Skullcandy G.I Rasta Stereo Headphones



If Skullcandy's primary objective with the G.I Rasta's was to produce a set of headphones that could literally blow your eardrums with excessive bass, then there's no doubt in my mind that they've achieved this task. However, even with bass heavy tracks, the G.U Rasta's manage to miss out on the whole top end of the frequency range, leaving vocals and treble sounding like you're listening to your music with earplugs in.

The G.I's do however feel quite sturdy, and despite being made from plastic, have no parts that rattle during use. The removable ear pads are certainly a good idea too, considering I've banished many sets of good earphones to the dustbin after the earpads started to fall apart.

Priced between £18-32 depending on the site you visit, it's certainly hard to comment on the price of the headphones compared to others in a similar price bracket. However, when put side-by-side to the Technics RP-F290 test headphones, priced at just under £25 around 2 years ago, the Skullcandy's just don't even come close in terms of audio quality.

• Solid construction.
• Unique looks. Also available in other colours.
• If you're only interested in bass, these may appeal to you.
• Able to handle low frequency tracks at high volumes without distortion.

• Looks may not appeal to some (or many?).
• Totally unable to reproduce any high frequencies.
• Vocals and Treble muffled.
• Not very comfortable.

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23-07-2007, 06:41:37

"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..."


23-07-2007, 07:50:57

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!Quote

23-07-2007, 07:56:18

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.Quote

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