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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Crushers, Bass Overload

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Features
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music

    I have been a fan of Skullcandy before they even made crushers, and I am still a fan now. I’ve owned almost every crusher as well and I have to say this is one of the best ones yet. Inside the box comes a nice clothlike hard-case inside which has the headphone and an audio cord and a usb type c charging cable. Very simple and straight to the point. Right out of the box the Crusher ANC feels just right the weight seems to be balanced in my opinion and when wearing them for a long time they didn’t bother me at all (note I have a big head, so I am sure it’s comfortable for smaller heads too). There is also ample cushioning on the earcups and headband that add greatly to the overall comfort. The primary construction seems to be mostly plastic so you don’t really get that premium feel but that didn’t bother me at all, they still feel like with proper care they will last a while. The only concern I have is the swiveling earcups that swing 90 degrees in either direction. The points of swiveling tend to be weak points in headphones with this design but only time will tell. So, what really stands out? You can’t really talk about the crushers without mentioning the outstanding bass, this is what they are known for and nothing has changed. The bass, you literally feel it, it’s like cinema quality head thumping booming, which you can control with slider on the left earcup. Everything benefits from this, from movies to video games and especially music. The bass is not all though, the midrange is decent and so are the highs (most of the time). Another feature I like is that Crusher Anc can be paired to a mobile app that allows you to tweak the sound in such a manner to make it very personalized. This is especially useful for the older crowd and those who have suffered hearing loss. Unfortunately, this is the only feature offered through the ap, meaning the app doesn’t offer an equalizer or any additional features. I must say it does do a good job of providing a custom sound tailored to the person that completed the sound test through the app. I allowed a couple friends to try to create their own profiles, which they did, and each of us had a different profile which indeed sounded different over the same track. Lastly there is the Active Noise Cancelling (ANC). I think this may be the first time they have been implemented in a Crusher and the most I can say is that it is ok. It’s a nice feature to have but it is not the best that is out there, and it did a standard job of cancelling out more than 50% of the outside noise. With music on though, I was not hearing any noise even when the volume was at a low level, so in this case you’ll be fine. Another feature I must mention is that holding you hand on the left earcup halts your music and allows the ambient sound to leak into your earphones. This allows you to hold short conversations without needing to remove the headphone entirely. I recommend the Crusher ANC, especially for the bass lovers out there. This is the best you can get.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Boomy Headphones, For The Bass Lovers

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Features, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music, Use with apps

    Skullcandy has really upped their game with these headphones. With much to be expected, you will not be disappointed. When compared to other high end headphones, these include nice features that make it a worthwhile choice to try. As a music lover (although I wouldn't consider myself a supreme audiophile), I felt the headphones sounded too boomy. They have an adjustable bass slider that allows for you to increase the bass feel on the headphones. Very nice feature and can see some people liking this feature! I was not a big fan of this and tuned my headphones via the Skullcandy app. After the personalized tuning done via playing tones to your ears, I felt the sound much clearer, cleaner, and overall to my liking. Now for comfort. I was able to wear these headphones comfortably and can move around with them as well. While I hoped for real leather on the headphone cushions, the genuine leather did fine although I sweat with them a little. Overall I liked the headphones and definitely recommend anyone trying them to tune them via the app. It makes a difference! Big thumbs up to Skullcandy for developing these nice looking and sounding wireless, over the ear headphones. I did feel the headphones too boomy for my taste and for that I deducted one star.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Ear full of great sound!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    This is definitely one of if not the best set of headphones I’ve owned. The Skullcandy Crusher is flat out impressive, from the great sounds it delivers all the way to the wonderful packaging. As soon as you open up the box the first thing you’ll notice is the thought and quality that went into the design of the headphones. This model is equipped with personalized sound, it gives you a quick sound test on both ears and afterwards lets you create your own customized sound setting. If I had to narrow it down I would have to say the feature I really enjoyed the most is the noise canceling feature, it works great when I’m trying to enjoy some R&R time in a crowded noisy environment. These Skullcandy Crusher wireless headphones will make a great gift or a nice treat for yourself. The only reason I’m not giving this a 5 out of 5 is because in some applications when using the phone jack you can’t control the volume up and down feature but besides that it’s thumbs up all the way. Design: -Elegant two tone color that is also padded to add comfort for longer wear. -Controls are readily available on the headphone for some quick adjustments. -The Skullcandy Crusher is foldable and comes with a carrying case to protect and store your quality investment. Features: -Noise canceling is top on my list because I can really get rid of all the unwanted noise around me and really focus on the music the way the artist wanted you to hear it. -The Skullcandy app help you take the customizing to another level. Best way to get more quality sound out of your premium headphone. Ending view: You will not be disappointed on the purchase of the Skullcandy Crusher wireless headphone if you take the time to learn the app and features. The sound quality is superb compared to other headphones I used. Download the app and adjust the different settings until you get your perfect setting. These are my new go to and I’m glad I now own them. I’m recommending them because of the great sound quality and comfort.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally FUN set of cans

