The market is already filled with wireless Bluetooth headphones, and joining that list is the Kinivo Urbn. But it is not to say that these are your ordinary pair of audio listening devices as it is able to make a name for itself due to its sleek and eye-catching design. Furthermore, it has a focus on bass and its low-end audio profile will make low-frequency fanatics smile with glee. However, those who are looking for more neutral or more accurate sound should look elsewhere.
The Kinivo Urbn is for Mega Bass Fans
Those who are interested in getting the Kinivo Urbn should know that they are available in three colors, them being red, black, or gray. It has a matte plastic finish which provides a clean, modern look. Other than the company’s and the NFC logos found on the external design of the device, the entire surface is practically unadorned by anything else. It has a supra-aural (or on-ear) earcups that do swivel at their connection points to the headband. The ample on-ear headband padding, along with the movement of the earcups, makes for a greatly comfortable and secure fit on your head and ears.
All of its controls are located at the front and rear portions of the headband, and they are found near the right earcup. These discreetly-placed buttons and switches blend in well against the black plastic backdrop.
Out of the box, there is an included micro-USB charging cable which you can connect to the right earcup. There is also a 3.5-millimeter audio cable for a more passive, wired listening experience if you prefer. When the cable is connected, it will immediately kill the Bluetooth connection and it will automatically put the headphones into passive mode to save battery life.
As expected, when listening with the Urbn with tracks that have intense sub-bass content, then it will deliver that nice, powerful low-end punch that bass fans will come to know and love. When listening at top, unwise levels, the bass does not distort. When listening at more moderate volume levels, there is still that powerful sense of deep bass that you get. Therefore, you don’t have to crank up the volume too loud just to get that hair-raisingly good bass.
There is, however, one annoyance when talking about the Kinivo Urbn and that is it can pick up interference from the connected device. For instance, when you’re out and about and decide to walk around with the volume levels that are not loud enough for outdoor listening, then you might hear some digital noise. While it is a slight annoyance, but it’s not a total deal-breaker, and this is still a very solid choice.