Urbanears Hellas calls itself “the sweat-friendly headphone”. Find out everything you need to know about the headphones today in our review.
The Urbanears Hellas is a set of cord-free headphones that promise to stay in place while running or at the gym. The headphones are specifically designed for athletic activity. Priced at around $120 USD, they come in 4 unique colors.
The headphones have 14 hours of wireless playtime per charge along with a built-in swipe interface, flexible 3D hinge, collapsible structure, and built-in microphone.
One of the unique things about the Hellas headphones is that you can detach the headband and ear cushions, then toss them into the wash.
If you’ve ever worked out in a pair of headphones for a few weeks, then you know the pads can get smelly. Unfortunately, on most headphones, there’s nothing you can really do to prevent this.
Some of the core features on these headphones include:
Hellas is available to order online through UrbanEars.com, where the headphones are priced at $119.
Four different colors are available, including Black Belt, Rush, Trail, and Team.
That price includes free shipping to the United States within 2 days.
Urbanears Hellas is a Scandinavian company that emphasizes high-quality audio in reasonably-priced devices.
You can contact the company by email at [email protected]
Urbanears Hellas headphones launched back in spring 2016. They’ve been reviewed by major tech blogs, and they’ve amassed several dozen reviews on Amazon.
Here are some of the things we learned from those reviews
CNET gave the headphones an average rating of 7.9 out of 10. The headphones were well-rated in every area except sound. They achieved an 8.0 in design, features, and value, but only a 7.0 in sound. CNET claims the headphones “work OK, but not great as a headset for cell phone calls”.
They praised the headphones for being attractively designed, lightweight, sweat proof Bluetooth headphones.
PCMag.com, on the other hand, gave the headphones an “Excellent” rating of 4/5. The reviewer praised the headphones for their comfortable design, machine-washable earpads, headband padding, functional touch controls, and solid audio performance.
However, they took points off because the sound “can use more focus on the highs”. No wired connection was available, and the power control was overly sensitive.
What about Amazon? On Amazon, the headphones have an average rating of 3.6 stars out of 5 with a total of 43 customer reviews. The vast majority of the reviews are either 5 stars (39% of reviews) or 1 star (21% of reviews). Here are some of the pros and cons we got from reviewers on Amazon:
Overall, most reviews we could find online describe the Urbanears Hellas headphones as functional, powerful headphones that are ideal for running or going to the gym.
Many customers appreciate the sweat proof design and the ability to clean your headphones in the wash– something you can’t typically do with conventional headphones.
Customers also gave the headphones strong marks for sound quality. The main downside to the headphones, it seems, is the build quality. Multiple customers reported problems with the power outlet – including issues getting the power cord to stay charging, or issues with the power cord refusing to charge after a few months of use.
Not all customers reported these problems, so your mileage may vary. Ultimately, Urbanears Hellas are a well-reviewed set of headphones designed especially for runners. They don’t provide perfect build quality, but they get the job done.