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    Excellent all-around cans, make music FUN Foreword : I loosely define music as “organized sounds”, and consider it an art form largely subjective, devoid of objectivity, different for every listener. YMMV - Your mileage may vary. I’ve reviewed various headphones for specialized purposes that I’ll refer to for comparison sake. Also note, I took the time to “break-in” this product, albeit a controversial procedure open to debate. Having owned a home theater retail business for over a decade, I feel, as with high-end expensive speakers, optimum results can best be achieved after approx 40-50 hours of “breaking in” new drivers, playing most genres of music as well as white and pink noise. This process essentially massages stiff cones ultimately smoothing frequency response. Headphones, even tiny ear buds, have much smaller drivers, yet fundamentally similar material physics. Kindly disregard if you don’t subscribe to this philosophy. Let me start by saying unequivocally, ... These Skullcandy Crusher ANC are “the most FUN” set of cans I think I’ve reviewed over the years. They truly pay attention to the details and opening the package felt like the magical experience a brand new Apple product gives you. TACTILE BASS My experience with bass heavy headphones in the past hasn’t been a positive one, I tend to prefer a natural flat response. I fully expected this bass slider (left can) to be a gimmick, fearing a thumpy muddying up of the sound stage with unnatural distortion. NOPE, I was wrong. It really works and I’m now a believer! Remind you, I am NOT a fan of hip hop, rap, or other bass-emphasized genres where these would really shine, instead focus on guitar-oriented rock, but having immediacy of that EQ point is fantastic design. Regardless, the tactile bass is just plain fun, even though I keep the level close to minimum, with occasional boost to taste — except to blow someone’s mind in a demo ;-) These sound better than most of the headphones I’ve auditioned (best SkullCandy product by far). SOUND QUALITY Because the sound signature is on the active side, these are not intended to have a flat response curve, nor replace the Sennheiser HD-598 that I mix with and use for critical listening. “Deeper Dimensions of Sound” is the tagline, and it’s pretty descriptive of what you get. Totally enjoyable for anything you might throw at it. GAMING I’ve yet to perform extensive tests connected to a PS4 Pro, and default to the dedicated LucidSound LS-20 wired set with decent headset mic. Will append after this is complete. I will note though that I’ve had previous bluetooth products that had far too much latency for iPad games like SongPop 2, and lip-sync issues on YouTube videos. These are flawless in that regard. ANC Active Noise Cancellation works decently, though the background hiss I would rate it well below the best-in-class Sony WH1000Xm3 (and AirPod Pro ear buds). Though these Crusher ANC being mid-size cans, I was able to operate a loud gas-powered backpack leaf blower on 2 occasions and found myself consciously paying attention to vibration for how hard the engine was running, full-tilt scattering mulch about the yard, without engine sound as my guideline. Cupping your hand over the left cup switches to Ambiance mode which passes outside world sounds in, — repeat to enable ANC, where they again seal out the sound of the outside world, leaving you in your sound cocoon to enjoy yourself. GUITAR One additional usage test case was paired to a 2017 iPad Pro 12.9, for use playing electric guitar through the amp sim BiasFX (Positive Grid). Bluetooth connections introduce too much latency between picking a note and hearing it, a bane for 16th or 8th note rhythms. I’m not surprised these are no different, but the inclusion of a 3.5mm cord is thoughtful and welcome (be advised that this disables your PSP personal sound profile as it appears to be engaged in Bluetooth mode only). CONCLUSION These Skullcandy Crusher ANC are a LOT of FUN. Best product they’ve produced. PROS + Personal Sound Profiles (like Neurophone) = Works Great !! + outstanding sound quality (ANC off) + FUN active sound signature + crisp highs, smooth midrange, tight bass response (tactile adjustable) + dual-device capabilities + excellent battery life + bluetooth 5.0, range ~100-foot + Codec support for aptX HD + Rapid charge 10 minutes for 3 hours usage (2.5 hours full) + balanced, well-padded, and comfortable + solid build, design, despite plastic casing + built-in Tile Tracker + 3.5mm inclusion CONS - Slight background hiss, sounds like running water or AC - App user-profiles are nice but lack equalization - lack water resistance / not recommended for working out - Slightly pricy but on par with inferior competition

