Pros:-Colorful and stylish
-Not terribly expensive
-Fall off easily
-Awful bass response
The Bottom Line: Steer clear of Lowriders-- their sound quality, especially bass, is pathetic, and they'll fall off your head at the drop of a hat.
When my last pair of ear buds died, I was looking for a worthy replacement, and looking to step up in quality. Though not having much knowledge about them beforehand, I decided to have a go with the Skullcandy Lowriders, as they were attractive and fit my budget.
Recommend this product?
Despite the monster driver the package claims, the sound immediately disappointed me. While I'm not expecting miracles from a $25 dollar pair of headphones, I would expect SOME bass response. Instead, whenever I adjust the bass EQ above the base level, I get distortion with little volume. Even without an EQ boost on the bass, I often hear bass distortion on techno/industrial songs-- even those without a strong bass line; I find myself driven to reduce the bass in the EQ on a regular basis. Pathetic bass aside the mid range sounds nicely polished and full, and the treble is definitely present-- if not overly present. Overall, the sound quality was a disappointement.
Besides the lack of sound quality-- which I might be able to live with if it were the only flaw-- these headphones just won't stay on my head! If I bump them even lightly, no matter how I adjust their size, the fall right off! And mind you, as any of my friends would tell you, I have a pretty big head!
Forget skateboarding or snowboarding (the activities Skullcandy is supposed to cater to), even bopping my head in time to my music or dancing around a little waiting for the bus sends them flying groundwards. It's nearly impossible to groove out to a song anymore, and that's torturing me; after two weeks of running with a pair of Lowriders, I am more than ready for a switch.
Please, take my advice: If you want a good quality pair of headphones (or even a decent pair), and especially if you live an even remotely non-sedentary lifestyle, Look elsewhere.