Author:
Mike Adams
06/22/2010

SkullCandy Lowrider Headphones

SkullCandy Lowrider Headphones

While SkullCandy Ink’d are definitely a decent pair of earbuds, they are just that…earbuds. You have to place them in your ear canal, and no matter what you do, you always run the risk of them slipping out of your ears. This is a problem that really occurs when you are exercising or working outdoors. So when looking for a solution, look no further than the SkullCandy Lowrider.

One of the biggest positives about this set of headphones is that it hugs your head without feeling constricted. For someone like me that is a plus because usually a set of over the ear headphones feels like it is digging into my skull (hence my switch to ear buds). With cushions on the part that arches over your head, along with the cushioning on the ear cups themselves, these feel very nice. A huge step up from the entry level SkullCandy iCon headphones.

As far as sound quality, these sound pretty darn good. It sports a 40mm driver, so the sound clarity is much better than that of the Ink’d and Smokin’ Buds. Sadly though, it does not appear to really have any kind of bass boost on it, definitely not like the SkullCrushers or even the 50/50 earbuds. But, I must admit, what comes out of these headphones sounds darn good blasting into my eardrums.

Another nice thing about these is their collapsible design. On quite a few headphones, you are stuck with having to find a place to shove these awkward pieces of equipment (another plus for earbuds). Headphones like the SkullCrushers and iCons are stuck with this design. Enter the Lowrider, a collapsible over the ear set of headphones that slip nicely into almost any pouch on your backpack. So make sure you slip into the TechHub and pick up a pair for yourself today for only $29.99.

Pros:

  • While not the most affordable pair of SkullCandy headphones, they are a far cry better and WELL worth the few extra dollars.
  • Collapsible design = fits nicely in your backpack.
  • Great sound.
  • VERY comfortable headphone design with the cushions on the arch and earcups.
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cons:

  • Very, very light (if any) Bass boost
  • Because they are over the ear, you can still pick up some ambient noise coming from around you.
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