We're usually wary when anything "for women" hits the market (remember the BIC Pen For Her disaster?) so when we caught wind of Skullcandy's first-ever female-focused collection of headphones and earbuds, our interest was piqued.
The collection features the Knockout ($100) on-ear headphone, the Bombshell ($50) high-fidelity earbuds, and the Dime ($30) budget-friendly earbuds. What's interesting about Skullcandy's new audio gear is not that they come in playful, pretty styles, but that they're actually engineered for women. Skullcandy conducted studies that found women's hearing is more sensitive than men's at higher frequencies; women hear background noise at 10 times lower volumes than men, and women experience tension in music more often than men. The company claims that these headphones are acoustically tuned for the female ear.
So we put the wearable music makers to the test by listening to a variety of genres (everything from Kendrick Lamar to The Knife to Sigur Rós) and offering them to our fellow POPSUGAR editors for an outside opinion. What do women really think of Skullcandy's Women's collection? Scroll down to find out.