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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.
I bought these headphones for my 18 year old brother as a birthday present and I can honestly say he was over for moon. I think they are great value for money and you cannot go wrong with the design. I was looking at a different brand that was over ten times the price but that would have been my brothers only present
With me buying these budget ones he got extra presents win win
When the world decided Skullcandy were the earphones for the in crowd I sheeplike went and purchased my own set, the INK'D set that are tattoo inspired.
I have to say they are one of the worst sets of earphones I've ever used. Sure, they look the part with sleek black styling and small tattoo printed on each ear bud and the quality of sound is excellent but they're so uncomfortable that they actually hurt my ears after having them in for less than ten minutes. So much so that I couldn't stand the feel of them and haven't used them as much as I'd have liked to after spending £11 on them!
Music through both ears is good with automatic volume correction if listening to a compilation where some are recorded at a higher volume. The cord is anti tangle and that works well, the cord is also a good weight for forgetting you have the earphones in (that's if they didn't hurt so much).
The headphone jack is a little gritty at times but it pushes in without being forced.
The problem is caused by the slightly off centre shape of the ear buds, they rub against the skin of my ear and cause a chaffing sensation that isn't pleasant and is distracting so I can't enjoy the music I've chosen to listen to. The tattoo styling isn't pronounced enough anyway and is so small on the ear bud that no one noticed it to comment and I felt I'd bought the earphones only to amuse myself. I was not amused.
I first received my skull candy headphones as a birthday present and I really liked them. I found them extremely comfortable and that suited me for my travelling, also they looked amazing since they had a range of colours with different styles and patterns which made them stand out and gives them some style. Since I travel a lot I needed headphones which were portable and easy to use and these skull candy's were perfect, they can fold up into a compact shape which means that they can fit almost anywhere but I didn't want my Auntie forking out a fortune for headphones and these ones are well priced at a competitive price of £13.95. And don't think that just because their cheap means they've sacrificed the sound quality because that is just simply not true. The sound quality is still brilliant and can easily compete with more expensive headphones, I am constantly using them for watching films and listen to music and I can always hear clear and precise sounds without any mumbling or interference. The only problems that face the skull candy headphones is that they are quite delicate and you have to be careful when dealing with them but if they do break it will not cost you much to replace them which is the good news. Also I found the long wire which connects the headphones to your devices too long and annoying, I am constantly getting it tangled and in notts. These are minor issues though, Is still really love the headphones and would recommend it to anyone who is considering buying a pair of headphones
I have been through 10 sets of in-ear headphones in the last 3 years and wasted a good deal of money including Bose IE1 at (£90), Shure e3c (£120), Klipsch S4 (£50) and can say without a doubt that these are the best value for money. The sound is less coloured than the Bose IE1s, there is better response at the low end than the Shure E3cs and the build quality is far superior to the Klipsch S4. The strange thing is, they cost a fraction of any of these other sets (£20). I could talk at length about the 'no-tangle' ribbon wire and the simple and well placed microphone and control button but I would much rather scream: "GET THEM! THEY ARE FANTASTIC!". I hope this helps someone decide.
Not too expensive and well packaged headphones.
They come with two sets: small buds and large buds. Both were acceptable. The smaller are more comfortable, whilst letting in a little more external sound. The larger buds I found a tiny bit more noticeable in the ear, with no air or external sound leaking in.
Appear well made and have survived several drops on the floor, stepping on and a lassoing.
Fine. Not too base-y. Not too tin-ey. Certainly not top end quality headphone sound. (But they're not top end price) For the money they are good.
I quite like them, I found them responsive, comfortable and eye catching.
I have had multiple Skull Candy earphones and there is a common problem with each pair that I have owned. The quality of the build of the earphones seems to be quite bad as they do not last for a very long time. It always seems like one earphone will stop working and then after a while the other will just stop soon after. These are only cheap earphones but with them being from a brand such as Skull Candy you would expect the quality to be a lot better. If you get lucky and get a pair with good durability then you will have an excellent pair of earphones. The sound quality in my opinion is very good and they are very loud which is the best way to listen to music! You may want to purchase a more expensive reputable brand if you want to have some earphones that you can rely on to not break.
These earphones are probably perfect for someone who only expects to use them a couple of times a year for long car or plane journeys as they wont be getting to much use. but for someone who will be using them every day then I recommend that you purchase a different brand completely as Skull Candy in my opinion don't make long term earphones.
These earphones are comfortable and have good sound quality but the fact that they do not last for very long means that I cannot recommend them to anyone.