Product Type: Skullcandy headphones
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OW! These are Smokin' hot.............. well, not really.
Skullcandy Smokin Buds
Member Name: SuperLTFC
Skullcandy Smokin Buds
Advantages: good sound quality, bass doesn't overpower you, lots of choice of colours
Disadvantages: can't handle quieter music, lots of sound leakage,not comfortable to wear
So the other day I was curiously looking round HMV and had a brainwave that I needed some earphones (due to another pair of my sennheiser cx300 breaking) and went looking through the shelfs and found these...
Before today I had never bought a pair of Skullcandy due to friends saying their build quality was poor and the bass was good but ruined anything which wasn't 'Drum N'Bass', however I came across these and disregarded what my friends said due to being desperate for earphones.....
So, for £20 I expected something rather good.....
-Firstly, They do produce just above average sound quality and there is no tinnyness (if that it is a word) compared to buds such as the ones boxed with apple ipods (which would be better off not being shipped with the ipod at all).
-Secondly, the earphones can handle low basses quite well but nothing that blows your ears off or causes vibrations which for some would be a relief.
-Thirdly, The choice of colours is a big draw such as blue(which I bought), pink, black, etc. They do include other colours but personally its better when you can see them in person as they definitely look better than the pictures.
-There is just nothing special about them, maybe that's because I am used to the cx300's which have a much stronger bass and can handle acoustic and folk music much better
-There is quite a lot of sound leakage above half volume even though below that there is almost nil which I find is weird
-The in ear buds don't really feel very comfortable even though I am used to in ear buds, maybe that is just me not picking the right size for my ear but still it doesn't exactly help the listening experience
They just are spoilt by not having any star qualities and don't really excel in any category. Don't get me wrong, these aren't dreadful and they do not warrant a refund or being unused but simply there are better products on the market in the in-ear market.
Summary: The choice of colour could have made these a hit but let down by not being best in category.
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