Product Type: Skullcandy headphones
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Not quite music to my ears
Skullcandy INK'D Earbuds
Member Name: robosharkatron
Skullcandy INK'D Earbuds
Advantages: Good sound quality, nice variety of colours
Disadvantages: Not very durable, potentially dangerous!
I've had a huge number of in-ear headphones over the years. I get a lot of use out of them and you will rarely find me without wires trailing out of my ears. My headphones never seem to last particularly long and I really get through them! Because of this, I find that I am unwilling to spend more than around £20 on a pair of headphones. I have owned a few pairs of INK'D Earbuds now and have found that they have good and bad points.
These headphones are fine for using with an iPod or other personal music players. In fact, the sound quality is much better than one might find with other headphones of this price. They rubber ear buds cancel out background noise and immerse you into the sound. The rubber buds also mean that other people cannot overhear what you're listening to, so you won't be getting any irritated glances from fellow bus passengers! The sound is generally deep and enjoyable.
The headphones come in a range of attractive colours. The matt, rubbery, candy-bright colours are very eye catching and given the wide range of colours, will suit any taste and style. The price varies widely according to colour though- anything from around £10 to £25. It's always worth shopping around.
Unfortunately, these headphones do have their downsides. As I said, I have owned a number of pairs of Earbuds in the past. I keep buying them because, for the price, they are unrivalled in terms of the sound quality they deliver. But you do keep having to replace them because in terms of durability, they're awful. With daily use, I have found that the connection begins to fail after a couple of months. It's such a shame, because it seems that the problem could be solved easily: the connection surround just needs to be made of more durable material.
Potentially the most severe problem with these headphones- the reason I stopped buying them in fact- is that they will fall apart in your ear! The Earbuds come with a set of changeable rubber earpieces of various sizes which fit around the part that the sound emits from so that you can pick the one that fits your ear best. Whilst wearing the earphones one day, my headphones were jerked from my ears, but the rubber attachment stayed put. Fortunately I was able to remove the rubber piece from my ear very carefully using a needle and some tweezers, but none-the-less; I won't be buying these headphones again!
Summary: Could be brilliant, but they have some serious flaws.
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