I will admit, a year or two ago when I first saw Skullcandy headphones I thought I had stumbled upon good headphones that I could trust... Well, that all went down the drain when I bought a pair of them. They were perhaps the worst built headphones I'd ever had. I give them credit for lasting as long as they did. And the sound quality, my god, I could probably attribute their crappy SQ to why my hearing is so bad (might explain why I got used to them after awhile...)
Anyway, I'll stop ranting about my bad experience. I am a current teen (19), and as I continue to learn and develop my outlook on life, I have learned that the best way to maximize your investment is to make sure you're getting the best product for your money. If somebody is going to spend 30 dollars on headphones, why not hold up, save your money for a couple of days, and do some research. Instead of spending 30 on some Skullcandies, why not buy the Koss Portapro, which is a time tested design that has kept budget audiophiles happy for a long time?