magendaswede wrote:How do these JLab compare to Skullcandy? My daughter swears by Skullcandy and I've been able to get simple ones like Dub for $4.98 (no volume, no mic models, e.g.S2DUCZ-035 - Amazon link below) on clearance at Target. (I'm NOT an audiophile, just enjoy good sound that doesn't bother others.)
no comparison with skullcandy (much better). I am a somewhat seasoned earbud user, I have a pair of Sennheiser cans to compare to so I think I am a good judge of sound. I think the J3 are a good all purpose bud, strong on mid range and treble. They have some bass but not heavy at all. I actually prefer this. More punchy.
I found my skullcandy buds to be much more dull in their overall sound. I have had several pairs of both brands, have been buying Jlab only now for a couple of years. My average life expectancy is about a year with heavy use, daily with yardwork and pulling and twisting of cords. Some have been less, some more. My last skullcandy lasted about 2 months and I swore never again. I have a pair of the J4 and a pair of the waterproof MP3 players and love them both, but I actually prefer the feel of the J3 to the J4.
For 10$ I can't overstate how reasonable this is. skullcrappy at walmart cost 15 to 20. 20 is a pretty average price for these, not 50 or 60