Skullcandy Icon 2 Headset (Gold / Brown) (Built in In-line mic) - only £10.99 delivered @ Priceminister/Gzoop - HotUKDeals
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Good price for these; elsewhere:-
Skate Shoes UK £30.00
Electro Mania £27.75
Pixmania.co.uk £22.50
Play.com £26.10

****Use code SKULL4 to buy at this price****

Life can be full of hard knocks, pounding the pavement at your dead-end job in the concrete jungle sometimes feels like a brass-knuckled blow to the teeth. To show you we care, we've designed a comfy new version of the iCon headphone. Pamper your head with tiny pillow-like ear pads, escape to the Austrian mountain tops with the sound of Griswold or commiserate verbally using the iConSoft's hands-free mic. Or just ride the high country in comfort.

* Key Features:
* Stylish, comfortable design
* High-quality sound
* On Ear Skullcandy Headphones
* 30 mm speaker diameter
* 18-20KH Z
* Built in In-line mic
* Built in volume control
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#1
Good price, but not great reviews at zdnet and amazon.com. No doubt they'd be better than standard headphones, but not convinced SkullCandy aren't just fashion without quality. No vote either way.
#2
What about this Priceminister place? Any good?
#3
For people going on about quality, these are no dre beats or similar but these are a lot cheaper!

I got a slightly better pair of skullcandys a while back and they are great, if you want quality then be willing to fork out £100+
#4
these work as headset for iPhone ?
#5
i got skullcandy lowriders 2010 and they are best headphones i have ever had, dont know about these but if they as good as mine they will be fantastic
1 Like #6
Fantastic deal! If you're a gypsy ! :)))
#7
http://thinkdeal.net/images/pix/l_08179843.jpg
1 Like #8
bleurgh.
2 Likes #9
probably the ugliest looking headphones i've seen in long time
3 Likes #10
Skullcandy. Avoid. Like. The. Plague.
1 Like #11
Skullcandy make terrible headphones. I had 3 pairs in as many months (HMV insurance thing). Just awful build quality and the sound quality isn't great either.

It's a good deal for these, but it is still 11quid down the drain.
#12
Neenar neenar neenar....that's the fashion police coming.
1 Like #13
I had a pair of recruits but they hurt my ears after about 30 mins.
I now have a pair of lowriders and a pair of hesh which are both easy on the ears.
#14
Chavtastic!
#15
Hailtic
What about this Priceminister place? Any good?


Very amateur, in a lot of ways, but at the same price very reliable dependant on which seller you're buying from. I
1 Like #16
eddyw
For people going on about quality, these are no dre beats or similar but these are a lot cheaper!

I got a slightly better pair of skullcandys a while back and they are great, if you want quality then be willing to fork out £100+


Beats by Dre are vastly over priced anyway, if I was paying that price I would go for a real true audio company not just a marketing one.

These are good for the price though
#17
joetipper
Good price, but not great reviews at zdnet and amazon.com. No doubt they'd be better than standard headphones, but not convinced SkullCandy aren't just fashion without quality. No vote either way.



That is all that we are voting on. We are not here to offer consumer advice, just vote if a product is cheap or not.
1 Like #18
mattress
That is all that we are voting on. We are not here to offer consumer advice, just vote if a product is cheap or not.

That all sounds very well, but what if someone posts a deal on something that looks a "good price" but they don't know anything about the product or retailer either or both of which could be awful. I'd certainly want to know if I was buying something I wasn't savvy about and didn't have the time to do research. Surely that's what the option to comment on was created for?


Edited By: chrisjackson on May 01, 2011 11:36
#19
Pashion not fashion!
[mod]#20
chrisjackson
mattress
That is all that we are voting on. We are not here to offer consumer advice, just vote if a product is cheap or not.

That all sounds very well, but what if someone posts a deal on something that looks a "good price" but they don't know anything about the product or retailer either or both of which could be awful. I'd certainly want to know if I was buying something I wasn't savvy about and didn't have the time to do research. Surely that's what the option to comment on was created for?


This is a decent headset - for the price:-
The good: The Skullcandy Icon 2 headphones offer a unique style and have interchangeable earpieces. They're inexpensive, lightweight, and include a durable cord and an inline mic with a call answer button for use with music phones.

The bad: The Skullcandy Icon 2 don't fit particularly securely, and bass is anemic. Overall sound is weak.

The bottom line: Skullcandy Icon 2 headphones are a decent option for teens who prefer on-ear models with a splash of style and a built-in mic for music phone compatibility.

The reviews I am finding are typically 6/10 (but that is based on their £25 to £30 selling price)
With regards to Gzoop - they are part of the Hut group ie The Hut; Zavvi; Asda Ent; WH Smiths Ent etc
#21
Every time someone states that they are the best headphones they have listened to it makes me laugh, I wouldnt own a pair if they were free.
Each to their own though, I guess most budget headphone dont have the same 'style'
#22
The original Icons were given a 5star review by What Hifi (not noted for being a bad source of advice) - I bought a set for a mere £11 and I've not been in ANY way disappointed...

http://www.whathifi.com/review/skullcandy-icon-recruit

At the time I was looking (mid-last-year) another HiFi site had them in their Top 10 under £30, but I can't find that site just at the mo - suffice it to say that SOME Skullcandy's are OK.

