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Skullcandy - Ink'd 2 Wired Earbud Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 13743 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I use this daily.

    Posted
    ggoddi
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Just to provide a simple background of who I am and what I have experience with to help you get a clearer picture of who is reviewing this product: I've purchased quite a few headphones/earbuds during my existence on this planet; from Sony to Sennheiser to Souls, from over the head cans to in ear buds. I have a home studio where I have a pair of ATHM-50's and Sennheiser HD 203's for recording and have a pair of Soul SL150's, SMS Street by 50's, Soul SL49's, and Sony XB500's for casual listening. SOUND: 3/5 I purchased these Skullcandy's from Radioshack for $17.99 for the simple fact my earbuds I used with my work computer broke and just wanted a cheap replacement. After 2 weeks of burn in and listening, I will say that these earbuds are at most, average. The bass, although not overpowering, is very present and handled very well. The highs and the treble is where in my honest opinion, these earbuds fall short. These earbuds produce very HARSH highs to the point where I cannot listen to the song. Besides the harsh highs though, everything else is pretty good, especially for the price point. DESIGN: 4/5 As far as I've tested, the microphone works very well and the headset is pretty clear when I'm on the phone. I really love the cord design (flat# and the earbuds themselves are plastic and are EXTREMELY light. I find a light weight ear bud to be very favorable, i.e. my Soul SL49 which I must say are the BEST sounding earbuds on the market right now, fall short in one area and that is the earbuds are so heavy, they tend to fall out quite frequently. I love the ability to pause and play music with the remote on the cord but it's missing a volume control. You can wear these for hours without any sort of nagging or pain-very comfortable. To summarize, I always HATED the Skullcandy brand and vowed to NEVER purchase any Skullcandy products but because of the reduced price point at the time, I gave in. Initially when looking at this brand, you can't take it seriously because of the name and logo #at least I couldn't) but I must say, coming from a negatively biased point of view towards this audio brand, they are pretty average earbuds and I would recommend this specific product to people looking for a cheap pair of earbuds with a mic for handsfree control on your iPhone or Droid device. A better alternative if you are looking for AMAZING sound are the Soul SL49 which I got for $35. Just look around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really? Don't see the issues of others having!

    Posted
    dustyshot

    This one ear going out, NOT! Had for 2 years, and still going strong. Not being durable? Look at second sentence. So many terrible reviews for an awesome pair of earphones, that do not break at all, unless you are careless with your stuff, then blame the company. I have had cheap earbuds that sound 100 times worse around $5 to the $15 I paid for these. I even used a gift card from Christmas, paid for Smokin Buds, and yes Smokin Buds are awesome too, but the bass is not there on Smokin Buds like these Ink'd 2 ones. Ink'd 2 are 103db while Smokin Buds are like 96db. Smokin Buds are $29.99 but got for $19.99 on sale. I paid $14.99 for Ink'd 2. I take the bass over the not so bassy ones. So I will leave the Smoking Buds on the side for backup, and use Ink'd 2 ones for long time until they do go out on me. I think they sound awesome for how much bass they have. No adjusting bass at all if you have the right preset on the equalizer. Like Poweramp app has Bass & Treble. Maybe not fully updated to V3 of Poweramp yet, but beta is about to be released around April 29th or 30th, 2018. Best player for smartphones. So I do recommend using these, and if you go for more expensive Skullcandy ones, then try something besides Smokin Buds. I go on walks for about 3 hours plus a day 6 days a week because I am diabetic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Dang Good for the price

