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post #16 of 137
prepare for flaming and trolling. Although, skull candy is just as bad as people say it is
post #17 of 137
Get an ES7... Or a PX100... Or a giftcard. Please, no SK
post #18 of 137

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Edited by TheBigCW - 12/30/12 at 12:45am
post #19 of 137
Public likes BOSE and SK because majority of the people listen to music in noisy environments, and the bloated bass of consumer headphones sort of make up for that. I know because when I was a teenager, I thought BOOM BOOM = good music.

Not to mention half of the people out there can't even distinguish 5-10db of difference from neutral. If a certain pair of headphones have a -8db dip at a common frequency, we would probably go nuts and flame the hell out of it (or plug it into a powerful amp and turn to max volume). The public doesn't care, to the untrained ear, they can't hear it.
post #20 of 137
Quote:
Probably the coolest set of headphones to buy on the market today [], with lavish looks and superior base making them a great choice.

If your the kind of person that likes to be a little different from everyone else, the skullcandy headphones are defiantly for you as you will see they really stand out from the crowd. This is by no means their only strength as a product, make no mistake they sound phenomenal [].
lulz abound
post #21 of 137
Dont buy it. Trust me.
post #22 of 137
Sony XB series headphones have a frequency response low end of 5hz or 3hz if you want to show your friend beefy bass. If you're not picky about neutrality they'll probably be good enough for general listening.
post #23 of 137
Grado with paint job.
post #24 of 137
Skullcandy, according to your website:
"We have tested nearly all of their range and can honestly say they can compete with Sennheiser headphones and sound better than every other manufacturer on the market"

You're either deaf, dumb, or a liar.
post #25 of 137
Thread Starter 
FYI - That better sounds website is owned by my brother. I ask the question here as I expect an answer from someone with outstanding knowledge in this deparment...

I appreciate your opinions on the skullcandy's, I may have a little re-think then...

I may go down the Grado or Sennheiser route then.
post #26 of 137
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by captian73 View Post
You have to be very careful around here, becasue like Bose, most people who slang them off haven't actually tried the!

i did this review a few years back.

Headphonedeals.org » Blog Archive » Skullcandy Lowrider Review.

My issue with skullcandy it not so much the sound quaility but the build quality which feels cheap and tacky.

Which SC's were you thinking of?
I was thinking the SK pro's (I am willing to spend a little bit of money). From other reviews around the web they seem to be generally fairly positive...

If there is another set with the bass quality to match with perhaps a better build quality, a suggestion would be deeply appreciated...
post #27 of 137
Ok:

What's your budget?
Music tastes?
What will you be running it out of?
Other things to consider?

Please answer the above questions.
post #28 of 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by Better Sounds site
If your the kind of person that likes to be a little different from everyone else, the skullcandy headphones are defiantly for you as you will see they really stand out from the crowd.
Funny, because EVERYONE wears one now. Slap on a pair of Audio-technica M50's or Grado's and that will make you stand out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Better Sounds site
This is by no means their only strength as a product, make no mistake they sound phenomenal.
Uh, no. There've been a lot of new guys blindly bashing these (no offense), and having tried a few friends' pairs, I have to agree. The FMJ, Hesh, and Skullcrusher all have thin, flat, lifeless sound; the bass that they flaunt is, rather than smooth, rich, or full-bodied, is boring. Rather than quality, it's as if they pump out the same frequency at varying volumes, from too weak to too loud. And don't get me started on the mids or highs.

/bash

Quote:
Originally Posted by christoph1 View Post
FYI - That better sounds website is owned by my brother. I ask the question here as I expect an answer from someone with outstanding knowledge in this deparment...

I appreciate your opinions on the skullcandy's, I may have a little re-think then...

I may go down the Grado or Sennheiser route then.
Judging by your mention of "beefy bass drivers", I'd say you're better off with Sennheisers, because Grado's aren't going to deliver bass well as well as Senn's without an amplifier.
post #29 of 137
Thread Starter 
To comfirm this is a gift for a friend.

Budget: £100 - $160

Music Taste - Really vaired. I beleive he favours bassy type

Source: iPod I beleive.

Other: Likes something to stand out, hence asked about the skullcandy set.
post #30 of 137
would he consider in-ears?
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