This year, Sennheiser decided to unveil a few different wireless headphones and of them is the new Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless. This new model of headphones, follows the footsteps of the previous wired Urbanite XL and comes at the price of 300 dollars. For the moment, it is available only in black, but the famous company claimed that more color options should arrive in the future.
Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless has a different design compared with the previous wired model and probably it is a little similar with the Beats headphones. Even if the wired Urbanite XL headphone had an incredible design and delivered a good sound, the wireless model gives users the option of going both wired and wireless and comes with touch controls on the right ear cup. Users can tap the side of the headphones and the music pauses or plays. The touch interface is very sensitive, so users must be careful with it. Tapping twice on the ear cup, the headphone advances a track forward and it can also be swap up and down to control volume. Probably, not every user will like these types of touch controls, because they can end up accidentally touching the side of the headphones and stop or skip the track.
Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless is made of plastic, but it has metal hinges, which seem well-built, giving the device a premium feeling. The headphones also come with a carrying pouch, although not quite impressing, but it is good for traveling. As for extras, the headphone has NFC technology and aptX, which has the job to enhance Bluetooth sound with smartphones that support it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have noise-cancelling, like the company’s more expensive Momentum Wireless or Beats Studio Wireless. However, the sound isolation is good and they are very comfortable to wear. It also has dual microphones, so owners can hear themselves in the headphone, while using it as a cell-phone headset.
As for battery life, it is quite decent and assures a strong 25 hours of music playback. Sennheiser offers a 2-year warranty for the product, meaning that users will get one more year guarantee, compared with other headphones on the market.