What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Thu, 10 Jun 2010, 9:00am

Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket

Tested at £65
80100
4

An extremely likeable pair of in-ear ’phones

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For

  • Smooth treble
  • decent bass heft

Against

  • Sound lacks some clarity
  • bass notes lack pace

Don't be put off by the skull motifs – these buds aren't just for angst-ridden youths and pirates.

Build quality is good and you get both silicone and foam tips to choose from. Either sort is extremely comfortable in situ.

The in-line remote works well and is iPhone- and Blackberry-compatible. Call quality is clear and the headphones isolate outside noise effectively.

Sonically, we don't have a harsh word to say about them. Treble sounds smooth and calm, and there's decent low-end grunt.

However, there's a thickness to the sound that robs it of clarity, and bass notes lack the pace and agility of the best at this price.

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