~~~Skull and Crossbones Earphones~~~
Having been given a £5 off code for IWantOneOfThose.com (IWOOT) with no minimum spend applied to it, I decided to have a mooch about for some stocking fillers, with Christmas zooming speedily towards us.
The first thing that caught my attention, were these Ear Buds headphones made by DCI. They were in the sale department, and with my voucher I paid the princely sum of £1.99 including post and packing. Bargain! I'll admit it, honestly and truthfulness at all times; the main thing that attracted me to these was the price. I wasn't actually looking for headphones at all when I was browsing, but the ones supplied with my iPod have a broken wire on one earphone, sometimes it will work and sometimes it won't. If they we no good, £2 wouldn't be a massive loss, and so I proceeded to order them.
These are also available on Amazon at the moment (and maybe other stores too), and come in a vast array of fun designs; cupcakes, Russian dolls, spiders, flies, I could go on. There are masses to choose from. The £10 price tag, is somewhat higher than I paid, but I will explain further, that I would have expected to pay more than this for such a good item, with a fun element to it.
Included in the blister pack, you receive one pair of headphones and two sets of soft silicone tips - the larger of the two sizes is for adults, and the smaller, for children aged 6 and over. The length of the wire is pretty standard. When compared to the length of my faulty Apple ones, they are exactly the same. I do like this length, as it means I can put my iPod (or any other brand of MP3 player) in my pocket and not have to worry about it.
As stated on the back of the packet, the ear buds fit any mp3 device with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket. They also fit in my Kindle, Nintendo DSi, and my laptop. So they are a pretty versatile item.
These headphones have a superb clarity of sound for the price, providing absolutely no echoing or feedback. Due to the silicone tips, I find that outside noise is less likely to be heard by me, which means I get to hear more of my music. On the flip side, there is very little noise leakage too, so I am told. Don't you just hate it when you're in a public place and you can hear more of the music than the person actually playing it? That's one of my pet hates. Grrr.
These earphones are not for the faint hearted and being of mature years, (haha) I only wear these in the house. On each ear bud, there is a skull and crossbones made out of black rubberized material, and the detail is highlighted in white paint. They are around ¾ inch tall and ¼ inch wide. When you have them in your ears they are very noticeable! They feel quite durable due to the flexibility of the rubber. There is no way the skull and crossbones decoration can bend and snap. The only way you will damage these is to wind wire too tightly, and break the internal workings of the headphone (as I did on my previous pair). That said, I try not to do it now, and at such a reasonable price, it wouldn't be such a hardship to replace these if the need arose.
I think the skull and cross bones headphones are a fun, yet practical item that would appeal more to teenagers and young adults. I've now bought my eldest daughter a pair of these too (for Christmas, don't tell her), as she was gutted when I opened them; she thought that they were for her.
I openly admit, I only bought mine as a cheap replacement until I could afford a more expensive and/or branded pair, but I'm quite happy with the quality and won't change them for time being. They get five stars from me.
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