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The Skullcandy Ti headphones look great and sound adequate
Written: Mar 19, 2011 (Updated Mar 20, 2011)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Look great, sound adequate
Cons:short cord, muddy bass, flat middle, brassy cymbals
The Bottom Line: These look great and sound ok. Don't pay more than $40 and use an equalizer if you can.
I'm a professional player and composer among many other things and I lov to listen to music. When I saw the Skullcandy Ti headphones on sale at Ebay for under $40, I decided to check them out. Skullcandy is a brand with buzz, and I've liked their ear buds.
The Skullcandy T1 headphones look great. My color scheme was black and lime green. The leather covered ear cups are large and comfortable as well as replaceable as an extra set of green ones came along with the black ones on it already. There is a great looking leather band across the top which reflects the color scheme and includes the logo and the name.
*The ear cups rotate 90 degrees and can be adjusted up and down for comfort,
*The cable length is a relatively short 1.2 meters.
*A mini plug is standard and there is a ¼" stereo adapter included
*There is a volume control on the cord and the control has a clip that will fit on a t-shirt collar.
The published frequency range is 16 to 20k hz.
The headphones are worn over the ear and are neither isolation nor noise cancelling so noises can be heard by the listener when the phones are on, depending on how loud the music in the phones is.
Sound-wise, I tested them in my genre of choice, straight ahead jazz. The solo instruments seemed reasonably resonant, although I thought the highs were out of balance with the middles, which were a little subdued. The bass was also subdued and muddy. I then ran some pop music through it and the results were similar, although the vocals came through reasonably well. In particular, I found the high cymbals almost annoying on both types of music.
I was listening on my PC through the Rhapsody player, so I was able to fiddle with the equalizer to get the sound to the point where it was enjoyable enough but that required reducing the highs and lows. The results were nowhere near as good as current headphone champions, the wonderful Sony MDR-7506, which the recording engineer on my last CD recommended. The Sonys do not need equalization and sound better in every range. They also have a street price of $100.
Back to the Skullcandy Ti. These headphones are adequate for everyday use and look really cool. They are suited for travel because of the short cord, which would work well with a PC, CD player or mp3 player. The buzz on the internet is that these are great dj headphones because of the look.
I can recommend these as good looking with adequate sound but they aren't worth paying more than $40. 3 stars
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