The latest Skullcandy earphones to come down the pipe are perhaps the most adult-oriented we've seen from the company. The 50/50 earbuds, which are moderately priced at $49.95, come in an array of relatively muted color options and feature inline controls for the iPhone and iPod as well as a striking low-end response.
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The Skullcandy 50/50 earbuds aren't going to win any awards for top-notch construction. The earpieces are rather chunky and--like the accents and mic module--are made of hard, cheap-feeling plastic. The cable is flexible, but it tangles very easily and seems fragile at the connections to the plug and earpieces, both of which indicate the set may not be durable in the long run.
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Design gripes aside, the Skullcandy 50/50 earbuds' style is actually rather appealing. They come in a choice of six colors--black, white/chrome, shoe red, shoe blue, green/white, and black/chrome--all of which are rather subdued (at least for Skullcandy). A tiny skull logo adorns the outside of each earpiece.
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A mic module resides a few inches down the right Y cable. This module is also where you'll find volume and playback controls for the iPhone and iPod. One click on the button plays/pauses tracks, two skips forward, and three skips back.
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Skullcandy also includes a decent zippered carrying case and three sizes of silicone tips (not enough, in our opinion).
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