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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 13850 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I use this daily.

    Posted
    ggoddi
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great improvement from the older models.

    Posted
    ChickenKatsuBoi
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Earbuds!

    Posted
    Svetla
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, comfortable, easily stored

    Posted
    RichardInWI
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent workout ear buds

    Posted
    LouisK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought these to replace a pair that had gone out in one ear. I use them in a crowded gym while running on a treadmill. This makes for a normally loud environment mixed with a lot of bouncing up and down. I had expected them to be understandable and not fall out after 500 ft. I was happily surprised by the results. First off, the sealed out the background sounds very very well. My other ear buds did the same, but required me to turn up my audio book to full volume to be understandable. The Skull Candies were understandable at just over 50% volume. Second, they never came loose. Even after 6 miles they stayed in and didn't shift. VEry impressive. Lastly, the sound quality was much better than I expected. Not only did the speakers in audio books sound like they were right next to me, but music sounded excellent. It was on par with a pair of much more expensive head phones I own. Whether you are looking for sport head phones or not, I highly recommend these ear buds!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skullcandy beats Beats anyday.

    Posted
    noxaeterna
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I discovered the excellence of Skullcandy about 5 years ago and there has been no turning back for me. For being so small, these earbuds have BOOM. They come with three different sizes of attachable rubber fits so that almost any ear can listen in comfort. I like bass and lots of it and I've never found better headphones than the quality products that Skullcandy makes, not even when my neice got a pair of Beats that cost over $100 - they sounded tinny and hollow compared to these little $20 earbuds. I'm pretty hard on my headphones - I tend to toss them from bag to bag in transport and let them get lost in my vehicle - but these hold up pretty well and I've only had to replace a pair once when I accidentally ripped a bud right off of the wire. I've purchased Skullcandy earbuds time and time again just to give as gifts. If you like headphones that have a hard headband and you're on a budget like I am, I recommend the Uprocks (I have a pair of those, also). 5 STARS, SKULLCANDY!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clearer than other budget headphones

    Posted
    Free
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Its a replacement for my son's recommended budget in ear headphones with mic from another company (P...TCM125). My son seems to need a new pair once in two months, so expensive headphones is not an option. The Skullcandy had a clearer sound, seemingly having a bit more pronounced mids and highs, while maintaining the same lows as the other pair. He uses them on his phone, obviously, and mostly for music, which he listens to everyday. They are comfortable. Initially he was concern about a flatter sound, but a part of the blame was on his phone settings and imbeded plyer setting. I had to buy him another player and he could properly use the equalizer, since then he says that the sound improved dramatically, so it was rather phone's fault, not headphone's. Additionally to music - the phone conversations are very clear, but we are on 4G, so perhaps that adds to the clarity. If my current headphones would die, I would buy a pair of these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pair of headphones - A++++++

    Posted
    Gman95
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Skullcandy has knocked it out of the park again! I have always purchased Skullcandy products and they get better and better each time I upgrade. These headphones have the perfect amount of treble and bass all the way up to the max volume (which is very loud). The mic/remote works flawlessly with all of my Apple devices. They are very light weight, stylish, and stay in your ears great (even at the gym or when running). Also, Skullcandy is a great company when it comes to customer support and warranty claims (lifetime warranty). You cannot find better headphones for a better price, or even more expensive headphones that sound better than these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Travel Earphone or Secondary Earphone

    Posted
    DSHUR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I travel frequently and like having a compact set of earphones for listening to music, TVs on planes, laptop, iPad etc.. The challenge with traditional compact earphones is that the cords get tangled easily and it's annoying undoing the knot every time you want to use them. The nice feature with these earphones is that the cord is wider than usual and thicker plastic material, so it doesn't tangle easily. It also has a fair amount of durability in it that's a bonus over traditional cords.The sound quality is pretty good. I'm sure music buffs will find it imperfect, but I'm just an average guy and think the quality is very good. You have to keep expectations real. This type of earphone is not intended to be the uber earphone. They're designed for practicality. So if you're looking for a great pair of earphones to serve as your travel pair, and/or your secondary earphones (vs the high end phones like Beats, etc), then I heartily recommend these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cant beat the sound quality for the price

