I love clever design. Not design that only looks good, but rather design that works well. I was unaware of Urbanears until I saw them at IFA in Berlin. Brought home a Kransen in-ear headset that let you connect the two ear pieces behind your head. Then the agency sent me the Humlan on-ear headset with washable headband and cushions. That's a clever design if you want to wear the headset for workout.
Here is another very clever design: the Zinken DJ headset. It comes with a detachable cable with two different sized plugs. The left can fits the big plug, the right can fits the small one. One end goes into the headset, the other into your phone (small) or your mixer (big). No matter where you have to plug it in, you always have the proper plug without carrying any loose connectors. Another benefit: when listening to music on your phone, you will have a free 3.5mm socket where your friend can plug in his headset.
The cable is coiled, another must have for a DJ. You can step away from the mixer without yanking the cable. Between the coil and the headset is the microphone and your handy start/stop/make/break remote. When you are plugged into a phone (small plug), the mic is close to your head. If you are plugged into the mixer (big plug), the coil is close to the mixer, where it needs to be.
The cans tilt and swivel so you take one can off your ear if you need to hear the music playing in the club and mix in the new track playing on your other ear. I like to rest the right can behind my ear and the whole headset is still comfortable on my head. The cushions are very soft and rest on my ears, covering them completely. Zinken is smaller than my Sony headset which rests on my head and completely encapsulates the ears.
Zinken sounds powerful with strong bass, exactly how a DJ would like them to be.
Our daughter got the Zinken for christmas. After a short comparison of Zinken and Plattan I went for the Zinken. Its sound is a little bassy, but more crisp and transparent than the Plattan. Furthermore the Plattan delivered a squawking tonal colour, which I didn't like at all.
The "social features" (daisychaining a second headphone; tilt and swivel) are appreciated.
Thanks for the feedback. I already wondered about Plattan. It's a classic design that does not provide any particular benefit to me.
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