something cheap, small, comfortable and fun to listen to. NOT a critical
listener. Everything is listened off of her iPod Nano. Often it is audiobooks
and TV shows as much as music. In the past she has been happy with Sony
EX-51's (broken several pairs), but did not like the fit of any of the larger
IEM's I've had (Shure E2's, Super.fi 5Pro, Super.fi 5EB, etc).
She preferred to spend less than $30! I talked her into getting the Skullcandy
Titans (from Target for $38). This was mainly based on the the review at
Top 10 Best Headphones - 2009 Gear Guide | HeadRoom Audio
She also liked the fact that they came with a handy little case and volume control...
Came in some terrible blister packaging, like all the Skullcandy headphones.
Upon opening them I was quite disappointed by the cabling. This is normally
what fails in her use, and these seemed just as bad (or worse) than the
similarly priced Sony offerings. They have a short cable with a very slim
(straight) 3.5mm connection. Works great for use on an iPod.
The earpieces are similar to the Sony's (and Super.fi, Shure soft tips, etc).
The fit is shallow, more like the Sony's. They're a metal body, but they are
fairly small and are pretty comfortable to wear.
Based on a very short listening period the main thing I noticed was the BASS!
Very plentiful, probably moreso than my Shure E2's. Overall the sound is
pretty decent, but nothing great. IMO, I much prefer the sound of the
Shure's, but they do cost 3x as much. The mid/high range is acceptable but
not great and bass, while plentiful, is not super tight. Sound is no where near
as good as the KSC 75's and 35's that I have, but I can't stand the earclip
Overall I think they're about what I expected. The sound is good (for a $40
headphone), but not great. They are small, light and comfortable, but not
necessarily durable. For a fun, portable headphone I would suggest them over
anything else I've tried (for the price), but I don't think they will compete with
anything in the $100 range, or if you're interested in accurate sound
Here are some quick photos: