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I bought these earphones because i had heard many good reviews about them and they appeared to be very much 'in fashion' at the time i purchased them. For the price, they are average but i will not be repurchasing them.
First of all their durability is very very low. The wires attached to the earphones became loose within the first few times of using them and the connection point began to become a bit dodgy within the first few weeks. The sound quality is decent for the price of the ear phones but they are not very good at preventing the noise from being emitted so that others around you can hear the music or a background noise from your ear phones which i didn't like.
I personally am also not too keen on the ear buds themselves as i found them too big for my ears which made them uncomfortable and prevented them from sitting properly in my ears which was very annoying however i think that is just a problem for me personally.
Overall i would say that these ear phones are okay for their price if you are just going to use them every now and then, however i really would not recommend them for every day/daily use as they do not last very long and will most likely break quickly and the sound quality really is not that high a standard. I personally think that there are better quality earphones for the same or similar price available so i wouldn't really recommend these.
The sound quality alone makes these earbuds worth buying, but combined with their unique style and lifetime warranty, the INK’D earbuds pull ahead of the competition. - See more at: http://www.toptenreviews.com/headphones/earbuds-review/ink-d-ear-bud-stereo-headphones-review.html#sthash.YYQ7HeOv.dpuf.
Immaculate sound quality, sleek design and a lifetime warranty put the Skullcandy INK’D earbud headphones far ahead of the competition. During our testing, we were constantly surprised at how well the Skullcandy headphones performed. They are far-and-away the best sounding pair of earbuds we reviewed (and one of the most comfortable, too). The lifetime warranty carries the caveat that it only applies if a customer service representative allows it and, though this initially concerned us, the warranty is quite lenient in practice. - See more at: http://www.toptenreviews.com/headphones/earbuds-review/ink-d-ear-bud-stereo-headphones-review.html#sthash.YYQ7HeOv.dpuf.
As soon as you pop the INK’D earbuds into your ear canals and pump your favorite tunes, you’ll see why we ranked them first on our lineup of the best earbuds on the market. The 11 mm driver pushes out impressive amounts of sound, without sacrificing clear highs or thumping bass. Even though they only extend just to the limits of human hearing (20 Hz-20,000 kHz), they cover that range very well. We were able to pick out the high treble notes in the songs we tested, and we could feel the bass response. Of course, we had to test out how powerful the bass could be and, predictably, we were impressed. You won’t be hurting for powerful bass with the INK’D buds.
The 102 dB/mW sensitivity is not the highest in this price range, but it still provides sufficient volume. In the area of sensitivity, the higher the number, the better; the lower numbers require more power to perform at the same level as the best earphones with higher sensitivity. Although the INK’D earbuds require slightly more power, we found their performance comparable with other products offering a slightly higher sensitivity.
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As mentioned above, the INK’D Skullcandy headphones come with three different pairs of tips for the earbuds. Although they do not provide a range that accommodates every ear type, they are capable of accommodating more than the headphones designed as simply “one size fits most.” Once you find the size that is right for you, the earbuds should fit snugly into each ear. We found that the earbuds are capable of sealing out background noise that you would rather avoid as well as keeping your music to yourself so you don’t disturb others around you. However, since these are not officially noise-canceling headphones, the noise reduction isn’t 100 percent effective and depends upon the activity in your area. - See more at: http://www.toptenreviews.com/headphones/earbuds-review/ink-d-ear-bud-stereo-headphones-review.html#sthash.YYQ7HeOv.dpuf.
Being a musician and an audio engineer kind of force me to be, considering I need to be able to hear details in a song that may or may not need tweaking. The only problem is, I usually can't afford Sennheiser's or Shure's or Audio Technica headphones because I'm a broke college student. My school's bookstore has Skullcandy products for about 30% off normal value, so I've been going with those since second semester freshman year (approx. January 2011)
Skullcandy's sound quality is fantastic for the money. It excels on the lows and mids, and adds some nice detail on the highs. Not too tinny, not too compressed. It's definitely geared more towards the hip-hop crowd, which is okay for a guy like me who is perfectly happy with rock and alternative, with a little EDM thrown in from time to time.
The one thing that got me on these though was the fact that it came with a mic. And it's not just this pair. The skullcandy ink’d buds sport a better cable and nicer-looking plastics than the JVC Marshmallows, but feel less solid. They are reasonably comfortable, very low on microphonics, and offer some isolation from outside noise. They sound good for the price, too, offering a clear and reasonably balanced sound. The bass is what really stands out – it is on a different level than the rest of the sound characteristics. They do suffer from harshness in the upper mids and highs, and are thus unsuitable for hard rock and metal. The soundstage is expectedly narrow and the sound is not “full” or “lively” by any means.
