Skullcandy headphones are known for some of their deepest bass, crisp highs, and clean audio performance, and are great for electronic dance music, rock, and pop lovers. Our experts have tested these Skullcandy headphones to determine which ones provide the best value for money and a long-lasting listening experience. These headphones are designed with proprietary acoustic drivers that can deliver stunning lows that can make your head spin. Furthermore, these headphones are well-built and durable for a comfortable listening experience.
Skullcandy Method In-Ear Earbuds
Skullcandy Method model is a two-way, inside ear sports model available in two distinct colors. They are well constructed from thoughtfully designed, comfortable, non-slip materials, which not only keep them secure in place but are also watertight rendering them completely sweat-free.
The more sensitive electrical components are sealed with wielding to keep them protected and they stay put in prime listening position thanks to their StickyGel and their ergonomic contoured tips. They are an ideal choice for those on the move.
Their proprietary tips also feature their DualLock fit, this ensures they stay in place, regardless of how rigorously they shake around. They are also donned with Supreme Sound Tech for powerful bass, clear vocals, and highs that are accurate and crisp. Together these advanced design implements enhance their overall performance.
- Ergonomic fit within the ear.
- Waterproof measures in place.
- Premium audio, premium parts.
Skullcandy Jib In-Ear Noise-Isolating Earbuds
Another affordable set from Skullcandys noise-canceling series is a fantastic wired two-way class Jib model. They feature a standard 3.5mm jack, making them compatible with the majority of devices and entertainment systems.
They are one of Skullcandy’s more compact products and are built with functionality as their foremost quality. They incorporate the brand’s classic style and fit comfortably within the ear canal.
They provide superior quality audio, the dedicated driver array is powered by a zero distortion circuit that utilizes gold for a higher fidelity signal. They isolate audio inputs from any interference and have a good quality, easy-to-use integrated mic for voice calls.
The speaker drives are larger than average at 10mm, which means the bass is pretty impeccable and very impressive for an in-ear-based model.
- Larger drivers for better bass.
- Comfortable fit.
- Simple functionality.
Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbud
The Ink’d 2 model is a wonderfully upgraded model of Skullcandy’s Ink’d original. They feature a slim fit design and come with two different sized tips to select from to ensure users have a choice of fit. They are formed from the same silicone gel utilized in their other more premium products.
They come in classic black and provide a low-priced sound solution, which is simplistic in design but harbors an awesome array within and handles a wide range of frequencies flawlessly. This delivers a full-range sound, which is well-rounded thanks to the crossover circuitry filtering.
The components are great quality and durable put together, the electronics are well-engineered and the slim-fit tips are formed from high-grade materials.
They have flattened wires to help prevent tangling in transit, these models are 4.5 feet long, and they once again feature a 3.5mm jack connection, making them essentially compatible with everything.
- Premium earbud tips that stay put.
- Great audio.
- Tangle-free wires.
Comfort – Though most Skull Candy ear pods are cushioned to varying degrees, some models offer more in-ear comfort than others. Protruding models will wear on the ears after a few hours of uninterrupted listening, while models that fit snugly into your ears will make for an ideal listening session for a full day with little fatigue.
Skullcandy Ink’d 2.0 Wired Earbud
Next, we have the step up from the last pair reviewed. The Ink’d 2.0 model is in essence the same as far as the build quality and driver capabilities are concerned. The re-design is mainly to the circuitry, which has been engineered to incorporate a top-quality microphone, which is controlled by the miniature in-line remote.
This model also boasts their highly effective noise-cancellation technology, which works seamlessly hand-in-hand with their input isolation processing to keep audio and lines in, and out pristine whilst you are in calls. They once again feature the tangle-reducing flat cables to keep used hassle-free.
They are only marginally higher in price than the entry-level version, so you get great value for money in terms of their additional capabilities.
- Great step-up from the previous gen.
- Sophisticated isolation processing.
- Integrated microphone.
Skullcandy Ink’d Bluetooth Wireless
We are sticking with Skullcandy’s esteemed Ink’d series for a look at one of their wire-free editions. They come flat-wired to a comfortable lightweight neck collar, formed from flexible non-slip materials. The earbuds are ergonomically snug and incredibly low-profiled, ensuring they stay in the ear securely directing audio where it is needed. They also come with a replacement set of silicon tips included in the price.
They are once again bestowed with Skullcandy Supreme Sound Tech and advanced signal isolating capabilities. They are competitively priced, compared with other Bluetooth models. They provide a secure connection with pairing at a maximum distance of 30 feet. They have an eight-hour battery life, which fully recharges in two and a half.
The audio produced is very rich with definition, the dynamics between the high and the low spectrum are well balanced without overshadowing the nuances within. They come in a range of twelve different color choices so you can customize your style, and they are highly portable.
- Superb sound.
- Ergonomic fit.
- Premium tips.
- Bluetooth and NFC connectivity.
- Voice command.
Skullcandy Superior Sound Merge
If you have no need for Bluetooth or NFC and prefer something ‘no-frills’ nature, then we recommend the Skullcandy Superior Sound Merge model. It is very aptly named given that it was one of their earliest models to feature both their Superior Sound processing technology and integrated microphone, merging two of their crowning capabilities together.
