It’s been almost a year since Urbanears released the Platten 2, an updated version of the original Platten headphones, and now Urbanears is cutting the cord with the Platten 2 BT, which (as you might have guessed) are a Bluetooth variant of that upgraded model.
Urbanears’ Plattan headphones are almost recognizable by their lack of ostentation — just a simple, flat, solid colored design. The Platten 2 BT, much like the original Platten 2, maintains that design, with the main difference that the Platten 2 are wireless. It’s not the first time Urbanears has released a wireless version of the Platten, either — the original Platten were followed up by the Platten ADV Wireless back in 2015.
Urbanears says that the Platten 2 BT can get up to 30 plus hours of wireless playback off a single charge, which isn’t bad for a pair of Bluetooth headphones, assuming it holds up in the real world. Instead of swipe controls, Urbanears is borrowing a page from the playbook of Marshall’s headphones (the two share a parent company) and using a directional physical button for controlling volume, play/pause, and skipping tracks.
The Platten 2 BT is available now for $ 99, and comes in five colors: black, dark grey, white, indigo, and tomato (i.e., red).