The Bottom Line: If you can only spend $15 on earphones and listen mainly to soft rock, pop, and/or rap/hip-hop, the Skullcandy Ink’d buds should be a contender for their sound quality and ease of use. As an added bonus, they are quite easy to obtain, especially for those without the luxury of buying online. Don’t expect miracles, however, as $15 earphones is exactly what you are getting: neither these nor the Marshmallows are giant killers in any way. If you can stretch to $20 and purchase online, the budget heavyweights by Soundmagic and Meelectronics will easily blow these out of the water.
I really like these earbuds, the look of them does not really matter to me so I don't pick based on that, but I do like how they look. These are easily the most comfortable headphones I've worn which is why I keep buying them. However, my main issue, and I've found this with other people using the same brand, is that they break quite easily, I often end up in discomfort with half of the earbud in my ear when I take them out! I suppose it is an argument of 'you get what you pay for' as these are cheaper than other brands.
I usually find I need to replace my headphones within around 3 or 4 months, which I think is quite frequent for headphones. The reason I stay with the skullcandy brand is because I genuinely think the quality is better than most, I like the sound quality of apple headphones but I don't find them very comfortable which I usually sell them or give them to a friend when I buy a new apple product that they come free with and go back to the skullcandy brand. I do find that they work better with a non-apple brand, the quality is stronger and clearer, although I still keep using them with my iPhone because that's usually a day-to-day occurrence and comfort is the most important thing to me.
It's rare that I find these on sale or as part of an offer and so I usually pay £10 per pair. I would prefer if I didn't have to keep replacing them, but I will continue to until a brand offers the same levels of comfort!
I absolutely love these headphones...
I cannot understand the moaning about them being weak and / or easily damaged. I use them pretty much everyday and have no issues with them, and I also find them very easy and comfortable to wear, sometimes I even fall asleep wearing them and wake up in a tangled mess!
Sound quality was pretty good too, I love all kinds of music (not a big fan of dance, techno, rap or hip hop though, sorry) and I actually found the overall sound quality very very acceptable with a good helping of bass! I own some very expensive beats headphones as well as these skull candy ones, but I actually prefer these!
You can get an app on google play called "a jays", and sony do one too, which allows you to customise the function of the button, which is so so helpful for me, and you can adjust volume using it too. I used the sony one and my other one button headsets volume works too.
The low density material used for the outside of the lead is quite thick and seems very unlikely to bend or break.
The fit on my ears is cosy and they don't move(other earphones seem to move around my head when I'm walking). When purchased them a case was not included so I've had to go without that. The material quality sound quality and user experience is worth much more than the price that they are being sold for.
Skullcandy continues to be my favourite brand for headphones and I don't believe that will change any time soon. It is a great, trustworthy and reliable brand that always wants good quality and I personally would always choose these over Beats any day.
Skullcandy Ink'd comes in plenty of different colours to match the users style. Not only this, but these headphones are also affordable and great quality. They also produce great sound give out good quality bass and treble.
I own a pair of red and white ones and I have to say they are very comfortable and don't tend to fall out very easily, they also come with 3 different sizes of buds for added comfort, but they don't have a Left and Right distinction in the normal place, it is actually on the cord that connects to the earbud itself, which is very confusing, and they are also a little bit flimsy as well as not very durable. The wire is skinny and easily gets broken if snagged of caught on something. I have had a few pairs in the past that have not lasted very long (I can usually get away with up to 4 or 5 pairs a year), but for £8, I'm not really to bothered.
Even though these headphones are cheap, they surprisingly have amazing quality as well as pretty good noise isolation so you can play music quite loud without anyone else hearing it. They are also pretty incredible at blocking out noises as well.
