The new Skullcandy DIME 3 is an affordable pair of earbuds that will not break the bank and keep most people happy with all the features on board for the price they come in at, with some new features than the DIME 2 and in a smaller package it is good to see tech getting smaller as time goes on.
The earbuds are as said small and have a tiny stem and discreet enough in my eyes anyway and you can still manage the controls very well on them even for me with bug hands I found the buttons to work well all the time with no issues at all, there is no app access however but there is plenty on the controls to keep you going like most earbuds, just because there is no app does not mean they lack in features these are fixed features like the EQ for example and the controls themselves and cant be changed which is no big deal really as they are all there.
You have Multipoint pairing so if like me and connected to more than one device you are in luck you also have stay aware mode and you can also use these on their own so if one is charging you can still use other side which is handy,calls are very clear and you can control these on the buds too as well as the music controls which are as follows.
EQ mode – press either side 4 times for Music Mode, Bass Boost Mode and Podcast Mode.
Voice assistant – press and hold either side for one second.
Play and Pause – press once either side
Volume – up – press 2 times either side 3 for volume down either side. There is no skip/reverse tracks listed in the manual but you can sue your voice assistant to do that and also there is no app access here either which is a shame but the price again here is what we look at.
The Dime 3 has Rapid Charge technology via the provided USB-C cable and internally for the earbuds.
- 10 minutes of the earbuds charging in case = 2+ Hours Playtime
- 10 minutes of the case charging via USB-C = 2+ Hours Playtime
- There is up to 8 hours of play time in the earbuds, and up to 12 hours in the case, allowing 20 hours of total play time, this will vary per user with volume and EQ settings.
- Earbuds = 8+ Hours
- Case = 12+ hours
- Total = 20+ Hours
Overall these are a well tuned pair of earbuds for the price,slightly on the bright side for me but still good and packed with features often left out at higher priced competition and could be an easy stocking filler this Christmas there is plenty on board here to keep anyone happy but they are by no means for those after high end stuff, the volume is decent they are small and comfortable and easy to use and even an ideal spare pair of earbuds to have at hand and I like them and for me they are ideal for both calls and music at home or just lying down in bed listening to podcasts or music and again out on the bike.
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- 20 Hours of Battery Life + Rapid Charge: Enjoy up to 8 hours of battery life in the earbuds and an additional 12 hours in the charging case, ensuring extended listening sessions without interruptions.
- IPX4 Sweat and Water Resistance: Fearlessly embark on any adventure without worrying about sweat or water damaging your earbuds.
- Multipoint Pairing: Seamlessly connect to two devices at once, regardless of platform or manufacturer.
- Skullcandy Supreme Sound: Unique audio-tuning process enhances sound depth and detail, providing an exceptional listening experience.
- Stay-Aware Mode: Stay connected to your surroundings without removing an earbud.
- Built-In Tile™ Finding Technology: Easily locate misplaced earbuds using the Tile app.
- Clear Voice Smart Mic: Enjoy crystal-clear calls with reduced background noise.
- Preset EQ Modes: Select your preferred EQ mode for music, bass boost, or podcasts.
- Full Suite of Media Controls on the Buds: Manage calls, change tracks, adjust volume controls, and activate native device assistants (Google, Siri, etc.) without touching your phone.
- Integrated Lanyard Loop: Secure portability that protects the charge case and earbuds from accidental drops.
- Noise-Isolating Fit: Ergonomically redesigned ear gels provide all-day comfort.
- Microphones in Each Bud: Use either earbud individually without sacrificing call functionality.
Price: £34.99 – BUY the Dime 3 here