The Good The Skullcandy iCon Soft headphones offer a unique style with interchangeable earpieces. They're lightweight and include an inline mic and a call answer button for use with music phones.
The Bad The Skullcandy iCon Soft don't fit securely, and bass is anemic. Overall sound is weak.
The Bottom Line The Skullcandy iCon Soft headphones offer up style and sound that only a tween or teen could love.
Skullcandy iCon Soft
Some people prefer earphones that blend in so much that no one can tell they're even being used, while others like their gadgets to stand out from the crowd. If you fall into the latter crowd, the Skullcandy iCon Soft headphones might be right up your alley. This on-ear model lists for $34.95 and Skullcandy's typical eye-catching design. The earphones offer some nice extras, but the fit and sound quality won't impress many users.
In fact, even the design is something only a teen could love, which isn't necessarily a bad thing as the iCon Soft headphones are probably made specifically for that target audience. The dead giveaway: rather than a case, the package includes a black and gold Skullcandy bandana. You know, so you can coordinate your neckerchief/do-rag with your headphones. Most adults will not be able to overlook the ridiculousness of it. The earphones themselves come in three color variations--black/green, brown stripe, and the glaringly bright CMYK--and each version includes two sets of earpiece "plates" that snap onto the outer side of the earcups. The adjustable headband is wrapped in a coordinating leatherette strip that gives the headphones more of a standard headband look. As per the Skullcandy tradition, each nylon earpad features a skull logo.