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Skullcandy
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      Thank you so much for your detailed and thorough feedback! We're so happy to hear that you were pleased with your Crusher ANC headphones! You mentioned a great point about the "slight background hiss"; this is due to the ANC mode on the headphones (the frequency of the hiss is used to cancel out outside noise). If this continues to be an issue for you, you can always turn off ANC mode which will eliminate the hiss but still provide decent noise cancellation. Again, thank you for taking the time to provide your input!

  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Noisy Noise Canceling Headphones

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Features
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music, Volume

    I really wanted to like these headphones. They are a Best Buy exclusive color combo, a nice 'Steampunk-esque' black and tan. The packaging is very sleek, and a nice experience to open to get to your new headphones. The headphones themselves are nicely built, predominantly plastic, but their weight makes you think otherwise. They are pretty heavy, especially noticeable when walking around. But they do look really nice, and different, being that black and tan color. They came pretty much fully charged which was a nice surprise, meaning I could use them right out of the box. The first thing I noticed when turning them on after pairing with my iPhone 8 was a really annoying hiss from the Active Noise Canceling (ANC) feature. It warbles in your ear, when you are expecting to be cocooned in a near vacuum. And in my experience, you had to turn the volume up to at least 1/3 volume just to mitigate the hiss from the noise canceling functionality. At this price point you are up against market leaders from Sony and Bose, and this just doesn't cut it. Once you mitigate the noise canceling hiss, the sound is nice and crisp. They really do have a nice full sound, with plenty of bass, good mids and clear treble. They do offer a decent listening experience at a higher volume, but at a lower volume or with quieter music, the ANC hiss is just too distracting. After wearing the headphones for about 45 mins, you feel your ears getting quite warm and sweaty, or at least I did. But during that time, they were perfectly comfortable. On the left cup is a 'sensory bass' slider, which is a little gimmicky in my opinion. I would rather have control over the bass feedback through the app, rather than a slider, which is a little cheap feeling. This feature actually introduces a little haptic vibration in your ear to make you 'feel' the bass more. The slider increases and decreases the intensity of the feedback. And talking of buttons, the power on button is not particularly easy to use, or work out if it's been pressed or not. It's hard to get a good solid press on it. And the pre-recorded voice is a little choppy and cut off, making you wonder what mode you have them in. Within the Skullcandy app, you have the opportunity to set up a Personal Sound Profile. This was a nice concept, but with the background hiss from the noise canceling, it was difficult to gauge if I was getting a true profile for my ears, or just trying to dial out the hiss. That however is about the only thing you have control over, as the 'settings' button just allows you to register your new headphones and that is it. A little disappointing when compared to the segment leaders apps. Again, at this price point, the app should be really dialed in. They do offer a strong battery life at 24 hours, and a 'Rapid Charge' feature that allows you to charge them for just 10 minutes for an additional 3 hours of playback time. That's a nice feature right there. Another feature is that you can pair the headphones with the Tile app, the app that allows you to find and track items if you've lost them. It's one of those things you set up at the beginning and really hope you never have to use! As per other Skullcandy headphones, they rely a lot on timed presses of buttons to get different functions to work, and that becomes fiddly if you don't hit that power button just right. Another feature is if you put your hand over the left cup, after about 3 seconds, the headphones switch to ambient mode, so that you can hear what's going on around you. There are some clicks and buzzes as the headphones switch between modes which can be a little uncomfortable to listen to. Overall, it's a tough call. They actually do sound decent as headphones when the volume is up. But listening at low volume, there is too much distracting hiss to make these a viable go-to option. It's a real shame, because I really wanted to like these headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones for bass lovers

