Thomas
 
 
 
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    6
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    17
  • First review
    December 15, 2011
  • Last review
    January 13, 2012
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  • Average rating
    4.8
 
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    1
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    January 11, 2012
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    January 11, 2012
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    71
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  • First answer
    December 15, 2011
  • Last answer
    March 6, 2012
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Thomas's Reviews
 
Meet the unruly 50/50 bud, a composite earphone that's half mic, half bud, and all boom. With superb fit and a beastly 11mm driver, the 50/50 pumps bass deeper than your bag of kickflip variables, and sounds richer than your dirty uncle. And unlike a sketchy 50/50 varial heel-flip, our 50/50 polycarbonate backside mashes the aluminum frontside in perfect symmetry. The Skullcandy 50/50: composite bud, killer odds. Volume function compatible with: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (1st and 2nd Generation), iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation), iPod Classic (2009), iPod Nano (4th, 5th, and 6th Generation), iPod Shuffle (3rd and 4th Generation), and MacBook Pro The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifi cally to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best In-Ear Skullcandy has to Offer
PostedJanuary 13, 2012
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by Thomas
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Gender:Male
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Navy/Chrome 50/50's are my second pair of 50/50's that I own. Having traversed both ends of the Skullcandy lineup, the 50/50's are really the best choice of buds. The Navy/Chrome even have a special flat TPE cable instead of the standard one! Really the defining factors of the 50/50's include the fantastic sound quality, the Mic3 with volume control, and the complete design.
The audio is exemplary for the average headphone user. They have crisp highs and deep lows. You really can enjoy the music you have on your device to a whole new extent.
The Mic3 has become a necessary part of my headphone purchases. Once I had it, there was not turning back. The track control is nice, but you haven't lived until you can adjust the volume without taking the whole device out of your pocket and fiddling with extra buttons. The simple three button design is perfect for all of your audio needs. And, as a plus for most of the Apple users, the pause/play button works as an interface for the speech controls. On my iTouch 4th Gen, by holding the play button it will bring up the voice control menu, and your choices can then be made by speaking into the Mic3. Truly fantastic.
The 50/50's are a great buy for all Apple product users, especially because of the Mic capabilities. If you own a different device, I might not recomend them so highly because one of the key selling points might not be compatible(The Mic3). If you know that it won't work for your device, go for a different model. It really is a defining factor for the purchase.
+3points
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A pair of mini-subwoofers against your skull makes the bass feel like a swarm attack by the renegades of funk, soldiers of Jah, hip-hop nation, and a 1970s version of the Kiss Army, all at once. So, no. Skullcrusher is not just a clever name.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great 'Phones--If you Demand Pounding Bass
PostedJanuary 8, 2012
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Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The SkullCrushers were my first introduction to skullcandy. Believe me, it made a great first impression. When you flip the switch on the box, your head will vibrate to the beat. You have not, nor ever will, experience headphones such like these. They are truly unique in their one-of-a-kind nature.
My only complaint is this; Music is almost 'hollow' sounding without the bass booster turned on. They don't have heavy substance without the extra kick that the inline amp provides. And, following some hands-on research, the Skullcrushers boost the most bass within the 70-80hz range. If you are expecting to hear more bass guitar, you may be left in the cold. Not to say that it's any worse sounding than other headphones, it's just not pumped up as much as the rhythm and beat is.
So, if you enjoy heavy electronica or really any kind of music with a pulsing, pounding beat, get the Skullcrushers to blow your mind away.
