These headphones are superb – both my hubby and i have been struggling with in-ear headphones lately, so i ordered these to try. Tried them as soon as they arrived and found them to be superb quality. Raved about them, then hubby wanted to try them – so impressed was he that i’ve now ‘lost’ them to him. Have just reordered for myself.
Really great headphones and they have been very durable. The major flaw is the cable which has long since broken and i’ve had to replace with cheaper counterparts (2 of which have also broken, one cheap and one expensive). Granted i think this is because i take them everywhere so they get abused a fair bit. However the head phones themselves have been fine, the biggest nag is there is no way to get a replacement cable. You can buy from the us skull candy store (but who would with potential customs fees even if they did deliver to the uk) and you can buy alternatives however they are no where close to the original product. Also that in itself is complicated because the original wire had 3 bands on one end and 2 on the other which is not a common cable to find so the standard with 2 on each end would not always produce clear sound when plugged in. The reason i am so desperate to replace the wire is that the sound quality is truly great and although i have a back up pair of older skull candy headphones they just do not compete for comfort and quality. So be warned of you buy these with the removable cable that you could end up in the same position.
Skullcandy Lowrider On-Ear Audio Headphones with Microphone – Camo/Bone/Slate
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- Articulating, rotating ear cups
- Supreme Sound delivers Attacking Bass, Natural Vocals and Precision Highs
- Soft plush ear pillows for extra comfort
- 1.2 m detachable cable with 3.5mm jack and Mic1
2015:i bought these as a replacement for my previous lowriders. They lasted me 6 years and they only broke because i’m an idiot and walked away from my computer with the headphones still on. Hopefully these will last me just as longi got the pink and the colour is glorious. Would recommendupdate 25 feb. 2016:one ear doesn’t work now (not my fault this time). Nowhere near as good as my other ones. They do look very pretty though.
First pair i got had a faulty cable/connection so had to send it back. Replacements work ok but i think the first pair sounded slightly better. These chuck bass at you but leave the rest of the sound sounding a little dull and pedestrian. It’s no where near to hi-fi quality, they just thump at the bottom end. Great if that what’s you like, i suppose, but it isn’t a good sound imho. For a tenner these are pretty amazing. The reduced price makes them attractive but really if you want decent sound quality these give a false impression by giving you a beefy bass that you usually only get with more expensive gear. I find it hard to listen to for long and get frustrated by the lack of clarity. For a more realistic sound with good separation and balanced sound try the akg451 these have a small headband and small earpieces with annoying plastic covers – the soft lowrider pieces are much better in that respect – but the sound is much more of a hi-fi quality.
Bought these for my boyfriend’s younger brother, and his face lit up when he saw themhe love love loves them. And the fact that they fold is so good because it means they’re harder for him to breakdefinitely would buy again. (but i won’t have to because they are so durable).
Skullcandy Lowrider On-Ear Audio Headphones with Microphone – Camo/Bone/Slate : Skullcandy always achive with sound quality and these headphones would be anouther example of this achievement. I bought these headphones hopping the removable wire could be replaced once bought but this is sadly not the case. As an overear i do own more comfertable headphones too and im still trying to work out the petfect folded position but the single removable wire is still a plus as tangiling is no longer an issue. The design is also more sutle compaired to older designs. In short, i do recommend this product.
I’ve owned two pairs of skullcandy lowriders before, and these ones are by far superior in a few ways:my previous ones were great, however i have had to buy two of them before as they both broke (after a couple of years each, mind you) due to the stress on the cable being wrapped around the headphones so many times, being yanked off my head etc etc. The detachable cable idea is a very clever solution and will prevent these problems in the future, i’m sure. My other lowriders were over-ear; a deceptive description firstly as you’d have to be a pixie for them to fit around your ears, and uncomfortable to wear after long periods of time. The benefit this model has of the on-ear variant with the ‘pillows’ is two-fold – much better noise cancellation from the outside for one, and also it’s like having a pair of fuzzy clouds draped over your head. I’ve been wearing them for about 2 hours and forgot they were there after 10 minutes. Compared to my old model, these feel much better built to last even longer than the other ones – the adjustable headband needs a little more oomph to pull apart, which is a plus; you don’t feel like they’ll fall off your head accidentally, and the hinges used to fold the headphones away are sturdier too – the old ones flopped about. Now to the sound – the important bit. The band imagine dragons song ‘radioactive’ has single-handedly destroyed bass woofers of headphones past, but these seem to withstand it well. It’s pretty much the bass-iest song i know of, and i use it as the proving grounds test of bass for any new audio hardware. As advertised, the mids and hi levels by contrast are absolutely crystal-clear whether you’re listening to the pumping of trance synths, the crooning of the crash test dummies or the tinkling of chopin. If you’re still not convinced, you might need to wait a few decades for the technology to be invented.
I wanted something for the train as i find ear buds uncomfortable. I wanted good sound quality at a reasonable price. I started looking around the £50-60 range at various brands like akg and sennheiser. At home i use sennheiser hd595 phones through a nad amplifier and for loudspeakers i use quad 11l’s so i have a fair idea about good quality sound. These lowrider headphones aren’t the last word in any area for sure. But they are absolutely great all rounders and i can’t believe what they deliver for just £15 quid they are fairly punchy, detailed and always in control even with some of my ‘difficult’ 70s prog rock stuff (eg yes – going for the one). I can chuck these in my rucksack without worrying. Honestly – for £15 give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Im not usually one for brands but i’ve skull candy to consistently deliver good mid-range products. I’ve found the build quality to be good and sound quality has always been good for me. They fold down very nicely, the microphone is great and click support works well.
