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I used to own an iPhone before I got my HTC desire, and these headphones came free with them, having owned previous iPods, I knew that no good would come from these earphones. They are considered to be very flimsy ans weak and I didn't expect any high quality from them. I thought they'd last a couple of weeks and not longer, so I was forced to use them until I tracked down a better pair of earphones to use. As you would expect they are simple earphones but these dont even have a gold plated connection, these are silver plated, but what more would you expect from a pair of FREE headphones right? Within the first two months, the rubber coating on the apple wire had stared to peel away and I could already feel them breaking. The rubber coating seems to be a distance away from the actual inner wires themselves, therefore creating a "sleeve". This is good as it means that it is not stiff which means that they will not break easily. However the wire is thin and quite rubbery, therefore very easy to peel away at, especially for those like myself who for some reason, chew on their headphone cables every now and again. However, under normal use they are actually better build quality than they first appeared to be.
The connection is silver plated and it nice and tight, this means that they will not accidentally disconnect, however it is not too stiff, all it takes is a gentle push or a gentle pull in order to insert and remove these from their connection so there is no fear that you will pull the wire loose. These fit in quite well in the ear and seem to be quite comfortable. Although they are not comfortable as the in ear pair of headphones and they do seem to fall out a lot, these are average. Note: it is only the small rubber ring around the ear buds that keep them in your ear. If you accidentally peel this away then they will fall out of your ear and the plastic ring will feel sharp and will cause discomfort. However I find that I can wear these headphones for several hours without feeling discomfort. There is also a small clip which joins the two headphones together, you slide this clip up and down to suit your need, it is also said to help with the balance and stability of the headphones to make sure that they don't fall out of your ear.
The sound quality from these headphones is not to bad. There is not much bass at all but once again you can't expect much from a free set of headphones. They are more than good enough to play music from occasionally, but again if you are an audio phile then these are probably not for you and you probably want to get your own. They do seem a bit tinny though and produce a slight metallic sound. The volume nage isn't too bad, but be warned it is very easily to blow the drivers on this pair of earphones. So if you like your music loud then these are defiantly not for you.
The remote and mic are not bad, the stiff rocker buttons mean that you do not accidentally adjust the volume or make random calls and the middle push button can also be used to control the 'ipod' function on the iphone, which means you can change the track or even hear hat is being played.
I am not really into Skull Candy's over ear headphones, apart from the low riders, however, my brother got these headphones not to long ago, and I thought I'd give them a try. Although the low riders are an on ear pair of headphones they are quite comfortable, they are just as comfortable as these. The ear cups rest comfortably around your ears, there is some padding on the side of the headphones, however, there is no leather padding on the top of the headphone. I understand that there is a folding hinge at the top but they could have still added some padding onto their, as the plastic feels hard on your head and it can cause com discomfort, especially whilst sitting on your bed with a laptop as it is not the optimum position. Skull candy have lately become a fashion tre,d not only do these headphones look good but they perform well as well. They come in a range fo colours to suit your style, so you can keep up with the trend. They have a huilt in subwoofer, having this right next to your ear beans that the bass feels warm and not to over powering, the swivel design seems to fold outwards slightly to match the contours of your ears, not sure if this was intentional but it seems to make it more comfortable to wear. Although the headphones may seem large, they are in fact actually quite light. This means that the discomfort of not having a headband is reduced, although still noticeable. However this light weight does make it feel a little cheap, especially since it is made of plastic, if it had a little bit of weight to it then it would feel more comfortable, stable and more of a premium product.
Although skull candy cannot sometimes be the best in build quality, surprisingly these were pretty god for plastic headphones, they had a thin rubber cap where the wires connect to the earphones, to ensure that they will not pull out, this makes me more confident about the build quality. As being an owner of many many headphones at various price ranges, I can say that the number one problem I've had with skull candy headphones is that their cables pull out a lot. However if this does occur then there is no need to worry as skull candy's warranty is amazing and there will be no hesitation for them to replace them. The smoking buds come in a variety of colour combinations just as the usual skull candy colour range. However the headphones with more complex designs to come at a higher price. Depending on the design they are more or less, but the average price is £20.