    Posted
    Megamex
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    Bought these since I wore out the stock headset that came with my Galaxy S3. I go though headphones like a kid does with shoes. Shopped these in the BB location, and was hesitant to purchase, since there was no info on the Frequency response range on the drivers. But, I had some store credit to use from my REWARDS POINTS and thus, I couldn't beat the price. They are comfortable with the stock pads, but they only came with one other size of ear pads. That means if you have an ear that won't fit the pads, you're out of luck. Mine fit OK, but I was hoping for another set of sizes to get an optimal fitting. My fears of sound quality were quickly resolved upon playing an MP3. These babies sound GREAT! The songs I would play that have high dynamic range couldn't make these headphones sound bad at all. The microphone also sounds great (I'm judging only from my phone calls and not getting negative feedback from my contacts). I only wished that the set had a volume control for up and down, not just one button to answer/play/stop. Volume control, like the set that came with my phone, was a nice feature and I miss it. The 'no tangle' flat cord however, IS AWESOME. I rarely have to worry about the cord getting tangled with itself no matter how poorly I stuff 'em into my pocket. I used to 'tie a knot' with my headset to keep them from getting tangled, but NO MORE! Just wrap 'em 'round yer fingers, stuff 'em and pull 'em out later for jammin'. NO Tangle. And the cord length is great, so pocket the player and stroll on. I'm borderline abusive to headphones, but so far so good, no complaints there. 'nuff said 'bout that. If you can tolerate the limited ear pad size and no volume control, these buds are a decent purchase. There is plenty out there for a better price, or certainly better quality, but the positives out weigh the negatives for the price. Twenny bucks gets your ears poppin' with these headphones. I recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work in phone/only 2 pr of ear gels, not 3

    Posted
    ABCs

    I bought these to use with my Samsung Galaxy and, right out of the pack, they were defective. The connector wasn't snug enough in my phone port so sound only came from one side of the earbuds instead of both. If I pressed the connector in further, twisted it around some, and held it in place then both sides worked but as soon as I let it go, it stopped working on both sides and again only worked on one side; the side with the control on it. I have other earbuds (JVC, Sony, Samsung) and have no problem with them working correctly with my phone so I know it's not my phone. I've also purchased these SkullCandy Ink'd earbuds before and have never had a problem with them so I know they'll also work with my phone, if they're not defective. .....I called Skullcandy and the guy I talked to wasn't the least bit concerned with my problem, or the fact that they were manufacturing a defective product. $10 product or $100 product, a customer is a customer. I've worked all my life dealing with people. His attitude likely costs the company more than a few customers. I won't purchase their brand again. Lastly, the 'product features' states that these come with "...3 different-size silicone ear gels..." when actually they only come with 2 different-size silicone ear gels: small and medium. I use the large, and they no longer include them with the earbuds. Overall, if they worked, I would say this was a good deal but since the design seems to be defective, and it's a pain to have to return them, I won't risk buying this brand again. Skullcandy used to offer a Lifetime Guarantee. Now its just 2 years. I'll stick with my JVCs. They're cheap too but I've had them for several years now and they're still working great!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Posted
    jmalmaraz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I was in the market for new earbuds because I go through them quite often. I bought some Sony ones and I was very unsatisfied with the sound. Too tinny and annoying. So I walked past the Best Buy store at the mall and walked in expecting to by something that I have bought before (not Sony). As I looked through the options, I had kind of mentally selected what i was going to buy when a young lady approached me and asked if i needed help I told her that I was unhappy with my present earbuds and I was looking to get something better. I pointed out the ones that I had (kind of) planned on buying and she asked me questions about why I was unhappy with my present ones and how I would primarily use them. She then pointed to the earbuds that she thought would be best for me and I felt that they weren't and the ones that I had mentally selected were the ones I would buy. She very politely told me that, from her own experience, the other ones would be better for my purposes and her friends also had those as well. In fact, she guaranteed that I would be happy with those (by the way, there was no price difference so she wasn't trying to upsell). With her reassuring, calm and very polite manner, I took her word for them and I am sooooo glad that I purchased those. I am finally happy with earbuds and would purchase them again. I wish I could thank that young lady; She's a credit to your store;

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor speaker, poor connector, decent sound

    Posted
    gaurang
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    I purchased the product from Allstate Rd, Dorchester, MA store and in less than a month, the earphones have started showing the signs of fatigue. If I touch the connector pin while listening to anything, I can hear the difference in the volume and its quality, the sound starts to break up. This happens often as I keep my phone in my pocket while listening to music like normal people do. The speaker on the headphone has given up on me already. I have to literally hold it like one centimeter away from my mouth for other person to listen to me. All of this in just 25 days of below regular use. I use these earphones only thrice a day for around 30 mins, and I keep them in my bag, in a separate compartment where these is only one other cable (of my charger), so I don't think there is a chance of any wear and tear in there. I know this problem about skullcandy earphones getting damaged early and easily but didn't expect to get the problems so soon! I have used another skullcandy earphones for around 9 months before it started giving me problems. And I have also talked with my friends who have used skullcandy earphones before so I was aware of this situation. And since they started showing problems after 15 days, I can't even return or exchange them. I won't recommend buying this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Going to have to find a new dependable favorite

