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AcroPhile 03-31-2011 09:53 PM

Skull Candy: I Should Have Listened
 
I went ahead and purchased a pair Skull Candy Agent headphones against everyones advice. It was on a whim one day when I left my usual pair of riding headphones at home and decided I needed to have some music to listen to. I did my research, talked to people, and read the reviews beforehand so I should have known what I was getting myself into, but I liked the way they looked (don't laugh) and this was the perfect opportunity to purchase them. Sure enough, 2 months after making the purchase they break! Now the right headphone keeps cutting in and out. :mad: I'm going to try to get in touch with their warranty people tomorrow to see if they can help me out. But for now, anyone thinking about buying a pair of skull candy headphones, you have been warned!

legallyillegal 03-31-2011 10:37 PM

you bought halfcans for $40, what the fuck were you expecting for headphones used in an extreme environment

AcroPhile 03-31-2011 10:55 PM

They didn't break due to the extreme environment. The day it started malfunctioning I was using them indoors. It was probably shoddy manufacturing or cheap materials. Either way they still are crap.

linvillegorge 03-31-2011 11:03 PM

That's why any headphones I ride with are cheapies. You'll eventually bust them up, rip the wires out, get them wet, whatever. $20 is my max for riding headphones.

that1guy 03-31-2011 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 394269)
That's why any headphones I ride with are cheapies. You'll eventually bust them up, rip the wires out, get them wet, whatever. $20 is my max for riding headphones.



Quoted for truth!

AcroPhile 03-31-2011 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 394269)
That's why any headphones I ride with are cheapies. You'll eventually bust them up, rip the wires out, get them wet, whatever. $20 is my max for riding headphones.

I fell for their warranty. I thought it was at least a half way decent product if they are willing to replace it if it breaks.

linvillegorge 03-31-2011 11:45 PM

They're willing to do that because they're making a killing on them. Honestly, they're cheap ass headphones with catchy name, eye catching looks, and heavy marketing. Component wise and sound quality wise, they're cheap headphones. You're paying a premium for the marketing and aesthetics. They're basically the Burton of headphones.

legallyillegal 04-01-2011 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by AcroPhile (Post 394264)
They didn't break due to the extreme environment. The day it started malfunctioning I was using them indoors. It was probably shoddy manufacturing or cheap materials. Either way they still are crap.

you bought them for riding, used them while riding, and all of a sudden they broke while you were looking at them?

Leo 04-01-2011 08:07 AM

Everyone knows about SKs already. Real test is their warranty. Let us know what happens after that.

And to be quite honest, their earbuds get the job done well enough for me. I don't listen music when I ride normally though. For home time, I'll take my Sony MDR-V600 over any SK. :D

AcroPhile 04-01-2011 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by legallyillegal (Post 394330)
you bought them for riding, used them while riding, and all of a sudden they broke while you were looking at them?

I had them plugged into my laptop when I noticed the right headphone was cutting in an out. At first, it was just really annoying but if I bent the wire just the right way it would come back on. It kept getting worse and worse until Tuesday at Loveland when they stopped working all together.

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Originally Posted by Leo (Post 394337)
Everyone knows about SKs already. Real test is their warranty. Let us know what happens after that.

And to be quite honest, their earbuds get the job done well enough for me. I don't listen music when I ride normally though. For home time, I'll take my Sony MDR-V600 over any SK. :D

Prior to this my usual headphones for riding the board and motorcycle were just the standard iPod earbuds but I never liked the way they fit in my ear. I always feel like they're about to fall out or just barley sticking in my ear so I have been thinking about buying over-ear headphones for quite some time and thats when I fell SK's marketing gimmicks. Either way, I'm going to call their warranty department and post back up with what happens.


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