What I needed were lightweight over-ear headphones (as I need to hear what's going on around me) and they do that with as much sound quality as it's possible to preserve in that format. I've had no quality problems so far BUT they never leave my desk so I can't comment on their mobile ruggedness.

I have a £25 Logitech headset which I use for gaming and the sound quality for music is FAR FAR FAR better with the Skullcandys - just for comparison purposes.

They are obviously nowhere near the Sennheisers (Concorde ones) I use at home (but wearing those all day would crush your head) or the Sony in-ears I use out-and-about (but you can't hear anything else!!) :)

Design is obviously a personal thing - mine are 2-tone grey/black and subtle as you could want - if you want bright orange/pink/vomit camo - you're catered for too!!
#23
Skullcandy are fine, so long as you buy at the right price, and so long as you realise exactly what you're buying.

they make terrible headphones that look pretty, if you're ok with that, then fine :)
#24
niceguyrichy
Skullcandy are fine, so long as you buy at the right price, and so long as you realise exactly what you're buying.

they make terrible headphones that look pretty, if you're ok with that, then fine :)


These certainly don't look 'pretty'.
#25
Yep, I think my main misgiving about Skullcandy might be their reputation for breaking. Then again should take into account who tends to end up with them; I only ever took a Thermos flask of coffee to school once...
If I was a bit creative and skint, I'd be tempted by the pink Panasonic RP-HTX7 on Play or Amazon for under £13. Bit of paint and some stickers...oO
#26
mattress
joetipper
Good price, but not great reviews at zdnet and amazon.com. No doubt they'd be better than standard headphones, but not convinced SkullCandy aren't just fashion without quality. No vote either way.



That is all that we are voting on. We are not here to offer consumer advice, just vote if a product is cheap or not.


Clearly disagree with you there - why have a comments system if people can't assist with advice on technology, or even just explaining what the products are half of the time. Credit to the majority of the HUKD'ers for time spent on the comments assisting other users.
I'd hardly say simply quoting a few semi-reputable areas of review is out of order when this is a site aimed at getting people the best value for their money?! Obviously it shouldn't go overboard when people just like products for a given reason and are fairly blind to anything else (iPads, consoles, etc), but I'd say the comments work well as a brief Q and A to let people understand what they're looking at.
#27
I'm a huge fan of the "rate the deal and not the item" approach on here - it's fine to highlight better deals or similar items at similar prices but this isn't a review site and comparing apples and oranges isn't helpful to anyone (nor is your personal experience tbh as it's so massively limited)...

"reputation for breaking", I've owned headphones from Sony, Goldring, Sennheiser, Logitech and many other companies where the wire has snapped or one headphone has stopped working. I've also had headsets from those companies which have lasted EONS - breakage happens, faults happen - get used to that idea...

Sound quality - remember that open, light on-ear headphones will never sound as good as a heavy/closed over-ear set or in-ear buds, it's just not possible to get the depth and clarity they offer.

Also remember that these will leak a TONNE of sound - using them on the late bus may get you battered :)
1 Like #28
therealjohnpeat
comparing apples and oranges isn't helpful to anyone (nor is your personal experience tbh as it's so massively limited)...

Followed by :
therealjohnpeat

I've owned headphones from Sony, Goldring, Sennheiser, Logitech and many other companies where the wire has snapped or one headphone has stopped working. I've also had headsets from those companies which have lasted EONS

Hmmm...
#29
chrisjackson
therealjohnpeat
comparing apples and oranges isn't helpful to anyone (nor is your personal experience tbh as it's so massively limited)...

Followed by :
therealjohnpeat

I've owned headphones from Sony, Goldring, Sennheiser, Logitech and many other companies where the wire has snapped or one headphone has stopped working. I've also had headsets from those companies which have lasted EONS

Hmmm...


Extremely good points above chrisjackson - making clear people should understand what they're saying before contradicting themselves!

Joking aside, the comments that johnpeat says he dislikes others doing, then directly makes himself are the kind of things that I would personally find useful in this case and don't offend anyone.
I say again thanks to the valuable contributors on this site who've helped me fully work out if a product is 'hot' and not just cheap before I've gone on to make the purchase :-)
#30
"The original Icons were given a 5star review by What Hifi (not noted for being a bad source of advice)"

Are you joking? Ask any independant hi-fi retailer what they think of What Hi-fi.......
#31
just by-the-by, i got a pair of these to use as a headset (cant put things in my ears)

tried playing music through them just cos, and i can honestly say they are the nastiest sounding cans I have ever put on my head.
seriously, they're truly dreadful. don't ever in a million years buy these for actually listening to music.

fine & dandy for a headset though (if a bit small) http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/niceguyrichy/446352f4.png
#32
Haha, don't say we didn't warn you

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