Skullcandy Ink'd 2 Review

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These earbuds deliver the best audio you're going to find for less than $15. They do an excellent job reproducing a full range of sound, experts say. Just be aware that cheap earbuds aren't very durable, so you'll probably have to replace them occasionally.

Skullcandy Ink'd 2 reviews rave about the quality of the sound. The team at Top Ten Reviews judges these headphones a cut above the competition when it comes to sound quality, declaring them the best-sounding earbuds for less than $50. They pump out powerful bass yet still maintain clear highs and lows, according to the site's Skullcandy Ink'd 2 review. Shoppers posting Skullcandy Ink'd 2 reviews at Best Buy laud the crisp, clear audio. However, some users complain that their earbuds broke within a couple of months. Some buyers say the Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earbuds fit perfectly and are very comfortable, but we did see a few other shoppers complain about the fit, which just wasn't quite right for them. At Amazon, users are likewise split on the subject of comfort, and again we saw several Skullcandy Ink'd 2 reviews questioning the durability of these earbuds. However, many Amazon shoppers bring up the great sound, especially the strong bass.

The Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earbuds (starting at $11, Amazon) have a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, which matches the normal range of human hearing. The sensitivity, at 102 dB, is a little higher than average for budget headphones and means these earbuds can produce higher volume with the same amount of power. The Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earbuds include three sizes of silicon ear tips, which should accommodate most users. The cord length is pretty generous for earbuds, at 1.3 meters, or just about 4 feet. Some versions of the Ink'd 2 have a built-in mic, which increases the retail price to $20. These earbuds come in more than a dozen color combinations, including a handful of NBA team colors.

There's no doubt that the Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earbuds provide fantastic sound, especially for a budget product. Most users should find them comfortable enough thanks to the variety of ear tips included in the package. We're a bit concerned about the durability of these earbuds, but at as little as $11 a pair, they're all but disposable.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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