Headphone Question - Skullcandy Aviators - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 09-12-2013, 08:55 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Proxgotsthafia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Does anyone have experience with the Skullcandy Aviators? I know Skullcandys (Skullcandies?) generally get a bad wrap in terms of audio quality, but I've been reading some positive reviews from around the web. I thought it would be a good idea to check in with the folks here and get some trusted opinions.

I know the Aviators won't provide a flat response, but that's fine with me. I also own a pair of Sony MDR7506 cans and some Shure SRH440s. The Aviators would be for in-home, "less serious" listening. Something with a bit of flavor to them that won't break the bank.

Any and all opinions welcome. Thanks!
Proxgotsthafia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 09-12-2013, 10:40 AM
FMW
AVS Special Member
 
FMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,262
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 446 Post(s)
Liked: 813
Since you don't care about sound quality or serious listening, I would think they would be fine.
FMW is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 09-12-2013, 11:16 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Proxgotsthafia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW View Post

Since you don't care about sound quality or serious listening, I would think they would be fine.
Wow, that was a bit harsh. Thanks for the warm welcome to the forum...

It's not that I don't care about sound quality, I'm simply not interested in another set of flat-response headphones. Maybe I should have fleshed out the original post with specific questions such as...
- How do they sound?
- How does their sound compare to that of other headphones in the price range?
- Are they comfortable to use for longer periods of time (1 hour or more)?
- Have you experienced any issues/problems with these headphones? What were they?
- Overall, are you happy with your purchase?
Proxgotsthafia is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 09-12-2013, 11:17 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
arnyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Posts: 14,387
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 762 Post(s)
Liked: 1175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Proxgotsthafia View Post

Does anyone have experience with the Skullcandy Aviators? I know Skullcandys (Skullcandies?) generally get a bad wrap in terms of audio quality, but I've been reading some positive reviews from around the web. I thought it would be a good idea to check in with the folks here and get some trusted opinions.

I know the Aviators won't provide a flat response, but that's fine with me. I also own a pair of Sony MDR7506 cans and some Shure SRH440s. The Aviators would be for in-home, "less serious" listening. Something with a bit of flavor to them that won't break the bank.

Any and all opinions welcome. Thanks!

If you like them regardless, then you don't need permission from me to enjoy them! ;-)
arnyk is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 09-12-2013, 11:28 AM
FMW
AVS Special Member
 
FMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,262
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 446 Post(s)
Liked: 813
It was a warm welcome. Ignoring you with a cold shoulder would be the opposite. What you got was a straightforward, honest answer without any sugar coating. I have no personal experience with those headphones. I can tell you that the brand is not known for good sound quality. You said you didn't want headphones with a flat frequency response. Since a fairly flat frequency response is a requirement for high fidelity sound reproduction, then you are saying, in effect, that you don't want good sound quality. So I suggested that the product, which I view as being poor in sound quality, would suit your requirements. Is that better? My purpose wasn't to injure your sensibilities. It was simply to answer your question.
FMW is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 09-12-2013, 03:13 PM
Member
 
noisebeam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Proxgotsthafia View Post

I know the Aviators won't provide a flat response, but that's fine with me. I also own a pair of Sony MDR7506 cans and some Shure SRH440s. The Aviators would be for in-home, "less serious" listening. Something with a bit of flavor to them that won't break the bank.

Any and all opinions welcome. Thanks!
What flavor are you looking for? Muted highs? Boosted lows?
Perhaps an EQ will be better suited as you can tailor the flavor for the source material and use your existing cans.
noisebeam is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 09-12-2013, 05:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Valtyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 80
Look at Sol Republic. They are pretty comfortable and mildly fashionable. Colored sound and emphasized bass for a reasonable price.

Just my $.02
Proxgotsthafia likes this.
Valtyr is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 01-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Newbie
 
Red-X Gaming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10

Well I just bought them and they are awesome I usually hate Skullcandy but Aviators are an exception I think they just did a new START to headphones world

Red-X Gaming is offline  
Reply 2-Channel Audio

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off