I hope I don't get flamed for this, but Skullcandy in general isn't very well regarded for sound quality (check out discussions and reviews on head-fi.org or even cnet.com). Although I'm guessing you're not a super serious audiophile or you wouldn't be asking your question in this forum (that's not meant to be a dig, I'm not a serious audiophile either, I just sometimes research purchases excessively). That said, Skullcandies must have acceptable sound quality for most, since they are very popular. I've heard many models have exaggerated bass response, though some people prefer this. My take is that you could probably get better sound-quality for your buck elsewhere, but if you like their distinctive styles there is that to consider. If your priority is sound quality over style for your money, you might have better results with brands like Sennheiser, Grado, even Koss, JVC, and Sony if your budget is tight. Your best bet might be to try several if you can (some stores have setups for this) and then decide.
Last edited by herzogone; 09-22-2011 at 03:29 PM.