A little step backward, Skullcandy has become very popular as a very faithful brand when it comes to good earbuds. It has also been great among sportsmen as it comes with ear fit and comfort, while most come with water and sweat resistance.
Above all, when trying to get the best earbuds and not only Skullcandy, there are things you must consider. As with every other, the audio reproduction must not be compromised just as the fit and comfort. These are the critical things that define every headphone. You will not need to force the looks, battery life and Bluetooth if it is a wireless one in the bin because those too are important.
Best Skullcandy Earbuds
Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 In-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
These wireless earbuds are definitely the favorite for many people because of its crazy quality and even better performance.
The earbud comes in different colors; black, white, black/red, and blue. It makes use of flat and strong cable instead of the usual cord that comes with many other earphones.
It comes with a back that is very comfortable to sit on your collar as it is well balanced. More so, the flex collar is removable to give you convenience and for the purpose of charging.
You get to have an inline microphone and control for picking, dropping calls and volume control. There are also power and pairing buttons.
As a wireless piece, this makes use of Bluetooth connectivity which is generously strong. When fully charged, the earphones can last for up to 6 hours of continuous use. While this may not last exactly be as long as you may need, the level of volume in which you play music affects how long the battery lasts also before recharging.
In general, this is a very comfortable and well-fitting piece but where it hits rather very well is with the audio reproduction. If you have followed Skullcandy for some time, you would not expect this to have poor audio, and you would be right in this regard. The audio is balanced, detailed and strong, with decent bass.
The only thing you may not like with this is that it comes with a short USB charging cord.
- It is very comfortable and convenient.
- The ‘buds are well designed and offer an easy fit.
- The sound performance is very good.
- It has a strong Bluetooth connectivity.
- Not the best battery life
- The USB charging cord is short
If you need a pair of wireless earbuds that offer convenience, good performance, and fit, this may just be the ‘candy’ for you, as it also comes with great design and connectivity. If you love to work out a little, this will also be good for you.
Skullcandy XTplyo In-Ear Headphone
One of the best Skullcandy earbuds for sportsmen is probably the S2WIHX-522 XTplyo In-Ear which comes with sporting looks and properties including sweat-resistant technology and its Triple Lock Tech.
The first thing that you are sure to come to love with the headset is that it comes with a good design that is also durable. The quality is strong, and the cables good enough to take you through all the crazy exercises you may want.
In terms of extras, skull candy has done well by offering extras including three separate sets of earbuds apart from the one that comes with it, a clip to hold the cord as you jog or do other things, and it also has a free hand band.
Apart from durability, it also offers good comfort, most especially as it has a good fit and different sizes of buds for different ears.
More importantly, it has a very good audio performance even though it is not the one that would beat the entire market. You will also get some noise because since it is designed for exercises including jogging, there is the need for you to hear your surroundings for the purpose of safety.
Also to add to the safety features, it comes with a reflective cable clip that gives you some visibility when working out under low light.
- Well-functioning TripleLock security
- Good and needed extras.
- Water and sweat-resistant.
- Durable and enduring.
- The audio performance is good.
- Not the best noise-canceling
The S2WIHX-522 XTplyo earbud is the one that should be somewhere at the top of your list if you are looking for something for your casual or intense exercises. It gives the good fit you need and doesn’t disappoint.
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Skullcandy Method Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds with Mic, Black/Swirl
Although this may not be as massive as the Titan line of Skullcandy, it is still good; skull thick in quality and candy in performance.
Another wireless set, the Method Bluetooth Wireless headset is great in many ways, but one of the best things about it, as stated, is the quality it has and its very beautiful design. It has a rubberized coating that is both flexible and durable, adding some comfort as you wear it.
One thing that I really love is that it has a good cord storage in the collar band, which is really great. The inline microphone and control are easy to use in pairing, volume control, music selection, and calls. It also has Google voice command for android devices.
They get to sit very well in the ears even when you are exercising. The connectivity is good and the battery which takes pretty much 2 hours to charge is able to sustain for up to 10 hours of playtime.
Now to the audio reproduction, there is clarity and strength to it, making it better than many others that are this affordable. No, the bass is not the strongest you will get, but it doesn’t deny you of it completely.
Before we get confused that this is a love letter to this piece, it also has its own flaws such as the microphone picking background noise when making calls. More so, it leaks music and allows noise in, but this will also serve for safety when jogging so you hear the surrounding noise.
- Premium build and design.
- It is on the affordability line.
- Water and sweat-resistant.
- Averagely good battery life and strong connectivity.
- The microphone picks noise easily.
- Doesn’t come with much in terms of extras.
In the name of design and good build, this may just take the day. But that is not all it has to offer hence, it is one for those who want beauty, brains, better bargain, and performance.
Skullcandy Method In-Ear Sweat Resistant Wired Earbuds
The Skullcandy Method doesn’t stray too much from the sporty centeredness that Skullcandy has come to be known for.
With a wired connectivity, this water-resistant headset comes with very easy and beautiful design that is also durable like others on the list, just as it comes with the DualLock Fit technology which ensures that you have a secure fit when you wear it.
The headset has inline microphone and control to help with calls, volume, and track selection. One more thing to note with the design is that it comes with the pureclear Gel to keep you protected from bacteria.
With respect to comfort at this point, one must agree that Skullcandy hasn’t done all badly in getting their earbuds very comfortable. With this, the earbuds provided are designed good not to tire the ear or uncomfortable with sweat.
Audio performance is driven by a good bass for any headset at this level. More than that, the overall sound is very good most especially as it is detailed and complete. One will not expect that this will compete with high-end headphones, but it does well in its class.
It also comes with extras as it gives up to five extra set of earbuds to fit your ears.
- Good extras.
- Comfortable and convenient.
- It is very affordable.
- Audio performance is strong.
- Controlled external noise.
- A little better fit would have been a little better.
This is a combo of good audio performance, intelligent build, comfort, and fit all complemented by a good price for any headset at this price range. If you are interested in details as regards design and audio, as well as generous extras, this is also where you should be met.
Skullcandy Fix In-Ear Headphones
One thing that is surprising with this headphones is that it is not as popular as many others even as it still performs good enough or even better.
It has already been established when it comes to good design and quality that Skullcandy has always got it right in that regards. It has also gotten it right with this, even though with the quality this may not be the strongest you will get to see.
As regards convenience and comfort, it is quite comfortable and it is accompanied by a small carrying case to keep it protected when not in use, adding to its durability and convenience of carriage.
Like others on the list, it also has a good performing microphone and an inline control.
The audio performance is very good, and maybe better than any on the list. What it has over others is the balance and completeness. The bass is not very strong but I do not see anyone, except for an audiophile complaining. More so, it is more warm than you would think you might out of it.
- The audio is warm and balanced.
- Good extras including a carrying case.
- Comfortable and convenient.
- Not one to last forever.
What this has to flaunt more than any other thing is the audio performance. It may not be as cheap as others on the list, but then if good audio is what you want, you will find this as a good investment.
Inasmuch as Skullcandy is not a high-end brand when you begin to look at the market that has earbuds like Jabra, 1 More, Sure, and others, it still has several options that deliver affordability, comfort, and good fit.
Earbuds from the company are among the favorites for sportsmen and people that just need good ‘buds. In this review, I have been able to collect some of the best Skullcandy earbuds in the market at the moment suitable for almost every use.