I listen to a lot of music and find it invaluable when travelling. I take a lot of public transport and can sometimes be on the bus for 2 hours at a time and it is then that I find my iPod comes in extra handy. Due to the amount of music I listen to I seem to get through headphones rather quickly, all too often it seems that one headphone will just break randomly, leaving me with only one side that works. Usually I just buy cheap headphones that cost a few pounds but I decided that it might be wise to invest in a higher quality pair that may last me longer than a few weeks or a month; it was my friend that recommended the brand skullcandy to me so I decided to follow her advice.
I only have small ears and so I tend to opt for in ear headphones as they are the most comfortable for me, the regular kind tends to rub and make my ears awfully sore. It was browsing through what amazon had to offer that I found these beauties, I'm quite fond of the colour pink and thought that they just looked really pretty so I went ahead and made my purchase.
The headphones are in my opinion of a sleek design and I like the contast between the pink and the black, the skull motif is also a nice added touch. When I first popped them into my ears I was surprised at just how comfortable they are and when I began listening to music I was even more impressed. In the past I've had headphones that the sound they produce is what I can only describe as "tinny," skullcandy however produced a rich, multi level sound; I was shocked at the difference between them and the cheap ones I had previously been using - I guess you really do get what you pay for.
Initially I didn't want to spend so much money on some headphones, £20 seemed very steep as after all you can get ones for a pound in some shops; however these have lasted me over 6 months and counting and still sound as good as the day I got them. I would really recommend this model, they're girly without being overly so and offer such comfort and quality. 5 stars from me!
Skull candy dubs:
I have an Ipod and the apple earphones which came with it are really poor. They are too big for my ears so it hurts when I wear them and they don't have a very good life on them. Mine broke within 6 months of having them, the sound got quieter and then finally they just stopped working.
I popped into Argos and spotted these skull candy dubs which had the soft ear pieces which came with it and also some spare sizes for you to choose from to fit you right. I paid £14.99 for these and 2-3 years on, they are still going strong and work just as well as they did on day of purchase. You can still buy skullcandy headphones in Argos which offer the same effects as these earphones do but with different designs and colours. I recently bought a pair for my partner as his headphones were breaking too and he loves how well the bass and music just flows through into your ears so well.
The reason for me choosing these earphones was for when I was listening to audio books. These are perfect for that as you can hear each word being said so clearly, even when walking outside with noise around you. They aren't completely noise cancelling but they are excellent quality. The sound that comes from them is just excellent. I was listening to an Elbow song on the walk to picking my daughter up and the earphones were just perfect. I felt like I was at the concert with them! I could hear every note played on the instruments and the singing was fantastic without any distortion or other background noises blocking me from hearing the music properly. The sound is brilliant and I am very pleased with the clarity of the music coming through them.
They fit in my ears very well and are lovely and comfortable. You are given 3 different sets of the plastic silicon toppers which you can change to fit your ears or to keep as spares. I love wearing them and listening to music in bed as they aren't awkward or uncomfortable when lying down. The design and colour of these specific earphones are brilliant. I love the colour and the design of the logo on the end of the earpieces. The only grumble I have is that the L and R indicators are very difficult to see in poor lighting. They aren't easy to read so you have to guess most of the time!
These headphones fit in my Ipod, my Iphone and my laptop which I use to watch films on occasionally using my earphones if my partner is watching something else or playing on his Playstation. I am really pleased with the quality of these earphones and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for some new ones. Skullcandy is a good brand and their newer models are just as good if not better. I give them 5/5 stars for being easy to use, brilliant sound quality and feel comfortable in the ear.
Thanks for reading my review.
These were my Sister's headphones until she got a new MP3 player which came with it's own. She then gave them to me as my much beloved Philips earbuds are slowly dying. I've been using these for a while and get along pretty well with them.
These ear buds from Skullcandy are metallic hot pink with a glossy black band around them. The silicone buds, cable and jack housing are matte black.
On the back of the buds (the parts that sticks out of your ear), is the Scullcandy skull logo in black and the bud stems have L and R in raised text on them so that you know which ear to put them in for balanced sound.
