eliminates distortions caused by friction and prevents unwanted tangles. Furthermore, if you by chance would like to take the lightweight Tanto off of your head, they comfortably sit around your neck for easy transportation.
As well as being designed to a high tech spec and looking great as an accessory on the go, the Tanto also sound great with a frequency range of 20 – 20,000Hz, an impedance of 32 ohms and sensitivity of 112dB, providing fantastic quality sound directly to your ears. So now you know where they’re at with the Tanto Headphones.
- Compatible with any music players using 3.5mm standard
- 1.2m fabric cord to prevent friction and tangles
- Microphone and remote compatible with unprotected 3.5mm standard such as iPhone, Blackberry, HTC and more
- Ball joint construction consisting of pivoting ball joint for optimised ergonomics
- Super lightweight for easy transportation