Headphones and Earphones have become a must-have for everyone these days for one simple reason – to cut off from the external world for that duration. Headphones started off simple with people using them 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, but they also help you to receive your phone calls without having to even touch your cellphone device. Another major development in the field 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 there that 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 has going for them is its 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 has 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 in 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?
So today, I will be reviewing the very device I mention above and that is, the Gym friendly, Skullcandy XTFree earphones. So let’s get right into it –
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The team at Skullcandy did some research and found that almost all people who visit the gym, or for that matter, do any sort of workout, absolutely hate the earphone cables slapping their face and torso. Keeping that in mind, they changed their earphone stencil, such that the wire now rests snugly behind your head, while a modified earpiece makes sure you don’t have to worry about the earphones slipping out of your ears every now and then. Another factor to consider was the sweat. It’s an obvious fact that where it is gyming, there is sweat, and where there is sweat, there is always the risk of ruining your precious earphones. So, for those worrying about the sweat factor, you will be pleased to know that the XTFree Earphones and completely sweat and moisture resistant.