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Skullcandy - Ink'd 2 Wired Earbud Headphones - Gray, Mint-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 13814 reviews

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  • 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: 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst pair I've had

    Posted
    Bsmith
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    I've been rocking skull candys for a long time and was a strong supporter of theirs. But lately the pairs I've been getting are garbage. I had the titans and the 50/50. Those were awesome and lasted me a long time. But I picked these up for rides on my motorcycle since I like the noise cancelling t provides over wind noise. And the connection was horrible. They were cutting out day one and I had the cord covered behind my vest and the terminal wasn't pinched. Skull candy has really gone down in their quality. I think it's time I hang up the hat and move on to another company. Can't say much for their higher end like, but I got their wireless xtfree when they first came out and they were just ok. Not nearly as loud as wired earbuds. In any case, very displeased with this purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Inconvenient

    Posted
    Nads

    This was recommended to me by a Best Buy employee. If you plan on using these at the gym, buy a different set. Body sweat makes the in line controls short out and cause voice control commands on iPhone to constantly come on. The cord gets stuck on everything BC of the rubber it's made of. I don't know how many times the cord simply got caught on my shirt and yanked the earbuds out of my ears. The ear buds fall out of my ears constantly and don't fit. And the microphone does not work when u talk on the phone. People say the voice cuts in and out. This product isn't the greatest. And I wish Best Buy had more than a 14 day return policy. I would gladly purchase another pair of earbuds from Best Buy, but not the skull candy. If Best Buy reads this review and will honor an exchange I would so greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    INK'D 2 ... FAIL! The original ink'd were better!

    Posted
    ShellyRunner

    I was very dissatisfied with these earbuds. I did NOT read reviews before I bought the ink'd 2. I LOVED the original with 3 fit options and I'm MEDIUM. I'm a runner and tried both the small and large; the small constantly fall out and the large HURT!! I thought I'd try the large for a few weeks to see if they could be "broken in" and maybe become a little more comfortable. All I accomplished was causing mild blistering and major irritation to my ears. The new flat cord has issues as well. Whether running or sitting motionless, if the cord gets bumped the music cuts out. This happened THE VERY FIRST TIME I USED THEM. That's when I looked up online reviews. Thank goodness for the Best Buy 30 day UNCONDITIONAL return policy. I will definitely read reviews before I buy a replacement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality!

    Posted
    Jay13
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    Skullcandy headphones have great sound.... problem is, every pair I've owned (about 6 or 7) have shorted out on one side or the other after a month or less! In fact, this pair is already in the trash! The quality is garbage!....JVC gummies last five times as long for half the price! When I purchased this pair, the friendly Best Buy salesman asked me if I wanted to buy a two-year warranty. I laughed so hard I almost choked! If I were to buy a warranty, I think I would be ripping someone off, because they would be replacing my headphones every 30-45 days.... hey, wait, free headphones for life! Maybe I should buy the warranty!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expected More.

    Posted
    Annoyed83

    Alright what can I say... I got these in late December.. so I've had them a little over a month. For one I only got these for the price. I HATE the Camo and Orange. Thankfully I don't use them outside my home. Back to my issue, on the right ear bud, the one with the orange mic piece. The earbud part clicks when in the ear, it does this on both ears, Me thinking that it was my ear *for some unknown reason* put the left one in and nothing happened. put that earbud in my left ear and same thing clicking. its when you put it in and then tap/push it in a little more for a better fit is when it makes this clicking noise. is so very annoying. would I purchase another SkullCandy product.. No.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I hate wired headphones

    Posted
    Lucath
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    These are the last pair of wired headphones I think I'll ever buy. Though promises abound about their quality, they, like lower quality, cheaper headphones last about two-three months and then die out again. And I take very good care of my headphones, so I'm confused by this to begin with. Luckily, I bought the insurance, but after the third pair of these in six months, I just opted for bluetooth headphones (great decision if you can make it work with your phone and stuff). Good sound quality, but they'll slowly lose the ability to pause and then will make your audio files sound unmixed and then will die. Just dump the wires.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ear Buds...

