PARK CITY, Utah, Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand has unveiled the Navigator headphone from its in-house product development team—a streamlined, compact on-ear sibling to the brand's iconic over-ear Aviator headphone. Much like its predecessor, the Navigator's design is optics-inspired and lightweight in construction, offering a perfect balance of style and performance. With a custom-designed, finely tuned REX40 ™ driver, the Navigator delivers an extremely smooth frequency to match the tightly controlled design construction. The newest addition to the Skullcandy product family is the answer to consumers listening demands. Supreme Sound in a comfortable, lightweight package with progressive styling. The Navigator is the next generation of a highly sophisticated concept from Skullcandy. The original designed on-ear headphones allow for next level listening with an optimized sound package. The construction is lightweight in design and engineered to deliver extremely smooth frequencies through tightly controlled bass, natural vocals and precision highs. The Navigator features a unified headband and hinge construction offering increased durability with the ability to collapse for convenient stashability. "Our in-house product development team worked nonstop to get the Navigator just right. The result speaks for itself with truly unmatched audio performance and style all packed in a convenient and super portable package that is uniquely Skullcandy," said Jeremy Andrus, President and CEO of Skullcandy. "Skullcandy is one of only a few brands in the industry creating its own custom driver from the ground up. As a result, the REX40™ drivers are second to none in terms of sound quality and assembly at a price that's incredibly accessible." The Navigator features inline Mic3 functionality, allowing iPhone users to have full control of volume, pause/play, tracking and the ability to have clear, crisp phone conversations direct through their headphones without interruption. Additional features include an ergonomic design and high quality memory foam ear cushions wrapped in premium leather creating a level of comfort perfect for long wear and ideal for listening.