Skullcandy Double Agent review: Skullcandy Double Agent

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CNET Editors' Rating

2.5 stars OK
  • Overall: 5.7
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 3.0
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The Good The Skullcandy Double Agent headphones offer a unique all-in-one design that allows them to be used as either an MP3 player or headphones.

The Bad The Skullcandy Double Agent headphones have no autoresume function, and they only play tracks in numerical or alphabetical order. Audio sounds muffled.

The Bottom Line The Skullcandy Double Agent headphones offer a unique and stylized all-in-one design, but they're not particularly comfortable, and sound quality is subpar. Unless your main goal is to do away with wires and stand out from the crowd, these are not the best option.

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Headphones with an integrated MP3 player aren't a new concept by any means, but they've failed to gain much ground in the market. It's a bit of a shame, really, as the all-in-one design allows users to do away with wires. Perhaps Skullcandy can inspire the market with its affordable Double Agent headphones ($99.95). These heavily stylized cans, which are clearly aimed at active teens and twentysomethings, feature a versatile design that allows the wearer to use them as either an MP3 player/headphone combo or as headphones to be used with a separate audio device. It's definitely a cool concept; we just wish they were a bit more comfortable and dealt with audio files better.

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Where to Buy

Skullcandy Double Agent headphones (green)

Part Number: MP-640/GREEN

MSRP: $89.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Color green
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Type headband digital player
About The Author

Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.