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Any mix, any music, any destination. The Aviator delivers Skullcandy’s proprietary Supreme Sound technology. It’s the ultimate audio experience. The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifi cally to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Your Head Will Thank You.
PostedJanuary 6, 2012
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by Thomas
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Gender:Male
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
There are no words to describe the comfort of these 'phones. Sleek, deliciously pounding in the audio department, and worth every dime that you spend on them. You have not heard music until you have put these bad boys on your cranium. These 'phones are part of a balanced audio breakfast, and necessary to your collection. Imagine the offspring of a cloud and a home stereo system, and you have the Aviator. Enough said.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Meet the unruly 50/50 bud, a composite earphone that's half mic, half bud, and all boom. With superb fit and a beastly 11mm driver, the 50/50 pumps bass deeper than your bag of kickflip variables, and sounds richer than your dirty uncle. And unlike a sketchy 50/50 varial heel-flip, our 50/50 polycarbonate backside mashes the aluminum frontside in perfect symmetry. The Skullcandy 50/50: composite bud, killer odds. Volume function compatible with: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (1st and 2nd Generation), iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation), iPod Classic (2009), iPod Nano (4th, 5th, and 6th Generation), iPod Shuffle (3rd and 4th Generation), and MacBook Pro The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifi cally to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Near Perfect 'Phones
PostedJanuary 4, 2012
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by Thomas
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Gender:Male
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These 'phones are, in a word, delicious. The sound quality is through the roof. The in-ear design makes it a wonder of noise isolation. You can enjoy your music in the solitude of your buds, a valuable commodity in this day and age. And believe me you, the Mic3 is worth every penny. With volume and track control, I can't imagine a pair of buds without it. If you had only one pair of 'phones, it should be these.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+4points
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True harmony reveals itself in many forms. In the case of the Riot ear buds, perfect balance is achieved when you are blind sided by two ton of bass a la 11mm fisticuffs.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stop Reading and Buy These
PostedDecember 15, 2011
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by Thomas
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Gender:Male
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Truly. These 'phones have been my favorite so far. Easily the most comfortable, and the mic, OH MAN. SOOO convenient. Plus, they're deliciously cheap, comparatively. The bass is strong, certainly better than most, and the sound is crystal clear. So really. What are you waiting for?
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Uniquely, Beautifully Flawed
PostedDecember 15, 2011
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by Thomas
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Gender:Male
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Paul Frank Ink'd are truly great 'phones. The sound quality is fantastic, the design is beautiful, the price is unbeatable, and their comfort is extraordinary. At least to me, that is. I can think of many people that don't like the in-ear design of buds, but if you're taking the time to read this, that probably doesn't matter to you. As an added bonus, I think, the in-ear design successfully blocks out background noise like nobody's business. I have had this pair of 'phones longer than any other Skullcandy product to date, and they still run like a dream. BUT!
HEED THIS; Because of the combined nylon cable and ear-plug-like design, the cord conducts sound VERY obnoxiously. Not like, background noise, but more along the lines of rubbing on clothing. If the cord brushes your jacket, you miss part of whatever you may be listening to at the time from the sudden white-noise. Even sitting down, you don't realize how much you move until these are connected to your ears and driving you mad with the occasional rustle.
Aside from that one flaw, the Paul Frank Ink'd are great. They're perfect for the wallet, and your eardrums will thank you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Thomas's Questions
 
