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I used to love skull candy headphones but now I am left feeling rather disappointed as they just seem to hurt whilst being in my ears and then fall out anyway! I consider myself to have relatively normal sized ears but these headphones make me doubt that and would make anyone think their ears had something wrong with them.
The design is cool, they are definitely aesthetically pleasing but that's really it.
The sound quality is good and this is consistent with other skull candy headphones which I have used in the past.
I personally prefer headphones in the design of apple as they are not dug into your ears. I think that the sound quality is ruined and muffled due to the uncomfortable way you have to place these headphones in your ear.
I can't say that they are worth the price - their only redeeming quality is ruined due to the not so redeeming qualities which is very disappointing as I really love the branding.
I would maybe recommend as a present... it looks nice at least! For the 'quality' you're getting, the price isn't bad. They are pretty cheap compared to a lot of the competition out there. However, it's probably worth your while spending that little bit more to get quality that will last you longer and won't make your ears feel deformed.
Also I found that with these headphones the wires become loose and the connection gets lost very easily which is no use. I have had to replace these fairly quickly in the past.
Well, my Ink’d buds are black and may be the least gaudy skullcandy product in existence. I don’t mind the way these look at all – the black and grey plastics are plain and simple. However, skullcandy did manage to cram six instances of their logo on these IEMs, which comes out to about 3 logos per square inch (quite an accomplishment in my book).
These are also very light and feel quite cheap to the touch. Given my experience with the GIs (which are about 30% skullcandy and 70% superglue at this point), the thin plastics don’t inspire much confidence. They are, however, well-fabricated, with metal filters and no visible seams on the plastics (unlike the marshmallows).
The cable is actually pretty nice – rubberized to prevent tangling and not particularly thin, ending in a straight plug, with strain reliefs on both ends. It definitely bests some far more upmarket IEMs.
Before inserting these, the first thing you will notice is the lack of L/R identifiers. Bad sign, I thought, - skullcandy obviously didn’t think highly enough of the way these sound to think Left/Right positioning mattered. 30 seconds with a familiar track and a bit of electrical tape solved this problem, but it was one that shouldn’t have existed in the first place.
The stock tips are soft but I could not get a good seal with them (I only got one set and they are too small). Comply T400s will fit these fine, but I decided not to use Comply tips since three sets cost more than the ink’d buds themselves and probably wouldn’t be worth it too most people. The nozzle is the same exact size as that on the Soundmagic PL30s, so I just used a set of cheap silicone biflanges from the Soundmagics.
First impression upon getting a good seal: holy crap that is some *massive* driver flex. Very unpleasant, but not a problem once they are in. The fit is pretty standard – they fit like most other straight-barrel IEMs and can be easily worn up as well as down. The fact that they are also very light makes them comfortable and microphonics are nearly non-existent. Very easy IEMs to wear if you can find tips that seal and are not bothered by driver flex, and easier to insert than the Marshmallows as well due to the longer, more “grippy” barrel.
These are ported and they don’t isolate too much even with the biflanges I was using. I don’t expect the stock tips to isolate any more – the Marshmallows are the winners here, though neither offers massive amounts of isolation. Still, listeners coming from regular earbuds will be impressed – I only found myself cranking up the volume by 2-3 notches in loud environments.
So, the important question: how do these do once you get them in and pump some tunes through?
Initially, not very well. The few days before getting my hands on these I was using the Radiopaq Jazz, and the Ink’d buds certainly don’t compete with them on any level. They sound incredibly flat and harsh compared to the silky-smooth Radiopaqs. So, to give them a level playing field, I decided to use the Ink’ds and the Marshmallows as my only IEMs for several days. With my ears re-tuned to sub-$20 IEMs, I gave the candies another shot.
And this time, I was impressed. They are still slightly flat and lifeless, but perfectly tolerable for the price. The harshness is also less prominent when they are compared to something closer to their level. The soundstage is narrow and they don’t extend very far into the upper end. The bass, however, is the strong suit of these. It is not as voluminous as that on the Marshmallows, but it is better defined and much more controlled. Considering the relative flatness of the rest of their sound signature, the bass is on a different level quite literally – it feels layered over the music as if on a separate track.
The Ink’d buds also have better clarity overall and better high-end extension (though still nothing to brag about). The Marshmallows have much more bass, but it is of poorer quality – less defined and less refined. The Marshmallows are definitely warmer and smoother overall - the Ink’ds have a good amount of harshness and are very bright at the upper end.
