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The Best Skullcandy Headphones of 2019
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Skullcandy Headphones Lineup

We have currently reviewed 10 Skullcandy headphones. They're a fashion-forward brand that has a decent variety of headphone types for casual listening, sports, and gaming.

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  • Colorful Designs. Skullcandy has some of the most colorful headphones on the market. They typically have various color schemes for each model, including some 2 or 3 toned color variants and camo/military color schemes. If you're looking for fashion-forward headphones to match your outfit, then Skullcandy will most likely have what you need.
  • Good Headphone Variety. Although we have yet to test Skullcandy's full lineup, they offer a good variety of models for different uses. They lack a lineup for more critical listeners, but the variety is quite good, especially considering their price range.
  • Plasticky Build Quality. Most of the headphones from Skullcandy are pretty affordable. However, this may be due to their somewhat plasticky build quality. It's better than some of the super cheap brands but compared to some other affordable models, the Skullcandy headphones do not feel very durable.
  • Mediocre Sound Quality. They have a lot of models for casual listening but nothing that targets critical listeners. They also tend to focus a lot on delivering a bass-heavy sound, so if you want a more neutral sound, Skullcandy may not be the brand for you.

Overall, Skullcandy delivers a decent variety of fashion-forward headphones that come in a lot of unique colors to match your taste, style, and preferences. They have sports headphones and gaming headphones at an affordable price. Unfortunately, they don't have the best build quality, and their sound is not the most balanced, favoring a bass-heavy audio reproduction over a neutral one.

Best Skullcandy Headphones


  1. Best Skullcandy Headphones For Mixed Usage

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
    6.8
    Mixed Usage
    7.4
    Critical Listening
    7.0
    Commute/Travel
    7.1
    Sports/Fitness
    7.0
    Office
    5.6
    TV
    5.0
    Gaming
    Type : Over-ear
    Enclosure : Closed-Back
    Wireless : Yes
    Noise-Cancelling : Yes
    Mic : Yes
    Transducer : Dynamic

    The best Skullcandy headphones we've reviewed are the Skullcandy Venue. The Venue have a lightweight, over-ear design with a great battery life and an excellent wireless range. They are also noise cancelling headphones, which makes them a bit more versatile for noisy environments. Overall, these are a good choice if you want a Skullcandy headset that still packs their signature bass, but that also has noise cancelling to drown out the ambient noise of your busy commutes. If you find them a bit pricey, however, you can go for the similarly-designed Skullcandy Crusher Wireless, although they don't have noise cancelling.

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  2. Best Budget Skullcandy Headphones

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
    6.5
    Mixed Usage
    7.2
    Critical Listening
    6.2
    Commute/Travel
    6.8
    Sports/Fitness
    6.6
    Office
    5.8
    TV
    5.5
    Gaming
    Type : On-ear
    Enclosure : Closed-Back
    Wireless : Yes
    Noise-Cancelling : No
    Mic : Yes
    Transducer : Dynamic

    The best budget Skullcandy headphones that we’ve tested so far are the Skullcandy Grind Wireless. They’re among the best Bluetooth headphones we’ve reviewed, and provide very good value for their price. They have a decently balanced audio reproduction that delivers a bit less bass than most Skullcandy headphones we’ve tested, which is good for those who prefer a slightly more neutral frequency response, but they still sound fairly exciting. Their lightweight design makes them very easy to carry around but, unfortunately, they don’t fold into a more compact format. That said, they’re one of the most comfortable wireless on-ear headphones we’ve reviewed and are very easy to recommend.

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  3. Best True Wireless Skullcandy Earbuds

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
    6.7
    Mixed Usage
    6.6
    Critical Listening
    7.2
    Commute/Travel
    8.0
    Sports/Fitness
    7.0
    Office
    5.4
    TV
    4.6
    Gaming
    Type : In-ear
    Enclosure : Closed-Back
    Wireless : Truly Wireless
    Noise-Cancelling : No
    Mic : Yes
    Transducer : Dynamic

    The best true wireless earbuds from Skullcandy that we’ve reviewed are the Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless. They’re well-designed earbuds with a compact form factor and breathable design. They have a stable fit that ensures they won’t pop out of your ears while running and are fairly comfortable, too. Fans of bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop will appreciate their overemphasized bass, but some may find they sound too boomy. That said, if you’re looking for stylish truly wireless earbuds to help get you pumped at the gym, these are a great choice and the are best Skullcandy earphones we've tested.

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  4. Best Cheap Wireless Skullcandy Earbuds

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
    6.6
    Mixed Usage
    6.7
    Critical Listening
    6.8
    Commute/Travel
    7.5
    Sports/Fitness
    6.7
    Office
    5.3
    TV
    4.9
    Gaming
    Type : In-ear
    Enclosure : Closed-Back
    Wireless : Yes
    Noise-Cancelling : No
    Mic : Yes
    Transducer : Dynamic

    The best cheap earbuds that we’ve tested from Skullcandy are the Skullcandy Jib Wireless. If you like Skullcandy’s signature thumping bass and want inexpensive Bluetooth earbuds for your daily commute or even to have on hand as a backup pair at the gym, then these are a decent option. They don’t have the best build quality or battery life, but if you’re looking for cheap earbuds that you can keep on you at all times, then these are one of the better options that we've tested so far.

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Lineup

Skullcandy has a specific name for each model that they release. They offer a wide variety of headphones from on-ears to gaming headsets, including some around the neck designs. However, since they don't have a name for their entire lineup, below are just a few examples of their headphones:

  • Crusher = An over-ear and bass-centric lineup that focuses on letting the listener alter the bass level. They also have a wireless variation.
  • Hesh = A compact and hybrid on/over-ear that also has wireless variations.
  • Grind = One of the on-ear models with a decent build quality and a wireless design.
  • Ink'd = An around the neck in-ear that would be suitable for sports and casual listening.

Conclusion

Skullcandy makes fashion-forward headphones. They have a pretty big selection of headphones for casual listening, sports, and gaming, but they don’t have a dedicated lineup for more critical listeners. Unfortunately, they're not the ideal brand for those seeking a more neutral frequency response since most of their headphones favor a bass-heavy sound profile. They're also not as sturdy or as durable as some other headphones in their price range, but on the upside, their models are relatively affordable.

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