    Posted
    BestBuyUser1
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've purchased skull candy products over the years and have always had a good experience. Lower price point with beyond average quality and power. Recently I've been through 3 pairs of these ear buds and just haven't had any luck. The low price makes it enticing and delivers better quality than what you pay for, however the past year or so of ink'd models just don't hold up, I think because of this flat wire design. Basically one earbud will go dead after a few months, sometimes will crackle and/or the wire at the base erratically controls your play/pause feature just by simple movement. This wasn't an issue on older ink'd models that had your traditional "tube" wires. Overall, I'm a big fan of the quality of sound and price point, but they just don't last more than a few months. It's a bit of a tossup of being willing to suck it up and pay $20 every 3-5 months vs. paying $60-$100 and hope they aren't accidentally subjected to the bottom of a shoe or gym bag. Going to have to find a new dependable favorite.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great improvement from the older models.

    Posted
    ChickenKatsuBoi
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A lot of people say skullcandy is not even a brand for earphone/headphones and they suck, well imo they are awesome. who can go wrong with $10-20 earphones that sound amazing!!!! comparing this to previous models, you can notice a difference in the treble. its a lot "louder" and nice. the has bass improved, it gives a little/tiny more bump than a thump. depending on the quality and type of music you are listening to. I have also notice that the cord is flat, so i tested it out to see if it would tangle, but!!! IT DIDNT! OMG :D!!!!!!! i tried it 5 times and it didnt tangle . i am really happy with these improvements. the sound is quality is also nice and balanced with the bass and tremble for most songs i have played. so if your thinking about getting these earphones . DO IT!! there amazing , Ive only had this product for about 3 hours* Skullcandy gives limited life time warranty* THanks for reading :D!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice pair of cheap earbuds

    Posted
    Zipitking
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    I bought these after needing to replace my last two pairs of more expensive earbuds. I had to replace my previous ones because the plastic cushion bit that sit on the earphone often fell/came off, and as a result lost the pieces over time making them useless. So this was an obvious concern when I bought these Skull Candy Earbuds. The plastic ear cushions are well attached to the earbud, and don't really seem like they are going to come off as easily, which is great! The mic/control device are basic (less advanced then more expensive units, but that is okay). The mic works just fine. The controls are basic and work fine with my iPhone, easily pause, play, skip songs, etc. No volume control though, which my more expensive headphones had, miss that feature, but for the price who cares. So...when these things are not in your ear they are pretty loud. If you like blasting your music, people around you might hear what you are listening to, but if you care just turn the volume down haha. The sound quality is fine for everyday listening, great for the bus, gym, work, etc. The bass could be better, wouldn't recommend for an audiophile (probably wouldn't be reading this anyway). Cord is a good length, seems durable, and tangle resistant, which is nice. Overall the design is fine, seems pretty durable, have had them for a few months, stepped on them, got them a wet (whoops), regular wear are tear, and they still work the same as the day I got them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Ear Buds For The $$, But....

    Posted
    RandaTx
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was using the new style Apple earbuds that came with my iPod Nano but they hurt my ears so bad and kept falling out...I think my ear canals are too small for them to fit correctly. The new Apple earbuds have an amazing sound and deep bass, when they stayed in, and I wanted to try to find some that were more comfortable with comparable sound without paying out the rear for them. These earbuds are very comfortable as I was able to use the smallest silicone buds for a better fit but as for sound, they're a little lacking. I've tried adjusting the EQ on my iPod hoping for a better bass sound and not so much of a reverby, blaring sound but they just don't compare to the Apple buds. With all this being said, they will definitely work in a pinch and they are better than listening to nothing when I go on my early morning walks! I have used these while on my iPad and they sound decent and prob would be using on your computer too. The price is unbeatable and I do recommend these if you are just looking for a decent, stylish pair of buds that will get the job done and you don't care about sound quality and just want to listen to music, etc. But for me, I have since ponied up a bit more dough and bought the Skullcandy 50/50's and they are quite better as far as sound and noise reduction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Tkoop