A point to note: the skullcandies are much easier to drive than the marshmallows. While this means that they don’t drain battery life as quickly, it also means that they hiss a good amount with low- and mid-level portable amps, but neither benefits significantly from amping to begin with.
I've seen a few people give bad reviews on other sites and a couple here state that these have no L - R distinction. They do, but hard to find. If you look at the back of the earbud, the L & R are on the cord that meets the earbud itself. They are small & in good lighting, you'll see them. Other than that, I've used these for a few days now & absolutely love them. These replaced the cheap iPhone headphones that came with it. This doesn't have a mic, but didn't use that feature too much anyways.
Sound quality is surprisingly good for such cheap headphones. They definitely wouldn't stand up to the standards of any audiophile, but for an average joe music listener like myself, these buds are perfect.
I love the color variety that these headphones are available in. It allows for some personalization and style. I was also more than pleased to find that they come with two extra sets of interchangeable rubber "ring things" to accommodate for different sized ears. These buds fit amazingly well and actually block out some sound. Verrrry comfortable.
The one thing that annoyed me about these headphones was the way the you could feel/hear the wire moving through the buds. It's hard to explain, but every time the wire is hit or moved, I can hear it/ feel it through the buds. Hardly a reason not to buy though.
Overall, these headphones simply cannot be beat for the great price
WHAT ARE THEY?
These are earphones that are made by Skull Candy.
You can buy all different designs of these same earphones but the ones I bought for my daughter are plain black with a small picture of a white skull on each earphone. My daughter likes them very much because she likes to wear skulls on her clothing and now she has earphones to match up with what she is wearing.
WHAT I THINK
I bought these for my daughter when she broke her other set and I bought them only because of them being Skull Candy because I have bought my other daughter the same ones before and they have lasted her for a long time.
It was good that there was a skull set in the shop where I was or I would have just bought another design because I would not like to have to go to alot of shops just for a small picture that is different.
The sound when I have used them is very good and I like to listen to music through these earphones even though they are my daughters. You can not hear very much noise when you are listening from outside the earphones and I know when my daughter uses them I can not hear her music very often so they do not annoy other people.
The lead is long enough for my daughter to put her MP3 player in her pocket but it is not too long and I am happy about that because my daughter is still small.
These are cheap earphones and cost only £6 and I think that is value because they are smart to wear and they work good as earphones also without breaking quickly like alot of earphones of that price.
5 Dooyoo Hearts.
Had them for a while and I'm gonna be honest with you, they're not the best, but they're definately not bad for the price. They're durable, stylish, and cheap. They're definately better than earbuds that you get with your phone and if they're your first decent pair of earbuds then you'll probably like them unless you're an audiophile. They're really durable so they'll last for a long time. But if you're not taking care of them, you can actually break them fairly easily. The only drawback is the sound. It's not bad by any means but they're not quite premium quality like earbuds on the more expensive side. Overall you're gonna be happy with the purchase if they're your first pair of good earbuds. The price is quite low so you have nothing to lose. But if you have a little more money to spend then get something better.
I don’t tend to buy very expensive earphones, because I guess I don’t look after them well as they never last for very long! Skull Candy INKD seem to be very popular and they are priced reasonably – I bought mine off Amazon for around £10.
Skull Candy is a well known brand, so I was confident I would be getting a quality product, and I did. They look very stylish, there were a lot of pretty colour options to choose from – I have blue. These are in-ear earphones, and unlike a lot of my other earphones they are really comfortable, even when I have been wearing them for a long time. They also block out sound quite well, even when you are in noisy surroundings like a train.
This kind of earphone can often have really bad sound quality, but Skull Candy INKD earphones are actually pretty good, not tinny in any way. If you are really serious about your music then maybe you won’t like them, but for the average user they will do just fine. Also, I was told Skull Candy products are meant to have a lifetime guarantee so if they break you can always get a replacement for free - just make sure you keep your proof of purchase.
I have had mine for about five months now and I think they are starting to fail, occasionally the sound in the right earbud falters, but they have lasted me far longer than a lot of my earphones, and I will almost definitely get another pair when these finally break.
When my old Samsung earphones broke, I needed to buy quickly some new. I came on Amazon across these Skullcandy ink’d earphones for £8.99 so I decided to give them a try. The price is quite ok - well, you can purchase some basics in Poundland for £1 but they probably don’t last more than one tube journey. You can buy these Skullcandy earphones on wholesale on chinese market for £3 a piece, but the downside is you need to buy fifty of them. So I rather decided to go with a UK seller and his triple price.
