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    • Aviator: USA Today Skullcandy Aviator Headphone Review

      September 13, 2012

      If you insist on listening to music after (or during) a gnarly day on the slopes, these musical earmuffs might appeal to you. With a high maximum volume and decent tracking, these over-ear headphones can provide a bumpin' soundtrack while you think about how extreme you were out on the hill.

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    • Aviator: Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Review

      April 29, 2011

      Publication: PC Mag

      Summary
      Cool design based on Aviator sunglasses. Quality bass response with barely any distortion at maximum volume.

      Read More...
    • Aviator: Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Headphones

      April 24, 2011

      Publication: Cnet

      The good: The stylish Roc Nation Aviator headphones reach beyond Skullcandy's tween demographic and bring a sophisticated look and detailed sound design to the mobile market.

      The bottom line: The style-savvy Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator headphones earn our recommendation for balancing a unique thematic design with exceptional clarity in spite of a slightly passive low-end response.

      Skullcandy continues to pursue its youthful listening-device niche with the Aviators, a collaborative effort with Roc Nation, a music publishing and entertainment company founded by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.

      Read More...
    • Aviator: Skullcandy Aviator Offers Audiophiles Food for Thought

      March 25, 2011

      Publication: Wired Magazine

      Skullcandy is known for making headphones that put fashion first and sound quality second.

      You’ve probably seen its krazy-kool neon and graffiti-splattered cans stacked up for sale in mall kiosks, or clamped to the dome of some young’n on a skateboard as he whisks by and spills your latte all over your Haggar slacks.

      The company’s demo skews young, and we all know the kids don’t necessarily care if their music sounds good, as long as it’s loud. Needless to say, Skullcandy’s headphones haven’t ever scored high marks among audiophiles. Being one of these snobbish elites, my expectations were not inflated when I received a shipment of Roc Nation Aviators, a set of headphones cross-branded with Jay-Z and LiveNation’s Roc Nation promotions outfit.

      Skullcandy is angling the $150 set as its first foray into audiophile territory. It’s a shrewd move. All those tweens who grew up on Skullcandy cans are now graduating to adulthood, collecting their first real paychecks and looking to upgrade all the little things in their lives. And maybe they’ve outgrown the desire to wear bright pink skulls on their ears.

      The Aviators’ styling is unique and fashionable, but not garish. True to the name, they’re reminiscent of the iconic aviator sunglasses. They have see-through plastic over-the-ear cups, leather pads, suede headband, nylon cord and chrome accents along the edges. Three colors are available: white, black and brown/gold.

      So, they’re not ugly. That’s a plus, I thought. But then I put them on and — wait a minute, these actually sound pretty good. Not amazing, but much better than anything else I’ve heard from Skullcandy thus far.

      The Aviators can get a little abrasive at times, especially when you’re listening to modern rock or techno. And the bass isn’t as present as I’d like it to be. Hip-hop sounds oddly tinny. But put on some mellower stuff that hasn’t been amped up to appeal to today’s ADHD standards — Nina Simone, Cat Power, James Blake, singer-songwriter stuff, classic rock — and the Aviators impress. My headphone nerd friends were all curious, so we passed them around and everyone agreed: solid.

      Read More...
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      Better In Their Own Way

      May 1st, 2014

      by David

      Campared these to my shure and ATH m50s. These things are beasts with the right set up A bit smoother than the m50's... (less bass though) So much more relaxing on jazz music than the m50's... It did not sound better than the shures but this headphone brought a smile to my face. I dunno they just make me happy.. Really solid sound for a skull candy headphone... Good job guys.

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      THEY'RE VERY GOOD

      April 13th, 2014

      by Jo mama

      I like these so much better than my beats studios at home these fold up easier the sound is much more crisp and clear and I like the over all style and comfort more than the studios. In my opinion beats by dre is way over rated and priced and skullcandy doesn't get the recognition they really deserve

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Worth the buy

      March 15th, 2014

      by Matt

      The Aviator Headphones have very clear, high sound quality while also being very comfortable. I was impressed when I first received them and have been using them for about 2-3 years now. Their main downside is they are prone to malfunction. However I still recommend these to anyone who enjoy a great listening experience - just be prepared to request a new cable from time to time. My experience with their replacements/warranty policy has been very good.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Terrific! Thank you!

