Urbanista’s new Seoul True Wireless headphones for gamers are real winners
South Korea’s capital is a dynamic and exciting place bristling with the latest technology. I’ve never visited Seoul, but if it sounds like these new true wireless headphones from Swedish audio brand Urbanista, I think I might like it there.
Urbanista has always named its headphones after some of the greatest cities in the world. This time it’s the turn of Seoul, the South Korean capital. These true wireless gaming headphones have a special low latency feature for playing games and watching movies without losing synchronization between video and audio signals.
The Seoul headphones are beautifully designed like all Urbanista products. Their small oval charging case features four LEDs on the front to indicate when the earphones are charging and how much battery charge remains. The Urbanista Seoul have been deliberately designed for gamers on the go, with a sleek and compact size, only 70ms low latency and excellent audio quality. And although they’re designed for gamers, they sound great with music.
Reflecting Urbanista’s minimalist Scandi design, the Seoul headphones are available in four stylish colors: Midnight Black, Electric Blue, Vivid Purple and Pearl White. Urbanista says Seoul’s high-tech lifestyle inspired the colors.
With support for SBC and AAC codecs, these Bluetooth headphones are perfect for Android and iOS users. The headphones were designed by legendary former Sennheiser headphone engineer Alex Grell. And it shows. The Urbanista Seoul are some of the best headphones under $100 I’ve heard in a long time. With up to eight hours of playtime, plus three more full charges in the storage case, the Seoul has enough stamina for a week’s ride.
Urbanista Seoul’s smartphone companion app is available for iOS and Android devices. The app immediately displays the remaining battery charge and can be used to reconfigure Seoul’s touch controls to suit user preferences, including switching between game and music modes. The app also displays the remaining onboard battery charge, EQ settings for different music genres, and an option to install firmware updates.
Seoul’s in-ear design is wonderfully comfortable and the earbuds feel secure when worn. The box includes a selection of silicone tips in different sizes for an optimal fit. Users can switch between game and music modes by simply pressing the touch controls, making it easy to enter and exit game mode.
The sound produced by these adorable little headphones is simply breathtaking. I have never heard such powerful and full sound from such an affordable pair of headphones. They’re a compelling listen with sound backed by powerful bass, excellent mids and detailed highs. The result is incredible sound when gaming or watching a movie, and they can bring music to life with a compelling soundstage.
Axel Grell, designer of the Seoul headphones, had this to say about their signature Urbanista sound: “Detail is at the heart of the Urbanista Seoul soundstage. Sensing small movements and sounds makes your game feel like it’s alive, making the difference between winning and losing. With Urbanista Seoul, crystal-clear, transparent sound is designed to ensure your head is in the game.”
Verdict: If you love games and music, these great little headphones from the Swedish lifestyle audio brand are the perfect fit. The Urbanista Seoul has superb sound that you wouldn’t expect from such an affordable pair of wireless headphones. Low-latency mode is excellent for gaming and movie watching, ensuring picture and sound are always in sync. Battery life is impressive, while the overall design is incredibly attractive. The only thing missing is active noise cancellation, but if you don’t need it, the Urbanista Seoul is hard to beat. Highly recommended.
Price and availability: Urbanista Seoul true wireless earbuds are shipping now and cost £89.90 / €89.90 / $89.90
More information: www.urbanista.com/seoul
- 70ms latency mode.
- Noise canceling microphone.
- 8 hours of play.
- 32 hours of total playing time.
- Wireless charging case holds up to three charges
- USB Type-C charging.
- Touch controls.
- IPX4 waterproof protection.
- Siri and Google voice assistant.
- Silicone tips included in three different sizes.