Skullcandy Lowrider Basics

by paulb on January 27, 2012

The brand Skullcandy is known for making loud headphones – both in volume and in looks. Its Hesh and Skullcrusher lines are big and powerful, though they do produce sleeker and smaller headphones as well. We’re talking about the Skullcandy Lowrider, designed to be portable for the mobile user in mind.

Lowrider Skullcandy line

The Skullcandy headphones Lowrider is small, portable, and good looking. It doesn’t stop there though, as this line also features decent sound quality for which the brand is also known. So what features does the Skullcandy Lowrider offer? It has 40 mm NdFeB (that’s neodymium iron boron) magnet power drivers, with a frequency response that ranges from 20 to 20,000 Hz. Like other headphones from Skullcandy, the Lowrider also features a 1.2 m cable and a gold-plated 3.5 mm plug. It’s made with a plastic frame with leather cushions on the headband and on the ear cups.

Additionally, the Skullcandy Lowrider is equipped with an ultra-portable fold-up headband that, as the name suggests, allows you to fold the headphones small enough to be kept in your bag. It also has a DJ swivel feature, allowing you to turn one speaker 90 degrees to listen to something else while the other speaker stays snugly on your other ear.


The Skullcandy Lowrider is available in a wide variety of designs and types so you have a lot of options. The line is updated every year with new designs so you’ll surely find something that suits your personal style. There’s a Skullcandy Lowrider for gamers too: the Xbox 360 gaming headset with a boom mic. Another “Mic’d” Lowrider model is the gold MFM headphones that features an in line microphone. If you want something a little more posh however, you can always go for the Dolce and Gabbana Lowrider. There are simpler designs of course, with different colour combinations and styles. Needless to say, you have a boatload from which to choose.

Overall, the Skullcandy Lowrider is worth at least a look – it offers decent sound quality, a lot of options, and portability to boot. It’s also very affordable at under US$ 50 so you won’t break the bank with these headphones.