Listen to music while you work out with these Skullcandy XT Free S2WIHW-448 in-ear wireless headphones, which feature TripleLock Tech to keep the earbuds in place. The built-in Bluetooth pairs with your compatible device to allow wireless music control.
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Nothing else compares in the sub $100 category
Posted by: getSCHMIDTYfit from: on
I've test driven quite a few pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds before deciding at this price point (sub $100) nothing else comes close to these.
Both the JayBird X2 and Dre Beats were nice & had their individual pros/cons but both were also more than twice the cost of these when on sale at $89.99. Big win for me as I'm always looking for a bargain without sacrificing on performance. What ultimately sold me on these were the ambient gel tips which makes these great for outdoor workouts where the others were too dangerous to wear with complete isolation.
The most important things for me in wireless buds are, battery life, fit/comfort & sound. I'll rate each of these categories below.
Battery life- from a full charge to completely dead I've gotten an average of 4.5 - 5 hours, s little short of the claimed 6 hours however anything more than 4 on a consistent basis is ok for me
Fit/Comfort - I initially thought that I wouldn't like the "TripleLock Tech" however it actually locks the buds in place pretty good without much discomfort. I say without much bec after 4+ hours the upper part of my right ear did start to feel uncomfortable from the tab, only my right though. I'd like to see different sizes on future models for those of us with smaller, or in my case one smaller ear, lol. The cord fits equally comfortable hanging in front of my neck and behind
Sound - Here's the thing if you like bass heavy then you'll love these as is the case with most SkullCandy products however if you're a pure music lover you may find these a little bass heavy. JayBird X2 had a much better sound quality although for a workout I much rather prefer the bass & ability to crank them up much louder than the X2's. Plus these were 1/2 the cost
Sound Part II and honestly one of the best features that sold me on these. The provide both Ambient Gels & StickyGels the biggest problem besides cost with other "higher quality" buds were they were limited to indoor use only due to the great sound isolation. I run a lot outdoors and although I love the ability to crank my music up while indoors it's extremely unsafe to do so while out on the roads & trails. SkullCandy provides the Ambient gel tips OMG how awesome are they, yes you lose all of the bass & isolation but it makes these wearable outdoors. Hey I guess if $ weren't an issue I could have a pair for indoor & a pair for outdoor but thats not the case with me, I need a pair of buds to do it all & these are more than capable.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
First headset in a while
Posted by: jhtech from: Greensburg PA on
This skullcandy XT Free set was something I had been eyeing up for a while. I wanted to buy them but they were simply out of my price range, and I wanted something wireless. So after doing much research, I went ahead and purchased them. I have given them about 8 hours to try so far, and I am pretty impressed. I always knew skullcandy for their quality wired headphones, but they were never for me as I could never get the ear buds to fit. I tried these because they have the extra holder for in your ear so they wouldn't fall out. They have not fallen out once, and have a good fit. I was pretty impressed to say the least. I have listened to classical, bass heavy dub step and everything in between, and I have to say the response is phenomenal. I was afraid they would be like the beats and be extremely bass heavy which they are not. They have a good treble, bass and mid range response. In addition, they seal well in my ears so they block out surrounding sound (such as my typing on the keyboard as I write this). So I am pleased with the overall design, the response musically and the battery life so far. They come with 3 sizes of buds for people who have bigger ears, but the support that goes into the outer ear is only one size, a micro usb to full size USB cable for charging, and a mesh case to store them in #I imagine for if they get sweaty they can dry). I chose not to get the rainbow day-glo color and chose the blue ones instead. That said, they come in both colors. Thanks to skullcandy for making them. I am very pleased with my choice.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Excellent For Working Out
Posted by: musicfreak310 from: Okinawa, Japan on
The skull candy Xt wireless earphones are great. I am a person who sweats a tune at the gym and these defiantly do the trick. They stay in despite my waterfall of sweat pouring down my head. I will say that after about 1.5 of working out there was some discomfort in my ear due to the way they sit in my ear. Another complaint that I have is that they wear not loud enough at the gym at least. In my house and walking to school they sound fine. Overall really good for working out if you sweat a lot.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Skullcandy never disappoints
Posted by: Iworkandshophere from: on
I read the other reviews and have no clue what the second person was talking about. There's absolutely no problem with sound quality in these earbuds. The issue is with the sound profile in iPhones. These earbuds sound great! The bass thumps, mids (vocals) and high frequency sounds in music is crisp and clear.
Long story short, buy a pair for yourself and enjoy them! You'll love them.
8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Returning this purchase.
