As much as I like my headphones I am really getting into the true wireless in ears these days now and have a great collection of such which is catching up with my huge headphone collection but they are not something that will totally replace headphones in general in my opinion.
The Skullcandy Venue are certainly one to look at and we have reviewed those here so be sure to check those out if you need some new cans but if you want some true wireless earbuds these are another contender to check out as they tick all my boxes.
Again well presented in a nice package these come with USB-C which is the right step to take these days and you also get a nice little charging case than can extend your battery life which is important if you are one on the go be it for commuting or training.
There is much talk about Apple and their Airpods which i have tried and they just don’t cut it volume wise and are too expensive and these are priced much better offering a better soundstage from my testing,not only that I think Airpods look ridiculous and some brands now follow suit with design but we do have some similar options coming out way but not looking like Airpods and its a thing we will have the get use too like it or not but thankfully Skullcandy have chosen a simple look and design with great execution.
These fit well in the ears and will not budge which was my main concern when the likes came along with other brands and now that I have tested countless pairs they have come along well since their inception and I tend to wear these alot when I go out now for a run or to the gym knowing they will not fall out like those Airpods do…
The fit is important and for some how they look and by size terms they are not too big nor too small compared to the many others I have tried but they are solid once in your ear which is great with the built in earwings.
Operational wise these follow the format of most with the one two or three taps to get things moving along and from my time of use they worked everytime as you would expect you can also get access to your voice assistant(three taps) should you use it. On pairing up for the first time you will press both earbuds together for about 5 seconds and you are good to go and reconnecting afterwards is very quick like the Venue.
The left side offers play and pause.volume down back track call/hang up and the right side again play and pause,volume up forward track. These do no auto pause when you remove them which is not a huge deal for me but some like that feature You can as mentioned use the tapping options to other important actions. One thing people ask quite often now is will such work individually and the answer here is yes but on the left side only meaning you can take calls and listen to music with one but not both ie you cant use the right side to do the same,the left side is the main earbud and the right tethers off it to keep it simple.
The sound signature here is once again good however not overly loud which is how I like my music as my follower know. First there is no lip latency as I call it when watching Netflix or You Tube,Across all genres from my playlist it was well balanced and an enjoyable listening experience overall even at high volumes there was no tinny sound or muffling to be found or any kind of distortion so overall I was happy bar the max volume level.Call quality is not on par with the Venue and at times I felt they were low and sometimes muffled. Again there is no app and i think its time skullcandy looked into this department as even cheaper brands are now doing it and it could add that bit more with EQ settings if your phone does not have one, Most don’t and we rely on third party apps which is some cases is quite useless. Nonetheless these overall are a great value for the price at posting 129 euros.