"Temporary remedy for your potential disability" 2/17/2011
Name: 2011 Superfeet Footbeds B
Pros: loss of lower back+calf discomfort, arch support, comfortanble
if you have flat feet, that affects the way you ride, you might even have to rest for a little bit before you get back on the trail. with these, the situation is almost completely rectified
haven't tried them in my normal shoes yet but i'll report back on that later
Cons: weak sounds, doesn't stay on my head very well,
Bass is a little lacking in that it's light, though that may be because of it's smaller sound stage. despite that, i've heard BETTER bass on smaller sound stages (eg. in ear-earphones)
it doesn't do a hell of a good job staying on my head as the headset doesn't conform well with the ears. sound leaks and can be obnoxious depending on the setting
i can't recommend it but if it's inexpensive, knock yourself out. it's better to waste something like this than something nice/you like.
the headphones are tight but you can train the headphones out of it buy putting them over something like your desktop speaker or the width of a cinder block you have one lying around for some reason.
the headphones themselves have a lot going for them if you're on the go or on the slopes and manage to sneak in some liquid courage.
but from an audio and convenience (i suppose that's the word) standpoint, i would not recommend it. the product breaks easily and the audio quality isn't any better than mediocre. bass is boomy, you're essentially getting a heavy low frequency vibration, which happens to let you rock out with them, that gives you the impression it has good bass until you start trying to listen to whatever it is you're listening to, and you don't get too much special with the mids. i didn't get too much time for the highs so i can't say much for that.
on the upside, i think skull candy generally have lifetime warranties...on the other hand, it's a huge inconvenience to go without headphones.i would recommend other headphones but if you're looking for style then skull candy has you covered.
if you're looking for music, i'd say go somewhere else. if you disagree with my review, pick up some better headphones and you will find that you can't go back.
on another note, if you can't hear the difference then you should DEFINITELY get skull candy because most other headphones do NOT look as great/stylish...though i would like to caution you about their track record in regards to durability...
i THOUGHT it would be ok, it had a high surface area but the pores just get clogged up with snow which resulted with a less than stellar grip. at this point, you're better off saving a few bucks and investing in a real stomp pad...or nothing at all...unless you prefer a designated stomp area that doesn't help you stay on the board
the cups are over-ear, which is a personal preference in comfort for me, though that may chance considering your headsize, otherwise it should work just fine.
i find that the bass is a bit boomy (it's nice and heavy but i can't hear it all too well without static/interference)
the headphones are a BIT tight but it's nothing you can't fix by leaving them clamped onto something to loosen them up for a few days. after that, it'll fit perfectly.
finally, i think you could do a LOT better for the price but...the headphones are definitely stylish. if you're boarding, you probably wouldn't care about sound quality anyway but if you're at your desk with nothing better to do then i would definitely recommend something else for the same price, if not more.
wheels are a bit weak but i don't care much for that anyway
the bag is padded and does an excellent job protecting the car from my board. the bag can also accommodate my gear including, boots, gloves, bindings, and goggles so it works out quite nicely.
bass is a little weak in my opinion and the headphones don't seem to be able to handle daily abuse as the sound died off in one of the channels. in regards to its comfort level, they don't seem to be able to stay on my head very well
they're initially uncomfortable but after awhile, they'll start conforming to your feet to the point that you will always recognize if it's your sandal (until someone else puts them on for a day). i would highly recommend these over any old navy sandal or sandal that doesn't offer arch support because they do wonders for me.
it provides a lot of cushion and it feels pretty good. compared to normal running shoes, they're a little heavy but it's not a deal breaker either.
on another note, it's NOT too good if you're flat footed like i am...
in regards to microphonics it refers to how sound is transmitted through the cord and into the ear piece (so you'll hear every movement you make). in my experience, of the 4 skull candy earphones i've bought/dried, they're guilty of a lot of it. this one in particular is rather annoying
sound isolation is relatively remarkable but MOST in-ear earphones tend to do that.
for the price, i would not recommend these. you're better off getting sennheiser IE series earphones. i've heard they had kevlar but i'm not sure how that works out for durability. also, microphonics are less apparent.
i've seriously never owned a pair of headphones that sucked as much as these.
mine worked for 3weeks before the sound on one of them started to fade. also, the fit was really uncomfortable.
i'm rocking a pair of sennheiser cx400 now.
you're better off paying more for better earphones, especially if you're an audiophile or audio enthusiast, but even if it were within your budget, i wouldn't recommend it as you would wind up buying another pair anyway.
i bought them for about $10 on sale one day but that's about 2x more than they're worth. bass is exceedingly boomy so for some people, they may find it enjoyable but i would prefer to have a little more definition.
another point i'd like to make is that it doesn't last very long. i went through one pair in 2 months (after days of exercising), returned it, got another pair which lasted about 5 months, and then got another pair which lasted another 5 months before both speaker channels were out.
however, the lifetime warranty is nice and the transaction is quite smooth. would i consider these again? no, it's a hassle to maintain a healthy pair, especially if i want to keep it for more than a year.