Getting earbuds to stay in place is not so easy if you are just unwinding on a light rail ride home after work. And getting a pair to stay in your ear is near impossible when skiing, running or biking.
I had the chance to test the Skullcandy Fix-In Ear sport earbuds. I previewed the earbuds at the Pittsburgh Marathon Expo this past May before they were in retailers.
Their brand Ambassador, Josh Berg, fitted me with a pair and tugged on the cord. And the earbuds did not budge. So, I wanted to give them a go on some training road and trail runs.
Skullcandy has included a mic, remote, gold plated plug and a cord almost four feet in length. The mic and remote is only compatible with select iPods, iPhones and iPads. It carries Skullcandy's standard lifetime warranty.
The earbuds easily slid into my ears and were easy to position. The sound quality is impressive. Whether listening to sports talk or staying motivated by listening old-school metal like Iron Maiden or Judas Priest, the sound came through crisp and clear. Like all earbuds, the sound quality still is not comparable as over-the-ear headphones.
Most important, The Skullcandy Fix-In Ear did not budge and stayed secure in my ears. Though, the remote and mic were not tested, since I don't own a compatible device – surprising since I was the first kid on my block with an Apple IIe back in the 1980's.
The combo of sound quality for earbuds headphones and in-ear stability makes them ideal for outdoor activities. And these positives outweigh the Skullcandy Fix In-Ear limited compatability to only Apple products. (MSRP $69.99)
Jason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.
Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.
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