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music, Price

    These are hands down the best extra bass headphones on the market. They give you that subwoofer bass sound like you hear in a car or the club. Skullcandy not only added noise cancellation but they finally addressed the highs and mid range. I was pleased with the sound quality for music, movies, and mobile games. Positives: Great bass, long battery life, noise cancellation, USB-C to charge, comfortable to wear, great Bluetooth range, and sound good for music, games, and video content. Negatives: Slight hiss when not playing music, price, and they look basic. Bottom line...I love the sound of these headphones and they deliver the bass. I think being priced over $300 is expensive for most people but they are worth it. The noise cancellation is average but good enough on an airplane so you only hear your music.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for Bass, Doesn’t Live up to Its Price

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music

    I’m not a huge fan of the Crusher ANC headphones, but that is mostly due to personal preference. I think there’s a lot of people who are really going to love the sound these put out, especially the bass. They just don’t feel like they should cost as much as they do. For the money there are other headphones with better sound and better noise cancelling, but if bass is really your thing these are worth a look. In the box you get the headphones, carrying case, a charging cable, and a 3.5mm cable. I like the case especially and it feels like it should be able to stand up to some light crushing. The build quality of the headphones is okay, but there’s a lot more plastic than I would I expect in this price range. Still, the leather on the ear cups and headband is nice and soft and overall they’re very comfortable to wear. The sound quality is just okay. It’s not particularly clear and there isn’t very much separation between different sounds in the audio track. It’s not bad, but again I would expect it to be better at this price. The adjustable bass slider on the left ear cup does work as advertised though and adds a nice punch to the music, but anything above the halfway mark on the slider felt unnecessary to me. At the maximum setting it literally felt like they were going to vibrate off of my head. If lack of bass is a concern for you though there’s certainly nothing to worry about here. Noise cancelling on these headphones is also just okay. There’s a noticeable hiss when no music is playing and in general it’s not as good as I’ve heard in other headphones. I haven’t run the battery all the way down yet, but it seems to be holding up to more or less hit the 24 hours stated by Skullcandy. Other notes: - The buttons are nice and big and easy to find with your fingers. The play/pause button is also indented to help you differentiate it from the volume buttons. I do wish they were a little clickier though. - I was not able to get the bass slider to work when using these wired. It appears to only work over Bluetooth. - I couldn’t find it listed in the box or online, but my phone does show these headphones with aptX HD audio, so that’s nice to have. - Holding your hand over the left ear cup triggers an ambient mode to let you hear your surroundings. It works fine, but I found myself accidentally turning it on a lot while adjusting the bass slider. If these were priced a little lower I think my review would be a little kinder, but there other options around the same price that have better sound and noise cancelling. I don’t think anything matches the crazy bass these put out though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bass devil

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    These headphone got too much bass and I love it , pricy but I like it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Skull Candy Crusher ANC's Crushed It !

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Noise cancellation, Sound quality

    Got the new SkullCandy Crusher ANC Noise Cancelling Headphones and wow is about the only word I can get out, these things are amazing. I come from some other well known noise cancelling headphones so I had high expectations. The Crusher ANC’s did not disappoint. First, the styling and quality are evident. The beautiful tan leather ear pads and soft top make these very comfortable and stylish. Controls worked great and easy to understand with the quick start guide. Interestingly, my wife called me from her car right after I had just paired them, and I popped them on my head and talked to her for a couple minutes and she said “are you on your Bluetooth?”. I replied that I was on the brand-new Crushers. She said the sound was great and I was even using the build in mic, not the included cable/mic. This is great because I can also more easily use these for work conference calls as well. Now for the sound. This was what really blew me away. The depth of sound on these beats any other headsets I have ever had. What really enhances this is the hepatic base slider on the side. The true “feel” of the base coupled with the Noise cancelling really puts you in your own world with these, they were truly immersive. I wanted to really test the Noise cancelling so I have an ambient sound machine we use to help sleep. I turned it up as high as it would go, which was right at 80 decibels. Typical airplane cabin noise at cruising altitude is around 85 decibels. I first had no music playing and I could only hear just a light noise in the background (similar to my other high-end NC headphones). Once I even turned Spotify on very low, I heard nothing but the music. Again, the depth of sound of these when even music at low levels is played with ANC on, completely cut out all outside sound! I must say that these are now my primary headphones. I totally love them and would highly recommend them. I have not had any issues with battery lights. The app worked fine for me, I went through the creation of my own listening profile which is very interesting because it literally tailors sound to each ear by giving you a series of sounds to see if you hear them or not. I can notice a slight difference when I apply the profile by the app while I am using the headphones. I have no issues or complaints at all. I have a flight I am taking next week and am actually extremely excited to use these!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Rich sound & Bass when you want it .

