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Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket

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      08.06.2011 16:31
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      Definately reccomend buying these

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      FMJ 11 mm
      Speaker diameter: 11 mm & 9 mm
      Frequency response: 16 Nz-20z Hz
      Impedance: 16 ohms
      Max input power: 5 mW
      Cable type: TPE
      Cable length: 1.4 m
      Plug type: 3.5 mm gold plated
      Weight: 13 g
      The Skullcandy FMJ's are an excellent pair of headphones. They are of very high quality and have a good weight to them, not only does this give it that 'premium feel' but it also makes you feel more confident about throwing them around as you know that they will not break and you can throw them around. I must admit, the first pair of these I bought, the right speaker blew upon use, however Skullcandy's superb customer service meant that I had to send them my old ones, and within a week they sent me anew pair, box fresh. Skullcnady provide lifetime warranty with all their products. The Skullcandy FMJ's come in a small box, they come with a small carrying pouch as well as 6 different tips. You get the standard rubber tips (SMALL, MEDUIM & LARGE) but with the FMJ's, Skullcandy also supply you with a set of Comply Foam Tips. These are tips that you can use instead of your rubber ones. These are made of soft memory foam, you squeeze these down and then they expand in your ear. Overall I prefer to use these as they feel much more comfortable and more natural, as the FMJ's do have a bit of a weight to them. Not only that but they also help with noise cancelation, they cancel out a lot of background noise, and are superb for use in public places.
      Not only is the build quality good but so is the sound quality, the bass is superb although can be a little overpowering at times, but I have been extremely impressed with the mids and the highs. With these headphones, I've heard sounds that I didn't even know the music had in the first place. I didn't know the music player on my little HTC Desire was capable of producing such quality. It's superb for the audiophiles to use on the go and even better for dubstep listeners, gone are the days of carrying around large over-ear headphones, with these you'll be lost in your own world of crisp clear sound, and deep bass. They also have a built in microphone and push button. The microphone is also superb, I always use these instead of the supplied HTC headphones; through testing I have found that the microphone is amazing and produces great quality sound on the other side of the line. The only problem I have with these headphones is that they can get a little cold in the winter seeing as they are made of metal, these can get a little uncomfortable but it's no major issue and the feeling only lasts for about 4 seconds. Skull candy also uses a tough coating. On the wire they use steel cable that is braided. Come on, we've all chewed our headphone cables at some point, this steel braiding means that even the toughest of chewers will find it difficult to chew through. If this isn't enough, then Skullcandy also use a transparent, thick, anti-tangle coating to stop your headphones from being tangled up in the bag. Overall, I definitely recommend everyone to buy these headphones, they are SUPERB.

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      18.12.2010 00:55

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      If you can beat the price tag, these headphones will take your music to levels you never knew.

      A year ago I bought my first pair of Skullcandys, (Smokin Buds - See my last review) and I was extremely pleased with them. After they broke, (I tend to be quite clumsy), I decided to upgrade and go for a better set instead of the same ones. I chose these headphones and it was certainly a case of, "Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it got better".

      These headphones offer everything the Smokin Buds offer, and more! The music seems to be injected into your ears on so many more levels than the Smokin Buds, i'm starting to hear words, sounds, notes that I never heard through the Smokin' Buds.

      They also offer style, infact, most Skullcandys on a whole do. I'm not one to get random compliments much, but when somebody actually took the time to say to me "those headphones look cool" I know i'd chosen the right ones. They definitely over-rule over Skullcandy in-ear headphones and any others such as Apple headphones and if you are one with a passion for music and want to stand out from the crowd, look no further.

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      05.10.2009 06:44
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      It is an excellent buy.

      It so happens that I contribute and review videos for Metacafe on regular basis. I used to do this under the same user name but unfortunately that account has been deleted for SPAMMING, of all things. It's not that I don't know how to Spam but I am also aware of 'n' number of reasons why one shouldn't take to the practice of spamming. I strongly believe that there is no sane reason for taking to spamming but it's also an established fact that certain activities does have similarity to it. For instance if you send a little too big email to say google or yahoo it is highly likely it will land up in the Spam folder. Yahoo unspams it automatically and at google it has to be unspammed (not spam). The reseaon for this small reference is that I was sent a video clip on Skullcady earbuds for review and I really liked that stuff. I was so very impressed by its sheer beauty, acquirement of a Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket became irresistible since it's, to my mind it's pricey but just that much.

      Basically Skullcandy products are designed at Park City, Utah, their main range of products include MP3 headphones, earplugs, CD players, extension chords, backpacks and helmets for bike freaks with earplugs.

      Most of their headphones and earplugs uses excellent technology to shut off external noise and kill disturbances from outside while being used. It is to their credit that their noise concealing technology works without much fuss.