    Posted
    djt1992
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    In-ear head phones are a dime a dozen now a days. you can get then at the dollar store. But if you expect a little more out of your ear buds like i do, you might want to try the Ink'd 2, from Skullcandy. I havent tired too many ear-buds because I'm a audiophile snob who thinks that ear buds cant possibly sound good. My earbud experience has mostly been with the stock buds they include with MP3 player or cell phone purchases. These are only $16 bucks out the door. Cheap price but not cheap sound. I was shocked at how good the sound was. Im into some heavy bass music and it sounded great. They are very slim on the sides so they can fit in my ears with my motorcycle helmet on. They come in a bevy of bright colors so you dont lose them in your gigantic purse or on your floor. Best part is Skullcandy will replace them once for FREE. Just remember to keep your receipt. For what i expected for 16 bucks i got alot more than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect "Cheap" Earbuds

    Posted
    Maidy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My family and I have a tendency to lose things. Earbuds rank up there in the top ten. I really needed to invest in good earbuds that wouldn't break my wallet since the likelihood of repurchase was high. By good I mean decent sound quality, good fit, and low on the "my earbuds can make a sailor's knot if left unattended in my backpack" scale. Skullcandy did not disappoint. I realize there are cheaper earbuds out there on the market. They don't have the same quality. For the price of one Ink'd, I've bought multiple of the cheaper brands only to have them break in less than two weeks. That means I or a family member had to go without them while I went out to buy another pair. Not a good investment to me. Ink'd have become the go-to earbuds for everyone here. I highly recommend them if you are looking for good earbuds without paying a fortune.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Earbuds for a Decent Price.

    Posted
    Rush
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I had to make a quick purchase one time hen walking into Best Buy. I needed some earbuds for my iPad, and I was in a hurry. I quickly asked someone for help, on where the earbuds were. They took me to them, and I browsed at them for about 5 minutes, before making my decision. I have always heard that SkullCandy is a pretty good brand for headphones, earbuds etc.. That is the main reason I chose these earbuds. I grabbed a pair, and read the back and front of the package. It said they had an 'intense bass-like" sound, so that is another reason I chose these. I finally went to the check out line, bought them and opened them up and tested them, right when I got in the car, They were everything they said they were. And I think for the price I paid, I got a quality product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars on my book!

    Posted
    Racolver
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If any of you guys are constantly looking for wireless earphones that makes it possible for your personality, you might wanna stay the facts that any of these were constantly expensive and puts your smile upside down without expectations running through your mind. BUT, if you want to select that item I’ve purchased ... it’ll just totally blow your mind off. ‘Cause these were highly satisfying the way we plug through ever devices we owned and puts your mind into a whole imagination we’ve kept in thought. And what comes greater, it’s even comes in a lower price. So, I suggest that you buy this gold and you’ll be good to go! 0 ω < ლ

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more bud slippage

    Posted
    harleylady808
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Awesome sound. Perfect fit in my ear canals. Finally, ear buds that don't fall out of my ears. The silicone pieces do a great job of blocking out noise so all I hear is the music. I use this while working out and they dont fall out or bother me and I sweat a lot. It's been extra humid in Hawaii the last month and I always had bud slippage problems with all the extra sweating going on. The flat tape wires do help with less tangles and the cables aren't bulky or weighty. I always have issues with bouncy cables pulling on the buds causing them to eventually fall out. I could even do floor work without the buds falling out. The sound is really good. Nice balance. I don't like bassy music so it works fine for me. Nice and clear sound with no muffling or bogging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great midrange earbuds

    Posted
    Ness8912
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is the 2nd pair of skull candy ear buds that I have purchased. I still have the first pair, although another family member took them over. Hence me having to purchase another pair. The first pair didn't have the remote on the wire like this pair does. I really like that feature, as when I am working out, I don't have to pull my phone or ipod from my pocket to answer calls or to change the song. I can just click the buttons on the wire to control these features on my phone. And the ability to choose different colors based on your personality is really cool too. The sound is great. Its very clear. I also like that I can change out the ear peace inserts to better fit my inner ear. They suction to the inside of your ear for better sound. I don't hear any outside noise, only the music I am pumping through the earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great earbuds for casual use

    Posted
    divlyfein
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    These earbuds are great for casual use like work, working out, and traveling because they are small and sound good. I have come to trust the Skull Candy brand. These will break quite fast if you use them for work like I did. I used them roughly 6 hours a day everyday for two months until one headphone died. Pretty good life for the value. It is worth mentioning that these block out sound really well. For things such as mowing the lawn you will probably not even hear it running. I would not recommend this product for serious music listening. If you are used to having a pair of $100+ headphones like I am these will initially sound really bad honestly. They have a hollow sound and not much bass. But what can you expect from earbuds? All in all I am happy with my purchase of these for work and plan to purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend