Swedish audio brand UrbanEars has launched its first pair of wireless earbuds, called the Urbanears Jakan.
They’re available for £69, and feature 12 hours of music playback. When you’re not listening to them, the earbuds can be magnetically clipped together, in order to allow you to wear them around your neck without the risk of dropping them.
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The Jakan also see the return of UrbanEars’ signature control nub. Rather than relying on a trio of buttons that you have to double tap and hold to access advanced features, UrbanEars headphones are equipped with a single control stick which you can tap up, down, left or right, in addition to pressing, to handle everything from volume control to track skipping and playback.
In comparison to its sister brand Marshall, UrbanEars headphones tend to have a much more neutral sound signature as opposed to Marshall’s bass-heavy efforts.
This isn’t the company’s first pair of wireless headphones. Last year it took its flagship pair of on-ear headphones, the Plattan 2, wireless. We appreciated the hefty battery life of this pair, but we thought the sound could have been a little better for the price. Here’s to hoping the Jakan address these sonic shortcomings.
The Jakan are available in five different colours − black, grey, green, blue and red − and are launching today.
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