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Best Skullcandy headphones?

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I bought the skullcandy skullcrushers (I think thats what they are called. The one with the subwoofer.) a few years back and i hated them the sound is very low, battery powered bass, and, and they're kind of small.

Recently i bought the Onkyo ES-HF300 headphones I really liked everything about them but I ordered them twice and the wires came defective both times.

Right now i have store credit at skullcandy and i'm wondering if their higher end headphones such as the aviators are worth it?

 

Also if anyone has tried the Onkyo ES-HF300 headphones does the wire actually make a difference in sound compared to the cheaper models that are $30 less.

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I am about to order the crusher, I really like its vibrating feature...really immerses you in horror games.... I have headphones with big bass quantity and big bass quality....but I think vibration is the ultimate thing that I want...I will probably never use it for music...but only for horror gaming...

 

I don't think skullcandy headphones/sets are audiophile grade headphones......but i don't know...maybe someone can help you here....

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No, the Crushers are not audiophile grade, just like a Kia Sephia is not a Ferrari Enzo. But it seems perfect for what you want though.


Edited by RoMee - 3/18/14 at 4:39pm
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Isn't the crusher a revision of the skullcrusher if so they do not interest me what about the aviators or navigators?

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The problem you'll run into right now is while the Aviator and Mix Master actually sound decent compared to probably the rest of the Skullcandy stock, they can be had for much less in locations other than the Skullcandy Website.  I got my Mix Master for 120 at Best Buy, compared to the 300 the site charges for it.  The Aviator is a decent headphone from what I remember, I haven't listened to mine in quite awhile, the Mix Master more so.  My tastes prefer the Onkyo however.  I haven't gotten to listen to the HF version, but I have the FC version and think its a fantastic headphone for the cost.  From what I remember, the Aviator does have a similar sound sig as the Onkyo tho, so if its something you have enough credit with Skullcandy to get, you very well may enjoy it.  I do remember that it won't have massive amounts of bass tho.

 

Sorry that I'm having to go off of memory, mine's been loaned to a friend for en extended period, she loves the look and the sound.  If I remember there is a gaming headphone guide on Head Fi that actually had something good to say about either the Slyr or Plyr, can't remember which, but I believe it was the Slyr.  You might want to research that one as well to see if it will suit your needs.

 

BTW, as far as the Onkyo cables are concerned, I believe the connection type for them is called MMCX which is shared by Shure.  There are quite a bit of aftermarket cables out there that could work, but I do not have any first hand experience with them.  I think Fiio has one that runs 35 or so, but the last time I checked for it it was pretty much sold out everywhere.

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The problem you'll run into right now is while the Aviator and Mix Master actually sound decent compared to probably the rest of the Skullcandy stock, they can be had for much less in locations other than the Skullcandy Website.  I got my Mix Master for 120 at Best Buy, compared to the 300 the site charges for it.  The Aviator is a decent headphone from what I remember, I haven't listened to mine in quite awhile, the Mix Master more so.  My tastes prefer the Onkyo however.  I haven't gotten to listen to the HF version, but I have the FC version and think its a fantastic headphone for the cost.  From what I remember, the Aviator does have a similar sound sig as the Onkyo tho, so if its something you have enough credit with Skullcandy to get, you very well may enjoy it.  I do remember that it won't have massive amounts of bass tho.

 

Sorry that I'm having to go off of memory, mine's been loaned to a friend for en extended period, she loves the look and the sound.  If I remember there is a gaming headphone guide on Head Fi that actually had something good to say about either the Slyr or Plyr, can't remember which, but I believe it was the Slyr.  You might want to research that one as well to see if it will suit your needs.

 

BTW, as far as the Onkyo cables are concerned, I believe the connection type for them is called MMCX which is shared by Shure.  There are quite a bit of aftermarket cables out there that could work, but I do not have any first hand experience with them.  I think Fiio has one that runs 35 or so, but the last time I checked for it it was pretty much sold out everywhere.

Thanks for your detailed response I have $70 store credit so it would cost me the same out of pocket from Amazon to get the Aviators so i'm just going to get buds since I don't have any at the moment and try to order the Onkyo headphones from Amazon since my defective pairs I got were both from Best Buy.


Edited by SunPraiser - 3/18/14 at 10:48pm
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I tried to like the Skullcrushers. I'm a big Skullcandy fan, and so I got some Skullcrushers about 2 years ago. Right off the bat they sounded like absolute crap. The bass was nothing as advertised. So I thought, maybe I just got a dud. Had it replaced with another pair and had the exact same thing.

Perhaps it was just my bad luck that I got 2 duds.

Anyways, I recently lost my Skullcandy fix buds. I absolutely loved them. They sounded great, and had decent bass. I still want a bit more bass, so looking at getting the JVC HA-FX1x.

Sound is a very funny thing, it's difficult to get headphones based on what other people say. We all hear things differently... So what might sound absolutely crap to you, may sound fantastic to someone else. Best thing to do is see if you can't maybe try them out in store. That way you can make a purchase based on your own personal experience
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