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Skullcandy Agent review

These headphones will do a good job of keeping background noise at bay but you could end up with rather warm ears Tested at £45.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

The Skullcandy's closed-back design produces a sound that is very dull and unexciting


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    Cover ears well

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    keep noise at bay


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    Sound lacks spaciousness and openness

The good news is that the rectangular ear pads on the Skullcandy (opens in new tab)s cover your ears neatly and do a good job of keeping background noise at bay.

The trade-off is that your ears warm up quicker than normal.

Also, these Skullcandy on-ears are a shining example of how closed-back headphones can struggle. There's a real lack of spaciousness and openness to the sound.

Spin Estelle's American Boy and the tune sounds closed-in and claustrophobic. Detail and dynamics are stifled, leaving you with a very dull, unexciting sound.

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