Well you asked for Skullcandy's so I'll be the asshole who tells you to not get Skullcandy. Instead, I'll post a post someone else posted, cause I hear you like posts in your posts.
The resource to look at is Head Fi
Recommendations from me:
I'm rather cheap but I want good headphones. ($0-25)
JVC HA-FX 33/34 "Marshmallow"
JVC HA-FX 66 "Air Cushion"
JVC HA-FX 55
These ones are about $25
This one can usually be found for between $5 and $20
JVC gumy Usually around $10
Yuin PK3 Usually around $50
I'm not that cheap, I just want something value ($50-100)
(about $100 for these ones)
One HELL of a good deal.
Ranges from $50-100, ascending in price
Yuin PK2 Usually around $80
I have some money to spend on headphones and I want something great ($100-200)
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 pro
All these are closer to $150, give or take a bit
Grado SR225Beyerdynamic DT770
I have more than $200 to spend.
UE Triple Fi 10
These range from about $250 to $350 (Triple.Fi, SE530, Westone 3,
IE8 are generally considered four of the best universals you can
Grado SR325is (Do note, these are very love/hate; Extremely agressive
compared to regular grados. Try them before you buy them, for sure)
[u]These are all between $200 and $300
I have so much money, if I don't spend as much as I can I will not be happy. I also like to make people jealous.
These range from $600 (ES3X) to well over $1000 (UE11)
Alessandro MS Pro
Stax Omega II
These range from about $350 (AD2000) to about $2000 (Omega II, no
amp) for the current production headphones. The discountinued
headphones (marked [d]) on this range from about $1000 (AKG K1000) to
about $15,000 (Orpheus), market price.
Discontinued headphones to consider
AKG K1000: These are really earspeakers, and they're about $1300 if you can find them
Sony R10: These are generally considered the best dynamic headphones ever produced. Expect to pay $6000+
Sony Qualia 010: Very fast, and they sound damn good if you can get a
good fit with them. Make sure to get a fit kit first, so you can see
what size to purchase.
Sennheiser HE90: If you have to ask..
Grado HP1/2/3: These are pretty much the best grados ever. Ever. Expect to pay close to $1500.
Grado PS1: If you like bass and have $3000..
Audiotechnica W10VTG, W11JPN, W11R W10LTD, W2002, etc: I love them.
Things not to buy at all
Bose anything: You're paying for the brand, not for the product. They
would be fantastic - If they were about $100 cheaper, for their
headphones. Much better headphones exist at much lower prices.
Skullcandy: Think of taking the cheapest crap you can find, putting on
an ugly skull logo, painting it in tacky colors that would appeal to
the same people that the NZXT Guardian
. They sound like ass, too.
Active noise cancelling
Not really suggested; they use an additional battery, they have a very
high pitched squealing sound when they're on, and they don't block out
all noise, only noise like engine noise, and car noises. Not people
talking noise, mostly. Instead, try a nice pair of IEM's.