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      22.07.2011 02:33

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      Some of the best headphones around

      Us music fans are on a constant hunt for the perfect headphones. It is so difficult to find ones with the perfect sound and the right equalisation to go with whatever player it's in. Skullcandy's headphones are crystal clear and they keep noise out, which is perfect. For those around the users of these, they will be happy to know that they are not hugely loud even when sitting right next to someone listening to music loudly with them. The bass when using these headphones is absolutely brilliant, and is much like the sound of a great record on a great turntable. Another selling point to these headphones is the look- not only are you hearing the music you love, but the size and cool colour scheme and style of these headphones means that other people know how much you love your music too. A great, durable pair for music lovers.

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      21.06.2011 20:30
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      Goo alternative to cheap in ear earphones

      These are small and affordable with good sound quality considering their price, they are best described as an expensive high quality set of airplane headphones. They are light, flexible and offer a nice warm sound which makes these extreemely comfortable to wear and provide a pleasant listening experience.

      As well as being very sleek and stylish, they are made of plastic and are very light an comfortable. What makes these even more comfortable is the soft touch faux leather material, which reduces irritation and also provides your ear with some space to breathe which reduces discomfort and also allows you to use the headphones for prolonged periods of time. The headphone is also adjustable and made of plastic although it is flexible and tight, the adjustment is restricted to may not fit the largest of heads. Although this does ensure a tight fit which means it is great for jogging or perhaps cycling as these are small and light. They are light and sturdy this mean that they are ideal for being out and about and are a more comfortable alternative to in ear earphones. Although I emphasise on how light they are do not get me wrong. These are strong and take take the average knock or to and should be able to survive any normal fall ( unless you are intentionally trying to test their limits). They can take knocks and scrapes, although they are plastic so I would be careful with the scratches. The headphone cable is long and is about the same thickness as the apple earbuds. This is a relief as usually the skull candy headphones usually have very thin wires that break easily however these are a good thickness and increase my confidence about this product.

      Considering their price range their sound quality is very good and these headphones do perform very well. They aren't any Dre Beats, they are a good quality low price pair of headphones. If you do buy these headphones then I recommend turing up the volume on your mp3 player and using an Equaliser to ensure that you are using these headphones to their full potential. The only downside is that the sound can sometimes seem muffled.

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      27.06.2010 15:51
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      A good set of budget earphones for those looking for an enjoyable, but not mind-blowing, experience.

      The Skullcandy recruit headphones are an affordable and overall very good set of headphones, which are comfortable on the ear and offer a pleasant sound experience.

      Design

      Moulded very sleekly, these plastic headphones look stylish, if rather simple. A neat touch is the leather-style ear padding which comfortably fits on your ear and doesn't cause irritation even over extended use. The doubled headband does well keeping the headphones safely in place on top of your head and is adjustable to fit your needs.

      They are also sturdy but light, an ideal choice for wearing while out and about or just listening at home. They are portable, but strong enough to withstand a few knocks and scrapes without many problems. I have had mine for around a year now and the headphones still look as they did when I bought them from another seller, which is a big plus.

      The headphone cord is more than long enough for most peoples' needs, and has a very good (seemingly gold-plated) 3.5mm headphone jack which fits snugly into the mp3 players I have tried it in (think iPod). The cabling is also fairly resilient; it has survived extended use without any superficial damage or tearing (which is more than I can say about others I have tried!)

      Performance

      As far as sound quality is concerned, these headphones perform very well considering their price-range. However, don't expect miracles, nor the same kind of excellent quality you would expect from higher-range Bose headphones. If you are looking for a low-price pair of good-quality headphones, these are a safe choice.

      As someone who likes using bass booster on my devices, I found them very capable of pumping out strong, deep sounds. Sometimes it does sound muffled, but for the most part I have been more than happy with their performance. Sounds are clear, satisfying and above the quality of most low-price earphones I have tried.

