Skullcandy G.I Rasta Stereo Headphones

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

When you've got something as eye catching as the G.I Rasta's (and indeed the whole Skullcandy range), the last thing you want to be doing is hiding them away in a closed box. For this reason, Skullcandy have rightfully decided to place the G.I's inside a moulded plastic blister packet that provides good protection for the headphones while also allowing them to be fully on show.

Skullcandy G.I Rasta Packaging Skullcandy G.I Rasta Packaging

Skullcandy G.I Rasta Packaging Skullcandy G.I Rasta Packaging

Love them or hate them, you can't deny that seeing these headphones hanging from a retailers shelves would probably make you stop abruptly and gawp at their technicoloured appearance for several seconds before moving on. Skullcandy have done a very good job of keeping the packaging interesting, rotating one of the earcups by 90° so that you can get a good look at all sides of the headphones.

The top and bottom of the packaging feature cardboard inserts with the latter insert featuring a brief blurb on the features of the headphones with some more detailed technical specifications around the rear.

Skullcandy G.I Rasta Contents Skullcandy G.I Rasta Pouch

Skullcandy G.I Rasta Earpads Skullcandy G.I Rasta Bottle Opener

As already mentioned in the specifications on page 1 , the following items are included with the headphones:

• Extra earpad set.
• Bottle opener (not listed)!
• Home stereo adapter.
• Travel bag.


Appearance

As you will have already seen from the images above, the G.I Rasta headphones certainly aren't for the feint at heart. Using a combination or bright green and black for the back of the driver units along with yellow, green, red and black for the leather headband, the Rasta's certainly got a mixture of love and hate from the OC3D staff.

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Skullcandy G.I Rasta Headphones Skullcandy G.I Rasta Headphones

Despite being constructed entirely from plastic, the G.I Rasta's feel extremely well made. The rotating earcups do not move unless force is applied, and no parts of the headphones rattle or have any 'give' in them.

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To help extend the life of the G.I Rasta's, Skullcandy have fitted the drivers with removeable earpads. This is a welcome feature as many pairs of headphones I've owned in the past have suffered from serious wear on the earpads eventually ending up leaving little black bits of leather on the side of my face!
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Most Recent Comments

23-07-2007, 06:41:37

JN
"What do you get when you cross a pair of DJ headphones with Joseph's technicolour dreamcoat? The G.I Rasta headphones from Skullcandy of course! Read on to find out more..."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...201751424s.jpg

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23-07-2007, 07:50:57

llwyd
Shame, you would think something that oddly coloured would have something up its sleeve. Companies just dont seem to know what good sound is these days!

23-07-2007, 07:56:18

JN
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Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
Shame, you would think something that oddly coloured would have something up its sleeve. Companies just dont seem to know what good sound is these days!
Yeah, after reading a bit about them I had quite high hopes. If they had decent treble then they'd be a lot more bearable as the bass does indeed cave your head in.

23-07-2007, 20:59:06

PinGu^
The colour is the main issue with it.

I like all my items to be black/silver, lookin very sylish,

but i suppose its something different

24-07-2007, 05:04:50

Mr. Smith

As you can see, the G.I Rasta's have a frequency range of 100-18,000Hz, an impedance of 50ohms and a maximum input power of 400mW. On paper this seems to make the headphones sound quite restrictive, especially when you consider that the headset we are comparing the G.I Rasta's today has a frequency response of 10-27,000Hz and a maximum power input of 1000mW.



Once I read that, I pretty much guessed these would fail to impress... The words steaming and turd spring to mind!
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