I received my new earphones in about 3 working days, the shipping was very fast. My earphones came in black color but you can choose from variety of other colors. The design of the earphones is quite nice, there is a logo of a skull on every earbud. But even the skull design the earphones do not appear to give and negative dark impression. The cable is 1.3 meter long which is quite a ideal length.
When I first tried the earphones they worked time. They survived day to day travelling in a tube for about a month. However after a month I started to hear in the left earbud occasionally a disturbing cracking sound. After another few weeks the left earbud stopped working completely. Even though the earphones came with a 1 year warranty, I decided to not send them back but put them in the trash. I do not recommend to buy these earphones since they do not last very long.
I have owned 3 pairs of Skullcandy INK'd earphones. In short, all of them are now broken.
My first encounter with Skullcandy was in HMV when I was looking for some new earphones, as all I had been using were the ones provided with my phone. I decided to go for the cheap INK'd earphones as I wasn't wanting to spend too much. When paying for them, I was offered the option for insurance from HMV, it was £2 and it meant that if they broke, I got them replaced for free. I decided to go for it as it was only £2.
I was back three weeks later because one earphone had died. I got them replaced, and shockingly I had to re-buy the insurance if I wanted them replaced again. I decided to just go for it again, hoping that I got unlucky the first time. Turns out these ones broke in two weeks. Great. The connection at the 3.5mm jack had become loose and if it was moved the earphones faded in and out of working.
Arriving once again in HMV, I got them replaced for free and then offered once again for the insurance. This time I just said no, as I didn't want a new pair if these ones broke. Surprisingly, this set managed to last two months, before once again that famous one earphone died. So I binned them and never bought Skullcandy again.
I take very good care of my items, especially when it comes to electronics. I kept my earphones in a little protective pouch when they were in my pocket and I never abused them. And yet they still broke despite very careful use. I was very disappointed because, fair enough they were cheap, nothing should be allowed to be sold at such a poor build quality!! The sound quality was good for the price, that is the only thing I could say good about them. Music was clear and there were good basses and treble. It's just a shame they were so poorly made.
I have decided to give 3 stars despite my very poor view on them, simply because others didn't seem to have such a bad time. I may have just been very unlucky, possibly the HMV store had a bad batch. However based on my personal experiences, I do not recommend buying these earphones, but instead go for a good quality pair of Sony or Sennheiser's.
I own a few pairs of headphones. I keep some in my locker at work, some in my handbag and a few pairs are currently laying around here at home. I bought my pair of Skullcandy earphones from Tesco Direct for £10 but you can also find them online through retailers such as Play.com and Amazon.co.uk. The cheapest I have seen them is £7.99, which is a bargain. I have the Rasta coloured ones but you can buy these earphones in all sorts of different colours and designs. Mine came presented in a small plastic package with a spare pair of earbuds, which were smaller than the ones already on the earphones.
I think they sound pretty good to be honest. I've used them in both my iPod Touch and iPhone 5c and they sound perfectly fine to me. Obviously for the price you can't expect Dr Dre quality but they're definitely not bad! The bass sound is good and there isn't a cheap tinny sound in the background like some budget earphones give off. Overall I think the sound quality is better than average. I can't pick up much background noise with these either, which is a bonus when on public transport. These earphones just focus on the music, which is what you want from any decent pair of headphones.
The cord is of a decent length, although it does tangle easily, unless that's just me! The earphones are comfortable to wear and I don't find my ear "aching" after a while, like some earphones have done to my ears in the past.
Overall the sound is nice and clear and the earphones sound great with all different genres of music. I like everything from 80s synth pop to 90s cheese to trance anthems and THE SPICE GIRLS!!!...Obviously - profile photo!
For the price these are great. I would recommend them.
Here is the description from the Amazon.co.uk website:
•Supreme Sound delivers Attacking Bass, Natural Vocals and Precision Highs
•Flattened cable for style and durability
•Mic1–db collection–lets you manage your device
•Designed, engineered and manufactured by Skullcandy
•Ergonomic Design for the ultimate fit
These are definitely some of the best headphones in this price range, but don't expect to be getting the sound quality of a £50+ pair.
Design: The looks here are nothing special, although that is definitely a plus. They clearly put all the money they had into making a great sounding pair of headphones, not great looking ones. The aesthetics do their job nicely, and they definitely aren't ugly. They have white in ear sections, black plastic bodies with the skull candy logo on the outside. They definitely look fine, but won't be winning any awards.