Posted by: Jake from: on
I want to start off by saying I am a huge fan of Skullcandy! I have multiple pairs in different styles. Definitely my favorite brand of headphones! So you can imagine how excited I was to see they were coming out with a Bluetooth sport Earbud. In the time I waited for the product to be released I purchased a cheap pair of some no name brand to hold me over. These were no where near the quality I get from Skullcandy so I could not wait to buy the xtfree and be done with this generic product.
6 hour battery life, tech to keep the buds in my ears, what's not to like when reading the product description?! The day finally came, I had them in my hands. I tried them out the first day at the gym, 1.5 hours max. I kept having to readjust them, the sound quality is diminished do the Earbuds constantly breaking the seal in my ear. The band is super noisy while running, with and without the adjustable clip. Then the next day I try them again, before I get to my run, around an hour into my workout, the battery starts to die. Super is disappointing. Figured maybe they didn't get a full charge. Nope, made sure they were fully charged, I only get about 2.5 hours out of them. This is sad to me considering I get better sound quality and battery life from a generic brand of earbuds. The xtfree is no where near the quality I expected when buying them for my use. The only good things I can say about this product is that the build seems very nice and the bass sounds better than the other earbuds. But it is not near the quality of other Skullcandy buds I have.
I do believe the problem I am having is due to the fin lock. I am disappointed this in not interchangeable without ripping or cutting it off. I really do not want to do that so I will be returning the xtfree, and sticking with the off brand. Not the outcome I was hoping for. This has lowered my trust in purchasing their products in the future. I do hope you have a better experience with these than I have.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Terrible Bluetooth Strength
Posted by: Mohan from: on
Hopefully my experience is an isolated event. Everything was great about these headphones until the music kept dropping out at the slightest physical interference between my phone and the headphones. Something as simple as holding my phone behind my back caused the music to drop off. Returning immediately and perhaps will get a 2nd set to give them abother shot.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: LacyO from: on
I really like skullcandy. Actually that is all I have purchased in the way of headphones for years. I have read and experienced the Bluetooth connection issues most people are having. I have used mine in several location and think the connection issue really has a lot to do with how much Bluetooth interference is near by. For example we have a lot of things that run on Bluetooth at home but nothing at work. This means I usually have issues at home but not at work. This is something I can work with or narrow down the exact issue.
The comfort level however is not the greatest. The tabs that stick up into your ear for a secure fit are a bit too stiff and can be very uncomfortable during extended usage. Contemplating cutting them off.
Overall I think it really on the person and location. I have another Bluetooth set of a different brand and have not experienced the same issues. However they don't have the same sound quality and durability as skullcandy.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: RyRy from: on
2 hour workout headphones never slipped out love it
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Best Wireless Sports Headphones Period
Posted by: Chris from: on
I have been on a quest for the best sports headphones for at least a year now. I have tried other wired headphones (skullcandy sports chops, apple earbuds, yurbuds) and some wireless (jaybird bluebuds, denon exercise freak). Nothing really worked. The Bluebuds did not stay in my ear despite having good audio/connection quality. The Denons looked like hearing aids and while they sort of stayed in, the audio would constantly cut in and out which was irritating on runs,
After all of this nonsense I settled on the Skullcandy Sports Chops. They had the over the ear hook which helped the buds stay in but i noticed that if you sweat alot or run in the rain and the earbuds get wet, they slide right out of your ear. Nevertheless I stuck with them for a good year and a half until the controls on the cord started to die.
I read a review of the new Skullcandy XT Frees and was dismissive almost immediately. I thought they wouldnt stay in my ear like the chops and that for the price ($99 regular) it wouldn't hold up to the others on the market. I almost bought the Powerbeats 2s until the reviews said they were not very water/sweatproof, and I am glad i didn't. When the price of the XT Free dropped to $69, i thought it was now worth to try it as I read they have a new "stickier" earbud to stay in your ear.
I literally first tried these out on my first marathon in high humidity and heat. Total battery life on constant music play was around 4.5 hours but it probably couldve gone a little longer as i didn;'t let them die and swapped them with my backup apple earbuds. The fit was secure and these never even came loose once during the run. They didn't hurt my ears at all like my yurbuds do after 10 minutes. I've seen some reviews commenting about absurdly high bass levels and such but honestly, they seemed fine to me. Plus, these are workout headphones; most people will be playing something uplifting to motivate them during a workout vs. something an audio purist would be listening to.
My search for the perfect wireless sports headphones is over.
5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Tuck from: Chuck town on
I'm rating these as a 4 because the signal gets scattered in the headphones if my phone is in my hoodie pocket and I look left. Other than that there great.