According to Scullcandy the Dub earbuds have something called Fat Bass which creates a warm, deep base and also provide crisp highs and sound clarity along with a 10mm driver for "superior sound reproduction".
They come with three sizes of changeable silicone buds for comfort and are available in a variety of colours. I have the hot pink version so I'll be focussing on those although I can't imagine the colours effecting anything other than aesthetics.
Cable Length: 120 cm
Plug: 3.5 mm
Weight: 50 g
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms
Sensitivity: 100 db
Bud Material: Silicone
Bud Sizes: Small, medium and large
Usually £15 to £20 but can be found on offer and online for £8 to £12 if you hunt about.
I've never been a fan of noise cancelling headphones or any that have the bullet shaped buds as I find they have a strange 'listening to sound underwater' quality. Plus, it feels as if my ears are completely blocked which is somewhat uncomfortable and I find myself concentrating on this sensation more than the music.
When my Sister gave me these I was sceptical but I didn't have another option as my own headphones were malfunctioning. I had to swap the silicone buds for the largest size for two reasons: 1. In-ear headphones can harbour a surprising amount of bacteria and seeing as somebody else had been wearing the mediums it wouldn't be hygienic. 2. Apparently my ear canals are freakishly large...
These earbuds are not totally noise cancelling and they have a little more flex, not completely blocking my ears so they don't feel too bad. I'm sure my aversion to bullet shaped earphones is due to lack of familiarity and I have slowly got more comfortable with them and hope to continue to do so.
As for the sound Skullcandy really wasn't kidding about the bass, it's very deep and rich. Whilst the middle and higher tones are clear I do feel the added bass overrides them somewhat. I'd prefer a more balanced sound and in an effort to achieve this I altered the equaliser settings on my MP3 player to lower the bass. This sort of worked but I ended up changing it back as I felt the quality was better. These buds WILL give you a bass boost and that is the end of that! Thankfully the 'underwater' effect isn't present either.
The Dubs are very pleasing to look at, the colour combination feels edgy instead of girly and the build quality looks and feels good too.
Despite my grumblings these earbuds are actually rather good. The comfort issue is mine alone as everyone else I know who has them and similar models aren't bothered by it. I'm still not that taken with the added bass but I'm getting used to it and I know it's something a lot of people look for in headphones these days.
I recommend these earbuds if you are looking for attractive and compact in-ear headphones that are good quality. Bear in mind the bass boost effect when purchasing.
I bought a pair of Skullcandy Dubs when my original iPod earphones gave up the ghost after many years of use. I chose the Skullcandy brand as I'd had previous good experience of this brand in the form of solid headphones. I bought these in HMV and I'm not sure if they can currently be purchased there after the recent relaunch of HMV's stores, but the earphones can still be bought in places like Amazon for around £10.
I'll start with the good points about Skullcandy Dubs. They have a lovely clear sound with plenty of bass, which I enjoy - sometimes inexpensive earphones have a shrill, tinny sound but that's not the case with these. The lead for connecting to your device is a reasonable 1.3 metres long and seems well enough made, and the earphones came with three sets of silicone tips in different sizes, which I thought meant I'd safely find the right size to fit my ears.
However, here begins and ends the major flaw with these earphones. Despite trying all three sizes of silicone tips, I just can't get these earphones to stay in place in my ears. I tend to use my iPod when walking to work, and with these I find that I'm having to reposition the earphones every few steps. Firstly, the sound begins to lose its bass notes and sound tinny, which lets me know the earphones are working their way out of my ears. A few seconds later, one or both will pop out of my ears completely and I'll be left flapping around trying to catch them, which is neither a good look nor a satisfactory listening experience.
I'm not sure if my problem with these is down to the size of the earphones or the design. When I've previously used in-ear earphones, they've had more of a flat, disc-like shape sitting in the outer part of the ear. I can't help feeling that the bud shape of these contributes to making them more unstable in my ears. I've tried pushing them further into my ears, but this doesn't help them stay in place and it just feels sore. I've dug out the silicone tips from my old earphones, thinking this might solve the problem, but no luck.