Sound quality: These headphones really shine in this department. They give sound quality equivalent with some much more expensive headphones and easily beat the ones that come with most phones. I would say they are about on par with apple earpods. You will find that these don't have any L/R things to tell you which ear to put them in. It isn't a massive grip but something that shouldn't really a problem. I found that the stock tips that come with these (you only get one pair) gave a good seal and they stayed my ears as long as I wasn't running or moving about a lot. I have however heard that many people struggle with these and need a custom pair of the tips. They are good at isolating noise and give a good range of sounds, with shockingly good bass for a pair of this price.
If you are on a budget and need a pair of cheap and easy headphones with good sound quality, these are definitely the ones to get.
There are a huge number of positives for these headphones, so I will only touch on a few of them, otherwise I will be here all day. I have never had Skullcandy headphones before, however at such a reasonable price of £9.99 on amazon i took a risk and I'm very glad that I did. They are excellent at noise cancelling and so background noise is reduced to a minimum. This means that the audio quality is also amazing because there is no interference. The ratio of the different tones is perfect and the songs sound just as great as they would using speakers. Unfortunately as I turned up the volume on my ipod, the sound began to get distorted, which somewhat disappointed me because it is so good at quieter volumes.
The headphones are extremely comfortable, which means that I practically live in them and they stay in my ears during exercise which is a great quality to have as I have struggled greatly with this in the past. Because they don't fall out easily and are such a reasonable price, they are great for children.
I personally have found that they have lasted much longer than other brands that I have tried, however a couple of my friends also use these and have found that they are easily breakable, especially when shoved into a handbag for a long period of time. I love the colour choice that they give, which means that they are accessible to a huge number of people.
== Quality and durability ==
Having used these headphones and several others these are fantastic for what they are. The sound quality (especially the bass) is fantastic and they seem to be very noise cancelling. They are also very comfortable to wear (I have had lots of problems with this in the past). They are however easily breakable - I myself went through 3 pairs fairly quick, usually the right ear bud stops working.
== Price and Availability ==
I pick these up from my local currys and they cost me £9.99 every time. For that price the sound quality cannot be beaten. these also seem to be available in most electronic and sound stores and they seem to be very common out there.
== Comparison to nearest product ==
I would say the nearest products to these would be the iPhone headphones. And these are much much better. The only thing they don't have is a built in microphone.
I've been using Skullcandy INK'd earbuds for years. I find that they last a lot longer (through the stress of being carried in pockets and schoolbags) than many other brands. They're also a reasonable price and are available in a fantastic range of colours. I also find that they block out background noise very well and the volume and sound quality are fantastic. Many earbuds I've used in the past have had a tendency to become damaged through stretching of the cord (if the iPod/phone falls while still connected to the earbuds) but even through all my clumsiness of getting pairs of these caught in doors/ stood on/ dropping my phone so the cord is pulled, they've managed to survive with no compromising the sound quality. I'm also a massive fan of the capabilities of these headphones for very low bass, as many others would tend to sound more like buzzing than actual music.
I bought these headphones as an alternative to the Apple iPod headphones which I really didn't get on with.
Although they are not the best headphones I have ever owned I think they are a really reasonable price and quality. I use them for the gym and find that they sit in the ear really comfortably and don't fall out even when I'm doing exercises other than just running on the treadmill.
They have quite a cool design too which I think is nice, a little bit different.
The only one bad thing I would say about them is that a couple of times the ear bud bits came off. They go back on easily but if you lost one then it would be a bit of a pain!
I would recommend anyone buying this product that these headphones are great if they are looking for something fairly cheap and of reasonable quality.
I have never been a fan of Skullcandy headphones, neither the in ear or big headphone style types. These are relatively comfortable as they do come with smaller and bigger sizes which I find useful as I always seem to need smaller ear buds, although I did find that they fall off sometimes and I occasionally needed to search my bag for them when the top came off! For about 12 or 13 pounds you do get what you pay for, which in this case - isn't a lot. The sound quality is okay, but not great, either too much bass or nothing at all. They are comfortable and have a pretty sturdy wire that doesn't tangle often which is a bonus- but quality of the sound, which is the deciding factor for me, just isn't up to scratch. I think if you can afford another 4 or 5 pounds a better option would be to look into some similar styles by Soundmagic, they blow these out of the water.