Our Verdict They're trying to break the mould with a new type of fit, but these Urbanears just haven't got what it takes For Firm fit without burrowing Against Flat, cluttered sound, lacks detail, peculiar fit in ears means sound lacks punch Reviewed on 21st March 2011 These days, most in-ear buds require you to squeeze them right inside your ears. For some people this is too uncomfortable, and while many people really value the degree to which the seal blocks outside noise, others would like to hear at least some of what’s going on around them. Of course, you can get in-ears that don’t burrow, but these aren’t great at staying in your ears if you’re out and about. Urbanears’ Medis sit outside the ear canal but, thanks to a little flap that tucks into the fold further up your lug, are secure. The problem is that they sound flat, cluttered and undetailed, and that distance from your hearing bits creates a distance between you and your music that robs it of impact. More after the break The one-button remote means you can’t control volume either, but at least the mic position means the person you’re calling will be able to hear you. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Where to buy View all » Urbanears Medis £31.70 Free delivery on all orders over £20 View Offer Related News The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month - February Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 04:55pm Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Headphones Medis Urbanears Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.