Along with the Superior Sound, they also benefit from Skullcandy proprietary Mic1 wave isolation, which very effectively hones in on direct inputs and filters any signals, not within close proximity.
They have a nice low price tag because of their basic functionality but the audio quality is far from cheap. The array works with a rapid response and produces a realistic 2-way class balance thanks to the waveguides the S.S processing has been engineered with.
They come in bright white with chrome highlights proudly sporting the Skullcandy logo, the wire isn’t one of their thoughtful flattened types so you will have to be a little more careful with the care of these guys.
- No frills model.
- Superior Sound tech.
- Integrated mic with inline controls.
- Budget option.
Skullcandy Strum Maximum
Another of Skullcandy earbuds that are worth a good look at is the Maximum from their Strum series. They are designed to provide ultimate levels of in-ear comfort and they were created utilizing 3 proprietary innovations that work ergonomically in conjunction with one another.
Their traditional tips were redesigned to incorporate their popular DualLock fit, but the materials used were then tweaked a little further, this not only secures them in place but means that the tips form to the individual.
Their unique form provides a seal to keep them within the ear canal regardless of the amount of motion they have to endure, but the seal is flexible enough to keep sound pressure levels safe and be as comfortable as possible.
They once again boast the brand’s Superior Sound technology so the quality of the audio is great as with the majority of their similarly priced sets. Their cables are flattened, highly durable, and tangle-proof.
- Three times as ergonomic as a traditional bud.
- Premium tips with a unique form.
- Richer dynamics thanks to the Supreme Sound technology on-board.
- Tangle-proof cables with a generous length.
Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2
The Smokin’ models are a little more focused on style, but without compromising over the quality of the sound the set provides.
They come in a range of cool color combos, and although each is eye-catching, we particularly like the orange set which has a metallic oil-stain quality with many other shades of color catching the light in motion.
Asides from their awesome aesthetics, they offer up the same enhanced audio that consumers have come to associate with the brand.
They are bestowed with their Supreme Sound technology, which processes the electrical signals and successfully delegates the load to the combination of drivers based on a dedicated and thoroughly developed wave signal program, which the circuitry is programmed to recognize. The drivers are very responsive and this provides a seamless blend in the bass/mid/treble mix.
They feature a top-notch microphone operated utilizing a single-button remote, which is incredibly easy to use. It once again isolates the voice signals and filters background interference.
The ear-tips are their compact in-ear buds which are ergonomic and angled for precision sonic capabilities.
Their wires are flattened for better durability and a reduced risk of becoming entangled in your pocket on the go.
- Compact comfy tips.
- Enhanced audio.
- Durable flattened wires.
- Aesthetic appeal.
Skullcandy Method Bluetooth
We started our selection with Skullcandys bar-setting Method model and here before we finish today’s reviews with a top TripleLock set we are going to quickly highlight the wireless version.
The Method Bluetooth set, provides a very stable receiver for wireless transmission which pairs with little effort to a wide range of recognized devices. It can connect from 30 feet away and gives athletically inclined users the freedom to move unimpeded by cords, with devices placed suitably out of the way of activity spaces.
They are completely sweat-proof, like their wired counterparts, and all electrical components are welded safely from the effects of any outside elements. This makes them a superior choice for a tough workout.
As a workout headphone set, they benefit from the same StickyGel tips that are designed to be ergonomically comfortable as well as practical, keeping them TripleLocked in place with impact resistance that helps them maintain their position countering the user’s motion.
They are tethered to a comfortable fit neck collar that they can be suspended from when, not in actual use and are affordably priced.
- Premium tips.
- Great sound.
- Sports model.
- Wireless Bluetooth.
- Great mic.
Skullcandy XTplyo In-Ear Sport
The XTplyo are Skullcandys second generation, in-ear sports model, which features a design concept that trumps their acclaimed DualLock fit with a TripleLock fit that offers a third design implementation to provide a fool-proof solution for those with high octane sports regimes.
They are exceptionally engineered and feature premium ear-tips whose, size, shape, profile, and grip provide one of the most secure in-ear choices possible. The slim-line premium StickyGel tips are bolstered by an ergonomic bar that sits comfortably within the auricle of your ear (outside of the ear canal itself). Each one features smooth to-the-touch grips which are comfortable and formed from skin-friendly, moisture-resistant materials, that render them non-slip and maintain the position of the earbud exceptionally well.
The resistant properties of the tips make them a free from sweat model, and like the sweat-proof pair we perused at the opening of our article, they too have their internal electronic components welded away from harm.
They feature a good quality integrated microphone that can be controlled via user-friendly in-line controls. It benefits from their innovation isolation technology so that both the performance and clarity are kept impeccable.
Their wires are non-obstructive and thoughtfully include a reflective clip making them safer for users who like to jog late in the evenings.
- Comfort gel tips.
- TripleLock fit.
- Free reflective cord clip.
- Integrated signal-isolation microphone.
- Great audio.
- Very stylish set.