      June 14th, 2013

      by PJB Berlin

      Owned a pair of these for 2 years, when all of a sudden, the sound stopped working on one side. I contacted customer service, sent in my headphones, and one day after receiving my package, they sent me an email for a new pair! 3 days later, I received them! Great customer service, Skullcandy! The lifetime warranty is great and I am loving my new headphones and the new design! Just like my last pair, the sound quality is amazing and the headphones are still so comfortable. Thank you so much Skullcandy and hats off to your excellent customer service!

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Excellent but...

      May 2nd, 2013

      by Jonathan

      The first pair I got of these was wonderful, I got it in black, and I only had them for a couple months. But then as I was putting them on one night one side did not have any audio in the ear. So I got the warranty and got a new pair. The second pair was red and it looks really stylish and I have really enjoyed the sound quality. My main complaint for these headphones is the build quality, my experience as far as build quality has not been good. I'm on my second pair right now and there is rattling in one ear, and it's not in very good condition for only being 2 months old. In conclusion these are better than any beats headphones you could buy for a cheaper price and the sound quality is amazing for the price, but the build quality is not up to par for me but I would still recommend these to anyone just because of there stylish look.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Not the airport headphones lol :) Excellent when equalized!

      April 10th, 2013

      by Bryan F. Carpio

      Excellent Balanced Headphones To start off the Aviators are constructed very well. I've owned a lot of skullcandy headphones and the Aviators have the best construction. Sorry 300$ Mix Masters :P The leather and the shape of the earcups make them very comfortable, the thin metal in the headband makes them flexible so you shouldn't be afraid of breaking them. Sound is amazing too. For the Bass freaks they will not satisfy. In the other hand the mids and highs sound natural and with no distortion. I equalize my music and I got a very favorable amount of bass with high dB on the lower frequencies. The aviators still handled it. Along with them the cable is very nice until the threads begin to loosen then it will tangle but in durability it will still work. The case is beautifully made of leather and has good detail in it. It keeps them from scratches and clean. For the price, get them! They are light comfortable and sound great; even better if you equalize your music!

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Awesome!!!!

      December 24th, 2012

      by Hackettttttt

      I just got the customized aviators and they are great! the sound quality is great and are very comfortable. I had a pair of beats mixr's and they are pretty good. but those broke so i got these and they are way better. sound quality is about the same between the 2 but these are way more comfortable. the only thing i can find wrong is that the caps rattle a bit. But, all in all i think these headphones are the best i have ever had.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Simply Amazing

      November 25th, 2012

      by Markaus H

      I'm only 16 but I have heard many pairs of headphones. Skullcandy did an amazing job with these headphones. The vocal are angel perfect and the bass is just right. These don't have bass that will make your ears hurt, it is just perfect. Vocals are like a church choir. Mids are hit perfect and lows and highs are mid blowing. I'm not Skullcandy fanboy, or no paid promoter, I'm just a kid with the low of music and great appreciation of whoever can enhance the music in which i listen to.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Good sound, Mediocre everything else

      November 14th, 2012

      by Mitchell C

      In terms of sound, they are a great value and offer very compelling high, mids, and lows. I am literally hearing things in my music that my old earbuds never produced. They have good fidelity and handle any volume level very well, never allowing a frequency to be washed out or overpowered. For most audiophiles they should be able to meet their need for a wide range of balanced sound while staying true to the source. I will say, however, for the mainstream listeners who enjoy profuse amounts of bass, these may leave you feeling a little underwhelmed. Personally, I enjoy the fidelity over the "boom" factor of bass. Unfortunately, I cannot use these because they offer literally no sound isolation, external or internal sound. On both side of the cups there is simply too much unintended noise being emitted to allow for an enjoyable listening experience when you aren't in a quiet, and isolated place. Any levels above half your volume scale and your seat neighbor on the bus WILL hear the sequels of whatever you're listening to. Likewise, anything below half your volume scale and you will hear every sniffle, snort, mumble and roar that is happening around you. I use public transportation all the time and walk all around my college campus and am rarely in quiet or private places, therefore I need to isolation both ways and these headphones simply do not offer any whatsoever. Also, the braided wire transmits a lot of noise through the left cup, a problem exacerbated by large winter jacket collars that rub the wire when walking, which again, I do a lot of. Finally, while build quality seems above average, I was disappointed with the color-matching of the frame and cups for this red model. The painted red metal and the plastic red are two completely different hues that look cheap when you see them together. The plastic red appears lighter than the painted metallic parts which reminds me of the way plastics fade when subjected to too much sun exposure. This is a problem exclusive to the red headsets though, and shouldn't be a problem on the other headset color combos that intend to have different color finishes and hues.

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      outstanding!

      November 11th, 2012

      by Sienna

      Took the Aviators for a spin in the store and I was absolutely left speechless! The quality of these headphones is outstanding and i definitely recommend at least giving them a try.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Spectacular

      October 17th, 2012

      by Chrispy G

      Style, comfort, sound quality, these are all factors to consider when buying headphones. Most headphones focus on one and sacrifice in another area. There are ultra stylish and comfortable headphones that sound like total garbage, and then there are cans that produce sound from the gods and look like something a gargoyle might regurgitate. However, skullcandy saw this problem in the world of headphones and decided to do something about it; introducing the Skullcandy Aviator. These cans not only surpass the competition in style and comfort but also sound quality. Finally a good looking pair of sturdy headphones that sound good...wait not good, AMAZING! The sound staging (imaging) of the aviator is superb. You can really hear the depth in the music as it surrounds you and draws you in. For sure the forte in terms of sound are the vocals and mid highs. The balance is spectacular and makes for a very enjoyable headphone. The bass is very clean but at times it doesn't extend into the lower octaves. I would recommend these headphones to someone who likes rock, alternative, metal, classical, or any other vocal/mids and high focused. For stuff like dubstep, rap, drum and bass, and other bass heavy genres I would go with the Hesh 2.0 or if you are willing to spend a little more then defiantly go for the Mix Masters. for sound I give it a more than respectable 9/10. As far as build quality you can't beat the Aviators. Sure Skullcandy has had quality issues in the past but my goodness they did their best work on making these cans bulletproof. The earcup adjustment is very tight and gives you reassuring clicks as you move the housings up and down. The folding motion is very fluid and has just enough resistance to prevent the speakers from flopping around uselessly. (8/10) Now comfort. No question these are one of the most comfortable headphones on the market. The deep leather earpads sit perfectly on you head and provide just the right amount of cushion. The overall weight is very low so the headband won't fatigue your head. One complaint I do have is the poor sound isolation. In loud environments it can be difficult to hear your music, however at loud volumes it can be tolerated. The noise leakage is very low so others won't hear what you're listening to when you blast the tunes. (10/10 for comfort, 5/10 for isolation) In the end these are extremely desirable headphones that are outrageously comfortable, sound amazing, look fantastic, built like a tank, and hold the best warranty known to mankind. I can say I have suggested these to all of my friends that have asked about a new pair of headphones in this price range and will continue to do so until someone can match the value, quality, comfort, style, and sound of these amazing headphones. Skullcandy you know what you are doing! Keep pumpin' cans out and rock on!!

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      The first edition were good, I'm expecting this new style to be AWESOME

