As any audiophile will know, good equipment can transform an album from a relaxing listen into an intense experience. It’s the love of every music fan, but it’s also quite impractical to carry heavy speaker systems with you on the train. Sennheiser’s URBANITE headphones are sturdy, foldable and comfortable. They’re perfect for taking on the move, and having that magical listening experience everywhere you go. Read on to see how the Sennheiser URBANITE headphones dealt with some of the best headphone albums out there, and give them a listen yourself.
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
It’s sad but it’s true, some albums just aren’t suitable for playing everywhere. Blasting out the likes of ‘Lie, Cheat, Steal’ or ‘Early’ from Killer Mike and El-P’s bone- shudderingly loud second record - as incredible as it is - doesn’t tend to go down too well when Grandma’s visiting for scones, or when you’re trying to weave through crowds on Oxford street. The Sennheiser URBANITE is the stealth-listening solution. Unfold them on the commute home, crank up the volume on ‘Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1’ and bask in that bold, distortion-free bass totally unnoticed.
These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds
When it comes to dynamic switchabout, few records pack in plodding piano lines, soaring trumpets, and pummeling cacophonies of noise with the ease of These New Puritans. The Sennheiser URBANITE’s clear and bright sound profile is practically custom-made to do justice to the sparse opening and intricate arrangements of ‘This Guy’s In Love With You,’ or the rolling boulder of ‘Fragment 2’.
Caribou - Our Love
Sennheiser and nightclubs go back a long way, and the German headphones are a common fixture behind DJ decks across the world. It’s not really a surprise, then, that the URBANITE makes Caribou’s recent album ‘Our Love’ sound magical. ‘All I Need’ claps and plunges into bassy caverns, while ‘Can’t Do Without You’ is crisp and euphoric, cutting cleanly through like dance-music raspberry ripple.
Charli XCX - Sucker
Everyone has an album that they accidentally overplay, driving everyone around them mad in the process. ‘Sucker’ is one of those hit-repeat albums. If you thought ‘Doing It’ or ‘Famous’ sounded like pop stardust on the radio, just wait and give it a listen while sashaying down the street dressed up in sunglasses and feathery finery. You’ll feel like a rock star. Plus, with five URBANITE colour-ways to choose from, and the option of wireless headphones, you’ll be coordinated and fully mobile for dance routines.
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
My Bloody Valentine are so loud live that earplugs are essentially compulsory at their gigs, and in the past fans have been known to faint at the high decibels. Shoddy, badly engineered headphones don’t stand a chance stood next to ‘Only Shallow’ or ‘Sometimes,’ but the Sennheiser URBANITE meets the shoegaze wall of sound head-on.
So, there you have it; five very different but equally brilliant records. Give all of these outstanding headphone albums a spin with the volume cranked up, and then check out the Sennheiser URBANITE range here.