The earphones come with the standard three tips, Small, Medium and Large. These have a rubberised matte feel which provide a soft grip, this means that they are more comfortable and stay in your ear more, this allows you to wear them for a greater period of time without causing discomfort or irritation. I could wear mine forever without taking them off. However there is a small thick rubber ring that seems to be created where the rubber ear tip and the ear bud itself meets, although this does not cause discomfort or affect you whilst listening, it does for some reason create a build up of wax, this can be difficult to clean p without removing the rubber ear tip. However, I do recommend that, whatever earphones you have, you clean them on a regular basis and remove the wax, for good hygiene and also a good listening experience. The earphones also have their own separate volume control this means that you do not have to constantly reach for your device in order to change the volume, it is within reach and can be adjusted easily. The earphones packaging is typical of skull candy, it is plastic and stiff. Although it can be a bit hard to remove it shouldn't take you too long. In the packaging you get the earbuds the rubber tips a small carrying case, and your warranty information. As well as a skull candy logo, stencil which is probably for vandalising things. These sound amazing, although the bass can be a bit muffled at times, overall they are able to cover the whole frequency spectrum and have no problem handling deep bass and dub-step-like highs.
These are definitely worth the money and compare very closely with higher end earphones such as the Full Metal Jackets also by Skull Candy.
I bought these for my sister last year, the same time I got my GI's. believe me these are nothing like the GI's these are much better, both build quality wise and sound quality wise. These headphones are everything that I expected the GI's to be. She seemed very happy with the pink colour and was insistent that I specifically get these headphones, as not only have skull candy and over ear headphones become a fashion trend in general but she is what I would consider to be a "girly girl" and these seemed like the perfect present for her. Although she may not care about the sound, I sure do and I wanted to make sure that my sister was enjoying her music, and hearing everything she paid for (on iTunes). They were extremely good price the were approximately £30, in the UK thats only £4 more than the Low riders that I had bought.
These are over ear headphones, the cups on these headphones seem to be larger than average, completely swallowing your head and covering you ears, they are not completely sound isolating but they do block out the majority of background noise, and rest comfortably and softly on the edges of you cheek. Whilst blocking out some white noise, all in all these headphones create a very warm listening atmosphere, and makes you feel like you're in your own little world with these headphones on.
The headphones come in a range of colours, so guys you do have an opportunity to try these, these come with a nice and stylish carry case to protect your headphones, considering you do pay a nice price for them. You also get a spare change of ear pads, just in case these ones get boring or they wear out. The cable on the headphones cas a gold plated 3.5mm Jack, which is the standard jack for all mp3 players as well as iPods. However, for all the audiophiles and Dj's out there, do not be alarmed as these do come with a 3.5mm to 1/4inch adaptor so you can plug it into your high end system or even your DJ mixer. These would be perfect for DJ's their large ear cups, strong build and swivel ability, make it good for mobile dj's as something to just throw in their bag, perhaps as a pair of backup headphones? The cable also has it's own volume control, so you don't always have to reach for your music device to slow down the volume. The sound quality is good, however it is a bit acoustic bias, so you do not get the really deep basses and smooth transitions. This is not too much of a problem but may upset you dub step and house fans.
These look as if they would be sturdy and stiff, and should be able to withstand a lot of rough treatment, however, this was not true with the pari I bought, I was very disappointed with these, and I wish that they had not broken. The quality of Skull Candy headphones seems to be inconsistent lately, and it seems you have to be the lucky person to get a pair that is not broken. Within the first three months of use one of the hinges broke, which was not to difficult to fix however, for some reason that ear cup was not playing sound as loud as it should be (basically one ear cup was louder than the other) and eventually that one blew. This really annoyed me as I had paid a lot for these headphones and now I was not able to use them to their full potential. Although I did treat them more roughly than an average person would however it was not to much, they should have survived.
As far as comfort goes, these are extreemely good, the leatherette cover on the ear cups is soft and spongey, they rest comfortably on your ear and allow you to wear them for prolonged periods of time. The larde semi circle design means that they are not too close to your ear which prevents the build of heat which leads to discomfort, however the plastic that is used does create poor acoustics as it means that the sound is very tinny and metallic, it seems rather flat and a if there is no depth to it. Although the bass can definitely be felt, it always seems as if one end of tthe frequency spectrum has to battle with the other, all in all leading to poor sound quality and rather dead and flat music with no depth what so ever. Over all I think that these are poor quality headphones, with both sound and build and I feel that these do not live up to the usual skull candy standards, perhaps a better purchase would be the skull candy HESH
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.
These are amazing pair of on ear headphones with some major disadvantages. Firstly their build quality isn't all that. the wire has a thing coating and it got scratched of pretty easily. On top of that one of the ear cups blew. After extensive use of these earphones the leather on the ear cups decided to soften and become flat, this meant that I wan experiencing a great deal of discomfort whilst wearing these on ear headphones. The quality is amazing, and their ability to enclose sound is amazing considering that they are on ear headphones. I own a pair of Dr Dre Studio Beats, and they leak like crazy and these headphones leak less than them. I got these pair of headphones before they became a fashion statement, it's not hard to see why they became a fashion statement, they definitely look amazing, they are light small and stylish whilst also being comfortable, what more could you want from a pair of earphones? Another added bonus is their portability. Gone are the days of small little in ear earphones that get tangles up in your pocket, these have a total of 5 hinges. Two that make the single ear cups swivel up and down, the second hinges that pivot the ear cups forward and backward, these hinges also allow you to fold the ear cups into the headband. The last hinge allows the headphones to be folded in half as the hinge runs down half way across the headband. Using all these hinges, they roll up into a nice little bundle, that can fit into most pockets, theres no concern about these headphones what so ever. Simply give them a little hake and they're open and ready to use.
The only issue I have with these is that the wires come out of both ear cups rather than one. This is a disappointment as it increases the chances of breaking ( especially due to the thin wire), and it would also be more comfortable and convenient to have the wire running from one side.
These are a fantastic pair of cheap little headphones, and you sure do get a lot of great sound quality for what you pay. They're a choices of colours available which are black, silver, red, white, pink, green, orange, and blue along with some special edition Paul Frank designs which have a very distinct monkey logo on the side, these also come in a range of colours. these are great if you are fashion conscious as they do not cost a lot what so ever, I think they did take the iPod colour range into consideration when they made this. However, I think these are great for the fashion obsessed people who want their headphones to match their clothes. The packaging is light yet solid, you can be assured that these were not damaged in transport. It comes in traditional headphone packaging, it can be a little stiff at first, however, it is relatively easy to open with your hand, although I did have to use a knife. I don't know if it's my hatred of such packaging, or my high expectations (due to having opened many beats by dre boxes), but the packaging kind of brought me down a bit. Inside it contains the headphones themselves and 3 pairs of ear tips (Small Medium and Large) however the large ones seem to be smoother than the others so slip out easily. It also has a small paper stencil of the skull candy logo, which is pretty much just for destroying everything around you (including your cat according to the stencil). It also has warranty information, skull candy are known for having amazing customer service when it comes to faulty products and also has a warning sheet telling you about ear safety and listening to your music responsibly.
The earphones themselves seem sturdy and durable and I don't think that the drivers themselves will have a problem, although the wire does concern me, it seems to appear light and seems a bit weak. The rubber like coating seems to be easily scratched of and the wire seems thin in proportion to the earbuds, this build up a fear of the wire being pulled out from the earbuds (they're even thinner than the apple earphone cable). the shape of these earbuds mean that they go right inside your ear without being uncomfortable, they are great at noise cancelling and are perfect for sitting on the underground and trying to stop your ears from popping. The earphones to seem a bit bass bias, although this can be a good thing, if the song itself is bass heavy then it will cancel out or at least muffle and distort the other frequencies so I do not recommend music such as dub-step on these earphones.
the only disadvantage I would say is the placing of the L and R text, they are small and embossed in black, this makes it difficult to see especially in dark conditions.
For all those young budding music producers out there, this is a definite recommended purchase. Also for the professional Dj's. They come beautifully packaged with a spiral cable to ensure that you won't break them. They also come with a 3.5mm to 1/4 inch adaptor to allow you to connect it to any professional audio device. these are dfinately a step up from the Studios, which seemed to be designed more towards the Dj Market. Although these headphones are as tough as a rock. They are made of aluminium and have a very good weight to them, however the thick leather padding which rests at the top of your head means that it takes all of the weight of, this means that you do not feel the weight on your head, so it is good for long use. The earcups also swivel backward, this means that they are great for DJ monitoring as it means that you do not have to constantly battle to get into awkward positions to hold one ear-cup on your ear. The frequency it covers is superb, I've listened to various pieces of music in this and I've heard parts that I didn't know existed. The drivers seem good and reliable I have cranked these right up and see no sign of them breaking. For those of you that own the studio pairs, I must say, these are much more comfortable, the leather padding on the ear-cups is not as soft but it is much thicker, this means that the drivers themselves are a bit more further away from your ear. These create optimum acoustics for producers, because they are more further away from your ear, it also means that it reduces the hot feeling som people experience and also reduces discomfort, this means that you can wear these headphones for prolonged periods of time. These are the prefect pair of headphones, however they do seem a little pricey.
Because they are made of aluminium they can be vulnerable to SOME scratching, Unfortunately the PRO's only come with a neoprene cae (like you get with the Solo HD's) rather than a hardshell case like you do with the studios. However we must remember that the Studios' seemed to be aimed at DJ's who are always on the go so they would need more protection, whereas the PRO's re aimed at people with high end systems that listen to music at home or even producers, this means that their headphones are unlikely to be thrown around a lot so less protection is needed
This is a flash memory based portable media player, this will play audio as well as video and because it is flash memory it means that file transfer and navigation will be quick and easy unlike the slow responde that you can sometimes get on the iPod classic. The slim, thin sony erriccson-like design means that it will slide into almost any pocket and is perfect for exercise, simple large easy to understand buttons means that navigation is simple (even for those of us that may have larger than average fingers). It's batter life is amazing, it claims to play for 48 hours of music but i found I got 45 hours of continuous music playback. Not only that but its great for watching videos on the go, it even comes with a small fold out stand that tucks away neatly into the back of the device after you are done with it. It's ana amazing little thing,although the small screen does make it difficulty for long hours of watching, possible not the best of devices for watching movies on an aeroplane. The earphones that come with the player are amazing and they definitely bring ut the true potential of the player, unlike the cheap headphones you get with apple devices, these are in ear headphones are are superior to the apple ones. However one feature that is missing from the pervious generation is the noise cancelation feature and also the on the go playlists, which made this a fun little device. Instead, they have given it tiny speakers and an oversized screen. However the largest problem is that transcoding large video files can be a pain as it takes a long time.
It is not an upgrade from the previous generation of walkman but is a new device on its own. A high quality audio and video player that looks like a phone.
This comes in the traditional minimalist style apple box. It comes with the regular things. The device comes sitting at the top. Underneath you have the warranty information and the user guide as well as the typical apple stickers. They also come with other essential things. They come with the dock adaptor connector, the 30pin sync charge cable and the traditional Apple Earphones, however if you want to take full advantage of the sound quality then you'd probably want to buy your own better sounding earphones. The build quality is superb, it is even thinner than the iPhone and is thin and crisp. It does have a bit of weight to it so therefore it feels like a quality item as it is fully aluminium. It has a mirror finish on the back, although it looks absolutely beautiful you probably would want a screen protector as it gets scratched extreemely easily. The music is also great you can store many many songs onto there, and thanks to the large memory you can also take advantage of the new retina display and upload high def movies onto your iPod. The music player on the iPod also has the "Genius" feature. This is where the iPod takes similar types of songs that it thinks you would like to listen to and puts them together in a playlist. It's a bit like having a DJ in your pocket. The screen is large and is extreemely responsive. The thin slick design means that it is very easy to slide in and out of your pocket. It is very simple to use as it all works via the touch screen, the only buttons you will ever need to touch are the power buttons, the volume rocker and the large home button which many people are familiar with. There are also many apps to download on the iPod, many of the Apps that are available on the iPhone are also available on the iPod. It is truly an iPhone without the phone. YOU CAN EVEN USE FACETIME!. Although the rear facing camera only records 720p and has a lower stills resolution than the iPhone it is stil great for basic use and for taking videos every now and again. With this device you'll never get bored.!
This is smaller than the first generation iPod Shuffle, but feels better than the previous generation, which was basically a USB stick with a headphone port. It feels heavier than the first generation iPod generation an also feels more stronger and more robust. It clips onto different pieces of clothing, and the clips feels a bit thicker, which allows for a tighter hold and makes sure that it means that it clips onto clothing in a more stronger way so the chances of it slipping or falling are reduced. Other iPods are usually at a higher price point whereas this is the cheapest. Thankfully they have reverted back to the old style of iPod shuffle with volume control, and control buttons on the iPod itself. This makes i perfect for sport, I always use this when I am at the gym or jogging, its perfect. The thick chunky bottons are easy to press this means that it is easy to control you music even when you are jogging or going any sort of exercise. Due to it's small size and shape it fits into almost anywhere, this means more added comfort.
I own many iPods so I found it easy to transfer all my music onto it by using iTunes. However unlike the 30 pin cable that most iPods use, the shuffle comes with a 3.5mm to USB cable, which you plug into the headphone port. The shuffles best feature is the ability to shuffle songs, as you can tell by the iPods name. This shuffles up all the iPod songs so you can never tell what is coming up next, it's a bit like having a Dj in your pocket.
For anyone that wants to use this for sporting purposes or just on the go, then this is a definite buy.