Skullcandy INK’d earbud headphones possibly can be summed up my echoing many of my other fellow reviewers by saying you do get what you pay for. However having said that it is not to dismiss these as a contender for quality as well as price. The comfort of wearing these has to be given 10 out of 10. They are easy to wear and fit my smaller than average ears which is always a plus. Although not completely full proof they are good at blocking other external noises going on whilst you’re listening to your music. The ear buds themselves come in a range of different colours and three different sizes which means that you’re able to get a near perfect fit. Now for some of the not so good stuff, the sound quality itself was ok. I would say it does have the right level of bass and treble but it didn’t bring that extra something to the party. Also the cord itself appears to be pretty flimsy, which would lead me to worry about the quality and potential damage should the cord get caught on something. However in terms of value for money I think these are not something that can be knocked. They are also a step up (in terms of fashion trending) from wearing those which come with other branded mp3 players adding a little more style and swagger. For an average person who just wants to listen to their tunes on a good pair of headphones - Then these Skullcandy INK’d earbud headphones are for you.
I've owned several pairs of Skullcandy Ink'd headphones over the years. I think the main appeal has to be the design - they just *look* nicer than other headphones, and come in a lot of colours and colour combinations; plus the skullcandy skull logo gives them an edge that makes them stand out.
The reason behind having to replace these headphones is *always* the same - the wire inside has snapped, so the headphones have stopped working. I know this is what's happened because when you push the wire together at the dodgy bit, sound comes through again. It's just not practical to carry on using them when they hit this point though.
It's a shame because I *do* like these headphones - they give a good quality sound that you rarely find elsewhere. They work, unusually, by splitting the sound between ears. I've listened to songs where the singing and guitar has been in one ear and the drumbeat in the other. I don't know of any other headphones that *somehow* work like this - if I didn't know better I'd say it was some sort of voodoo.
The price can be a bit steep. In the past, I've been able to get them for about £8 - a decent price - online, but in the past few years I've rarely seen them *anywhere* for below £15, and sometimes over £20. Given that they are, at the end of the day, just a pair of headphones - and are likely to snap inside eventually - I think this is too much, so even though I usually buy these, my latest pair of headphones is not Skullcandy.
I bought these headphones after my old ones broke. The sound quality was good, The bass was deep and satisfying and they were really quite good on the volume side of things. On this note, if you want to protect your ears these are definitely the type of earphones you'll want to turn down the volume for, which isn't something I can say for all earphones of this price. They were louder than the previous headphones I had, and there was very little noise leakage outside (or so I'm told from others around me). The headphones looked good, I had the blue ones with the white detail, and the rest of the colour choices looked good as well, and they seemed to have a varied range.
The earphones came with several different sized buds, as most earphones tend to, and the buds were comfortable and I found that the medium sized buds fit perfectly in my ear, and I've kept them to use with other earphones when these earphones stop working. Speaking of which, this is my second set of Skull Candy Ink'd earphones and the first set lasted me about 7 months, which is actually pretty good going for a pair of relatively cheap earphones. I've had earphones for about the same price last me only 2 months, but then others have lasted me 2 years so these probably rank about average.
If you like to listen to your music loud with little interference or cracklyness, then these earphones will be good for you. They're comfortable, the microphone and volume controls are handy. All in all a good set of earphones.
I sometimes like to listen to music and podcasts and radio stations through headphones, and for that reason, I've purchased these headphones. They cost me £12.99, which is very reasonable for what you get.
The sound quality is good - deep and bassy, not at all tinny, and the headphones do a good job of cutting out other noises - such as shouting, people asking you to do things - that you might not want to hear when you're trying to kick back and listen to some atonal jazz.
The actual earbuds fit my ears very well. This is something I've struggled to find in other headphones - I don't know if it's a fault of my ears or of the headphones, but with these headphones I don't have that problem. I sometimes to a bit of running-on-the-spot when I'm listening to music, and when I do this, the headphones stay in my ears. They are nice and snug.
There's a little control pad, too, which is discreet and well placed and very useful. There is also a microphone in this, so you can use the headphones to take phone calls and whatnot if that's what you want to do. You can also plug them into your laptop and use them as a microphone for recording yourself, if that's more in your line.
All in all I'm very happy with my purchase. I have always been a frugal man, and these headphones are great value for money. If these broke, I would buy them again.
I have not long purchased a pair of the SkullCandy Ink'd for £17 for use with my Iphone 5 and all I can say is, they do the job and are not too badly priced. SkullCandy obviously pride themselves on good quality and great sound.
The stock tips on the buds are soft but I could not get a good seal with them. I ended up buying a set of comply 400's that fit my own ears much better. The fit is pretty standard, and because they are so light makes them comfortable in your ear and microphonics are nearly non-existent.
