In the vast world of headphones we are introduced and reintroduced to so many different kinds of headphones. Each brand really honing in on a particular attribute that sets them apart from others. Whether that be heavy bass, balanced sound, sleek design etc, every listener wants something different and we base our idea of ‘good’ on if our expectations are met. With that being said to the question “Are Skullcandy headphones good?” I say…Yeah, they are, and I am going to tell you why.
Skullcandy exceeds the Expectation
The first pair of skullcandy headphones I ever had were the skullcandy ink’d in-ears. At the time there were very few choices in that price range as they were on sale for $9.99. At the time the only competitors were the JVC gummy’s and marshmellos. I had tried those before and the quality and comfort just weren’t there. So I figured I’d give the ink’d a shot. In comparison to the other in ears at that price, and even $10 higher, I was surprised by the quality of the bass. They fit in my ears great and an ear phone never went out no matter how many times I tangled and bunched my chord. They soon became some of my favorite in ears. Even when I purchased my Bose IE2’s the ink’d were always a good back up and still used them quite often.
What made me satisfied with the purchase of the Skullcandy ink’d were I was not expecting much, I did not spend much and I received a lot more. This was proven again with my testing of the Hesh2’s, JBL Everest 300 and Sony – ZX220BT. While the Hesh2’s are the cheapest out of all 3 options they were the best headphone. The bass was better than the Sony and JBL headsets and pairing to my bluetooth device was much easier. I also found the Hesh2’s to provide me great sound among many genre’s. I could go from Adele, to A Day to Remember, to San Holo and still receive the same clarity with the appropriate amount of bass. Other than that the headphones just looked cooler and designed better IMO.
Skullcandy & Astro Studios make a great team
Skullcandy has been out since 2003 debuting the Portable Link at CES and in 2008 being crowned the worlds “Coolest earbud” by Fortune Magazine. Something notable that changed the landscape and potential Skullcandy was their acquiring of Astro Studios in 2011. Astro Studios is a leading design firm that has created designs for Alienware, Microsoft’s XBOX 360, Zune HD and Sol Republic. They also have a gaming line called Astro Gaming that created the A40 Audio System. These became the official headset for Major League Gaming. The Heavily awarded studio knows sound dynamics, aesthetic design, and it shows in crafting the the Skullcandy line.
Find the Skullcandy Headphones that work for you
Like any pair of running shoes you have to find a headphone that is going to work for you, because if you are like me you are going to be wearing them a lot. I have listed some of the best Skullcandy headphones in different categories. The list are only headphones that they win out against direct competitors in their price range.
Best Skullcandy In-Ear headphones:
Skullcandy – Ink’d 2 Earbud Headphones
As mentioned above these are a great value for the price. The Ink’d 2’s provides clear and powerful audio and just enough bass to pull it all together. The sound isolating works well and helps block out distracting background noises. They also have a mic and in-line controls. It will be the best $12.99 you spend on earbuds.
Best Skullycandy Headphones for Working out/Runners:
Skullcandy Method Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds
If you are a runner or work out the Method earbuds are a great option from Skullcandy. They are bluetooth and compatible with all bluetooth devices including android and IOS devices. The unique flex sport collar is comfortable for long use and fits securely. They are sonically welded constructed making them sweat resistance. With the mic and integrated remote controls you can easily take calls, change songs and adjust volume.
Best Skullcandy Wireless Headphone:
Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphone
While the Hesh2’s are am amazing wireless option if you have a little more in your headphone budget the Crusher Wireless are the way to go. They boast up to 40 hours of battery life with one charge. Like the Hesh2’s they synch seamlessly with bluetooth devices. The memory foam earpads provide a noise isolating fit and feel great on the ear. You still get the same clarity and bass in the Hesh2’s but the noise isolating design gives you a better listening experience.
Best Skullcandy/Astro Gaming Headphones for Gaming:
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Gaming Headset
Astro Gaming’s A40 TR gaming headset provides quality with customization. These are made out of premium material but are light weight. Pretty much everything on this is adjustable or can be modified. The mod kit that is sold separately allows you to turn the headset from a open-back to closed-back noise isolation headset. You can also change the speaker tags with their magnetic speaker tag system. The mic can be swapped to either side of the headset and is omni directional with high sensitivity. It does a great job at isolating your voice while minimizing other background noise.