Zound Industries

Everything is Different – Urbanears Launches Plattan 2

Today Urbanears releases a new version of Plattan, their best-selling on-ear headphone. Plattan 2 features an improved frequency response and clearer definition, extra isolating ear cushions, and a 3D Hinge for a more customized fit. And Plattan lovers will still recognize all those iconic details that make Plattan, Plattan—like the fabric cord, built-in mic/remote, and ZoundPlug for instant music sharing.

“Plattan has been upgraded some 50 times since 2009, yet none of those upgrades were big enough to name it Plattan 2—until now,” said Oscar Axhede, co-founder and creative director of Urbanears. “Plattan 2 embodies everything we’ve learned over the years, while staying true to the classic traits that make Plattan a favorite, and a mainstay in our collection.”

Plattan has become one of Urbanears’ most popular headphone models, with 3 million sold since its launch in 2009. Plattan 2 is now available for purchase online at urbanears.com, and at select retailers worldwide.

Urbanears Launches ‘Limited Sweat Edition’

The Limited Sweat Edition combines Hellas from the Active collection with the sweat of seven inspiring movement-makers who did everything from running in a Californian desert, to playing a four hour game of ping-pong.

Each pair of Hellas was captured and sealed in a bag post-workout, which was signed and labeled with all the sweaty details. Would you keep them as a collectors item, or give them another go? (They do have washable parts, you know.)

The first batch was released on May 27, made from the sweat of running coach Knox Robinson, dancer ‘WilldaBeast’ Adams, and musician Amanda Bergman, who each did their own unique workout in a Californian desert while wearing a pair of Hellas headphones. Additional pairs to be released include Hellas worn by British singer VV Brown, American model Barbie Ferreira, and German fashion star Bonnie Strange.

Proceeds from Limited Sweat edition sales will go to the charity of each movement-maker’s choice.

New colors added

Here’s your first look at the brand new Spring/Summer 2014 Urbanears color collection, officially available as of today at Urbanears retailers worldwide and online at Urbanears.com.

Say hello to Forget-Me-Not, Julep and Citrus, three thirst-quenching colors that look just as good on a pair of headphones as they do as garnish in an ice-cold cocktail. Because your music should be refreshing.

Bottoms up!

iF Design Award winner

Three Zound Industries products launched in 2013 have won the prestigious iF Design Award. The Humlan and Kransen models by Urbanears, along with the Monitor by Marshall Headphones, impressed the high-profile jury, which consisted of experts and designers from all around the world.


Humlan, released by Urbanears in November, is a slim on-ear model that features washable parts. These headphones are designed to defy the consumer electronic stereotype, and are meant to be a natural extension of your wardrobe.

Kransen, launched at the IFA trade show in August 2013, is designed with a few innovative details like the patent-pending CableLoop solution, which allows you to neatly wrap up your cord when you’re not using your headphones, and the SnapConstruction feature.

The Monitor by Marshall Headphones is the first ever over ear headphone by the brand and features a fully collapsible structure, a detachable coil cord, and the F.T.F. System for sound customization.

The awards ceremony takes place on February 28, 2014 in Munich, where the winning entries have a chance to be selected to receive the iF Gold Award, a special recognition of the very best designs. Read more about the iF Design Awards here.

Black Friday Sale on now!

Shop headphones from three Zound Industries brands online in our first-ever Black Friday sale.

We’re offering great deals on headphones from Urbanears, Marhall Headphones and Molami.

Get 50% off selected models and colors from the archives on www.urbanears.com, 50% off all white headphones on www.marshallheadphones.com and 50% off all headphones on www.molami.com.

The sale ends on Decemember 4, 2013.

Urbanears Humlan Released

Humlan, the world’s first headphone with washable parts, is officially available online and at selected retailers worldwide as of today.

Just like your favorite T-shirt, Humlan’s headband and ear cushions can be removed and thrown in with the wash. Because Humlan belongs to the Urbanears family, it also comes with some handy features like the Zound Plug for instant music sharing, and a microphone and remote for picking up calls and hands-free talking.

Buy yours online now!

Kransen Released at IFA

Urbanears has released its third in-ear model at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany on September 5.

 Kransen, a nickname for the area in Stockholm called Midsommarkransen, is the fifth model in the current Urbanears line-up, replacing Tanto, which was retired earlier this year.

A perfect fit in between Bagis and Medis, Kransen is a midrange in-ear headphone that provides a direct and clear sound, while staying firmly anchored in your ear. It also features the Zound Industries solution to secure the headphone cord in place, called the CableLoop (patent pending) when used on Urbanears products.  

Urbanears.com gets a new look

Urbanears.com has just gotten a bit of a facelift. Yes, we did win a Webby for this site last year, but we think it’s always good to stay on your toes. That’s why we’ve improved our site, and hopefully given our customers a better shopping experience or helped them get to know our products a little bit more.

 Check out the newly revamped site here.

Re:Plattan + A Bit of Forest

It’s a jungle out there. Help save it with our extraordinary new release, Re:Plattan. Made from spare parts, the Re:Plattan also does a bit extra, in the form of protecting 5m2 of Costa Rican rainforest with purchase. By working together with Pax, each pair of Re:Plattan comes with a GPS tracking code, so you can see exactly where the rainforest that’s being protected is located.

Every little bit counts, so spread the Re:Plattan gospel with all of your friends. You can help protect even more rainforest, simply by liking us on Facebook. We will match every like we get through our Facebook campaign tab with a donation to protect another square meter of rainforest. Already like our page? Share the Re:Plattan gospel with your friends, and help save some space for a monkey or two to live in.

Click here to visit our campaign tab. For mobile users you still like us by clicking here.

Buy your own Re:Plattan (rainforest feature included) here.

Zinken and Monitor up for T3.com Gadget Awards

The brand new Monitor by Marshall Headphones and last year’s Zinken from Urbanears have been nominated in this year’s T3.com Gadget Awards in the category of Best Headphone.

We are honored of course, and we’d love to win this prize. If you love our headphones too, help us win by casting your vote using the links below:

Vote for Zinken here

Vote for Monitor here:

Find out more about the awards here