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Urbanears Kransen

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The era of cheap earphones sounding like garbage has swiftly become history. It’s now possible to recommend pairs around $50 or less now, when a few years ago I cringed at the thought. The Urbanears Kransen, at $39 (direct), is an in-ear pair with a smart, simple design and gobs of bass response. Typically, you’d expect earphones in this price range to either have no real bass or to distort the bass like crazy, but the Kransen brings the low frequency response and manages to avoid distortion. Purists seeking a flat-response or crisp sound signature should look elsewhere, though; this is an option for bass lovers, balanced out with just enough high-mid presence so that things don’t sound muddy. The Kransen doesn’t quite edge out the Editors’ Choice JLab Fit$28.74 at Amazon, but it’s a solid set at a good price.

The in ten colors, the Kransen’s$39.00 at Amazon look is modern and simple. The plastic on the earpieces is a matte surface that matches the cable’s color, and the only deviation from the uniform color scheme is a small metallic panel on the inside of the earpiece (and hidden from view when the Kransens are in your ears) that has the logo and “L” or “R” etched into it. The fit is lightweight and secure.

An inline remote control and mic are located along the left ear’s cable at about chin level, and at about mid-chest the rubberized cables join into one cloth-lined cord. The single-button remote can play/pause music, answer calls, or skip tracks with multiple button taps, but it offers no way to adjust the volume. The Kransen is light on accessories, only shipping with three total pairs of eartips and no carrying pouch. At the bargain price of $40, however, a lot of accessories shouldn’t be expected.

Urbanears Kransen inlineThe Kransen is armed with some clever design aimed at helping you keep your earphones tangle-free when stowed in your bag. The two earpieces snap together when not in use, and the rubber area at the end of the cable has a hole that the 3.5mm connection can slide into after you’ve looped the cable, acting as a sort of twist-tie and keeping the cable from tangling.

My only fear here, and this is not something I can test in my relatively short time with the product, is that the cabling inside could snap. The connection point of the cables to the earpieces and the cable’s end are the two most likely places for a cable to break, meaning you’ll need to get a new pair of earphones. Adding pressure to the end, as using this loop feature does, makes me pretty nervous about the longevity of the Kransen…but you can always choose to not use this feature, and there’s no way of being certain that my fears are warranted.

Performance
On tracks with serious sub-bass content, like the Knife’s “Silent Shout,” the Kransen does not distort even at top (and unsafe) listening levels. These earphones also manage to push out a heavy dose of powerful low-end, impressive in this price range. The secure in-ear fit may help the bass response seem a bit more powerful than it is, but the drivers are still well-equipped to deliver deep lows. At more moderate listening levels, the sense of big bass is still quite present,

On Bill Callahan’s “Drover,” his baritone vocals are given a bit of added low-end richness (which they hardly need), and the drums get an extra dose of low-end, too. This often kills the mix on bass-boosted earphones, but the Kransen combines the healthy lows with enough high-mid and high frequency presence to balance things out. Without a doubt, this is still a bass-lover’s earphone pair and not for anyone seeking a particularly crisp or flat-response sound, but it doesn’t eliminate the high-mids and highs to the extent that things sound muddy.

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild,” which features some hefty sub-bass synth hits that punctuate the beat, comes off as another bass-forward affair. Those synth hits are delivered with almost subwoofer-like force, but the attack of the kick drum loop here misses its sharp edge that helps it slice through the beat. The vocals stay out in the forefront of this dense mix nonetheless, and the song remains balanced enough so that bass lovers can still hear the other aspects besides the bass.

Classical tracks like John Adams’ “The Chairman Dances” actually sound excellent on the Kransen. The bass boost lent to the lower register strings gives things a nice round sound, while the higher register strings and percussion already possess a natural advantage over the rest of the orchestra, so they’re less affected by the dialed-back high-mids and highs of the earphones. Again, purists won’t love this sound, but the Kransen delivers a nice balance of rich bass response with at least some crispness in the high-mids here that it can’t seem to attain on mixes from other genres.

