Product Type: Skullcandy headphones
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Do My Ears Deceive Me?
Skullcandy INK'D Earbuds
Member Name: charby
Skullcandy INK'D Earbuds
Advantages: Acceptable ear phones, not too expensive
Disadvantages: Limited features, the button broke
If I remember rightly, I bought these earphones in an airport after realising that I had left my existing earphones at home. I was mainly keen to get a pair so that I could listen to music on the plane and so I wasn't particularly concerned about brand or quality and so just went for the cheapest ones they had available.
These are fairly simple earphones - they have no interesting features to speak of other than the option to pause the song you're listening to by pressing a button on one of the wires leading to your ears. Considering that the earphones I got with my iPhone had a similar control that allowed you to not only pause songs but also skip them and change the volume, this single-feature button wasn't particularly attractive. The wires were black and the buds pink and black, although other colours are available.
==What I Thought==
I bought these as a simple replacement for the earphones that I left at home at wasn't expecting wonders from them. I was therefore not disappointed but nor was I particularly impressed. The sound quality is acceptable but not exceptional, but then these were earphones chosen for their cheapness and so that is not particularly surprising. I also miss the ability to change the volume without having to take my phone out of my pocket. This isn't a massive problem but it is irritating, especially if a particularly loud track comes on and you want to be able to change it quickly. Also, despite only having had these earphones for a few months and not using them on a daily basis, this button broke last week. They still work as earphones but I don't have much hope for their longevity considering the button broke so easily.
Aesthetically they are acceptable - simple black wires and so they look fine but not massively impressive or eye-catching. I have to say I prefer how my Apple ones used to look - the white ones are a lot more interesting. They are also easy to carry around as they are very small, so have a benefit over large headphones in this respect.
While these earphones are nice enough and do their job fine, I wouldn't re-buy them should they break completely (which is potentially very soon given the button having already given up). Costing between £10 and £20, they're relatively cheap but considering that they're not amazing quality, I'd recommed getting a different cheap pair or spending a bit more to get something a bit better.
Summary: Acceptable earphones but not recommended
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