Im trying to decide between the Skullcandy INKd in ear buds or the Skullcandy Smokin buds. The smokin buds are 20 bucks, and the inkd buds are 10. The smokin buds have a Frequency range of 18 -20 KHZ, the inkd ones have 20 -20kHZ. also, the smokin buds have a volume slider on the cord, but I dont care about that. Im just trying to find which has the ebtter sound.
This is the INKd buds http://www.amazon.com/Skull-Candy-S2INBT-FZ-Skullcandy-Earbuds/dp/B000Q74102
and these are the smokin buds: http://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy-Smokin-Buds-Stereo-Earbuds/dp/B0015MPJ6W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1258402329&sr=1-2
" @Atramentous: Because it isn't practical or wise to wear giant headphones at work or school. I got the inked ones as a gift and they lasted me a good 6 months, pretty good quality too. "Its not the 70's. You dont need GIANT headphones to get good sound. You can go to the store and get any random Sony headphones and they will sound better the ear buds. Ear buds are just what they give you for free when you buy gadgets because they are too cheap to give you grownup equipment.
I have had a pair of these for mp3 players and the like(when I cant walk around with an actual good set of stereo headphones) for over 8 years. I still use them every day and they sound nearly as good as they did when I bought them.
Good earbuds sound better than most headphones. They give you much better low-end response and, by virtue of being jammed in your ear canal, they give you more clarity and insulation.
Pack-ins are shitty regardless of what form they are, but you can get earbuds that sound better than some reference headsets (Shure makes a couple models, but they cost as much as reference equipment).
" @Atramentous: Good earbuds sound better than most headphones. They give you much better low-end response and, by virtue of being jammed in your ear canal, they give you more clarity and insulation. Pack-ins are shitty regardless of what form they are, but you can get earbuds that sound better than some reference headsets (Shure makes a couple models, but they cost as much as reference equipment). "As an audiophile with dozens and dozens of headphones and ear buds lying around I can not agree with that any less. Maybe it depends on the music style you are listening too, But I have never had any ear buds that even came close to sounding as good as an old fashion ear cup design. There is no way in hell that you could get the same range out of those and good luck if you want any bass.
I got the Ink'd. STAY AWAY!
They are horrible and overpriced just because it's 'cool.' The sound quality is decent but you can't hear any outside noise which is kinda annoying. Whenever the wire touches anything the sound conducts to your ear. This is extremely annoying. And my biggest problem is that it won't even stay in my ear. Sometimes it decides to pop out on its own.
SkullCandy is bad-They EQ all there shit to "Sound better"
I DJ so it makes my ears cry hearing anything just amping stuff so poorly. Thats why they hurt your ears - If you want good quality cheap headphones get these-They have served me DJing though about 30 pairs-No joke- http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V150-Monitor-Headphones-Reversible/dp/B000092YPR
Dirt cheap, light weight and sound amazing-They break after you drop a road case or a turntable on them half drunk after a rave - Thats killed 6 pairs-but there bomb as hell
To be fair, the earbuds I'm referring to cost upwards of $500. They are not the sort of thing normal people (or even normal enthusiasts) buy, but one of my friends bought a pair a couple of years ago.
I think it's silly to go over $100 for a portable setup anyway unless you've got something that can play FLAC (or you're really into headphones that accurately render compression hiss), and I think you can find nice earbuds in that range that are comparable to a reasonable headset. It's obviously a matter of taste / personal tolerance but that's my two cents.
"Skullcandy are just for looks, I bought a pair of Monster Turbines, there fucking awesome. "
Bro.... you've inspired me, lol. I went through like 3 pairs of SkullCandy in a week trying to find a good pair.
I ended up returning them all....... I'm going to buy Monster Turbines!