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Sound quality

    So Ive owned the XM3 & sennheiser 550. I returned both. The sony’s Was good but the 550 sound horrible on the iPhone they don’t support aac codec. So this time I went to Best Buy to buy the Bose Q35ii but the employee told me have you heard skull candy crusher anc? I was like skullcandy? “When did they make good sound” so we walked over & something just told me when I seen them “these are it! . “ I tried them on & yes I know headphones are set up to sound good at the display because they are all hardwire to a sound file. But once I heard them I was just shock how rich they sounded and once the bass kicked in I was like WOW! Finally rich sound and bass !!!!! I google to see if they supported AAC . No where I found anything. I called skullcandy while at the store and they told me yes. I instantly bought them tried them on in my car with my iPhone. They felt so rich in sound and the bass adjustment just makes it that much better. Especially for movies . And I love how the app can make it sound to the way you hear sound. I really do believe these are just better for sound and bass than Sony and Bose plus sennheiser. They are just so versatile. The only think they get beat on is the ANC . Sony xm3 wins in that but just by a bit. But really how much do you really need these already do a good job. Better than the Bose 35 ii & sennheiser. The mic sounds great too on the crusher. AND IF YOU REALLLY WANT THE BEST SOUND and not just for these but for any headphone is to use the Aux! Once I connected that to my iPhone my GOD!!!! It got super richer. I really do feel these are getting passed by not knowing how much technology and engineering these headphones are packing. I listen to a lot of acoustic music with A lot of instruments an sounds. I just love how rich they sound. And if you listen to Rap and the usual music heard around everywhere you are gonna super love them. They never hurt my head either. The bass I always keep it at 20-35% that’s how powerful it is. The only way you go bad with these is if your a Bose fan or Sony and are just childish and don’t want to let go . Trust me I’m a Sony fan and it was hard lol. I also hook them up to my LG C8 tv to watch movies .

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound; Terrible Background Hiss

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Features, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music, Price, Use with apps

