Best Skullcandy Earbuds

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 12, 2018
Skullcandy is a company with a vast experience when it comes to designing affordable headphones without sacrificing too much in the quality department. The earbuds by this company are among the most popular with those who love a bit of music during a workout or a jog. Here are the 5 models we believe to satisfy just about any user. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The collar is light, easily adjustable, and flexible, and it can also be taken off completely if you choose to do so. These earbuds make perfect companions for commuting as well as sports.

CONS

The battery pack can tug the buds down without collar.

OUR VERDICT

Skullcandy Smokin' Buds allow taking calls as well as listening to your favorite songs. The earbuds have rich sound with good noise cancellation, adding to the pleasure of unhindered music.

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CONNECTION

Bluetooth (2.5 hours charge, Up to 7 Hours Battery Life)

CONVENIENCE

In-line Microphone, Call & Track Control, Removable flex collar

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY

All Android-based devices and Apple devices

PACKAGE

2 Pair Silicone Ear Gels (small, medium), Micro USB to USB Charging Cable

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

Get free of the wires hanging all around and restricting your movements. Take ~6 hours of uninterrupted music after only 2 hours of charging.

CONS

You might need to re-sync them to your device from time to time.

OUR VERDICT

Miniature and stylish, Skullcandy Jib earbuds still offer nice deep sound worthy of some full-size models. Two sets of gels allow choosing the most comfortable ones or switching between them.

detailed parameters
CONNECTION

Bluetooth (2 hours charge, Up to 6 Hours Battery Life)

CONVENIENCE

In-line Microphone, Call & Track Control

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY

All Android-based devices and Apple devices

PACKAGE

2 Pair Silicone Ear Gels (small, medium), Micro USB to USB Charging Cable

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

Sweat all you like, the welded sweat-resistant construction is made to perfectly endure the hardest workout sessions and thanks to the Pureclean® Protection, cleaning the earbuds is easy as ever.

CONS

The shape of control button takes time getting used to.

OUR VERDICT

The Method series is the best Skullcandy earbuds for active music lovers. The long cord is affixed securely with a plastic clip so that it does not cause discomfort.

detailed parameters
CONNECTION

Wired

CONVENIENCE

Supreme Sound technology, DualLock™ Fit, Pureclean® Protection, Sweat Resistant, In-line Microphone, Call & Track Control 

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY

All Android-based devices and Apple devices

PACKAGE

2 Pair Silicone Ear Gels (small, med), Cable Management Clip

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

A selection of colors, six in total, makes it possible for you to choose the model that will go best with your image. The 4.3ft long cord allows tucking your phone or tablet in your backpack and still listen to music.

CONS

No volume adjustment via the in-line remote.

OUR VERDICT

The Ink'd 2 earbuds have a nylon braided cord with a gold-plated 3.5mm plug compatible with most smartphones. The passive noise isolation is the best choice for your morning jog or commuting.

detailed parameters
CONNECTION

Wired

CONVENIENCE

In-line Microphone, Call & Track Control

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY

All Android-based devices and Apple devices

PACKAGE

2 Pair Silicone Ear Gels (small, med)

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

The 100 dB sensitivity and Supreme Sound technology provide you with quality sound, powerful bass, and natural vocals.

CONS

No mic.

OUR VERDICT

High on the noise cancellation, these Skullcandy Jib earbuds will let you enjoy your music without disturbance. The flat cord won't tangle as much as round ones do.

detailed parameters
CONNECTION

Wired 

CONVENIENCE

Cable length 3.9 feet, Supreme Sound technology

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY

All Android-based devices and Apple devices

PACKAGE

2 Pair Silicone Ear Gels (small, med)

WARRANTY

2 years

Skullcandy Smokin' Buds 2 (S2PGW-K615)

All-time Sports Choice

The removable collar makes all the difference, really. With it, these best Skullcandy earbuds are perfect for sports and won't get in the way, tangle, or fall off: the clip makes sure of that by allowing you to adjust the collar. The moldable plastic makes it pretty flexible and comfortable to use. If it is not to your liking, though, you can always take it off and have the usual fit.

Another comfort-related characteristic is the shape of the earbuds themselves. Their anatomical shape is closer to the ear canal natural shape, it is slightly oval. If you happen to struggle with the traditional round earplugs that sit weirdly in your ears, these Skullcandy wireless earbuds might be a solution you were looking for all along.

These earbuds will be a blessing for people who do sports professionally and train for hours on end or those simply loving long walks in the park accompanied by music or audiobooks. That's thanks to a 6-hour battery, which will enable you to take your time working out or simply thinking as you walk without anyone disturbing you. You won't even need to bother taking your gadget out to skip a song, the remote is placed conveniently right near the left earbud. And if someone calls you, there is an onboard mic to answer without disconnecting.

Review of Skullcandy Smokin' Buds 2 (S2PGW-K615) In-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Microphone

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Skullcandy Jib (SCS2DUW-K003)

Two Sets of Gels Included

The stated distance from your smartphone at which you can get the sound in your Skullcandy Bluetooth earbuds is approximately 6ft, however, some users report that, without any obstacles hindering the signal, this distance can get up to 60ft, ten times the stated. This comes in handy at home or in the office when you walk around tending to your chores, your smartphone somewhere on the desk.

When it comes to jogging or doing sports, as well as commuting, these buds have another favorable characteristic. That is, they are very lightweight, you will hardly even feel the pull of the battery hanging from the cord on your neck. Though during intense workout it might move a bit from side to side causing minor discomfort, this takes very little time getting used to, for most users.

