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Best Skullcandy Headphones

We have currently reviewed 12 pairs of 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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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 headphones we've tested to date are the Skullcandy Venue. These fairly versatile over-ears are well-built and stable on the head thanks to their tight fit. Their excited, V-shaped sound profile provides an extra thump and punch that'll likely please fans of bass-heavy music like EDM and hip-hop.

    There's also an active noise cancelling feature, which does a decent job blocking out ambient noise. With impressive 24-hour battery life and a useful quick charge feature, they're also ideal for when you're on the go.

    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 headphones we've tested so far are the Skullcandy Sesh. These well-built, stable in-ears have an outstanding leakage performance, so you'll be able to listen to your favorite music without disturbing the people around you. Their sound profile is decently well-balanced, and like most of the Skullcandy models we've tested, the bass packs an extra punch.

    Unfortunately, their 3.7-hour battery life is quite disappointing, and their portable charging case only offers two additional charges. That being said, these earbuds are decently comfortable and are versatile enough for a variety of uses.

    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.

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