      September 30th, 2012

      by Rob Clark Jr

      Was looking for a good quality pair of headphones at a fair price. Beats were to much and plastic, as with the rest of the popular head phones. Did my research online, went to best buy and tried them. I bought the all black. At the time, there were only 2 color combos. Fell in love with them. Between music, laptop, and broadcasting, I wore them constantly for almost 2 months. Until the headphone jack started going bad. Used a piece of heat shrink tubing to help fix the issue. Month later, they stopped working all together. Was so upset I just put them in my closet. I watched a review on the newer style (by accident actually) and noticed the new model has a user replaceable head phone cable (which they should have done in the first place). I am super excited about this, and will be shipping my broken ones out ASAP and eagerly awaiting my replacement code so I can pick up the new style, in green and black. I have to say, these headphones provide great quality sound across the board, are durable and super comfortable. Now that the cord issue (which has happened to every pair of headphones I have owned) is user replaceable, I don't see me ever buying another style headphones (as long as I can order a second cord or they can add one in when I get my replacements, I do not see them on the site at this time). Side note: When you first buy them, the highs are a bit tinny. Give them time. Like all High quality headphones, the speaker drivers need to break in. I would plug mine into a music source and play dubstep for about 1.5 hours straight every night for a week at around 65% volume. I didnt even listen to them, just left them sitting in the other room while I did other things. Helped break them in real quick.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      FOR BASS LOVERS OUT THERE!

      September 16th, 2012

      by Callum

      I got fixed up with these after breaking my G.I's (thanks to lifetime warranty!) and I have to say these headphones are by far the most crisp and clear sounding headphone in every aspect of sound quality. I personally listen to DUBSTEP and these headphones keep the bass heavy with no distortion what so ever. An even clearer experience with rock and acoustic. I thought the bass could have a little more kick, but listening to other branded headphones, the bass in these will make you a proud owner of such excellent headphones. Build quality = 9/10 Looks = 10/10 Overall = Amazing headphone, well worth the money with lifetime warranty, can't ask for anything more.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Great for rock and metal!

      August 25th, 2012

      by Mark Ryan

      The sound quality is very crisp and clear! I have owned two skullcrushers for about a year now, as with skullcrushers the bass is to over powering with rock and metal genres of music and makes it hard to hear the words in the songs. So, I decided to get the Aviators because I heard from another metal head that they were great for rock and metal. I totally agree with my friend they are ideal for rock and metal! Don’t get me wrong the bass is still really good for rap and dubstep! There are only two things I think that could pose a problem; one is the cord is small in width which could be easily lost, and second thing is the sound canceling is to the greatest, it blocks about 50% of room noise. But over all I would recommend the Aviators for anyone who enjoys music in excellent sound quality! They are worth every penny! 5 out of 5 stars hands down!

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Beast Quality And Comfort

      August 23rd, 2012

      by Holly

      The Skullcandy Avaitors are the best Skullcandy With the beast Quality and confort

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Pillows for your ears

      August 20th, 2012

      by Tina

      i have tried several different types of overhear headphones in my day and I must say that I have NEVER worn a pair as comfortable as the Skullcandy Aviator. Not only is the comfort amazing but the sound quality is impeccable! The aviators sleek design and color options will have heads turning for sure!

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Awesome!!!!

      June 24th, 2012

      by Mike

      I have these and I can listen to them forever without them hurting. They don't leak. They look very nice, and they are the most comfortable headphones ever !

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      awesome

      June 20th, 2012

      by Steve

      these headphones sound and look awesome and the price is good.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Well done, Skullcandy.

      May 26th, 2012

      by Curtis G.

      I've had Aviators before, Brown/Gold combo, but they were the old model that didn't feature a detachable cord. These headphones are top notch. SUPER comfortable, I've been wearing them since this morning when I got them and no discomfort whatsoever. Its like clouds on my ears. Sound quality is brilliant as well. Bass is controlled yet prominent, not muddy or anything. Not too much or too little; Its just right. Treble and clarity are fantastic, very crisp and warm sounding. You owe it to yourself to get these wonderful headphones.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Honest Review by Loyal Customer

      May 11th, 2012

      by William Patterson

      The sound is crisp. The mids and highs are on point, and the bass is there, but not as "boom" as they should be in my opinion. I understand, you weren't going for a bassy phone, but sometimes I have to listen for the bass. My 2011 Chrome FMJ buds had 3x the bass and still a clear range of sounds. I also really miss the see-through plastic lenses. That was a really cool feature unique to the black and brown Aviators and a real selling point. It was also where the character of these phones came from. Being able to see the driver and mechanics reminded me of looking at a pair of aviators. The pouch and boxing was incredible though, as always.

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      i like these headphones

      May 10th, 2012

      by DahooH.

      very crisp, clear sound, best ive owned & i had beats studios, beats solo hd, beats wireless, and mix master mikes , but i dont know why i like these the most

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Sound = Amazing, Comfort = Most Amazing

      May 9th, 2012

      by Maggie

      I've tried several over ear headphones, and these are by far my favorite. I had some other headphones at a similar price point, and these are 10 times better. The sound quality is great, listening to any type of music. I've used these on the plane, and while they aren't noise cancelling, they sure do get loud enough to make you forget you are on the plane, without bursting your ears. My favorite thing about these headphones though, is the comfort. I have my headphones on all day at work, and these are sooo much more comfortable than anything I've found. The cushion around the ears is so, so nice. The band that goes over and sits on top of your head is soft and never digs in. I used to have to take other headphones off after a few hours, but these babies last me through the whole day.

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      Best Skullcandy Product

      May 9th, 2012

      by Dallen Pearson

      Sound lives up the the supreme sound name. Very good build, im not sure if i like the change from metal to plastic in the main bars on the headphones. I like the detachable wire simply because it makes it easier to store the headphones and its give them greater durability. Plus ive heard that if the wire breaks you just have to send in the wire and theyll send you a new one, instead of having to send in the headhones themself. The mic, track control and volume buttons work great. Vioce control on my ipod is smooth and accurate. Volume change is easy and very convinient. The comfort is very, very good. When you first put these babies on they just feel natural. No pressure points, no shallow padding. Some people question whether the headband will be uncomforable, not the case, it provides a very natural fit that doesnt cause discomfort. Overall a very good pair of cans :)

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Recommended if you're on a $150 budget

      May 9th, 2012

      by Aaron

      Very good bass and sound and very comfortable. Quality seems good and cool style. Could be a little cheaper but not too overpriced, definitely recommend if you are willing to spend some extra money.

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      Best Headphones Ever

      May 6th, 2012

      by Connor McCoy

      These headphones are very comfortable, portable, and the sound quality is the best i have ever heard. The detatchable cord feature is also very useful. It also comes with a leather carrying puch. Buy these

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      I love this product!!!!!!

      May 5th, 2012

      by Diana

      I love this product!!!!!! my #SkullCandy headphones have amazing bass lol i love it :))

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

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      These are Great

      May 1st, 2012

      by Connor McCoy

      These are the best headphones on earth!!!!!! I definately reccomend these, i won them off of a skullcandy contest on facebook and i am extremely satisfied with these. They blow Beats By Dre Pro's out of the water. Buy these!!

      BOTTOM LINE YES, I recommend this product

    Featured Review

    Well done, Skullcandy.

    I've had Aviators before, Brown/Gold combo, but they were the old model that didn't feature a detachable cord. These headphones are top notch. SUPER comfortable, I've been wearing them since this morning when I got them and no discomfort whatsoever. Its like clouds on my ears. Sound quality is brilliant as well. Bass is controlled yet prominent, not muddy or anything. Not too much or too little; Its just right. Treble and clarity are fantastic, very crisp and warm sounding. You owe it to yourself to get these wonderful headphones.

    Press

    • Aviator: USA Today Skullcandy Aviator Headphone Review

      September 13, 2012

      If you insist on listening to music after (or during) a gnarly day on the slopes, these musical earmuffs might appeal to you. With a high maximum volume and decent tracking, these over-ear headphones can provide a bumpin' soundtrack while you think about how extreme you were out on the hill.

      Read More...
    • Aviator: Skullcandy Aviator

      May 1, 2012

      Publication: InnerFidelity.com

      "The way it was, is not the way it is." - Jamie Oman, Skullcandy Director of Product Developement


      Over the course of two days I had conversations with Dan Levine, Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer; Pete Kelly, Director of Industrial Design; and Jamie Oman, Director of Product Developement for Skullcandy.

      Read More...
    • Aviator: Jillian Michaels: What's in My Bag?

      February 29, 2012

      US Weekly

      Food, clothes, a flashlight and a weapon?

