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Old 10-13-2009, 06:47 PM
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Default Fixing airflow in Skullcandy earbuds? Need Help

So I have a pair of Skullcandy Full metal jacket earbuds, cause I'm a bass addict... Their just about brand new (a week old)

Yesterday I put them in and the right ear felt weird, like the earbud was too small... but it felt just fine the day before. I looked at it a little bit and after some inspection I found that there was no air compression in the right earbud.

I know that skullcandy's intense bass sounds come from the vacuum they create in your ear, so they have to be airtight... but air easily flows through the right bud.

I had the idea that I might be able to put a thin layer of adhesive of some kind over the outside of the screen on the bud, so it would be airtight without the risk of touching the speaker itself... but I'm not too sure if that would work out right.

Is there another fix for this? I have yet to hear anyone else with this problem.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:22 PM
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A vacuum? I'm pretty sure they don't need to be air tight... But I don't own a pair of skull candy's so I'm not totally sure about it.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:44 PM
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A vacuum? I'm pretty sure they don't need to be air tight... But I don't own a pair of skull candy's so I'm not totally sure about it.
Well not quite a vacuum... just air pressure inside the silicon cap on the earbud.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:53 PM
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Is it the tips or the headphones that are causing the problem?
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:40 PM
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Is it the tips or the headphones that are causing the problem?
It's the phones themselves. I've flipfloped and replaced the tips and the problem still persists with the right ear.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:35 PM
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Here's a couple solutions:

1. If you think the phones are broke, register your Skullcandy earphones on their site: www.skullcandy.com

By doing this, you're enrolled into the Lifetime Warranty. After registering, send em back to Skullcandy. They'll send you a fresh pair, no questions asked. I've done this for a pair of Skullcrushers. Turnaround was about a week.

2. Go to Radio Shack and pick up some Comply Foam Tips (T-400). They are about $15 for a 3-pack. It'll enhance your listening experience and they fit much better than the silicone tips.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:26 PM
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A couple years ago when I was new to Head phones, I tried Skull candy. Now I don't know the answer to you're problem but I had the right ear phone go out on the Ink'ds 4 times, I think they're just bad quality phones build quality wise.

I think you should go look at the cheap IEMS that are good thread, it's definitely worth it if you can't fix the Skull candies to try a new brand.

That's just my opinion, good luck.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:20 PM
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A couple years ago when I was new to Head phones, I tried Skull candy. Now I don't know the answer to you're problem but I had the right ear phone go out on the Ink'ds 4 times, I think they're just bad quality phones build quality wise.

I think you should go look at the cheap IEMS that are good thread, it's definitely worth it if you can't fix the Skull candies to try a new brand.

That's just my opinion, good luck.
I agree with mr. pits here, you should definitely check out the cheap IEMs tread, you can get better bang-for-your-buck headphones than skullcandy.

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ead.php?t=8404
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I agree with the gentlemen here. Your ears deserve much more than worthless skullcandies.

Get the new ones using the lifetime warrenty, sell the new ones you get, and get an actually good pair of IEMs, earbuds, or headphones.
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... Your ears deserve much more than worthless skullcandies.

Get the new ones using the lifetime warrenty, sell the new ones you get, and get an actually good pair of IEMs, earbuds, or headphones.
Who would buy them
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Who would buy them
Well, majority of teens believe that it's a good investment, so I'd say there will be many teens that want it, if it's sold at a cheap price.
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Well, majority of teens believe that it's a good investment, so I'd say there will be many teens that want it, if it's sold at a cheap price.
Honestly I wasn’t looking for an answer, hope you didn’t miss the sarcasm *rolleyes*
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Honestly I wasn’t looking for an answer, hope you didn’t miss the sarcasm *rolleyes*
Sarcasm is hard to detect on the internet....
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Sarcasm is hard to detect on the internet....
Thus the *rolleyes* smilie, hold your pointer over it
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:55 PM
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Solved the problem by placing a small dab of silicon over one of the air-vents on the outer casing, then creating a flap out of it with a toothpick to make a one-way valve.

Thanks for the help guys.
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i hope someday skullcandy will release a real earbuds, not IEM
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i hope someday skullcandy will release a real earbuds, not IEM
Why o_O There are other earbuds, iem's and headphones that are much better than skullcandy.
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My friend has exactly the same problem with his... skullcandies just aren't worth the investment. His broke in less than a month.

If you live in US and Canada, get those CX300s. They're pretty heavy on bass too and sound clarity is much higher than the skullcandies. Because they've been discontinued, they're selling for $19.99 US. Ground shipping in US is free, while to Canada it's about $6 US. Air shipping to either country is about $30 US.

I've ordered two - one for me, and one for my friend who needs to replace his skullcandies.

http://www.jr.com/sennheiser/pe/SEN_CX300_hy_B/

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Well, majority of teens believe that it's a good investment, so I'd say there will be many teens that want it, if it's sold at a cheap price.
Really... I'm a teen too and my parents think $30 is too much for a pair of earphones.

Is there any way to combine this message with my previous one?
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:48 AM
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Really... I'm a teen too and my parents think $30 is too much for a pair of earphones.

Is there any way to combine this message with my previous one?
Yeah, the general public finds anything over 50 absurd. Talking to a bunch of my peers, they clearly have no idea what quailty is, and go for the cheapest stuff, or skullcandy, because "they sound amazing".
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