We've currently tested 21 pairs of Skullcandy headphones. They're a fashion-forward brand that has a decent variety of models for casual listening, sports, and gaming.
The best Skullcandy headphones we've tested are the Skullcandy Venue. These Bluetooth-enabled over-ears feature generously-padded ear cups and an easy-to-use control scheme. They clamp the head tight enough to stay in place during light physical activity and deliver audio with amazing levels of consistency. While their bass-heavy sound profile may be overwhelming to some listeners, fans of genres like EDM and hip-hop may enjoy the added thump and rumble. Their ANC feature helps them block out a decent amount of background noise, and even with the system turned on, you should still expect roughly 24 hours of continuous battery life. They support multi-device pairing, which is handy if you want to listen to content from your phone while remaining connected to your computer.
Unfortunately, their integrated microphone makes your voice sound thin, muffled, and lacking in detail. It also struggles with separating speech from ambient noise. Some users with larger ears may also be put off by their relatively small ear cups and tight fit. Still, they're a fairly feature-dense option for commuting or office work.
The best Skullcandy wireless headphones we've tested are the Skullcandy Jib True. These well-built truly wireless in-ears only last for a little over six hours off of a single charge, but their portable charging case offers around 2.7 extra charges to help you power up while on-the-go. Out-of-the-box, they have a bass-heavy sound profile that adds extra thump and punch to your audio, making them well-suited for fans of bass-heavy music like EDM. They have very good noise isolation, and they can actually passively block out more background noises than other headphones with a dedicated ANC feature like the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless. They also don't leak a lot of noise, so you can crank up the volume on your favorite tunes without really bothering those around you.
Unfortunately, while they're decently comfortable overall, they have a slightly bulky design, and using their controls pushes them a little deeper into your ears. Also, their bass-heavy sound may be overwhelming for listeners who prefer a more neutral sound, and there aren't any options for customizing their sound profile. That said, they're still a pretty versatile pair of in-ears that can appeal to listeners who love bass-heavy music.
The Skullcandy Jib are the best cheap Skullcandy earbuds we've tested. These wireless in-ears are easy to carry around and should do a decent job of staying in your ears during light workouts. They provide a very bass-heavy sound profile that works best for EDM and hip-hop tracks but may prove overwhelming for fans of other genres. They don't leak all that much audio and have an in-line microphone that delivers decent noise handling capability, so those on the other end of the line should understand you even in moderately loud environments.
Unfortunately, these in-ears feel somewhat cheaply-made, especially their thin audio cable. Battery life, at just under six hours, is also somewhat disappointing, and may not be enough for a day at work. They also aren't quite as portable as the Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless, though they offer a more comfortable fit. Still, if you're looking for a bass-heavy listening experience for a budget-friendly price, they're also among the best cheap wireless earbuds we've tested.
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 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.
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:
Mar 09, 2021: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability; minor changes to text for accuracy.
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.