I struggled with how to give these earphones a score out of five. I can see that, if they fit and stayed in place properly, I'd be giving them four or five stars. The problem with them not staying in place might just be me, although I've never had this problem with other earphones. Because these are essentially unuseable for me, I don't feel I can give them an even average rating, so I'm giving them two stars.
I have bought the skull candy earphones numerous times now. I would normally buy them from HMV, the price varied, sometimes I paid £14.99 and sometimes £9.99 dependent on the offer. They come in a range of colours, I have bought them in both pink and purple, the colours are nice and bright.
The sound quality is really good with these earphones, the bass is good and they don't sound tinny at all which for the price I was pleasantly surprised with. They have great sound insulation, even at the highest volume the sound does not escape which as we all know can be very irritating to others on public transport and similar situations.
They come with three different sized buds for you ears so you can pick which is most comfortable for your ears. I find them extremely comfortable to wear, especially when exercising. They sit snug in my ear and they don't fall out or start to hurt if I've been wearing them for a long period of time which has happened with other earphones.
The only disadvantage is the length of time I use them before the sound stops working in one earphone. At first I thought it was maybe because I wasn't careful when putting them into my bag or wrapping the wire around my iPod and loosening the connection but I have bought these earphones four times now and although I tried to ensure I kept the wire loose so as not to loosen the connection again, I find it makes no difference. Each pair I have owned only ever lasted around five to six months. This probably depends on how often you use them, I would use mine almost everyday, commuting to and from work and working out a few times a week.
The reason I continued to buy them is because of the sound quality and comfort, and although not expensive earphones I do expect them to last longer than around 5 months. It is a shame because they are great earphones but I am now fed up of having to buy a new pair every few months. I will now be looking for alternative earphones.
I bought these Skullcandy in a pinch one day because my headphones had broken on my commute into university and I can't stand being on the bus without any music. They were cheap enough at £10 and I'd heard some good things about Skullcandy's cheaper headphones from a friend. The colours to choose from in the shop were black, purple or white and I went with the purple ones; I liked the darker purple and I wanted a bit of colour to go with my plain black MP3 Player - I'm bored of everything being black and I didn't think the white headphones would go with it.
Well after struggling to get into the packet (I really hate that vacuum sealed plastic stuff), off I went. Like most headphones it comes with a standard jack that will fit into most devices. I noticed an immediate improvement over my old headphones (standard ones that came with my MP3 player). The sound was very crisp and loud, so my MP3 doesn't need have the sound turned up so high; and the bass was great without the bass boost on the player being switched on. The wire was long enough to fit the player in my pocket & for the wire to not be taut, but not too long so that it dangled in the way (approximately 1m). It also seems to be lasting quite well with everywhere wear and tear. The plastic buds are comfy and the headphones came with a range of three sizes so there will be a fit for most ears.
The only trouble I've had with these was finding a replacement ear bud when I lost one on holiday. All the replacement packs I could find were either the wrong size, or were very expensive - getting on for half the cost of the headphones themselves, might as well buy a new pair almost.
These are great cheap, headphones.
With so many different brands of in ear headphones on the market, it's hard to know which ones are worth buying. I have been through numerous pairs with awful sound and many that stopped working within weeks.
This pair however, have been the best that I have owned in years. Skullcandy are by far the top brand of headphones around at the moment. They give off an excellent sound whatever you're listening to, and even the bass is high quality.
These come in a variety of different colours such as pink, purple, blue and green, so there is a colour to suit everyone's style. They also come with removable cushion bits (the squishy bits that actually go in your ears), and have extra ones in different sizes so that you can create the most comfortable fit. They also have excellent noise cancellation, I can barely hear a thing around me even when the volume is down low.
These are an excellent product, and aren't anywhere near as expensive as you would expect! You can always find them in your local HMV too.
I've had an ipod for a few years now and have always used the free earphones that come with them until one day they stopped working. I was going to just go and buy the cheapest earphones, but was lucky enough to find these on sale and decided to buy them.
I cannot believe what a difference they make - I would 100% pay full price for them if I ever needed to replace them (although they've lasted very well and seem a lot more durable than apples giveaways). The quality of sound is incredible; there's parts of songs I'm hearing for the first time because even my top quality speakers at home can't play them.