I find myself only knocking the volume up a couple of notches to get a good crisp sound flowing through the buds as they are ported and isolate quite a bit of noise. These are pretty flat compared to more top of the market earphones but perfectly tolerable for the price. The cable attached is very good, it is long enough to reach from my phone in my jeans pocket, up my t-shirt and into my ears and it doesn't get wrapped round itself.
I believe the SkullCandy's work best with rap/hip-hip, pop and soft rock. I don't think they would be suitable for heavy metal and hard rock (although this genre of music is not particularly my bag. These do not only work well for music though, the little pad and microphone you receive can be used when answering your phone which is very handy.
All in all not a bad set of 'cheapish' earphones and they do the job for me. But there are plenty more expensive and better quality built headphones out there
Headphones are not always just headphones. Some are dire, some are great. Skullcandy prides itself on quality design and sound, and that's exactly what you get with these.
The ear buds fit nicely into your ear - they've clearly been designed with comfort and practicality in mind and this is what is evident from the moment you put them in. The cable seems no fuss and maintains its shape, even when you've scrunched it all up, which will inevitably happen.
There's a little control pad and a microphone in these as well, which means they're ideal not just for listening to music, but also for taking calls. The buttons on the discreet control pad are well placed and make it easy to use. The cable itself is long enough to feed through clothing to sit with your device in your pocket, and this makes it ideal for exercise as well.
One thing that's interesting is the tangling - with most earphone sets, you get tangling where tangling seems improbably, but with these there seems to be less tangling. Don't get me wrong, it still happens, but the quality design of the cable seems to ensure that things stay where they're supposed to more often than not.
The sound quality is also top notch - what you get coming through these with clarity is the bass, and this is often where many audio amplifiers or speakers or earphones or headphones come a cropper. The bass and highs are equally well presented, which allows not just for clarity of sound with music but for calls as well. The general feel with these is that turning the volume up is less necessary to get the full force of the music, but if you wanted to then the quality would not be instantly be compromised.
A thumbs up then - you're looking at £15 or thereabouts, although I've seen them for less and I've seen them for more. Quality product from a quality brand.
Great. Got them for less than £14 to replace a pair of Denon one's I use with my iPhone 5. I had concerns about deviating from a well established brand, but had heard many many positive things about Skull candy. The design is great if you do not fancy big shiny stuff. The earphones are light and discreet ( flat wires ) and very easy to manipulate; they do not tangle.
They come with two sets of earbuds, one small and one big. The low density material used for the outer of the wire is supple and seems very unlikely to pinch or break. It has a mic and a control button so you press once to answer a call, While on a call, quick press once to mute and long press once to hang up, While listening to music, press once to pause, twice for the next song, three times for the previous song, If you're receiving a call while listening to music, the music will obviously stop so pressing the button will only interact with your call and not the music.
The fit in my ears is great, other earphones tend to work their way outwards when walking. Sound, while more base focused than others I've had, is outstanding. Punchy, clear and detailed, but great sound quality over all for such cheap head phones, although you do get some leakage when using them as they are quite loud when your in a public place, they can be turned down though to prevent leakage.
To sound clichéd I am finding myself hearing songs as if for the first time. A case is not included, so I've used an old case I had. For the price I have NO complaints. The material quality, noise isolation, sound quality and overall user experience is worthy of much much more than the purchase price.
Over all great buy for £14
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Skullcandy Ink'd 2.0 In-Ear Headphones
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> Design <
The Skullcandy INK'D headphones have a cool metallic design for the earpiece. I had the metallic pink one which I really liked.
The wires were not long so it didn't get tangled up either.
> Use <
I personally prefer headphones that fit into your earhole. I find it makes it easier to move around with them in and to not have them fall out all the time. The Skullcandy INK'D fit nicely in my ears and I would use them for the gym on the running machine, cross trainer etc. and they never fell out.
I have read other reviews that say that they felt uncomfortable to them but I expect it is all about preference. If you prefer headphones that stick into your ear then these will be fine for you.
I was disappointed that mine didn't last very long. Eventually one of the headphones stopped working but it was too late to send them back to the shop, I had mine for a few months. I did use them every day so maybe they got damaged somehow in my handbag, so be wary and look after them.
> Sound <
The sounds was really good. I could hear music clearly and when I was on the phone I heard the person I was speaking to clearly and they could hear me perfectly.
> Price <
I have seen many different variations of price from £7.99 to £25.00 so I would definitely shop around for these. Unfortunately I cannot remember how much mine were but it definitely wasn't more than £20.
> Conclusion <
Good headphones and reasonable price but needs to be looked after.