Meet the unruly 50/50 bud, a composite earphone that's half mic, half bud, and all boom. With superb fit and a beastly 11mm driver, the 50/50 pumps bass deeper than your bag of kickflip variables, and sounds richer than your dirty uncle. And unlike a sketchy 50/50 varial heel-flip, our 50/50 polycarbonate backside mashes the aluminum frontside in perfect symmetry. The Skullcandy 50/50: composite bud, killer odds. Volume function compatible with: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (1st and 2nd Generation), iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation), iPod Classic (2009), iPod Nano (4th, 5th, and 6th Generation), iPod Shuffle (3rd and 4th Generation), and MacBook Pro
 

What makes the 2010 buds different than the 2011 buds?

I see that the price is obviously cut down, but what is the difference between the 2010 model and 2011?
2 years, 7 months ago
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Play your cards close to the chest and your music close to the ears. The Chops revolutionary design facilitates both.
 

do they rest on your ear or do they go all the way in?

They rest on your ears. They aren't like the ear plug design, rather more like the traditional earbud setup.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Can I control the outgoing volume on the mic?

Can I control the volume of how people can hear me when I am speaking to them? They tell me I sound muffled
No, you can't control the volume of the mic with the inline feature. Those would be settings you need to adjust on your device, like lowering the sensitivity.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Ink adds permanence. It forces the visual representation of an idea, concept, ideal or experience, and tangibly commemorates it. Like a tattoo, graffiti, or stretch marks. Until you're really ready to commit, go with the INK'D ear buds. Big sound, little price, no visible scarring.
 

Why wont my mic on my inline earphones work?

When i press the button and blow into the microphone it does not work.
The mic is a passive system. You're not doing anything by pressing the button other than attempting to pause or play your music. If you're hooked up to an iPod, bring up an app that uses the mic, and it will automatically function. Think of it as an extension of your device, rather than a separate unit.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Is the Aviator protective leather case a hard case or soft case?

The Aviators have a leather soft-case for storage.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Thomas
 

Inked Earbuds

There are no instructions and of course people give the very obvious answer - plug them in and push play. Well DUH -- but I have an Ipod shuffle how do you use the adjuster to get the volumn to go up and down and how do you change the track. The reason I bought them is because it said they did all that but there are no instructions.
Man, if your read that they had volume control, you bought the wrong 'buds. Ink'd don't have that feature. BUT! The track control and mic are both on the little thing on the wire. To use the track control:
One press= Pause/Play
Two Presses= Next song/Fast forward(If held)
Three presses= Previous song/Rewind(If held)
2 years, 6 months ago
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Thomas
 

Paul Frank earbuds - Which is left vs. right?

The bud with the giraffe is the right ear, and the monkey is the left ear. They're some pretty stylin' headphones...
2 years, 6 months ago
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Thomas
 
Any mix, any music, any destination. The Aviator delivers Skullcandy’s proprietary Supreme Sound technology. It’s the ultimate audio experience. The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifi cally to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
 

How is the durability of these headphones?

I know there is a lifetime warranty but at the same time for $150 i want something that is going to last.
I always worry fiercely about my Aviators. So far they've held up well. They've been crammed into backpacks, but never gotten really abused. My thought is that if they do happen to go out, I'll at least have the warranty to cover me. But you're very right, at $150, you want something that will last. To be totally honest, I don't think mine are going to survive much longer, and I've only had them for something to the tune of 3 months. Since mine have a fixed cable--and god knows that's where the problem always lies--I baby them. I've heard rumors around the site of Aviators that had detachable cables, and if those do exist, SPRING FOR THEM. They're otherwise worth the risk.
2 years, 6 months ago
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Thomas
 
Meet the unruly 50/50 bud, a composite earphone that's half mic, half bud, and all boom. With superb fit and a beastly 11mm driver, the 50/50 pumps bass deeper than your bag of kickflip variables, and sounds richer than your dirty uncle. And unlike a sketchy 50/50 varial heel-flip, our 50/50 polycarbonate backside mashes the aluminum frontside in perfect symmetry. The Skullcandy 50/50: composite bud, killer odds. Volume function compatible with: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (1st and 2nd Generation), iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation), iPod Classic (2009), iPod Nano (4th, 5th, and 6th Generation), iPod Shuffle (3rd and 4th Generation), and MacBook Pro The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. “Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifi cally to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
 

Which are better 50/50 or ink'd?

im looking for great bass and good quality
The 50/50's beat the ink'd every day of the week.
2 years, 6 months ago
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Thomas
 
True harmony reveals itself in many forms. In the case of the Riot ear buds, perfect balance is achieved when you are blind sided by two ton of bass a la 11mm fisticuffs.
 

Does the mic have volume controls?

No, they don't have volume controls, but they do have track control.
2 years, 6 months ago
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Thomas
 
True harmony reveals itself in many forms. In the case of the Riot ear buds, perfect balance is achieved when you are blind sided by two ton of bass a la 11mm fisticuffs.
 

what are the best buds?

like INK'D or what?
I prefer 50/50's as the best earbud. But if you want to keep it in the lower price range, I believe the Riot style are better than the Ink'd.
2 years, 6 months ago
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