- Location: online only
- Specialty: Well-made headphones that match your style
- Price range: $$
- Website: urbanears.com
I had all but sworn off earbuds. When they're not falling out, they make your ears ache. And forget about trying to keep them untangled. And they weren't exactly nice to look at. No matter how much I spent on them, I had the same problems. Until I got myself some Urbanears.
Urbanears is a design company that creates exceptional headphones. The team of Swedes has thought about every aspect of their product, packaging, and image to create the best possible experience for the consumer. Every minute detail has a reason and a purpose. The easy-to-open, biodegradable box is the color of the product inside, and its image appears at actual size. The headphones themselves are compact, comfortable and have fabric cords to prevent that frustrating tangling. The Bagis earbuds that I love so much? They snap together so you can hang them around your neck as you order your latte. Urbanears is as much about the colors as anything else. They release 2 collections a year, so there's always new colors to choose from. Does the design nerd in you want to perfectly coordinate your headphones to your business cards or website? Urbanears lists the colors' CMYK values, PMS numbers, and hex codes when you shop by color. Now that's integrated branding.