Nice work SKDY..
I do see alot of people's points with the branding and such, I don't think Skullcandy are trying to BEAT the competition as that would take ALOT more than just a couple of new sets but trying to enter into the competition maybe. And these two sets seem good starting points to try get in on the head-fiers game.
I don't see why Skullcandy cannot offer their "Colourfull" range aswell as their "Proffessional" range under the same name head-fiers are of all ages so it would be smart to cater to all age groups.
No Skullcandy will not win "headphone of the year for these phones" but how about "most improved"?
What we should do is keep an open mind and say "well Skullcandy if you want to play with the big boys you better step up"
It definately won't happen overnight and SC aren't stupid, they know who they are up against, but if they work at it and keep at it, you never know maybe in a couple years time they may be able to hold their own against some of the best headphone makers in the world.
I for one will keep an eye and ear out as I do consider look an important part of my purchase aswel as warranties and durability, sound being exceptional is just a given.
IF SC really get that sound quality up there (and i mean good all round not just good for Skullcandy) then I would definately try me a pair.
And when people say for that price blah blah!!.... Limited lifetime warranty.... nuff sed.. They're a good step in the right direction.