horribly ignoring you all ;)
Ok, so just to go against everything that's been said on here about skullcandy phones, I just ordered a pair of the gold brown TIs today. Thought I'd have a look on here about for reviews, as I got a lot of great info earlier in the year when I got a pair of ultrasones and a headphone amp based from chatting to people on here.
However... I've loved the ridiculously over the top, blinged to stupidity and crazy style of the brown and gold phones since I saw them a few years ago. They're so crazily retro I love them. So I've just paid £45 for a set. I love my old school adidas, still rock shelltoes at 29 and will probably never grow up, which is why I love these.Ti Brown/Gold
Yes they will probably sound sh*t, yes they'll probably fall apart, and NO i dont expect them to sound anywhere near the quality of my ultrasones. But I like the look of them and there's really not many other brands out there that make crazy graphic styled phones that I've seen. Admittedly they will probably never be worn outside of the house, but that's not why I'm getting them anyway.
I think this is why they are selling, the majority of people who buy them probably buy them for their looks. And are not likely to want to spend a fortune on a decent set of phones, if they can have something that looks 'cool' and sounds ok then they are happy. SkullCandy don't even mention the sound quality or try to talk up the phones on their site, they briefly mention the freq.response and then talk some complete sh*te about them, this is their 'product description' on the web page (I don't think that term even qualifies to be fair though!)...
"Narcissus was so in love with himself, that he drowned in a pond while trying to embrace his own reflection. The reflection is rumored to have been wearing a pair of Skullcandy Ti headphones."
THAT'S IT, doesn't mention anything else about them, they could be made of paper and twiglets for all they let us know.
Skullcandy are fun products, that is how they market themselves, that's why they are doing so well in that area of the marketplace. They don't claim to be audiophile products (if you read their 'audiophile' range bit on their site, they're only referring to the more serious STYLING not sound). I think you guys and girls all need to chill out a bit. There's no point getting so worked up about something that doesn't really even have a place on this site (other than for information purposes), so sit back, enjoy your serious setups and if they offend you all so much as they apparently do, stop chatting about them and giving them search links to this site
Anyway, there you go, I thought I'd just chip in my two cents (or 1 and half pence) as i was amazed to read so much angry rants about skullcandy.