So, I really did not know what to expect. I have heard about Skullcandy, I have seen their products in Best Buy, but I’ve never owned any of their headphones. I have a pair of beats solo Pro. I was looking for earbuds that have the same functionality as far as active...
So, I really did not know what to expect. I have heard about Skullcandy, I have seen their products in Best Buy, but I’ve never owned any of their headphones.
I have a pair of beats solo Pro. I was looking for earbuds that have the same functionality as far as active noise cancellation, and transparency mode. I also wanted to make sure that the sound is great. I like to have a lot of bass. And I also like to have clear highs and lows.
However, I really did not feel like spending $249 on Apple AirPods Pro. Plus, I think the Apple AirPods Pro our grade buds, but I believe that they don’t have enough bass
I’ve done a decent amount of research on different buds. I looked at brands like monster and anchor, and I’ve looked at last known brands that are out there that are probably are coming out of China.
However, I have not been able to find exactly what I am looking for.
I came across Skullcandy Indy ANC purely by accident. I saw a few reviews that are written on Amazon, and I was able to find some YouTube video reviews as well.
So, these arrived today. I am so happy.
So, the buds are matte black and color.
The case is Matt black as well with LED battery indicators on the front. Case looks very similar to Apple AirPods Pro.
The way that the buds said inside the case is very familiar as well. The presentation is very nice. And appears to be made from quality cardboard and paper. There is a nice foam centerpiece inside the box that holds the case and the buds.
There are also some papers that tell you about the product. There is a USB type C charger and cable. A baggie with two different
Sizes of ear tips. In the baggie there is also a smaller pair of the wingtips.
I was worried that the wingtips will be made out of hard plastic. They are soft and rubbery just like the tips.
There is an app that’s associated that downloading is probably a good idea. On the app you can set up your own sound profile. The buds will create sound that best fits for your ears. That’s pretty cool.
Through the app you can also control the noise cancellation and the transparency mode. Also, you can control the EQ. On the app is included user guide. Warrantee information product registration and other things.
I also did find a YouTube video from Skullcandy that has the QuickStart guide. I thought that was way more helpful than the user guide alone.
Everything that you can think of as far as controls, can be done directly on the buds. The logos on the buds are touch controls. It’s a little to get used to, but after a few times, it becomes natural.
After setting up the sound, I am not sure what they sound like without setting up sound profile, is actually very very nice. The base is good it’s not overpowering. It’s nice and crisp. The highs and meds are very very nice. The lows are nice.
I am very impressed with the sound quality of these buds.
The call quality is very good. The interaction with your voice assistant is very simple and intuitive.
Personally, when listening to music, and watching YouTube videos and movies on my phone, I think for those things, the movie mode in the EQ works the best.
Both the noise canceling and the transparency modes are very good as well. There is definitely a very noticeable difference when switching between the two.
There is also a normal mode where active noise canceling and transparency is turned off.
I honestly think that there is not a lot of very noticeable difference of the sound of whatever you might be listening to when switching between these three modes, which is actually very good.
To summit all up, I I am very happy with these buds. I like how they feel in my ears. The fit and finish is super nice. The controls are intuitive. The sound quality is very very good. I have not fully drained them, so I cannot tell you how my batteries lasted. But if you want to see the battery specs, you can read the description of the item.
Apparently these retails for $130. Amazon had them on sale for $99. I am not sure how long this deal is going to be available. For what you’re getting, that’s a really good price. Even the full price of $130 is still a good price for what you’re getting because it’s still less than its main competition.
I would definitely buy again, and I would definitely recommend these.
So, this is an update. When I picked up these headphones, they were new. There was not a lot of information available online. No, it appears that my left Bud went out. Of course, it’s after the return window. After researching, left bud going out apparently is a common issue with these headphones. I contacted Amazon. Nothing they could do it. I was told to contact the manufacturer. Will be contacting the manufacturer today or tomorrow. Will post an update to see what happens.
This is an update. I am changing my review from five stars to one star.
When I first received the item, I was very happy with these headphones. They sounded great. They function great. They were exactly what I was looking for.
A few days ago, and my left headphone went out. After doing research on these headphones online, and reading technical forums, I found out that apparently it’s a common issue with these that either the left or the right will go out.
Hi contacted Amazon to see if I could get some assistance, and Amazon was unable or unwilling to help. Because it is past the 30 day return window. They were not willing to take into consideration the fact that these are perhaps defective from the manufacture because of the fact that either the left or the right going out is a very common issue.
I contacted the manufacturer to see if I can make a warranty claim. I can because they are covered for two years with manufacturers warranty.
That’s also a pain in the ass. I have to go to the website, print out a form, or fill out a form online, then print it, then print a shipping label. Take it to a post office or UPS or FedEx. And if I make a warranty claim and ship it back to them, I am the one that hast to pay the shipping costs. The manufacturer does not want to cover shipping costs.
I honestly wish that I would have just spent the extra money and bought the Apple AirPods Pro. At least when it comes to Apple products, Apple stands behind their products 100%. And I can take that product into any Apple store or any store like Best Buy that is a certified Apple retailer, and my items can be exchanged with no question asked.
Knowing what I know now, as far as these headphones having the common issue of either the left or the right going out, I would not have purchased these. And I do not recommend you purchasing them either because you will be faced with the same issue that I’m having right now. Save your money, spend the extra cash, and buy the Apple AirPods Pro.