Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth review
Last Updated on by Daniel Osakwe
Investing in budget wireless headphones is rarely a good idea. They tend to be cheaply made, have poor connectivity, and have poor sound quality. These very inexpensive headphones deliver a solid experience with good sound and a pleasing design, departing from that old adage.
Urbanears is quite well-known for its affordable headphones with a modern design. With a simple design that includes heavily cushioned ears and arms that can be extended for a more comfortable fit, the Urbanears Plattan 2 meets those expectations. There is only one button for turning them on and off, skipping tracks, picking up calls, and connecting via Bluetooth.
Over Bluetooth, the headphones can be used continuously for 30 hours. My experience was that they held to their promise, not needing a top-off for several days. When I linked the device to Bluetooth, it stayed connected. Normally, this does not happen, so it is a plus.
It was easy to set them up. Upon pulling them out of the box, I charged them using the included charging cable and was able to use them within a few hours. I was impressed with the sturdy packaging as well. There is no carrying case included with these headphones, but the box is durable, and you could easily store the headphones in it at home if you desired.
Urbanears Plattan 2: Sound quality
Considering these headphones cost $69, I was pleasantly surprised by the sound. The music, movies, and dialogue all sounded clear. I didn’t get a wide variety of tones, and the music was somewhat flat, but for a budget price, they were great.
I did not get much left-right differentiation, but that’s okay. The important thing is that I didn’t feel I missed anything while listening to them. While I’m not getting the highs or lows you might hear from an excellent pair of high-end headphones, I’m also not hearing any distortion while watching a movie, or listening to an online lecture.
Also, I didn’t experience any Bluetooth lag, which is common with wireless headphones. A movie feels disjointed when someone’s mouth moves but the sound is off by a second or less. The fact that there was no Bluetooth lag was a nice bonus, especially considering the budget price of these.
Urbanears Plattan 2: Style
The design of these wireless headphones is very clean, with exposed wiring along the arms and some minimalist detailing such as a silver circlet around the ear pads. It doesn’t have a lot of padding, but it has enough for the top of your head.
Additionally, the ear pads just cover the ears, making these on-ear headphones rather than over-the-ear headphones. These headphones could appeal to those who do not like the air traffic controller look of high-end headphones.
Due to their lightweight design, they do have an inexpensive feel. Nonetheless, the arms are quite tight, perhaps a bit too. According to Urbanears, the headphones have an “ergonomic fit,” which allows them to be worn all day. Nevertheless, I found the headphones to be quite tight on the ear, and after around 30 minutes I started to feel it. When I put on my glasses, which I need for writing, they pinched around the side of my head.
Even so, the tightness is good for blocking out sound, creating a quasi-active noise cancellation effect, but not a real one.
Urbanears Plattan 2: Worth buying?
The Urbanears Plattan 2 wireless headphones, with a price tag of $69 – likely less this holiday season – are a good option for those looking for an inexpensive, basic pair of wireless headphones. The fact that these have a long battery life, decent sound, Bluetooth connectivity, and fun colors makes them a nice gift suggestion, especially for students or anyone looking for a budget-friendly holiday gift.
|Strong Bluetooth connection||Feel a bit flimsy in their construction|
|Price||Not a lot of padding on the headband|
|Good battery life||Fit is a bit tight on the head|
We found the Plattan 2 Bluetooth to be a frustrating pair of headphones to review.
There are so many great things about them. The design is sleek and stylish, the controls are intuitive and well-thought-out, and the sound quality is great for the price.
You’ll have an absolutely great time if you listen to them somewhere where there is not too much wireless interference.
However, their inability to maintain a consistent connection in busy city streets makes them hard to recommend, even at their affordable price point.