At FashionBeans, we always keep our ears to the ground. But when they’re not pressed firmly to the floor, we want them garbed in something enviable.
What do you get when golden ears demand something crisp and sartorial savants want something prepossessing? When form meets functionality? Scandinavian minimalists offering up the most photogenic headphones you’ll ever encounter.
Launched in 2009, Urbanears’ Plattan headphones go against the purist fixation that sound is ‘to be heard and not seen’ by offering up 14 striking colourways and a design to test any audiophiles loyalties.
Headphone designers realised a need to step up their game around the same time as a spat of poor S Club 7 songs; these sound-specialists make their standout with a fabric headband and cord, giving them an all-the-more tactile feel.
When not being used at home on the laptop, men on the move can hook the Plattans up to almost any device and make calls through the cord’s mic or control songs using the dedicated button. The clincher however, other than their design, is the built in ‘ZoundPlug’, which allows you to share your music with those around you.
Better men than us could talk about audio quality, but ever the optimists, we see no reason why they wouldn’t serve as the go to listeners for anyone.
Sticking to style, they earn extra points for folding up to fit nicely inside the best of bags.
But it leaves us begging the question, when did headphones become the new narcissist?
|Cable Length||120cm (47″) fabric cord|
|Jack Type & Style||3.5mm|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz – 20 KHz|
|Diaphragm||40 mm handmade drivers|
|Maximum Input Power||40mW|
|Accessories Included||Nokia adaptor|