These are a premium product, and you can tell from the start. They come packaged in a unique box, with the headphones inside their very own neoprene case. Not only does this protect you device, but it also adds to the portability of it, which is the primary reason these headphones were created. They come with two cables, they come with the standard red 3.5 to 3.5 cable but they also come with the iSoni talk cable. This is a cable just like the other however, it has an additional feature. It has a control, similar to the one sean on the Tour headphones. these can be used on iPhones, Blackberry's and also other smartphones, to control volume and also to pick up and answer phonecalls.
These are on-ear style headphones. They are designed to provide high quality sound at a lower cost and also added portability. The leather is soft and light, this allows you to be able to use the headphones for prolonged periods of time without it being uncomfortable or getting hot on your ear. This is a benifit as it means it can be used on long journeys without discomfort.
It also provides superb osund quality, from such a small size. Although the bass is not as loud as the bass on the studios or the pros, all of the frequencies are clear and it offers superb sound. The only problem I would have with these headphones is the hinges. The hinges seem as if hey are out of line and look as if they are broken. This makes me worry when folding the headphones as I fear that they may be damaged and I may break them
This ne iPod Nano is a mess, I bought it, and thankfully the shop had a 90 day returns policy, I immediately returned it after 2 months and bought an iPod classic. this iPod comes in apples traditional minimalist style packaging. with the earphones and apple stickers neatly tucked away at the bottom. Just like the previous generation iPod it comes in a variety of colours. This is half the height of the previous generation iPods (great an even smaller screen). The largest change, is the loss of the beloved click wheel. In fact, the only buttons are the volume keys, and the button to sleep/wake the iPod. Everything else is controlled by the multi-touch display.
IT IS NOT RUNNING iOS DO NOT CONSIDER IT A SMALL iPOD TOUCH!
I'd say that this iPod fits between the iPod shuffle and the iPod touch. I hate it. The old iPod and all its features are dearly missed, it seems as if apple, in their hype about smaller and thinner, have forgotten the basics about ADDING features to new products, not taking them away. The old iPod nano, represented good price with features packed in, however, this iPod shows otherwise as the price actually rose. The previous generation boasted about having a camera ans how useful this would be, however, for some reason apple has decided to remove the feature which they were so keen on promoting with the previous generation iPod. Forget about video recording, they have even removed video playback, this makes this iPod seem so ancient, these days there are even cheaper alternatives that play video and are more compact and feature packed. Yes, this would have been a great decision if they were upgrading the iPod shuffle however it is the wrong decision for the nano. The old one was better.
I recently bought a HTC Desire, but I must admit, nothing can compare to my old Nokia 5800 smartphone. I runs the trusted Symbian OS, so you know noting will ever go wrong
It is made of plastic, and it has a resistive touch screen, this means that it respons to pressure rather than touch. This means that you can use a stylus (which is supplied). The back is a rubberised plastic, this makes it have a good grip and feels safe in the hand. It is a good weight it is not to heavy or not too light, this means that you can hold it comfortably in your hand without worry of it slipping. Overall it is a sturdy phone, and is built with Nokia's superb quality. However there is only one downside and that is that the stylus is inserted into the back of the phone. After pulling it in and out of it's spot several times, I have noticed that the grip becomes looser. It is not too loose but I do fear that the stylus may fall out, although you can get replacements for 50p. Another issue it the method of getting the sim card and micro SD card in and out. You insert them by lifting plastic seals on the side, now this is a cause for concern as I fear that they may some day break, as they are only held on by rubber.
It has 2G & 3G so you will get fast speeds everywhere you go. Bluetooth, GPRS & WiFi, so you can connect to your home network
It's media functions are amazing after al it is an "Xpress Music" phone. There is a media button on the top right, when you press this it will bring down a menu which will give you access to all of the media functions. This is superb as it means that you can quickly have access to your music and photos, with the touch of a button. Symbian also has its own market. Although they do not live up to the standards that Apple & Android have set, there are reasonably good apps that will have you hooked onto them.
The messaging feature also has many different methods of input, there is the standard alphanumeric keypad. Then there is handwriting recognition, where you use the stylus to write your message, however for this to be accurate you should "train" the device so it can "learn" your handwriting, this can be done through the settings on the phone. Another method is the mini QWERTY this is where you use the phone in portrait mode, however, use the stylus or the plectrum to type out the message with the small keyboard that appears on screen. There is also Full QWERTY mode. If you turn the phone sideways so it is in portrait view, you will notice a large QWERTY keyboard appears. This is because the phone has it's own accelerometer, this is good as it means you do not have to go through many menus in order to find what you are looking for. This method of typing will mean that you can type out very quickly, this will appeal the the texters. It's sound quality is superb, it has a 4.1 surround sound system built into it and the screen is in 16:9 ratio, just like cinema screens