Our Verdict An extremely likeable pair of in-ear ’phones For Smooth treble decent bass heft Against Sound lacks some clarity bass notes lack pace Reviewed on 10th June 2010 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. More after the break See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the week Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 02:26pm Headphones catch fire mid-flight, injuring airline passenger Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 04:26pm The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 04:44pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 03:56pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Full Metal Jacket Headphones Skullcandy Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.