If we look at the past product line of urbanears we would find stylish headphones at an affordable price. The new Medis headphones are a cross between an in ear-bud and a more traditional headphone; they are also the cheapest headphones that urbanears make.
The first thing you will notice about the urban ears Medis is the huge array of colours that are available. Seriously they come in all colours of the rainbow, for the purists out there you can even get them in standard Apple white. I was sent a set of blue headphones, which is amazing as blue is my favourite colour. There really is a colour for everyone’s taste.
Sticking to aesthetics these headphones look great both in and out of the ear for a few reasons. Instead of a plastic covered cord urbanears have covered the Media cord in fabric, a nice touch. This feeds through the outer cover of the headphone which in our opinion serves two purposes; firstly it looks retro cool and secondly it keeps the headphone ergonomic – a big selling point for the Medis.
The ergonomics of the urbanears Medis not only look good but also make use comfortable and pain free. The Medis earphone has a patented system called ‘EarClick’, this sounds like a painful experience but it is actually the complete opposite.
Basically you get four different sized attachments in the box (nothing new there) with an added feature that sets them apart from other in ear headphones. The Medis earphones rest on two parts of the ear instead of one with the actual earphone part positioned in the optimum position. This makes them comfortable and very stable in the ear, unlike other buds which have a tendency to fall out.
Urbanears have also included a microphone and remote that will work with a range of devices included the iPhone, Nokia, Blackberry and HTC. This supports things like answering calls or skipping tracks.
The headphones use 15.7mm handmade drivers with a frequency of 20-20 kHz, they have a sensitivity of 113 dB all of which results in pure crisp sounds that are as good as any in ear headphones we have tested.
The bottom line
I think these are great looking headphones, you can choose from 12 colours so you can choose something that suits your personality and budget. You can pick them up for $50 in the USA or £44.99 in the UK.
What colour would you go for?