Excerpt: We tested two models from Skullcandy, the 50/50s and the Fix. These 50/50s , the cheaper of the two, are sort of half way between in-ear headphones and traditional earbuds, and they provide decent sound for a decent pricetag ($40).
Summary: Despite finding its bass to be often overwhelming, I think the 50/50 is a nice headset for certain audiences. I know there are plenty of listeners out there, particularly those who listen to electronic music and hip-hop, and those who play games on their portable devices, who will love the bass, and I have no trouble recommending this model to them, especially given its price.
Excerpt: (1 items) Until recently I hadn’t paid much attention to Skullcandy’s headphones and headsets—the company’s focus on extreme sports, punk- and hip-hop-inspired aesthetics, and too-clever product names (case in point: “Smokin’ Buds”) suggested I might not be in the target audience. However, many of Skullcandy’s products—particularly its inexpensive "canalbud" models—have gotten good buzz from headphone geeks at HeadRoom (an online headphone dealer) and on the Head-Fi...
Pros: Provides lots of bass (if that's what you're looking for), Easy to fit in your ears
Cons: Microphone performance below average, Bass can be overwhelming
Excerpt: The fact that Skullcandy describes its products as the "sickest" headphones around should give you some idea of the target audience. The brand offers a huge range of headphones and earphones with the emphasis firmly on the cool aesthetics. But, is it a case of style over substance? We took a look at a set of the maker's latest in-earphones to find out.
Pros: Cool design, comfortable, in-line remote, excellent bass, carry case
Conclusion: If you are a fervent music lover and want stylish looking headphones in a reasonable price to listen to your tunes with deep and clear sound, Skullcandy 50/50 earphones are worth for your investment.
Excerpt: Skullcandy 's website might lead you to believe it’s preoccupied with courting the ‘yoof’ demographic, but in practice these 50/50 in-ears will appeal to anyone in the market for a well-made, exciting-sounding and comfortable pair of ’phones. There’s a caveat, of course: a rather lop-sided sound does for the 50/50s. It’s plumply bass-heavy, exerting a squeeze on the otherwise enjoyable midrange.