      Their products are coming to be known for superior functionality and progressive style, creating a wonderful bridge between technology and lifestyle.I think it will be worthwhile to peep through the technical specifications of Skullcandy earbuds:

      FMJ 11 mm
      Speaker diameter: 11 mm & 9 mm
      Frequency response: 16 Nz-20z Hz
      Impedance: 16 ohms
      Max input power: 5 mW
      Cable type: TPE
      Cable length: 1.4 m
      Plug type: 3.5 mm gold plated
      Weight: 13 g

      A cursory look will hardly give you any indication of the quality of sound that it is capable of. Before going further I must say that its performance throughout the audio spectrum is nothing less than exceptional. The bass really booms and the higher frequencies does not hurry you to reduce the volume.The first thing that is impressive is the packaging of Skullcandy. The Full Metac Jacket 11mm speaker Earbuds is packed sea-through and it is available in six beautiful colors to match your player and aesthetic inclination. It is conveniently supplied with 9mm and 11mm speakers.

      Skullcandy Metac Jacket is fully loaded with FMJ being equipped with a custom EVA carrying case and ear gel sleeves of three sizes with a choice of either 9mm or 11mm speakers. It includes In-line Volume Control, Extra Ear Gels, 1.4m cable, EVA travel case and of course the Warranty which has some thing very unique and I will touch on it later. The three different Ear Gel Sleeves, with super smooth edges, to serve most peoples' requirement as much as possible is definitely a novelty. The noise reduction sleeves are so soft that it feels like cotton being stuffed in and very comfortable. One big minus point is that they are definitely prone to become dirty with time. It is of course commendable that Skullcandy has been able to make these earbuds just that tiny independent of the size of the speaker.

      Another excellent feature of the Skullcandy Full Metac Jacket choice of TPE cable type giving enormous advantage in flexibility and resistance in the most demanding applications which just does not get tangled up.

      The silver paint of the Skullcandy works well with all the available colors range. Built with a 3.5m headphone jack the Skullcandy Full Metac Jacket can hooked into a whole range of audio devices.

      The impedance levels produced by these head set are just 16 ohms, and a frequency range of 16-20Hz and this is reason for its excellent coverage of the audio spectrum.

      It's not useful while on the move, it tends to fall off and specially in during a bumpy ride there might be something moving inside your ear. Another point of concern is the extensive use of metal, they can give you real shock when the weather is too cold or too hot.

      The warranty promised is excellent and the specialty I mentioned in the beging is, I quote "If the product is damaged from sliding down the emergency ramp of your aircraft, slammed in your locker, slammed in your car door, run over by a car, running into a wall or any other damaging events Skullcandy will replace the product for a 50% discount from retail" So far so good but my experience is the execution of the Warranty is really sloppy, may be mine was an exceptional case.

      But at £54 it might sound costly but it's worth every penny. I am enjoying it. But I had problems with its availability.

      (This review is also @ciao.co.uk)

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      26.06.2009 07:57
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      Great quality earphones - well worth the money

      I have had these earphones for six months now and they are by far the best ones I have ever used. The sound quality is excellent with plenty of bass and although they are very small they produce a lot of volume. In fact, they produce so much that I have to turn the volume on my mp3 player much lower than usual and when plugged into my laptop I have to turn the volume to the lowest setting!

      A few different sized pieces are provided so that they fit well in your ear and I personally use the foam ones as they seem to mold to my ear better than the plastic ones. The only problem I have had is the foam pieces tearing slightly but these are relatively cheap to replace.

      The earphones also cancel out a lot of external noise so once I am wearing them I don't hear much around me. This is good if all you want to hear is your music but annoying for others if they want to get your attention! I also like the fact that the cable does not get tangled up like all the other headphones I have used in the past.

      Compared with all the cheaper headphones I have used in the past, these are much, much better and once you have tried them you will not go back to cheaper ones as the superior sound quality is definitely worth the extra money.

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      25.04.2008 21:38

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      Well worth the extra money

      I did not used to be the sort of person who wore expensive headphones. It all seemed a bit silly to me - you got free ones with most MP3 players after all, so what was the point of going out and wasting money on new ones?

      Then I stayed at a friend's. She took one look at my cheap plasticky little headphones, winced, and these magically arrived my next birthday.

      And wow. They have converted me. These are wonderful. They arrive with several little plastic ear things which fit over the ear piece - these come in different sizes so that the head phones fit perfectly to your ear. The sound is better than I thought my cheap little MP3 player was ever capable of producing, and even better than that, because all of the sound is going straight into my ear I can turn the volume right down. Not only have my co-workers stopped complaining of hearing my scratchy music, but I'm saving a fortune on batteries.

      They're also got a volume knob actually on the headphones, so I can turn the sound up and down without needing to twiddle around with my MP3 player.

      If that weren't enough, they come in a ton of cool different colours too. I never even thought of WANTING turquiose headphones before, but now I have them, I love them to death.

      I am converted away from my cheap little headphones. If I ever need more, I'll most definitely be returning to Skull Candy.

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