Bass is overpowering and bit muddy, treble low on clarity
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I'll be honest with you; I never really liked the audio quality of Skullcandy headphones a lot. Most of them have a bass heavy sound and if you look past that, there is very little to find. It seems the only focus while designing its products is how cool or outlandish the headphones can be, with very little attention given to the audio quality. I can almost imagine someone from the top management say, 'Just make sure it has lots of bass' when it comes to deciding how it should sound. So I'm never quite excited when a new Skullcandy headphone enters our lab for testing.
But since I get paid to do this I thought I might as well give the Titans a try. The Skullcandy FMJ that I reviewed couple of weeks ago was very disappointing and considering that the Titans are actually cheaper than the FMJ, I wasn't expecting to be blown away by the audio quality. I was just imagining how much worse the audio could be.
You got to give one thing to the Skullcandy people. They really know how to design their products. The Titans are a pair of good-looking earphones. We received the chrome finished version, which was a bit too bling for my taste, but the black version looks pretty neat. As usual, there are many more colors to choose from if you don't like either of the aforementioned ones. Just like the FMJ, the Titans have a metal housing for the speakers.
The metal gives it a nice solid feel but they aren't excessively heavy. The cable has a nice translucent look to it and thankfully does not maintain the crimps when you unfold them. The Titan comes with a tiny nylon mesh carry case, so you have to wind them in a very small loop to fit it inside the case. The earphones come with three sizes of silicone gel eartips.