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Skullcandy Double Agent headphonesThe 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...
[ music ] ^M00:00:03 >> If you're a chronic wire hater, there's more than one way to get rid of cord clutter. I'm Jocelyn France, and I'm here with the Skull Candy Double Agent headphones. Now the Double Agent headphones are headphones on the one hand, and an MP3 player on the other. They have no integrated memory. Instead, you use an SD card that you put your music on, and then you pop that into the right ear cup here. That's where you'll also find some of the playback controls. You have play, pause, power, as well as volume and track shuttle keys. And once you have the music in there, that's all, you just power them up, and you're good to go with no wires whatsoever. Now on the other hand, if you already have an MP3 player that you know and love, you can actually use the included cable, and plug it into the headphones, and then connect any MP3 player to the headphones. So if you want to us them that way, you can. Of course to get rid of the wires, you want to use the internal MP3 player. Along with the extra cable, it comes with the sinking and charging cable, and that's pretty much it. Now these headphones are gonna set you back a hundred dollars. They come in a couple different color options, you have the lime green version here. They also come in a brown and orange version, which I think is strictly for Cleveland Browns fans, if you know them you know what I'm talking about. And then they have a more understated, all black version, which should appeal to most other people. Now I did have a couple of problems with these headphones that I wanted to point out. One was the comfort issue. These did put a little bit of pressure on my ears, and the padding around here is a little bit stiff, and the ear shape wasn't quite conforming to me. Now that's a personal thing, it may work for other people. The other issue that I had was the sound quality. These just weren't up to par on the sound quality for me. They were very base heavy, but they come across muffled rather than something. So if you're really into Skull Candy's funky style, and you must disconnect the cords from your life, these might be an okay option. But honestly, I think you're just gonna be better off using wired headphones for the time being. I'm Jocelyn France, and this has been a first look at the Skull Candy Double Agent headphones. ^M00:01:45 [ music ]