Zound Industries

Introducing Stadion, the performance-ready Bluetooth headset

Today Urbanears welcomes a brand new addition to the Urbanears Active collection. Stadion is a wireless Bluetooth headset that produces quality sound while enabling the ultimate freedom of movement, with an on-target fit that stays comfortably in place no matter how gravity-defying the workout.

Light and flexible, Stadion utilizes a unique combination of stretchy coils and EarClick technology to create a customized fit for any head shape, and ensure earbuds stay comfortably in place inside the ears. A 3-button control on the back lets users navigate their playlist, adjust volume, and pick up calls. Wireless and Bluetooth-ready, Stadion supplies up to seven hours of playback time per charge.

“It can be a challenge finding the right pair of workout headphones that deliver your music without feeling restrictive,” says Oscar Axhede, Chief Evangelist & Co-founder, Urbanears. “With Stadion, we wanted to remove as many distractions as possible and make something that would almost become a part of you. It’s lightweight, there’s no cords, nothing that bounces. It’s just an easy, dependable fit you don’t even have to think about.”

Like all headphones in the Urbanears Active collection, Stadion is sweat-proof with parts that are easy to wipe down post-workout, and includes reflective details that make wearers extra visible at night. Stadion is now available for purchase online at urbanears.com, and at select retailers worldwide.

COLORS

Stadion is available in Urbanears Active colors Trail, Team, Black Belt, and Rush.

URBANEARS ACTIVE

All athletes welcome. Professional or weekend warrior, these performance-ready headphones stay up to speed with whatever beat you choose. Each model in the Urbanears Active lineup is dedicated to enhancing your training experience with the ultimate in fit, sound, and functionality. Making it easy to keep the focus, whether you’re pushing limits or just having a good time in your active universe.

Urbanears – Connected Speakers

Urbanears enters the sound space of living rooms for the very first time with a new line of Connected Speakers set to bring unheard of ease and connectivity to the multi-room listening experience.

Today, Urbanears releases a new line of Connected Speakers engineered to bring boundless connectivity and powerful sound to the multi-room listening experience. With humanized interfaces that allow for maximum ease of use, and seamless integration with everyday listening. First out in the Urbanears Wi-Fi speaker lineup are models Stammen and Baggen.

BOUNDLESS CONNECTIVITY AND MULTI ROOM PLAY

Packed with advanced Wi-Fi technology, Urbanears Connected Speakers give users the freedom to play their favorite music from a variety of sources. Users can stream from Spotify Connect, Airplay or Chromecast built-in; connect via Bluetooth, or use the classic aux cord hook-up. Speaker software stays up to date with the latest features and connection possibilities via over-the-air updates.

Two or more Connected Speakers can be combined to form a multi room system, giving users the opportunity to create a sound experience customized to their unique space. A different mood can be set to each room, or the speakers can be grouped together for synchronized listening.

SIMPLE, PUSH-TO-PLAY KNOBS WITH SEVEN CUSTOMIZABLE PRESETS

There are no digital displays or cryptic messages to be found on the Connected Speaker interface. Day-to-day play is managed using the two knobs located on its top panel. A single push switches Pause to Play, or Solo to Multi Mode. A twist adjusts volume, or select one of seven presets which users customize with their favorite Spotify playlists or Internet Radio stations. Such tactile operations bring back the charm and simplicity of walking up to the household radio and twisting the dial.

“Urbanears is all about bringing people closer to technology,” says Oscar Axhede, co-founder and creative director at Urbanears. “We wanted to create a listening experience that would bring the best of sound and connectivity into people’s homes, without the hassle of trying to figure out how to make the technology work.”

First time setup is simple too, with help from the Urbanears Connected app which takes users through a step-by-step flow and optional tutorial. The app can also be used to manage stuff behind the scenes— like presets, speaker groupings, and equalizer settings.

POWERFUL, ADAPTABLE SOUND

Each speaker is wrapped in acoustically transparent fabric, and equipped to introduce powerful, well-balanced soundscapes to listeners’ favorite space. Playing everything from high resolution digital audio to the rich analog sounds of a vinyl player. Baggen is suited for larger spaces like larger living rooms, patios, and open-floor-plan homes. While Stammen easily fills small to mid-sized spaces like living rooms, bedrooms, and studio apartments. Using the in-app equalizer, users can fine-tune the treble and bass balance to complement different types of music and find their listening sweet-spot.

COLORS

Connected Speakers currently come in six color variations, including Dirty Pink, Vinyl Black, Plant Green, Concrete Grey, Goldfish Orange and Indigo Blue.

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.