These Skullcandy Jib earbuds use a micro USB to USB cable for charging (included in the package) so you can power them up from your laptop or a power bank. Powering from an outlet will need an adapter, though. Besides the cable and the plugs, the package includes two pairs of silicone ear gels, one in small size and another in medium, a nice solution since people have different ear shapes and canal sizes and one of the most frequent issues we usually have with earbuds is that they can be either too big or too small for the ear canal.

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Skullcandy Method (S2CDY-K405)

Rock It

Though Skullcandy earphones are generally known to be of a fancy design, the Method series still stands out with wild colors of buds, cords, and even gels. These will not only be an accessory to offer you music during a workout but will also be part of your individuality. This particular model is offered in five color schemes, from simple "shades of gray" to green-and-black, navy, red, and even black with swirling rainbow buds.

The model is undeniably designed to be a heavy-workout one. Its welded construction is sweat-resistant with all the important components protected from moisture, making the buds work longer than some traditional ones would. In addition to that, the use of the StickyGels technology helps keep the buds inside your ear canals; despite the sweat, these Skullcandy earbuds won't slip out and require you to fish for them.

The sweat-proof characteristic extends to the remote as well. The said remote has a single button, which might be unusual for some users, though it does make for easy calls and music management after you get better acquainted with it.

And while all the aforementioned features primarily speak of the earbuds' convenience, they do offer a decent sound quality to go with your sweating sessions.

Review of Skullcandy Method (S2CDY-K405) Sweat Resistant Sport Earbud with In-Line Microphone and Remote

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Skullcandy Ink'd 2 (S2IKDY-003)

A Mindful Design

The whole line of Skullcandy accessories and equipment was designed and has been produced for the fans of an active lifestyle and outdoor sports. The Skullcandy headphones, digital audio players, and other products can frequently be spotted worn by snowboarders, skateboarders, fans of cross country, downhill or freeride. One of the distinguishing features of the Ink'd 2 earbuds is several color solutions available. We are sure that everyone can pick the solution to emphasize their style. The color of the earbuds model we chose is black with conspicuous company logos made as skulls engraved on earbuds butt ends. The same logo is applied to the eartips, 2 additional sets of which are included, by the way. Conсerning the sound performance of these Skullcandy earbuds they make highs and mids of a record sound quite naturally thus offering you a refined pleasure when listening to calm and vocal music. The authoritative bass produced by these small in-ear headphones will without fail be loved by all the fans of “heavy” and electronic music.

Irrespective of whether you are a professional or an amateur the Skullcandy Ink'd 2 fits for fans of extreme entertainment and brings you an immense joy of listening to music and audio materials when you concern yourself with a favorite occupation.

Review of Skullcandy Ink'd 2 (S2IKDY-003) Noise-Isolating Earbud with In-Line Microphone and Remote

The Skull Brand Mark

Today you can see skull symbols on many decorations, accessories, clothes and many other things. Despite the commonly held opinion a skull not only symbolizes death but opposing, confronting the death thus regarded a controversial symbol. The symbolic of this kind consolidates various social groups and is very ancient. For example, the skull symbol was used by those warriors of Roman empire who achieved victory in a battle. A skull image was frequently accompanied by a popular “Memento Mori” inscription, which means “remember that you must die” translated from Latin. Some people put fear into this symbol though by others it was regarded as a symbol of struggle and resistance. It may be that the Skullcandy company applies skull symbols to its products to reflect a humanity’s aspiration for going beyond the set barriers and experience a true power of music. Using the skull logo the Skullcandy company seems to inspire its supporters to set new records and achievements.

Skullcandy Ink'd 2 (S2IKDY-003) Noise-Isolating Earbud with In-Line Microphone and Remote in the use

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Skullcandy Jib (S2DUDZ012)

Top Bargain

This Skullcandy Jib earbuds model uses the Supreme Sound technology and 100 dB sensitivity, making the music you listen to sound cleaner and clearer, with distinguishable basses and vocals that sound just like they should. Moreover, the level of noise cancellation here is superb, allowing little to no ambient sounds to creep inside and hinder your listening experience.

The package includes two pairs of earbud covers, in small and medium size. The model itself is extremely lightweight, partially thanks to the fact that they are wired and don't need a battery that can sometimes weigh the whole construction down and tug the earbuds out of your ear canals. The cord is generous 5 feet so if you happen to use this model while commuting you can connect them to a tablet stuffed into your backpack. The model has a 3.5mm jack that fits into most gadgets.

The drawback here is that there is no mic or in-line remote, though, so to skip a track you will need to take the gadget out and if you're using Skullcandy Jib earbuds with a phone, taking a call also requires holding it close enough to your face to access the phone's mic. However, looking at this model's price, we'd say we expected less from it. With the sound quality and overall convenience, it's a great bargain. And the selection of colors is also quite wide to fit any image.

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What Are the Skullcandy Earbuds?

Skullcandy is not an old company by the industry standards, and they might not always be recognized right away by the general public. They are recognized, however, by most of the extreme sports lovers who prefer to have music accompany the training.

Rick Alden, the Skullcandy founder and an avid snowboarder, had never planned to be an entrepreneur but his love for music and for extreme sports pushed him towards the idea of headphones that will neither get in the way nor slip off when taken on the crazy powder run. Thus, the Skullcandy idea was born. Now, he is not a CEO anymore but his legacy is alive within the company ideals and the Skullcandy earbuds are the most popular solution for snowboarders, skateboard lovers, and others belonging to the extreme crowd.

Skullcandy makes both wired and wireless earbuds and headphones, focusing their designs on comfort and quality as well as looks: the Skullcandy earbuds are offered in some wild color schemes that make eyes turn towards you. Though more traditional single-color options are also available. You can find a model for just about anyone and it won't disappoint.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-12 10:26:13