    People want quality headphones with a quality sound. We use our headphones for listening to music whether we are exercising, riding the bus, going to class, etc. People want quality headphones with a quality sound for a decent price, so that is exactly what skull candy made. Skully Candy Ink’d 2. The ink’d 2 headphones are slightly heavy, but has its own volume adjustment to make up for that. Another reason for these headphones being heavy is the length of the cord, but cord length comes in handy at times. These headphones come in four different colors. Black, blue, pink, or red. Plus two ear insert sizes that came in handy for me. My ears are smaller and had to put the smaller size in. The cord on the headphones is very long and can get in the way if not secured or would up properly. I usually have no problem with this if I wrap the cord around my phone a few times. These headphones seem to be made with great quality. I have stepped on them many times and even washed them and they still work fine! They are cheap! I bought these for 20 dollars at best buy and have great sound quality. You will not find a pair of headphones for 20$ or less that sound this good! You will not be disappointed! If you are looking for a cheap quality pair of headphones, these are the ones for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Earbuds!

    Posted
    Svetla
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love these earbuds! They fit great in my ears. Great sound quality. I am happy with my purchase. I want to mention to the customer service team the need to update the description of the specifications on the product page above. There is no volume control as stated. Rather the remote control on the wire is used to pick up a call and to play, pause, forward and rewind audio/music tracks from your phone or music device. Would you please update the description to reflect the packaging and functionality offered by the product and manufacturer? My deepest gratitude! You may remove this comment after you update the product description as it would no longer apply after you update it. My deepest gratitude for your assistance! Also, would you please make the "Write a review" link much prominent, I would suggest a big button to incentivise people to write a review. My deepest gratitude for receiving my suggestions with an open heart. This is my service to you! Thank you so very much for your service! Countless bowdowns! Great product! Great store!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    for $19 you can't go wrong

    Posted
    r3over
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    I'm really picky about my music/headphones. It needs to be high bit rate encoded, or I can hear on the distortion. These headphone sounds great! No, they are not audiophile headphones. But for the average user they have better than average sound. When I first got them I was surprised at how crisp all the highs/ mids were and how it was lacking in bass. But after using them for a few days the bass really warmed up. So I would recommend doing a burn in on these buds when you get them. (I just put one of my favorite songs with allot of bass, medium/high volume on repeat and left it playing on the desk over night.) Now, I get really well rounded sound out of these. Really nice crisp mids and highs and plenty of rich bass. If all you care about is thumping your brain with bass...don't get these. But if you like to actually hear all of your music in crisp high def clarity then I would recommend these! Oh, and the Mic for cellphone use works great. Only qualm I have is the one button on the Mic doesn't do all that the package said it would do. But for me it wasn't a deal breaker. I just use the button to play/pause my music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Earbuds for Price!!!!

    Posted
    dustyshot

    I have to disagree with those who say these do not tangle. They claim they are tangle free but almost every single time pulling out of front pocket I have to untangle a little bit. I grab the plug end and shake and the earbud parts are tangled. So these are not fully tangle free. I love them besides that. Very awesome sound quality for the price. Why do people recommend to buy really expensive buds, when these are awesome sounding? Do not see the reasoning. Use to hate them around the year 2005, when I bought Skullcandy, but now they are better than any other around the same price. Best Buy has the best deals on Skullcandy brand. I listen to these on my Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro and Poweramp full. I have bass on set at only 40% and they are loud. Even volume at 40% and loud. If you want to know the best app to play music with, then get Poweramp. It beats BlackPlayer in sound quality. BlackPlayer is only made for looks and customizing looks, and who stares at a screen all day, instead of listen to awesome music? People that are crazy. So these combined with Poweramp is the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They're $10 earphones.

