Ultrasone iCans review: Ultrasone iCans

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The Good The elegantly designed Ultrasone iCans feature S-Logic Natural Surround Sound technology and Ultra Low Emission shielding that reduces electromagnetic radiation. These headphones are also ultralightweight, and they fold for compact storage. A metal travel case is included.

The Bad The Ultrasone iCans are bulkier than most portable headphones.

The Bottom Line High style meets high performance in the iPod-inspired Ultrasone iCans headphones.

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Ultrasone iCans

Portable headphone styling almost always falls into two camps--swoopy or utilitarian--but Ultrasone's new German-produced iCans ($129) are upscale and elegant. The sturdily constructed chrome and white headphones are obviously iPod inspired, yet they're still unique. The Ultrasone iCans combination of high style and stellar sound are hard to beat.

Wrapped in shiny, metallic-gray cloth, the ear pads will apply a moderate amount of pressure against your ears, so you can jog or work out without losing them. We certainly found the Ultrasone iCans comfortable over extended listening sessions. The skinny 45-inch-long white cable, which terminates in a gold-plated miniplug, is just the right length. Instead of the usual soft storage pouch, the iCans come with a cool-looking, casket-shaped metal case to ensure the headphones will survive rough treatment from even the most abusive baggage handlers. And, of course, the headphones fold for easy storage.


The Ultrasone iCans include this sturdy metal case.

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Ultrasone iCans

Part Number: 4043941091009
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  • Weight 2.9 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features S-Logic Natural Surround Sound
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor on-ear
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm