Preferred headphones store
Updated

The 3 Best Skullcandy Headphones of 2020
Reviews

Best Skullcandy Headphones

We have currently reviewed 11 pairs of Skullcandy headphones. They're a fashion-forward brand that has a decent variety of headphone types for casual listening, sports, and gaming.

Updates

Best Skullcandy Headphones


  1. Best Skullcandy Headphones

    6.8
    Mixed Usage
    6.5
    Neutral Sound
    7.2
    Commute/Travel
    7.2
    Sports/Fitness
    6.9
    Office
    5.0
    Wireless Gaming
    6.6
    Wired Gaming
    5.6
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Skullcandy wireless headphones we've tested so far are the Skullcandy Venue. These versatile headphones have an exciting sound profile that delivers a thumpy, punchy bass without completely overwhelming vocals and instruments. They have active noise cancelling and while they don't really stand out amongst other ANC headphones, they still reduce more background noise than other Skullcandy models we've tested to date. On the downside, they don't have any power-saving features so you need to turn them off if you want to make sure you're not draining their battery. Still, their 24-hour battery should be more than enough for a long commute or work day.

    See our review

  2. Best Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds

    6.9
    Mixed Usage
    6.3
    Neutral Sound
    7.5
    Commute/Travel
    8.1
    Sports/Fitness
    6.7
    Office
    5.0
    Wireless Gaming
    4.9
    Wired Gaming
    5.9
    Phone Calls
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    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, and it only offers two additional 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.

    See our review

  3. Best Cheap Skullcandy Earbuds

    6.7
    Mixed Usage
    6.7
    Neutral Sound
    7.0
    Commute/Travel
    7.6
    Sports/Fitness
    6.4
    Office
    5.0
    Wireless Gaming
    5.0
    Wired Gaming
    6.6
    Phone Calls
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Skullcandy Jib are the best cheap Skullcandy earbuds we've tested so far. If you're on a tight budget but prefer a more wireless look and feel for your daily commute or run in the park, these earbuds are a solid choice. Just like other models in the Skullcandy lineup, they deliver a thumping bass that's especially suited for genres like EDM and hip-hop. On the downside, they don't have the best build quality and some may find their battery life lacking. However, they perform decently for their price and are even among the best cheap earbuds we've tested so far.

    See our review

Compared to other brands


  • Colorful designs. Skullcandy offers some of the most colorful headphones on the market. If you like to match your tech accessories to your outfits, they tend to offer several color schemes for each model including two or three-tone variants as well as camo/military color schemes.
  • 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 better suited for critical listeners, but the variety is still 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 don't feel very durable.
  • Mediocre sound quality. They have a lot of models for casual listening, but nothing specifically designed for critical listeners in mind. 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, too. Unfortunately, they don't have the best build quality, and their sound isn't the most balanced as they favor a bass-heavy audio reproduction over a neutral one.

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, as well as 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 over-ear that also has wireless variations.
  • Grind = One of the on-ear models with decent build quality and wireless design.
  • Ink'd = An around the neck in-ear that's 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 lack a more specific lineup geared towards critical listening. 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.

Test results

Recommended Articles

LOG IN

JOIN RTINGS.com

Be part of the most informed community and take advantage of our advanced tools to find the best product for your needs.
Join our mailing list:
Become an insider

Unlimited access to full product reviews, test measurements and scores

test table UI

Product prices across the site on reviews, tables and tools

product prices UI

Additional votes for our
next reviews

Additional votes UI

Early Access
to our reviews and test measurements

Early Access UI

Create Discussion