    Posted
    jake
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    I have been using skull candy earphones for years. Mainly for around-the-house work, or to not annoy people while messing around on my devices. I had the Smokin' Buds and those were great, but I realized that I shouldn't keep spending $30 every year or so to replace them. So i gave these a try. Theyre pretty great for $10! Fitment is mediocre, but I didnt put much effort into choosing the right silicone tips since I use these in low impact environments. Sound quality is pretty much what you'd expect from skull candy. Good bass with average mids and highs. They have a play/pause button on the left wire, if you need or want that sort of thing. I'm pretty sure that that same controller has a microphone for phone calls, too. Downsides? I'm not sure how long they'll last. But for $10 I'm not too worried about breakage. The aux jack doesnt have a right angle like the smokin buds do -- thats just a minor personal issue. Thats about it so far. Good value for money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable

    Posted
    Linda
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    I bought these for my son because he destroys every pair of earbuds and headphones I buy him. The size of the earpieces and the softness are very comfortable for him. He likes the built in microphone. The only complaint that I have is the same one I have with EVERY wired set- the thin wire is not protected enough near the plug and after a while one of the wires start to break, causing one side to lose sound. These are relatively new and should have lasted longer for the price. I wrapped the wire and plug with electrical tape for reinforcement and got the sound back. I would recommend doing this FIRST if you are giving these to a kid, especially if they are going to use them with multiple devices. An adult should have no problem with them. He says the sound quality is great so they must be good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, comfortable, easily stored

    Posted
    RichardInWI
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    My only experience with ear buds before were the hard plastic kind which never fit comfortably in my ear and would fall out every few minutes even if head movement was minimal. I was a little leery of trying these but figured I can always return them. After getting home, I put these in and was happily surprised at how comfortable they were and how long they stayed in the ear. These have a good sound for what I listen to (rock, hard rock, blues mainly). I don't recall ever hearing any distortion at any volume levels and I do turn them up when I do not want to be disturbed. Even at low to moderate listening levels they can block out outside noises. The only thing I found annoying, and you get used to it is if you are drinking or eating while listening you will "hear yourself" more. I won't lie and say these will never loosen in your ear, but it really depends on your activity level. While at my desk working, they will be fine for long periods of time. If I am cleaning the house, they will need to be adjusted periodically.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound and Comfort.

    Posted
    AverageHiSchoolStudent

    These In-ear headphones are only 20 bucks and who wouldn't buy these at that price. The sound quality is amazing since they are Earbud headphones, and it acts as a....kind of suction cup for your ears, and it actually cancels sound, ALOT. I used to use these for everything, music, video, and everyday use on my laptop. The single, one and only problem that I had with these headphones is how long it lasted. The First Skullcandy Ink'd i had was....well the first one before these, and those lasted a little over 2 months. This however lasted less than 2 months, probably about a little over 1 month and i know because i kept track to see if it was better or worse. But it isnt worse than its previous version these have really good sound and good bass too but unless you wanna spend 20 dollars every 2 months for these get something that lasts longer. I heard that the Apple Earpods last long and i dont own them, but a friend i know has had his pair since last year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat these earphones for the price!

    Posted
    PipDomination
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    I use these headphones for my daily run. I go through 3-4 headphones a year due to water or sweat shorting them out. For just 20 quids what would you expect? Ink'd 2 is well produced, and they look better then some other models in 50-100 range. But accessories in the box ... no accessories at all. Just a second pair of earbuds and manual. During first test I realized absence of high frequencies, but very nice mids and sharp, deep bass. So I decided to warm them up for few hours. And it did a trick! After warm up they started to produce some not-so-bad highs! Anyway, eq preset has been changed to add more 16k-20k and to reduce 60-200 Hz. After JBL, Sony earphones it was first time when I was forced to reduce bass! Impressive! Ink'd 2 are well designed, good quality, with nice, deep bass, very good mids, but high frequencies could be slightly better (for another price though), and those earphones good choice for music with rich bass - electronic, jazz and probably rock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound for the Price

    Posted
    Leonel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    i have always liked the Skull Candy Inkd line. they provide good sound for the price, i have always liked the amount of bass these little guys packed, this is my second pair in about 2 weeks though. One day i was listening to music, took the headphones out and stopped using them for like 3 hours and when i put them back in one of the sides just stopped working (right side.) So be weary of that, but i was able to get a new pair really quick, as i live close to BestBuy and as soon as the problem occurred i went in and they just checked me out a new pair, because i had Geeksquad protection. So yeah i would recommend these, but i would add a protection plan with them, because it gives you a piece of mind, i didn't even have to re-purchase the protection plan when i get a new pair, and it's still active so if these break i think i can just go back in again.

    I would recommend this to a friend