Review of Urbanears Zinken Headphones

For today’s review we will be looking at the Zinken headphones from Urbanears. This Scandinavian based company is known for their colorful audio gear and the Zinken is no different with ten color choices. The Zinken model is a DJ style headphone named after a Zinken01

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Found on the bottom of the box is another profile image of the headphones along with a feature listing about the product.


Opening the box we find the headphones carefully positioned in the center between folded cardboard which protects the rest of the package’s contents. Urbanears took great care in designing the packaging to be environmentally friendly. Besides the headphones we find the TurnCable, a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter, catalog, sticker, and warranty sheets.

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Color options for the Zinken include White, Cream, Indigo, Dark Grey, Tomato, Grey, Black, Rust, Forest and Pumpkin. For today’s review we will be looking at the Forest version.

Out-of-the-box you will immediately see that these headphones are designed with a minimalist aesthetic. The area a uniform color from the body to the cord. Some make like this aesthetic like myself, while others like my daughter wasn’t a big fan. The only branding found on these cans is a small Urbanear tag on the headband. Otherwise these headphones are a uniform solid color.


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The Zinken are on the ear headphones as the ear cups are smaller in size than over the ear cans. The ear cushions are composed of a dense foam providing comfort during prolonged listening sessions. Sound isolation is excellent due to the dense padding on the ear cups.

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Since these are DJ style headphones they feature swivel ear cups allowing them to be easily manipulated. They can be folded up easily for storage.

The headband is padded and adjustable fitting the smallest to largest heads. Urbanears chose no odor absorbing material especially for the headband area to keep the Zinken from developing a funky smell. The only non-colored portions of these headphones are the metal extenders.

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On each ear cup is either a 3.5mm or 6.3mm input. The included TurnCable is a coiled providing addition length without taking up extra room. An inline controller allows the Zinken to play/pause, previous/next, and work with smartphones with call/end capability.


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For those who like to road trip with a friend, the Zoundplug port allows two users to listen to the same thing. This is great for watching movies on an airplane for instance.


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The Zinken headphones from Urbanear are a well-designed set of cans. They provide a comfortable listening experience with excellent sound reproduction.

The removable cord is a great feature, eliminating the concern about cord damage. The dual ends allow the Zinken to work with most any audio playback device without the need of an adapter; simply reverse the cord.

While targeting the DJ market, the Zinken make great all-purpose headphones with their excellent sound isolation and comfort. The inline controller allows them to be easily used with an Android Phone or iPhone as well.

Since these are professional DJ grade headphones so they will cost more than other headphone styles. The expensive price is probably the only drawback to these headphones.



+Simple design
+Includes inline remote
+Solidly constructed
+Reversible TurnCable
+Can daisy chain headphones


Overall score-9-10
Design score-9-10
Performance score-9-10

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