A few years ago, I got my first set of Skullcandy headphones.
I was about to get on a plane to France, and had forgotten my headphones at home.
So I had to cop something from one of those little expensive ass stores inside the airport.
They had all kinds, but one particular pair stood out.
No. Not Beats by Dre.
I was not about to part with three bills for an over-priced set of headphones.
I’m not an audiophile, nor am I a fool.
Not to say that anyone who spend $300 on a pair of headphones is a fool, but…
The pair that stood out were Skullcandy Skullcrushers.
From a features perspective, the Skullcrushers were indistinguishable from the rest: volume control, bass boost, collapsible.
But what set it apart were the two skulls on either earpiece.
I figured walking around with a pair of white skulls on my ears would be an adequate deterrent to anyone thinking about trying to test the kid, so I bought them.
And you know what? It worked.
Beyond the effective anti-social shielding, they were a damn good set of headphones.
I’ve tried all sorts of headphones, and I prefer the over-the-ear style.
I’m not an iPhone in-the-ear kinda dude.
For one, they never actually stay in your ears.
More importantly, they lack the noise canceling aspect of headphones that cover your entire ear.
My first pair of Skullcandy headphones kept me right – that is, until the little clip on the bass boost broke.
This particular pair had a battery powered bass boost, which you could clip to your clothes.
It contained a switch, to alternate between bass boost and no-bass boost modes, and the volume.
It wasn’t heavy, per se, but it definitely was awkward having this dangling thing on the cord.
Long story short, the clip broke and I was reduced to putting the bass boost switch in my pocket.
So the other day, I went online and found out that Skullcandy products carry a lifetime warranty.
You heard me right.
As long as you didn’t do anything to damage your headphones, they’ll replace them.
You heard me right.
They’ll replace them.
You’ve got to complete a form and mail them back to Skullcandy at your own expense.
But of you do, they’ll give you a credit for a replacement pair.
So I sent back my headphones and just got a new pair of Hesh headphones.
And the best part is that these have a detachable cord with a mic, so I can use them with my iPhone.
If you’re not familiar with Skullcandy, I’d suggest you get acquainted.
They make some wicked headphones.
The next time you’re looking for a pair of over-the-ear headphones, and you don’t want to mortgage your home or sell one of your children to afford them, Shullcandy is the way to go.