      "I'm planning for the apocalypse," Jillian Michaels, 38, jokes to Us Weekly about her on-the-go essentials including a Benchmade tactical pen given to her by a Vietnam vet.

      Music to her Ears

      "My Skullcandy headphones are the most important thing ever.

      Read More...
    • Aviator: Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Review

      April 29, 2011

      Publication: PC Mag

      Summary
      Cool design based on Aviator sunglasses. Quality bass response with barely any distortion at maximum volume.

      Read More...
    • Aviator: Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator Headphones

      April 24, 2011

      Publication: Cnet

      The good: The stylish Roc Nation Aviator headphones reach beyond Skullcandy's tween demographic and bring a sophisticated look and detailed sound design to the mobile market.

      The bottom line: The style-savvy Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator headphones earn our recommendation for balancing a unique thematic design with exceptional clarity in spite of a slightly passive low-end response.

      Skullcandy continues to pursue its youthful listening-device niche with the Aviators, a collaborative effort with Roc Nation, a music publishing and entertainment company founded by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.

      Read More...
    • Aviator: Skullcandy Aviator Offers Audiophiles Food for Thought

      March 25, 2011

      Publication: Wired Magazine

      Skullcandy is known for making headphones that put fashion first and sound quality second.

      You’ve probably seen its krazy-kool neon and graffiti-splattered cans stacked up for sale in mall kiosks, or clamped to the dome of some young’n on a skateboard as he whisks by and spills your latte all over your Haggar slacks.

      The company’s demo skews young, and we all know the kids don’t necessarily care if their music sounds good, as long as it’s loud. Needless to say, Skullcandy’s headphones haven’t ever scored high marks among audiophiles. Being one of these snobbish elites, my expectations were not inflated when I received a shipment of Roc Nation Aviators, a set of headphones cross-branded with Jay-Z and LiveNation’s Roc Nation promotions outfit.

      Skullcandy is angling the $150 set as its first foray into audiophile territory. It’s a shrewd move. All those tweens who grew up on Skullcandy cans are now graduating to adulthood, collecting their first real paychecks and looking to upgrade all the little things in their lives. And maybe they’ve outgrown the desire to wear bright pink skulls on their ears.

      The Aviators’ styling is unique and fashionable, but not garish. True to the name, they’re reminiscent of the iconic aviator sunglasses. They have see-through plastic over-the-ear cups, leather pads, suede headband, nylon cord and chrome accents along the edges. Three colors are available: white, black and brown/gold.

      So, they’re not ugly. That’s a plus, I thought. But then I put them on and — wait a minute, these actually sound pretty good. Not amazing, but much better than anything else I’ve heard from Skullcandy thus far.

      The Aviators can get a little abrasive at times, especially when you’re listening to modern rock or techno. And the bass isn’t as present as I’d like it to be. Hip-hop sounds oddly tinny. But put on some mellower stuff that hasn’t been amped up to appeal to today’s ADHD standards — Nina Simone, Cat Power, James Blake, singer-songwriter stuff, classic rock — and the Aviators impress. My headphone nerd friends were all curious, so we passed them around and everyone agreed: solid.

      Read More...

    Technical Specs

    • 34 ohms
    • 104 dB (1mW/500Hz)
    • less than 0.1% (1mW/500Hz)
    • approx. 200 g
    • TPE

    Key Features

    Pair Skullcandy with an organization like Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, and the end result is a crossbreed of street-level swagger and sophisticated class. With an optics inspired design (see the custom styled drivers for yourself) and a focus on performance, the Aviator is the Porsche of the headphone arena. Take charge of the conversation, and the music, with our in-line Mic 3, while our Attacking Bass, Natural Vocals, and Precision Highs deliver the purest experience in audio – no matter the genre. In function, form, and fit, the Aviator is Supreme Sound at its finest.

    Features & Highlights

     

    Supreme Sound delivers Attacking Bass, Natural Vocals and Precision Highs. Mic3 delivers complete control of any IOS device.

    Soft leather touch memory foam ear pillows provide ultimate comfort.


    Highest-grade materials ensure unmatched durability and style.

    Detachable cable for mobility. Aviator travel bag stores your assets in safety and style.

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