This is a pair of original Skull Candy Aviator Driver Units with 40mm diameter diaphragm. This is our best price vs. performance headphone drivers, so far. We recommend using it to upgrade mid-end headphones with 40 or 50mm housing to premium sound quality.
Scroll down for a nice video tutorial contributed by one of our great customers.
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The Aviators and their 40mm neodymium drivers delivered warm, full sound with an impressive level of accuracy. (see more headphone reviews at Toms Guide)
They consistently outperformed the Soul Electronic Loop headphones on just about every test track. Our first test song, “Holy Grail” by Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake, featured the crooner’s soulful tenor accompanied by a simple piano. We heard a hint of grit in the vocals and the timbre in the chords. When bass was introduced to the track, we noticed that it was somewhat shallow in comparison to the rest of the song.
It was the total opposite with the Loops and their 40mm neodymium drivers. On those headphones, we heard bass so deep it lightly rattled our skull and muddied up the vocals and the other instrumentals. The piano and background vocals were also colder and flatter on the Loops.
When we switched to Pharrell’s “Happy,” the Aviators had the clearer-sounding percussion, particularly on the snares and cymbals. The keyboard was also full and clear, and seamlessly blended with the artist and the background vocals. However, the headphones had a light touch on the bass compared to the Loop headphones.
The Aviators lost some footing when we played John Coltrane’s “Blue Train.” While the track maintained a high level of audio definition, we could hear a lot of crackling and white noise. On the Aviators, the opening trumpet was somewhat hollow, whereas on the Loops, it was overly brassy.
Ultimately, we preferred the accuracy and overall fullness of audio on the Aviators to the overwhelming bass and distorted highs on the Loops.
User feedback and DIY tutorial
Thanks to our dear customer for making this great DIY tutorial!
Spec of the driver
The sound of this driver unit is very appealing. If you’re the kind of listener who revels in unpicking fine detail and wants to examine every note in a recording, these driver units are ideal ones for DIY.
We highly recommend using this driver with our genuine wood headphone kit like GS200e, GS3000e, Model B5 and B9 to 100% reproduce MW60 sound.
Note: the dynamic drivers have been paired to ensure sound and quality fully balanced between right and left channels. Therefore we don’t offer single unit.
Soldering: overheated (>250 degree C) soldering iron or overtime soldering (>2s) may permanently damage the driver. Please managed down both in your DIY.
- Installation: the driver has Sintered NdFeB Magnetic inside with extremely strong attraction power. Damage may caused by attracting anything hitting the fragile diaphragm.
- Others: applying high-voltage, storing in high temperature/humidity environment… all may cause unrecoverable damage.