I hadn’t bought ‘over ear’ headphones in ages and really agonised over the decision as there are so many out there, with varying sound quality and specs. I’ve had skullcandy fmj’s and titans before – both decent without amazing sound so i wasn’t sure if skullcandy were the right brand for higher-end cans. But now i really feel i chose right with these aviators, the sound is great (you can fiddle with the eq settings on ipod to get it right for you), the style is uber-cool and the remote (for vol and track skip/pause) is superb. I also really like the single wire set-up and the cord is good/strong and doesn’t really tangle – i don’t plan on doing much mixing with them as the phones don’t swivel. Probably more than a tad expensive at full price, but def a great buy in the £90-£110 range when they are on a bit of a discount.
Great all round sound & well built. I had pretty specific requirements for a set of headphones that i would be wearing out and about and apart from sound i was also looking for: well built, iphone control, strong cable, minimal sound leakage and comfy. These are the only headphones that tick all of the boxes for me. One thing to note, i originally tried a white pair but returned them for a black pair – the black ones i received are the updated versions (unlike the white) that now have a detachable cord. As far as i can tell everything else is the same. I think these are great all rounders sound wise. I listen to everything from nina simone to futuristic ambient to prodigy to pop and these sound lovely no matter what i play. On iphone/ipod i find that the added treble setting in eq is the best setting. They have plenty of bass but not at the expense of everything else, they don’t sound muddy at all. With the added bass eq setting i find them too overpowering (but without distortion) so i think they will be fine for bass heads :-)build quality is great and the tough detachable kevlar cable is a real bonus as is the lifetime warranty.
Well, as the song my eardrums are being molested by just exclaimed, oh my god. This is a pair of headphones you’re surely going to get aroused by, especially with the right tune under examination. I impulsively bought this beast of a product yesterday after having tested them out at an hmv store and being won over 100% by the quality of sound and the supremacy of the bass impact (neither of which hinders the other in its active performance; there is a satisfying equilibrium going on there). In truth, this wasn’t an impulsive purchase; but i certainly got a vicious buzz when i clicked ‘buy’ for the sole reason that i knew these bad mother funkers were going to blow my brain into tiny little pieces, never to be reassembled again. There are no flaws, at least that’s according to my audio-beat-up ears (which still work mind). Firstly, the sound threads being sewn as i write this are mesmerising, so much so that it’s seriously strenuous on my mental faculties to competently write this review – i’d turn off the music but i can’t stop (to quaintly quote flux pavilion). Secondly, the bass being pumped into the space in between my intimidated ears is unashamedly savage like a viking plundering some poor, innocent villager’s abode. And, as i’ve already stated, the lows and highs are perfectly comfortable working with each other on this one. The sensitivity of the high pitches unites with the stronghold of the low pitches to form a force as impressive as the armies of mordor (or at least as impressive as they should have been). Here are the specifications for the Skullcandy 2010 Aviator Earbuds –:
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- Skullcandy 2010 Aviator – White
- Sound – Platinum sound performance, 40mm full-range enhanced audio driver
- Contour fit – Aviator inspired spring hinge creates ideal contour fit with optimal wear/stowbility
- Detail – Optics-inspired polycarbonate speaker housing. Premium polished surface bringing a lens quality fit/finish
- Cable with Mic – Tangle-free, no worries nylon cable with skullcandy Mic3
I heard someone talking about these headphones in an airport shop, so sneaked a little listen, when they finished, and they felt so comfortable and great sound quality. Never had any big headphones before so did not buy then. Glad i didn’t as they were £45 cheaper on amazon and could read more reviews that gave me confidence to buy them. All i can say they are brilliant.
Beautiful looking headphones but device dependant: read below. I’ve owned my pair of aviators since early july, over three months, so now long enough to justify an informed opinion. First off, i own the brown and gold versions and they look absolutely incredible. Besides practically everyone at work picking them up off my desk to admire them, i’ve had three people stop me in the street or on the train to ask what make they are, they’re that beautiful. Although there is small skull logo just above each ear piece, it’s not overly obvious these are skullcandy’s, not being as overstated as the other `phones in their range (which at the age of 44 i wouldn’t touch with a barge pole). Now to the sound quality and here i’m not quite sure, even after three months. What i can say is they’re extremely clear. When paired with my 6th gen ipod nano, the bass is too low and the trebles too high: not so bad with classical or pop but just not good enough for my metallica, motorhead and other metal. However, i admit this is probably more due to the audio deficiencies of the ipod rather than any fault of the skullcandy’s. When paired with my nokia n8, my metal sounds better as the device has more output power which helps accentuate the lows more, though still not as much as i’d like.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Sleek, subtle design, pleasing sound, a great investment
- Beautiful looking headphones but device dependant: read below
- Decent Headphones, but not for audiophiles
Having used simple earphones for years, i was interested to see how these would compare. It turned out to be something of a revelation. The first thing you notice is how comfortable they are, sitting well on my head and enclosing my ears. Like others here, i immediately started to hear things in songs i don’t think i ever heard before, enhancing the overall experience. The headphones aren’t too bassy and don’t have any distortion when turned up loud. I’ve been using them walking along busy roads and although they don’t eliminate all traffic noise, they do cut it down quite a bit. You can always turn up the volume to compensate, if you don’t mind blasting your ears. There’s a volume control and microphone on the cord and it’s compatible with iphones, stopping and starting the music when you take a call. The pouch is a bit of a squeeze and they’re obviously relatively bulky to carry around, but in terms of sound quality and comfort i can’t fault these headphones at all.
Probably even too good for just play mp3 from the iphone. They look amazing and are very comfortable. The remote mic works perfectly with the iphone. It comes with a leather pouch and a cleaning cloath. Also the packaging is superb.