They drown out a huge amount of outside noise as well which is perfect for noisy areas (although always be careful when listening on the street - watch out for cars). They are also really good at keeping sound IN - if I take my earphones out I can't hear the music anymore which is great for public transport or the library where you don't want to disturb other people.
The bright colours won't be to everyon'es taste but I love them. One other thing is that I have incredibly small ears and was worried the earphones would be uncomfortable but they were fine and I can wear them for hours at a time without any discomfort. They come with 3 different sizes of plugs so they can be suitable for lots of different sized ears.
My earphones are sadly no more. They lasted about 10 months of almost everyday use and a lot of travelling before one side stopped working; I didn't look after them in a particularly cautious way to be fair and they were thrown around and pulled about a lot. They served me very well and I would still recommend them.
A few weeks ago my earphones for my ipod broke, they were crackling and the cable had split. I decided to buy a new set of earphones as I can not live without my ipod and use it on a daily basis while commuting to work. As I have been spending all my spare cash on christmas presents I decided to buy a cheap pair of earphones and I will upgrade them after christmas.
I looked in argos but could not decide which ones to choose from as there were so many to choose from. My younger brother recommended Skull Candy earphones as he has them for his ipod and said he thinks they are good quality and cheap to buy. I took his advice and bought a pair from amazon for £7.99.
I bought the Skull candy INK'D earbuds, they are from the INK'D range which has been designed to be affordable to buy and have a custom design on them and have good sound quality. I bought the pink earbuds as my ipod is pink, the earbuds have a matalic pink finish to them. The earbuds also have a small black skull on them which is quite funky. The cables are black and so is the silicone gel buds.
I really like my new earphones as they came with replacement earbuds which I think is a nice added bonus, they are made of silicone and are tough but flexible and mould to the shape of my ear when worn. This makes them very comfortable to wear over long periods of time, I barely notice they are in my ears as they are quite lightweight to wear.
They are compatible with my ipod and also my mobile phone which means I have more than just one use for them. They look very stylish and more expensive looking than they were. The thing that impressed me the most about the earphones was the sound quality. The are very clear and does not cloud the sound of my music at all, the earphones block out any external noise meaning I can listen to my music without being distracted which comes in handy while on the train to work.
I would recommend these to anyone who does not want to pay a fortune and think they would be a cool stocking filler at christmas.
I have been using these Skullcandy earphones for several months now and haven't been disappointed.
They are in-ear headphones, with silicone gel ear pieces and a 1.2m cord.
I sometimes have trouble getting the earphones to stay in my ear, but they come with 3 different sizes of ear bud to make sure that you get the right fit. The earphones stay in your ears really well and they are very comfortable to wear. The ear bud is slightly longer than other in ear styles and so this helps to ensure that they sit comfortably in your ear, even when exercising.
The sound from the earphones is great, the bass quality is good and I find that they block out background noise.
The product also looks great, each bud has the skull branding and they are available in a wide range of colours.
The earphones are also very reasonably priced, they are widely available from the likes of Play.com and HMV and you can get them online for as little as £7. The earphones are great value for the price.
I picked up a pair of Skullcandy Dubs for £12 on sale at HMV. They come in a range of colours but I got hot pink ones as they were the only ones they had in stock at the time!
The Skullcandy Dubs are a pair of 'in ear' headphones. This means that unlike the cheap plastic ones you get free with your iPod or smartphone they have a small silicon bud around the speaker which means the headphones fit snug into your ear. The Skullcandys are very comfortable and come with a variety of different sized silicon buds so you can swap them out if you have small or large ears.
I used them with a few things, an iPod nano, an iPhone 3G and later a Sony W995. These vastly improved the audio quality of these over the cheap plastic headphones that come free with them. They have a really deep bass and don't sound tinny at all. They also nicely block out outside noise so you can hear only your music.
Unfortunately I have had to stop using these headphones. Under my ownership they have been thrown about and stuffed into jacket pockets, the left headphone has stopped working unless I squeeze the jack where it plugs into my iPod, so if you think you are like me and treat your electronics fairly harshly, you might want to look for a more rugged pair of headphones.
For those of you who have read my profile, I am currently in training for a marathon so I need headphones which are going to put up with my constant pounding of the pavements as well as being versatile enough and interchangable for my small ears.
I can't wear standard earphones that rest in my ear because they just don't fit in so in ear buds are the ones for me.
Skull Candy do these headphones in a range of colours so there is an option there to suit all tastes. I wasn't so fussed about that, more the price point. £9.99 in HMV will do (I have a rep for breaking headphones)
There are 3 different sizes of bud with these headphones and I use the smallest and keep the mid size ones as a back up. Usually my headphones don't stand the up and down motions of running and I constantly have to press them back in place. These headphones stayed in place the whole time and were still firmly in their place at the end of my run an hour later.
The sound quality is crystal clear and noise from external sources is greatly minimised by these beauts and even after over 6 months they still sound as good as the day I first opened the packet.
The cable is long enough to give me enough room to move without the dreaded cable tangle or even worse it being too short and wrenching it out if I put my mp3 in my running top pocket!
For the price points most commonly found you can't buy better and I personally don't think you'd want to. This style are usually on sale to so it's easy to find a second pair if for some reason the first breaks.
There are now so many different earphones on the market it is difficult to be able to decide which are going to be good and which are going to be rubbish, recently all I'd been hearing in terms of headphones and earphones other than the beats by dre which are extortionately priced was that skull candy was the brand to go for. I took the plunge while on holiday and decided to buy myself a pair of them. Initially as i opened them i was pleased as because previously I've not been a fan of in ear earphones due to there uncomfortableness but these came with multiple ear cushion bits, so whether you have a small medium sized or large ear there is something to adapt them for you. After only a few tracks on my iPhone i had decided that these were definitely going to be my main earphones, the sound was crisp and bass with no compromise. I honestly believe these to be the best earphones I've ever used.
In conclusion if you're looking for a cheap earphone that also has pretty good bass, and audio quality a long with looking stylish and fashionable then this is a good choice for you, they are also easily available and can be picked up for about £8 at your local HMV or online on sites like Amazon.
Variable ear cushions
Variety of colour
Tangle wire easily
With so many earphones on the market these days, it is hard to know what to buy. You can choose from 'in-ear' to 'ear bud' style with everyone wanting good sound quality as well as a pair of earphones that last through all activities. When buying a new set of earphones, I wanted it all the quality features but without the high price tag. After hearing many of my friends rave about how great the quality of Skullcandy was, I decided to buy a pair for myself. I settled for the 'Skullcandy Dubs S2DUCZ-042' as they were in-ear (which I love for comfort) and with a £9.99 price tag from Argos, I decided they were worth a shot.
In Argos, these earphones come in 6 different colours: black, white, blue, green, gold and purple. I settled for the purple since it was the most feminine colour available. However I must warn that the catalogue and internet did not show the true colour of these earphones and it could be the same for others. The catalogue displayed a light purple colour but these were in fact a very deep purple which actually looked quite masculine. The set of earphones came with 3 sets of bud sizes which are easy to change depending on the size of your ear. Then black cable is supposedly at a length of 1.3m (which I have not measured but it seems about right). Each earphone has a small silver Skullcandy logo and the logo is also located just above the jack too. The jack plug itself is of regular size and will plug into any iPod or laptop etc. This means one does not need to go out and buy an adapter for being able to use them with MP3's. Argos offers a three year warranty for this product for £1.99. After my experience, I highly recommend buying it.
After plugging these earphones into my iPod, my ears were in heaven. The sound quality was amazing with the earphones strongly enhancing the bass in my music (which was helped along a little by my iPod being set to bass booster). Unlike most other cheap earphones I have owned, the sound has not been at all tinny and sometime I forget how cheap I bought these as I would say my music quality matches that of other more expensive earphones I have tried out. However, this is coming from an ordinary person who does not know the technicalities of audio and sound equipment. They are quite loud earphones too. I only have to have my iPod on half volume to satisfy my ears. Also these buds are great for people what want earphones that block out background sound which I know is a plus point for many teenagers.
For comfort, these earphones also score top marks also. With the three different ear pieces that are changeable, generally you can find a pair that suits your ears best. My favourite were the smallest pair however I now have to wear the medium sized ones because I lost one of the small ear pieces when in the supermarket. One of the disadvantages of the changeable ear bud pieces is that they can easily be lost as they are not fixed and slip off the earphones easily. This means I would not recommend keeping these in your pocket. However the buds are very comfortable because the soft black rubber seems to mould itself to the shape of your ear and does not easily fall out.
However, the biggest flaw of this product is how long they have lasted. I have only owned these earphones for about four months and the left earphone has already stopped working. Since music is usually in stereo now, I have to put up with hearing only half my music and missing the best parts of some songs (like guitar solos). This has been a real pain and I have not had a pair of earphones that have become broken in such a short space of time. This could be resolved by Skullcandy by fixing the design to have an L-shaped jack. If one is thinking of buying this product, I highly recommend buying the three year warranty.
Would I recommend these to others? I believe these should only be bought if one is looking for 'disposable' earphones. When fully working, these are fabulous earphones that are comfortable to wear with great sound quality. However I feel the most important criteria has not been fulfilled with this product since this is not a product that will last someone for years. I find it such a shame for a pair of earphones that could quite easily been the perfect for general consumers. I warn others to buy this product with caution.
I got these at the beginning of the month because although i'm quite content with my gummy earphones, i was interested to see what all the hype was all about with these Skull Candy earphones.
I bought mine from Amazon and paid £12.99 with free delivery. According to Amazon, the RRP of these is £21.89, so i saved £3.10 (12%) which i'm very pleased with - it's better then saving nothing! There was lots of colours to choose from, and the different colours vary in price. I got the black, as these more the more versatile of the other colours - the other colours, as you can see below are bolder and more ellabirate. The colours available are:
Red with black earbuds:
White with black earbuds:
Blue with black earbuds:
Green (neon green) with black earbuds:
Pink with black earbuds:
Rasta - These are black with a rasta design on the ear buds which is green, red and yellow:
Red with white earbuds:
Green with black earbuds:
White with silver earbuds:
As you can see the prices do vary alot, i'm not entirely sure why but i imagine the less popular colours are reduced to sell them quicker. As said before i got the black ones which have a little silver skull on each earbud which is cute, but i don't think it's very girly however even the pink ones have these skulls on them. (but on the pink ones the skulls are pink!) The skulls might put some girls off buying them, but it doesn't bother me much because my hair usually hides them which is good.
The earphones are well made, they're lightweight and have thin wires so aren't chunky/don't take up alot of space and are easily transportable, and the earbuds are really comfy and soft so they don't irriate or hurt my ears and they're easy to insert as they aren't too large but aren't small enough to fall out easily either. They also come with a little satin travel bag to keep them safe which was a nice suprise as i didn't expect it!
They are extremely easy to use and work like any other earphone. I just plug the end bit of the earphones (jack plug) into my laptop port or iPod and the machine instantly recognises them and allows me to hear sounds through the earphones - no waiting around for them to adjust/install at all.
The earbuds have the speaker in the shape of a skull which is unusual and cute.
The sound quality is great! I've found that they really highlight sounds i'd never even realised were in a song before hearing it with these earphones. The sound is really clear and sharp, but they do go a bit loud and the maximum is extremely loud, so it's important to adjust the sound before listening or you could deafen yourself! The plus side though is that i don't have to turn my iPod/phone/laptop's volume ridiculously loud to get a decent sound. The instrumentals and vocals stream from different sides, making the sound that bit more special and clearer.
The only downside is that the jack plug is flimsy and has bent slightly even after 3 weeks of use, which isn't great but it does still work and it isn't dangerous, but come another 3 weeks i'm not sure this will still be the case. Also, like most earphones they tangle pretty easily! This is not just a skull candy problem though, all earphones unfortunetly do this but as i recieved a free storage bag with my pair of earphones, it's easy to fold these up and put them in there neatly if i can be bothered!
Overall, these are ideal for anyone, they are versatile, unisex (in my opinion), and they have lots of colours to choose from. They're lightweight, have good sound quality and are easy to use, but overall they are slightly flimsy and if i'm honest a little cheap feeling, but for what i paid i am happy with them - they're 100% better than Apple earphones and 90% better then Gumy earphones!