Review: Skullcandy XTplyo

by Alex King-Harris I’ve worn a lot of different sport earbuds in the past few years.  Almost all of them either wouldn’t stay on during peak activities, or they delivered sub-standard sound.  Sometimes the sound was good but over time the earbuds would work loose and the bass would drop significantly. Skullycandy has developed what they refer to as the ‘Triplelock™” system “Skullcandy’s trifecta of proprietary technologies that work together to keep your earbuds securely in place – no matter the activity.”  The main mechanism which keeps the bud inside your ear is fairly simple: a small protruding rubber arm that …

Review: Skullcandy Grinds

by Andrew Ross Collins Headphones are one of those things many of us seem to use, and there is a huge variety of different types and models to choose from.  What makes a good set of headphones is a unit that combines all of the key criteria – rather than outperform at one and miss on another. For example I use a great pair of mixing and mastering headphones that cost just shy of $1500, and they sound amazing as you might expect  – but they come in their own pelican case and if that does fit into your carry-on …