Skullcandy unveils Navigator on-ear headphones, we take a first listen to the Aviator's petite "sibling"

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Skullcandy's Navigator headphone brings the Roc Nation Aviator vibe in a petite package, we take a first listen

Believe it or not, what you’re looking at above is a set of headphones — let’s explain. It’s no secret that Skullcandy has been working to improve its tattered repertoire with headphone junkies for the past two years. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to hear generally favorable opinions about its Jay-Z-endorsed Roc Nation Aviators ($150), and the company has apparently taken notice. Aiming to build on the success it’s had blending sunglasses with headphones, it’s now ready to let loose a “smaller sibling” into the lineup — and we’ve been able to get an exclusive first look and listen.

Without further ado, say hello to the Navigator. Priced at $99, it features a similar aviator-esque style to Jay-Z’s model, albeit in a petite on-ear package — we’d say the design direction this time is even better looking, too. The cans have collapsible earcups with flat earpads and metal construction (just like you’d find on sunglasses), with a faux leather-wrapped headband and a flat tangle-resistant cable (detachable) which houses an iDevice-compatible three-button remote and microphone. Skullcandy is being light on technical details at the moment, but we do know that the headphones will come in a choice of black or black with blue lenses earcups. Interests piqued? The Navigator will officially land at Apple stores tomorrow, where they’ll be an exclusive offering until the end of the month — in the meantime, join us past the break for our initial impressions.

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