Founded by Park City snowboarder Rick Alden. The story goes that he had to yank out his ear buds from his music player and use them to answer his phone. That's when the idea to make a stylish and good quality headphone, that allows you to switch from music to calls, was born. The sounds quality and look was not quite there to begin with but today, the sound quality is supreme and the product is much more refined, looks premium and they are very comfortable. Skullcandy is now a global brand and they got a very impressive team of action sports athletes supporting the brand. We are really impressed with the sound and comfort of these headphones, ear buds and their portable speakers are amazing for the active person. Stay loud!