    Posted
    TechnicalWizard
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    I have bought many Skullcandy headphones in the past. They have always been my go-to brand. This was the first pair that I ended up taking back. They fell out of my ears constantly...but that wasn't the worst thing about them. The built in mic was horrible. Everytime the mic would brush against my skin while running, it would mute the music. There isn't a way to turn it off and the weight of the plug seems to always force it to touch or bounce off my neck area. Other headsets that I have don't mute the sound when the mic touches or bounces around. I took them back and got wireless Bluetooth headset.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    Posted
    Hag73
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    Purchased the first set Oct 16, 2016 for my teenage son. Got the two year protection plan because it was inexpensive and I did not have any prior experience with this brand. One month later we were back at Best Buy to replace them because one bud stopped working. Two months have passed and we are going back tomorrow because one bud has stopped working again. These are not being heavily used or abused. I have had ear buds from Samsung, Apple, Logitech and Sony that are years old and have seen more abuse that still function. This is ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones while they work

    Posted
    eric
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    I am an avid runner. I assume that sweat is getting into the microphone located on the left ear cord. This constantly interrupts my music by enabling my Iphones voice control utility (which cannot be disabled). Other times, the music being played will play at what seems like 20 times faster than the song should be. When this happens, a 3 minute song will be played in a matter of seconds. All pasuing capabilities, either through the headphones (by clicking the mic) or on my phone's screen, will not apply and I am forced to stop my run and restart my phone. Very annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ear buds are too large

    Posted
    WarFalcon
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    I was looking to replace my (admittedly cheap) Sony earbuds, which seem to have a usable life span of about 2 years or so, due to the cheesy wires breaking near the input jack. The "buds" on these Skullcandys are too large to stay put in my ears while engaged in any type of activity-I constantly have to stop what I'm doing and re-seat them. They do seem to be made of heavier gauge wire, though. I just wish they would stay in my ears. Anyways, I'm glad they were so inexpensive...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Inaccurate info from Best Buy, poor build quality

    Posted
    BornInChina
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    Best Buy failed to provide accurate description -- there is no volume control at all. Build quality is poor, comparing to Scosche. For same amount of money, you can buy this Scosche earphones on Amazon, "Scosche Increased Dynamic Range Noise Isolation Earphones with tapLINE II Remote and Mic (Dark)", with volume control and travel pouch included. Besides, the location for the control button should have been lower.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    a disappointment

    Posted
    dpopp99
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    i bought 2 pair because i got them on sale, and they were horrible! they sound like the cheapy 1 dollar earbuds you get from rca. they dont block any noise, and the sound isnt clear by any means. if i could return these for the origional inkd ones i would, but oh wait they dont make them! those were perfect and 5 star headphones in my mind, the only good thing about these is the wire. dont buy these thinking they are the same as the regular inkd, they arent even close. they sound like the dinky ear buds you get with your ipod!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned them...

    Posted
    Audrey10F
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    At least I tried to return them. The sound quality was good however, with a jiggle of the cord music would start playing randomly on apps like YouTube or Facebook and if you were on a call the call would hang up. Maybe it was just s defective pair but unfortunately I was told by Best Buy that I would need to go through the manufacturer for a replacement. In the end they were trashed because I needed ear buds that day and it was clear I wasn't leaving Best Buy with a replaced pair.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ummm...no...

    Posted
    MrPaps
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    My girlfriend said I am too picky when it comes to sound and that she is not getting over ear headphones or spending more than $25. Forgetting my annoying and quite frankly disappointing experience with the Uprocks (gift from a few years back...a horrible one), I blurted get the Skullcandys and she did. Only to return them 2 days later. I don't know if she got a bad product or they were just bad. I wasn't expecting much for $25 to be honest but these were appauling

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horribly tinny to where I can't wear them

    Posted
    g0nz0zn0g
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    I purchased these earbuds primarily for use during conference calls on my cell phone. Unfortunately, they are so tinny that I cannot wear them for this as they hurt my ears listening to others talk. I'm not saying I expected a lot from a cheap set like this (no audiophile-quality music or anything), but given the strong reviews, I was hoping for a good replacement for calls and music when traveling. Maybe I got a bum set, but these are unusable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    They sound amazing, but build quality SUCKS

    Posted
    Anonymous

    After 4 pairs of these headphones all ending in the sound not coming out of one side, I've finally given up on Skullcandy. They sounded amazing, considering the price, but after a month or so, one of the sides always stops working. I bought all 4 of my pairs from different Best Buy stores, even in different colors, but each ended with one of the sides breaking. I really wish I could recommend these earbuds, but quality control needs some SERIOUS improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Skull Candies are normally awesome...

    Posted
    techie5
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    Purchased these and I'm on about my 5th pair... Only because I have lost 2 pairs, I have another pair I used as a backup but they do not have the in line mic. This pair I bought lasted bout 2 uses... I used them a few days after I purchased them. Took em out of the package for the first time and they worked great... Took em out the second time and nada. No sound... Then there was sound but only in one ear.... not happy with spending that $ for a single use item..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    bad quality earphones

    Posted
    mochigummi
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    I used to like Skullcandy earphones, so I bought this pair to replace my old pair that broke. My old pair had earbuds that were off center so it was a more comfortable fit, so after wearing those for a while I couldn't go back to these regular ones. They felt uncomfortable and too big for my ears and the sound quality was tragic. It had a slight buzz behind the music which I didn't like at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend