Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator headphones review: Jay-Z-approved
The style-savvy Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator headphones earn our recommendation for balancing a unique thematic design with exceptional clarity in spite of a slightly passive low-end response.
Skullcandy continues to pursue its youthful listening-device niche with the Aviator headphones, a collaborative effort with Roc Nation, a music publishing and entertainment company founded by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.
The Roc Nation Aviators are the first set of headphones we've seen from Skullcandy with a subtle aesthetic--the rest of the company's offerings redefine the meaning of words like "bulky" and "overbuilt," but the Aviators bring an elegant flavor to the product lineup with three color choices (
At $150, the Roc Nation Aviator headphones are among the priciest cans Skullcandy offers, and while it's true that you can spend less on a basic over-ear model, their attractive retro design, in-line remote control/microphone, and impressive sound quality earn an overall CNET score of 7.3 (3.5 stars) and our recommendation to anyone shopping for a new set of headphones.