Headphones and Earphones have become a must have for everyone these days for one simple reason – to rezati off from the external world for that duration. Headphones started off simple with people using it for their basic music needs. Over the years however, the humble music aid to man evolved to something a lot more powerful and functional,thanks to some superior engineering. Today, not only do headphones give you an unperturbed music experience, they also pomoći you to receive your phone calls without having to even touch your cellphone uređaj. Another major development in the polje of headphones has been the introduction of wireless variants. This way, people can enjoy their music without having to worry about the wires getting tangled or breaking by accident.Overall, we can safely say that headphones are here to stay for the long haul. Another evidence of this is the sheer number of headphone makers in the world. While most of us have only heard of known entities like Sony or JBL, there are many others out their which give you the same bang for the buck, and sometimes, even more. One of those brands is Skullcandy. Skullcandy earphones and headphones have been known to be the more wallet friendly of the lot, with users getting splendid music output, for a very affordable price. Another factor that Skullcandy have going for them is their design language. The designers at Skullcandy have been consistently giving the world some really fresh designs, which appeal to both the youth, as well as the more executive level crowd. But now, Skullcandy have gone a step ahead and designed headphones focussed on another bracket of users – The Gym Rats. Don’t get me wrong, but gyming has indeed become a fad since the past few years, more so because Music + Workout has been declared a match made in heaven, so why not make headphones suited for that . Right?
Stoga ću danas pregledati sam uređaj koji spominjem gore, a to su Gym friendly, Skullcandy XTFree slušalice. Dakle, idemo odmah u nju -
- Dizajn - Tim iz Skullcandyja izvršio je neko istraživanje i otkrio da gotovo svi ljudi koji posjećuju teretanu ili, po tom pitanju, rade bilo kakav trening, apsolutno mrze kablove slušalica koji pljeskaju po licu i trupu. Imajući to na umu, promijenili su šablon za slušalice, tako da žica sada čvrsto leži iza vaše glave, dok izmijenjena slušalica osigurava da ne morate brinuti hoće li vam slušalice svako malo skliznuti iz ušiju. Još jedan faktor koji je trebalo uzeti u obzir bio je znoj. Očigledna je činjenica da tamo gdje se vježba, ima znoja, a tamo gdje ima znoja, uvijek postoji rizik da pokvarite svoje dragocjene slušalice. Dakle, onima koji se brinu o faktoru znoja, drago će vam biti znati da su XTFree slušalice potpuno otporne na znoj i vlagu.
- Sad kad znate osnovni dizajn, omogućimo vam bit tehničkiji. Skullcandy XTFree slušalice dizajnirane su na temelju dizajnerskog modela 'iza uha', dok su pored lijeve slušalice osigurani linijski mikrofon i daljinski upravljač, kao u većini ostalih Skullcandy slušalica. Iako je vanjski dio slušalica crn, vrhovi ušiju i peraje u ustima na kojima Skullcandy imaju puštaju mašti na volju. Krenit ću hrabrim korakom naprijed i reći da su uši i peraje slušalica XTFree lako najšareniji par koji ćete ikad vidjeti. Cjelokupni izgled prihvaćen je od izgleda marbelisane gume, dok je okov pripijen, dizajniran na takav način da je dopušten samo manji dio ambijentalne buke, tako da budete dovoljno svjesni svoje okoline dok ste na jog, ili vježbanje.
- Coming to the in line remote, its a three dugme variant. The middle button serves the more important of functions such as receiving calls, Play/Pause and also, pairing. The two buttons act as volume rockers as well as allow you to change the music track playing at that moment, if you wish to. The earphones, being wireless, also svojstvo the standard micro USB slot which will allow you to charge the earphones before use. Skullcandy claims that the earphones will give you 6 hours of use on a single charge, while its fairly obvious that the real capacity will vary based on the volume levels.
Sada kada smo vidjeli dizajn dizajna slušalica, idemo na odjel performansi.
- Performance – This aspect of any headphone or earphone is something really tough to review, as everyone has their own tastes and opinions. Let me add my thoughts to the mix as well. The Skullcandy XTFree earphones have been designed keeping the gym crowd in mind, which means that you can expect some thunderous bass that does not distort even a bit at the peak levels. Even at reasonable volume levels, the XTFree dishes out an incredible amount of low frekvencija presence, probably hinting at the inclusion of a subwoofer inside the earphones. Highs have been amped up as well so as to complement the boosted bass to pin point perfection. Even something as trivial as the strumming of a guitar, in a music track has been given a bump up, giving the user that much more of a rich musical experience. The overall feel of this earphones goes to show that they have been designed for the users who aren’t really critical about the listening experience, and are more concerned about getting their work out done smoothly.
Sve u svemu, XTFree slušalice primjereno se uklapaju u opis rada "Work out Earphones", jer čini se da su u Skullcandy označene sve prave kutije. Ostaje samo cijena, a za 99 dolara, mislim da to uopće neće biti problem posjedovanja tih čudovišta.