If you've struggled in the past with headphones or earbuds that fall out of your ears, Skullcandy's FIX technology might be what you need. Skullcandy will release their much-anticipated fixed-in ear headphones and earbuds on Aug. 8, with the goal of providing a substitute for the many pesky 'buds that simply won't stay put. Skullcandy calls it "a revolutionary fit for evolutionary sound."
Specifically designed to rest comfortably in various positions in the ear, the headphones will deliver uninterrupted tuneage, even during vigorous exercise, making them ideal for athletes. FIX has noise isolation and clear, full-spectrum sound, through a "repositioned chamber for enhanced acoustic precision." According to Pete Kelly, Skullcandy's director of industrial design, FIX also allows you to listen "while retaining peripheral awareness, [letting] you hear what's going on around you." The ability to hear ambient sounds is important if you use headphones while truly in action, like running outside.
FIX headphones are designed and constructed differently from previous in-ear headphones. Kelly says, "[they] actually use a unique, patented construction, where the chassis [frame] and the driver [speaker] housing are separate units that fit together. Nobody has ever done that." The style and look of the headphones were addressed only after its functionality was in place.
[To learn more about the FIX design, view an interview with Kelly.]
The FIX in-ear headphones come in three ear insert sizes. All have an in-line microphone and mp3 player volume and track controls. Retail price is $69.99
Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard James Harden is one of many athletes on board with Skullcandy. In the video below, he tests out his new FIX.
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