These headphones are very good value for money they do everything you would expect with the added feature is they fold any way you want. Perfect for outdoors as they reduce other sounds and music is so clear and crisp.
For the price that these headphones come at, they are definitely worth it. After my previous headphones broke, i went several months buying sad excuses for earbuds from pound shops until i thought the poor sound quality was going to make my ears bleed and decided to splurge on something more. Being a student, i was looking for headphones of ‘actual quality’ although i wasn’t going to buy ‘proper’ high-end phones which start £100 upward. Reading the reviews for these, and judging by the brand, i decided these were the low risk investment i was looking for and went for it. I have not regretted it a single minute. The bass is beautiful and the sound is rich. The controller on the cord is very handy as i mainly use them for listening to music on an iphone so i can skip tracks without having to dig the phone out each time. It also has a built in mic, so if someone calls me while i’m listening to my tunes on the bus, i can just tap the controller and take the call again without going rummaging. Being on the go, the fact that these headphones fold is infinitely useful and they tuck nicely into my handbag (which isn’t even all that big).
Best headphones i have ever had. Sit comfortably on my head, they don’t pinch my ears. The head band itself is adjustable. The ear price is foam not hard plastic.
Very high quality headphones for the price. My daughter uses them nearly every day. Stylish to look at and easily folded away for storage. The sound quality is also above average, certainly at this price. Arrived quickly and well packaged.
Brilliant set of headphones, this is my 2nd pair, my first being the original low riders. These are far more comfortable, sound is still great and they fold compact. I won’t replace these until skull candy roll out the wireless low riders.
This has surprisingly good quality sound for the price. I bought it to put in my rucksack to take to university so wanted something that could fold up small. They are a nice fit and a decent cable length. The colours are exactly as in the photos.
My husband has had the same headphones for 2 years and has never had a problem. I bought these because i got tired of using his and he got tired of me using his. They are plastic and probably aren’t suitable for a young child who may not be careful on how they handle certain things. I use them when i am surfing on the net and don’t want to disturb other people. The sound is great and well – i’m happy.
Ridiculously awesome sound quality for the price. Can wear them while in bed as they are soft and flexible, unlike most overear headphones. If you are an audio nerd and have an obsession with sound quality to a professional level then go and spend £170 on a pair of sennheiser. Otherwise, if you like clear audio, with good bass and clear vocals that gives you perfectly adequate depth, range and clarity of sound, go for these beautiescouple of points:3. 5mm standard jack, detachable from headphones – which is great as if you break/lose the lead you can replace itthey don’t block out all noise, like if you’re on a bus, obviously, as they aren’t noise cancelling. People can hear some noise while you wear them if you have them turned up high in a quietist place.
I bought these because i have a small head and trying to find headphones that stay on is hard. The size of the band is perfect for smaller heads and the sound is decent. I wish it had a volume control attached to the cord and a clip to attach the cord to my clothing as it hangs down a bit far on me and i think the mic is too low. It has one button for answering calls, pausing, and skipping tracks that you use a different number of clicks on. I’m hoping in time i will remember how many clicks do what. They do fold, though not as small as i thought they would. But for the price these are nice.
This is my second pair of skullcandy lowriders, replacing a four year old pair i had somehow the jack was damaged on a recent trip abroad by some overly rough handling. Until then they had managed to keep their great sound. I bought the same type in the hope that i would get the same quality sound and i am pleased to say i have. The sound is great and the balance seems good enough to deal with most types of music and works well enough with spoken/talk based listening such as podcasts or audio books. It’s of course a bonus that one doesn’t have to spend a small fortune for it either. The folding feature was also a deciding factor in purchasing the same type again as this has proved useful over the years to me and the newer feature of the detachable cable is a bonus.
I’ve been looking for a pair of on ear headphones as i want comfort and have had enough of earbuds. I also don’t want to spend a fortune so these seemed like a good starting point. Although they were only £15, they feel much better quality. They’re light without being too flimsy and don’t feel like they’ll fall apart anytime soon. The headband adjustment is reassuringly tight and you get a definite click on each setting. They’ve not slipped once while set and the headband itself is comfortable to wear for a few hours. The earpads also twist on thethe earpads are also comfortable despite being foam; i thought they may be a little irritating but again, for the cost, they’re fine. The matt black finish looks great and along with the small logo on the side, makes these understated but still good looking (i’m not one for massive branding to show off what i’m using/ wearing). The cable itself is long enough to allow for plenty of movement without yanking the plug out and the inline remote is useful. As with most headphone of this brand, the remote has the usual stop, pause, next etc functionality but it’s missing volume up/down controls which is a big miss.
My kids kept breaking their less expensive headphones and borrowing my beloved lowriders. I finally broke down and got everyone their own. They are very comfortable for heads of all sizes, and (so far, knock on wood) have proven indestructible by little monsters. I should rename them the ‘peacemakers’ as they’ve ended many an argument about who should watch what. They also go on every trip with us, with a y-jack so the kids can watch together.
The headphones themselves are very nice – they fit well, they’re lightweight, and for the price the sound ain’t bad. The only reason i docked a star was because the cable seems to have a little short in it, and i haven’t pulled on it; it just shows up when i have it plugged into my phone and if it wiggles just a little bit in the phone jack, it stops playback or starts siri. I had to order one to replace it, so that wasn’t cool.