We have currently reviewed 10 pairs of Skullcandy headphones. They're a fashion-forward brand that has a decent variety of headphone types for casual listening, sports, and gaming.
The best Skullcandy wireless headphones we've tested so far are the Skullcandy Venue. They're versatile noise cancelling headphones with a fairly comfortable design and easy-to-use controls. They have an exciting sound profile that pumps up the bass without completely drowning out vocals and instruments either, making them suitable for most genres of music. Their active noise cancelling feature isn't the best we've seen, but it helps these headphones isolate more noise than other Skullcandy headphones we've tested. They don't have any power-saving features, so you'll want to remember to turn them off before putting them away for the day, but it shouldn't be a big deal if you happen to forget from time-to-time thanks to their impressive 24-hour battery life.
The best budget Skullcandy headphones that we’ve tested so far are the Skullcandy Grind. They’re not always the easiest to find in stock, but they provide excellent value if you can find a pair online. They have a surprisingly comfortable on-ear design, a simple no-nonsense control scheme, and a solid 15-hour battery life. They're less bass-heavy than most Skullcandy headphone we've tested, but they still pack a solid punch, with a surprisingly versatile sound profile overall. They even come with a couple of different cable options, one of which has an in-line mic for better call quality, which is a welcome addition at this price point. Their in-ear design isolates very little noise, so they might not be the best if you have a particularly noisy commute, but for the price, they provide fantastic value overall.
The best Skullcandy wireless earbuds that we've reviewed so far are the Skullcandy Sesh. They're decent truly wireless in-ears with a solid price-to-performance ratio. They're reasonably comfortable for in-ears and have a good stable fit. Their bass-heavy sound is sure to please fans of EDM or hip-hop, but you might be disappointed if you prefer something a bit more balanced. Their battery life is also disappointing at just over 3.5 hours, with only an additional two charges from their case, which isn't great. The Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless last longer on a single charge, but their case only provides one extra charge, and they're more expensive. For the price, the Sesh are the way to go if you're looking for the best Skullcandy earphones.
The Skullcandy Jib are the best cheap Skullcandy earbuds we've tested so far. 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 they're a pretty solid option considering how little they cost. They don’t have the best build quality or battery life, but if you’re looking for something inexpensive you can keep on you at all times, they're the best cheap earbuds we've seen to date.
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 isn't the most balanced, favoring a bass-heavy audio reproduction over a neutral one.
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:
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.
02/12/2020: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.
11/14/2019: Replaced Skullcandy Push with Skullcandy Sesh.