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Hello world. We are Skullcandy Women.
Ladies and gentleman, (with an emphasis on ladies) meet our brand new WOMEN’S COLLECTION! By kittens, we’ve done it! Do a damn dance. And yes, this is an occasion worthy of only your best moves. LADIES. We fine-tuned and engineered each item in this collection just for you.
The collection is stacked with three different styles – the Knockout, an over-ear low profile headphone, The Bombshell, an in-ear Fix technology bud (it stays put!) and the Dime, an in-ear bud which boasts the ultimate in comfort and style. We colored and patterned each of these styles differently to create three-color ways – a truly original floral pattern, crisp robin blue and not-so-basic black featuring studs, quilted faux leather and geometric details.
The star of the collection, the floral pattern, was inspired by two of our powerful and badass female athletes, Leila Hurst, a professional surfer, and Kimmy Fasani, a professional snowboarder. First, we plucked actual flowers from both Leila and Kimmy’s hometowns to create the foundation for a unique floral mash up. Next, to toughen up the floral, we added in triumph motorcycles, which Leila grew up around, and some vintage trucks, which Kimmy loves – she still drives a vintage whip to this day. The result? See for yourself.
Ok, so you want proof that we really did fine-tune and engineer these beauties? You got it. Skullcandy Women's is a declaration that products for women should be engineered, designed, colored, cushioned, and patterned to actually fit women and what we want. Our music, our movies, every sound, every little thing should be perfectly, undeniably a part of us. Is anyone nodding along yet? Do we need a collective HELL-TO-THE-YES nod? If you believe that products for women shouldn’t just be coated with a can of pink paint, then you're in the right spot.
Let's talk facts. When we set out to start a Women's headphone line, we decided that foremost, it needed to be engineered from the ground up with a female specific listening profile in mind. While most of our products are currently unisex - we wanted to create something for Women that felt authentic to their needs, specifically. Something no other company has done. Our engineers did some major digging and here's what they found about Women and their listening profiles, plus, and more importantly, what we did with that information.
1. Men and women hear things differently. Women are more sensitive to higher frequencies and harsh highs, and experience tension more often.
We tested different sound preferences and implemented the most preferred one into each headphone in the Women’s line. This included adjusting the driver to produce deeper cleaner bass and very natural sounding vocals that the Women preferred. In addition to the bass and vocals, one of the main discoveries was that Women seemed more sensitive at high frequencies. Due to this we ensured that the high frequency response of the headphones was very smooth and non-fatiguing.
2. Women are more sensitive to higher clamping pressures.
All lolz aside, clamping force of over-ear headphones are known to hurt more than just your hair. It’s damn uncomfortable and often, painful. Sure, we may be mocked for our willingness to strut around in a pair of killer Louboutin heels without a thought of comfort, but we just can’t make that same sacrifice for a pair of headphones. That’s why we increased the angle relative to your ear (technically referred to as the toe angle) on the Knockout by 50% to re-distribute the clamping force evenly around the entire ear and eliminate pressure points on the female ear. Problem solved. We also reduced the headphone force typically exerted on your ears (technically, the clamping force) by 24% to enhance and satisfy comfort desired by women. For both ear buds, The Dime and Bombshell, we redesigned the ear gels for a female specific fit. The result is an oval gel with a thinner profile, created to better fit the inner ear canal shapes of women.
3. Most women care about buildup of makeup or beauty products (and ear puss, eww) and men typically don't. This surprised all of us, clearly.
Ear puss is not a good look. Trust. We know you’re busy creating the perfect soundtrack for your day and ensuring every single detail of your outfit is on point, so let us handle the clean scene and help you get one step closer to ridding yourself of nasty ear puss and annoying makeup buildup. We partnered with an industry leading clean technology to put additives into our silicone ear gels and ear pads, keeping them free from everyday dirt and grime. By mixing the right additives into the base material, we’ve put the sanitary power back in your hands for the life of your ear gels and ear pads.
What does it all mean? You, dear friend, can enjoy “Fancy” with your girl I-g-g-y blasting at max volume - the kind of loud usually reserved for solo road trips on remote roads. Plus go full “Bad Girls” mode at previously unknown frequencies, for LONGER periods of time WITHOUT messing up your ‘do or hurting your ears while maintaining a squeaky clean rep. The only thing we can’t help you with are your dance moves. If you're picking up what we're laying down, feel free to chat us up on the 'ol sosh meed, too. Our newly created @skullcandywomen INSTAGRAM account is just a babe, but we have big plans for her. If you plan on raising hell, gettin' weird and generally not being a basic any time soon, you should probably pop in and say hi.
*Skullcandy Women's Collection is available in the US only at this time. Coming soon to other countries!