      Undoubtedly, these headphones perform best at high volume. I found that too much sound appeared to be lost at lower volume levels and found that I had to raise the volume very high to receive the best experience. For example, on a normal pair of ear-bud earphones, I find I only need to raise the volume on an iPod about halfway for the best experience; on these, it tended to be over the three-quarter mark. For those who don't like to have the volume pumped too loud, this may not, therefore, be the best choice of headphone, as you are missing out on their best quality on the lower levels.

      Summary

      These are a very good, budget pair of headphones. For most users, they will be brilliant: well-designed with long headphone cabling, light and sturdy they are an ideal choice for the bargain hunter. They do not reach the heights of sound quality of Bose earphones, but they wouldn't at such a low price. These headphones are recommended and can be snapped up at around £15 brand new (or, as I did, second-hand for even cheaper).

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      17.08.2009 22:54
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      Perfect for everyday use

      I primarily bought these headphones for one use, whilst Snowboarding. I subsequently used them everyday of a 5 month winter season in France, where they were put under intense pressure countless times. They go wet, cold, sat on etc and are still, to this day, fine.
      They are perfect for any sport of this nature because they are comfortable, light and durable. They are also extremely cheap which means is they do break, what's the big deal?
      As for sound quality, overall it is fairly good, however for tracks with lots of base the sound quality is not great. i would not choose these headphones for use at home when this can really be noticed, Bose would be the manufacture of choice in that instance. This product is ideal for use outside, at school, on the bus, snowboarding, cycling etc.
      As for aesthetics, they look great! The urban feel to these headphones looks cool and fresh.

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      27.11.2008 20:17
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      Much more comfortable than earbuds - you'll barely notice you're wearing them!

      I have to be honest and admit that I initially bought these because they looked really cool, and I didn't really know much about the product beforehand. I have a white and orange one which I bought from a seller on ebay for about 8 pounds, and was quite impressed with the design - sleek, stylish, and just slightly bad-ass. As for sound quality,after using these headphones for about 2 years I have to say that they're pretty good; not fantastic crystal clear sound you get with brands like sennheiser or sony, but still well worth the money I shelled out.

      The warranty that comes with the product is pretty amusing, and they claim that if you manage to damage the headphones through any violent extreme sport (or not) they'll send you a replacement within the warranty period, a claim I have yet to test out because I'm not the violent sort, and my Skullcandies are in near perfect condition. My warranty has since expired but I believe it lasts for about 2 years.

      They double headband is great for those with small heads, as the wider breadth of the band keeps the headphones stably in place on your head, and you hardly ever have to adjust it. (Most other headphones, even in-ear ones, tend to fall off me, for some reason) Because both sides of the headband are adjustable you can adjust it such that the back is longer than the front, thus fitting to the curvature of your head more securely than other headphones.

      The padding is comfy without being scratchy, but thin enough so that the sounds come through clearly, and sits on your ears comfortably without weighing them down and making them hurt.

      To me, the bass sounds quite muffled (you definitely don't get that sort of thumping bass feel) but the treble comes out really well, and the piece covers just enough of your ear so you get wonderful 'surround-sound' while still being able to hear louder ambient noise, so you don't have to worry about not hearing cars honking or people screaming a warning out to you (!!)

      The biggest bonus is how light it is - you can barely feel it once its securely on, and several times I've even forgotten that they're there! It's also extremely flexible and relatively resilient. I've carelessly chucked it into my luggage or other huge bags before and not even a scratch on them, I think it would take quite a lot to snap one of these! The cord is also pretty long, more than 100cms - definitely long enough if you're going to chuck your mp3 player into your bag with more to spare.

      If you can find one for about 10 pounds, buy it! These are a great investment as they're fuss-free, will last you ages and are fantastic for travelling/exercising.

      **Just to clarify, since I got mine off ebay, I didn't get the whole package you normally get if you buy it direct from the company, which includes a pouch and the 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter.

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      Ultra light sport headphones have never been more dialed. The Skullcandy Recruit are armed with a super powerful 30mm audio driver for crystal clear sound. With the specially designed double headband for exact fit and an overall weight of less that 45 grams, the Recruit will never slow you down.