If you’re looking for the big bass experience and have a bit more money to spend, the in-ear SOL Republic Relays$79.99 at Verizon Wireless delivers powerful lows and balances them, somewhat, with the rest of the frequency range. If you’re after a more balanced sound overall, with less booming bass response, the TDK EB950 and Sennheiser CX 685 SPORTS$49.00 at Buydig.com both offer a solid, balanced listening experience. And if you wish to go even cheaper than the Kransen’s budget price, the Editors’ Choice JLab Fit offers solid audio and more accessories. For $40, however, the good-looking Urbanears Kransen is a worthy option that delivers distortion-free, thunderous low-end for the budget-minded bass lover.

VIP Nano Spy Earpiece – History of Achievements

Article of the Day………ok so i don’t have an article seven days a week, but when i get an opportunity I will post articles I find fascinating. Lucky enough here’s one of those articles that I read and needed to share. If you enjoy it as much as me, please add one of the special social media likes, you know the one that tells everybody that you enjoyed something, rather then you sat on your arse and watched Television!

Each person tends to simplify the work. Everybody strives to improve the quality of life. Every modern man tries to understand the trends of modern robotics and advanced nano-technology. Growing needs of people cause progress!

We describe an excellent device – Spy Earpiece – as a trend of modern technology which improves our live.

Evolution of spy earpieces:

– Analog Covert Earphone (to the 90s)
– Digital Simple Earpiece (from 1993 to 2001)
– Digital Micro Spy Earpiece (from 2001 to present)
– Digital Wireless Nano Spy Earpiece (from 2008 to present)
– Digital VIP Nano Spy Earpiece (from 2011 to present)

All modern Spy Earpieces are made based on digital technologies. First time, digital earpiece was made in England by student Max Brown in 1993. The modern Spy Earpieces are produced in the modern technological laboratories and workshops. Max Brown is the owner of production of Spy Earpieces and chain stores around the world.
But technology never stops. The latest innovation in the wireless Spy Earpieces is VIP Nano Spy Earpiece.
It can work up to 12 hours in the conversation mode. 12 hours of continuous work – that’s great! This is unique Spy Earpiece which isn’t allowing us to hear outside noises. It is achieved through the nanotechnology in the production of Spy Earpieces.

Let’s look history of the Spy Earpiece industry.

The first Covert Earphones were very bulky and not convenient for using. It was required an urgent reduction of size to achieve the desired stealth’s effect. In the 1993 British engineering students developed the first prototype of the Digital Simple Earpiece for hidden communication. From that moment the size is approaching the modern one.
With the rise of mobile technology and mobile phones in everyday life – had developed new models spy earpieces working in conjunction with a cellular phone. So in 2001, was released a completely new on the characteristics earpiece works in conjunction with some mobile phone companies Nokia and Motorola. A few months later there were already supporting devices from other manufacturers of mobile phones, there were models for Samsung, LG, Sony, Ericsson(then it was still different independent companies) and Alcatel.

With the release of an absolutely revolutionary, amazing device by Apple January 9, 2007, the world has changed mobile communications. Changed standards of quality and changed standards of convenience. Now we can say that the Steve changed the world. Max Brown company quickly navigate and has gone on sale in the spring version of micro earpiece with full support for iPhone Steve Jobs.

Exposed to innovative ideas and developments Apple, Max Brown and his team is developing a new version of spy earpiece – where time has been brought up to 5 hours and significantly improved sound quality. Device enters the market in February 2008 and receives the name Nano spy earpiece. Already at that time, developers are set to make the device completely undetectable by external scanners to improve the safety of users and bring a new level of interference protection device by removing all unnecessary incoming signals to the speaker. These plans would have remained unfulfilled, if not several contracts concluded in 2009 with a few large companies involved in security in the banking sector. New investments have given the acceleration in the development and Research Security new kinds of devices.
So, in early 2011, the market goes limited party of the revolutionary device called VIP. These devices work with all existing mobile phones are completely protected from the external detection of advanced security scanners, working hours increased to a record 12 hours, and noise level of external influences is reduced to an absolute low level of white noise (noise space).

Now the Mr. Browns company is known as the official spy earpiece founder, developer and manufacturer spy earpieces.