SO. By way of some egregious personal lapse in judgment, I wound up with a pair of Skullcandy IEHs. The 50/50 model, to be exact. They broke a few months later, unsurprisingly. I sent them back to Skullcandy over a month ago, and was just credited with about $62 worth of points on their website to use towards a replacement product. I searched the web and this site, but was not able to find a good side-by-side review of the current line of Skullcandy IEH products.
It looks like it’s between the 50/50, Fix, Heavy Medal, Riot, Smokin Buds and FMJ (Full Metal Jacket). I had no “problem” with the 50/50s, though I was not blown away, so if nobody has any insight to offer I am fine going with those again.
What I listen to:
- Mostly vocal trance (80%)
- Some heavier rock (5%)
- Some classic rock (5%)
- Some film score (5%)
- Mélánge of everything else (5%)
What I’m doing when listening:
- Riding the subway/bus/plane (40%)
- Walking (20%)
- Running/lifting (40%)
Needless to say I need something that will stay put in my ears when running. I have small ears (I think), so this is a constant problem for me, but the 50/50 seemed to do well in that department with the smallest size of rubber “cushions” (for lack of a better word) that they came with.
Also have a feeling that all the running/bouncing around, apart from being Skullcandies, is what caused them to break pretty quickly.
Thanks in advance!