    Given the premium price these Skullcandy Crusher ANC (Active Noise Canceling) headphones command, I expected more from them. TL;DR - great sound and wonderful bass are overshadowed by constant background hiss. Mix in a subpar app and I can only give the barest of recommendations to get these. PROs • Excellent overall sound. The standout feature is a slider switch lets you quickly dial in bass. Depending on the music, you can really feel the bass thumping on your head if you dial it up enough. • Download the free companion app to test each ear for optimal sound settings that’s copied to your headphones. Didn’t realize what a difference that would make. • Mic is very good for phone calls. I did not sound tinny to the other party, sounded very normal. • Ability to listen to ambient sound by cupping your hand over the left speaker. This action turns off the Active Noise Canceling (ANC) and elevates the outside sound. Repeating this motion turns off the ambient noise and turns ANC on again. Note: you can turn off ANC without turning on ambient sound, but if you really want to hear outside sound, turn ambient sound on. • Noise canceling is very effective against common household sounds like washer, dryer, street noise etc. • Built-in Tile tracker that works with the Tile app so you can always locate the headphones if misplaced • Comfortable to wear even for long periods. The opening was large enough to avoid pressing on my large ears. • Folds nicely into a small form factor, or you can use the case. CONs • By far the biggest con is the constant background static hiss. The hiss is more prominent when ANC is on, but still there when off. Certainly you won’t notice it as much on the loud parts of music, but most songs have soft sections where the static becomes obvious. And forget about listening to classical music or just using the headphones for some quiet time. • Other than creating your personal listening profile, the app has no other functionality. Other headphones in this price range have apps with more functionality. In fact, there’s a section in the app labeled “Settings” which is misleading because there are no settings that can be controlled. Instead it’s just a section to register your purchase, or to go to the website for product help. Perhaps the app is a work-in-progress. If so, not a good release for a premium priced product. • In order to personalize the sound with the app, the instructions say to sit in a quiet room. Unfortunately, sitting in a quiet room only emphasizes the hiss which gets in the way of listening for the tones used to build your profile. • The app shows percent battery remaining. Unfortunately even when fully charged, it will not show more than 78%. • Last, and least, the app has an annoying splash screen every time you launch it. Launch screens reminds me of apps from 10 or 15 years ago. • The power button on the left speaker takes a little practice to press correctly. Seems like only the left half of the button toggles the underlying switch that the button presses. Helps to use your nail rather than your finger to press it correctly. • The documentation is not very clear about the difference between turning ambient sound on versus turning ANC off. It takes a while to understand the difference and it doesn’t help that when you turn off ambient sound, the headset announces that you’re turning ANC on. • When you turn the headphones on, you have to keep the power button pressed until the announcement says power is on. Before the announcement plays you will hear the above mentioned static come on and if you let go of the button at that point, the headphones will turn off. You must wait for the announcement. The process of turning on the headphones just seems cumbersome compared to other premium offerings. • The FAQs say up to two devices can be simultaneously paired (though only one can stream sound at a given time). However, I was not able to make make SIMULTANEOUS connections. Only the most recently connected device would connect. My other premium headphones support two simultaneous connections, and it will play from whichever device plays first. If the first device stops, it will then allow the second device to play without further action on my part. So I can listen to music from my computer, and if a call comes to my phone, I can stop the music and answer the call. OTHER Case comes with a USB-C cable for charging, and an auxiliary cable to allow plugging the headphones into a headphone jack. As good as the sound is, and as useful the bass slider is, at this price range, I expected little, if any, background hiss. If you have any expectations of using these for soft music or in a serene environment, get something else. After all, they have “skull” and “crusher” in their name, not “quiet.”

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bass yourself! These are incredible!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life

    These headphones are amazing! I already knew the bass was going be crazy because I own the crusher 360s but wanted more than that and these delivered. Not only was the bass better than previous crushers they are lightweight, comfortable, premium build quality, usb-c, and quick charge. These are cheaper than both the Sony’s and Bose headphones and that’s just another perk in my opinion. Skullcandy you have outdone yourselves again. These are an experience like no other headphones.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Over the top bass headphones

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Features

    The Skullcandy crusher ANC headphones pack a big punch in the way of bass all while eliminating outside noise bleed through via their ANC technology. The two tone black/tan design is beautiful but the real question comes down to how well everything comes together in conjunction with the sound quality. Let's dive in to it and see just what you can expect to receive with this headset. First off lets talk about the basics such as design and battery longevity. This headset is a very beautiful and well built unit. I personally have never been a big fan of Skullcandy as they have always just felt cheaply made and never really packed that big of a punch in the way of sound quality. The crusher ANC has definitely changed my mind as to how i view Skullcandy. While the chassis is a plastic build with a metal headband this unit is by far the most durable and flexible over the ear headset i have seen. You can grab the two ear cups and lay them down flat on a table completely making a straight line with this unit and you will get no cracking or lost of durabilty from the band. I was able to stretch this band completely straight and twist it 180 degrees and not once felt it was going to break or snap. There is plenty of cushion on the ear cups allowing for hours of comfort and minimization of audio bleed through. This means that you can blast your sound all the way up and your neighbor sitting next to you on the bus or airplane is most likely not going to hear it. Skullcandy claims a 24hr battery life at average audio settings and while this is a good standard to start with i got about 22 hours on a full charge. Not bad at all. The usb-c cable allows for fast charging which should yield about 2 hours of playback time on a 10 min charge. Let's not waste any more time and dive in to the real meat of this unit which is sound/ ANC quality and some of the unique functions that set it apart through their free app. The ANC (Active Noise Canceling) is a feature that let's you block most ambient sounds from bleeding through your headphones. This is a really nice feature to have especially if you do a lot of traveling that puts you up against other people on a daily or weekly basis. On the left ear cup there is a button that allows you to turn the ANC feature on and off. At this point and time there is no active way to adjust ANC quality, it is either on and off and that's it. While active it does a very good job at blocking high pitch sounds but seems to struggle a bit with the lower pitches. While doing my daily run it blocked out all ambient air sounds from the passing cars but some of the bigger trucks that passed by would still bleed through. Now keep in mind this is tested solely with ANC on and no music playing. Once i started streaming my music off of Spotify with ANC on i got no sound bleeding through and felt like i was alone in the world. Speaking of music sound quality was very good. Initially when i first powered the unit on and started streaming music the quality seemed a little plain and muffled however after a few hours of breaking in the drivers and adjusting the settings on my equalizer sound quality greatly improved. Vocals were crystal clear with no RNF distortion in the background. My mids and highs were balanced equally with no one particular sound quality over powering the other. However in the way of bass that is a different story. Do you love hard hitting bass while listening to some of your rap and hip hop songs? Well this is the headset for you then. On the left ear cup there is a slider that adjust bass sound based on your preference. Slide it down for low to no bass or slide it up for full bass output. In the full up position the bass hits so hard that you can actually feel the speakers reverberating inside your headphones. It literally felt like i was back in highschool sitting in the back of my buddys car while his two 12" subs would hit on full force while listening to our favorite rap song. Yes, that's how intense the bass hits. It is the only sound that will over power all others on full load. The bass, as loud as it was, still came out very clean and not once sounded distorted as if the drivers were being over worked. Now one cool feature i want to comment on about this unit is the built in Tile feature via the free app. If you don't know what Tile is, its those little tile pieces that you can attach to important things such as your keys or wallet so that in the event you lose said item you can track it via the built in GPS. This unit works the same way. Lets say you lose your headset or can't remember where you put it. Simply go in to your app, pull up the Tile feature and it will tell you the location it was last pinged. Once you get to that location a radar like beacon will appear which will start making noise the closer you get to your unit. Pretty cool right? The unit also comes with a built in 3.5 mm jack and cable in the event that your headset dies you can still listen to music. If this is the case just don't expect ANC to work or the extra bass feature. I don't want to get down in to the main specs as that can be read off of Best Buy's website but these are some of the cool features that you wouldn't know about unless you bought this headset and tried it out for yourself. Here's the bottom line. Is this the best ANC headset out there? No. In fact there are better big brand name headsets out there that will block almost all outside noise. However with ANC turned on and your music playing i am almost certain that you will get no noise coming. The claimed 24hr battery life is a very nice feature which means less down time for your headset. The usb-c cable means that off a dead battery you can expect full charge in a hour or less. The added slider for the bass means that this unit will please just about any bass head out there. The flexibility of the band and chassis means that you can take this with you where ever you go and not have to worry about this unit snapping or getting damaged. Overall this head unit is a good buy and sure to please most people out there. Pros: -Good battery life -Durability -Fast charge times -Big bass -Good sound quality -built in Tile Cons: -no way to adjust ANC level

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Skullcandy Crusher ANC Brings the Bass!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Features

    I've used various Skullcandy earphones over the years but have always leaned toward the 4 letter industry leaders when it comes to noise cancelling headphones. The Skullcandy Crusher ANC has certainly entered the ring with the other guys, and are making it a competition. On opening the box, I was really impressed with the build quality and the overall look of the tan leather over-ear pads and the headband padding. The control buttons are on the larger size for easy use, without being too big. The ability to adjust volume and tracks without having to take out my iPhone is a big plus. Essentially every feature of the headphones can be adjusted/controlled on the headphones. They also ship with a nice low-profile zippered travel/storage case. A very helpful User Guide is included in the box and walks through all of the controls, setup and usage. It took about 5 minutes from unboxing to fully customized bass-rocking music. There's a Skullcandy app that can be downloaded, it's got a great sound-customization process. It's kind of like an hearing test which sets up the headphone's output based on the user's hearing. Pretty cool! Only downside, this is pretty much the only thing the app does. Fit - the headphones are super adjustable and can really be customized to best fit the user. The super plush leather over-ear cups and headband pad form to the head nicely and hold the headphones in place. I wore them for nearly 3 hours while leaf blowing my yard and noticed there were no "hot spots" or discomfort after being worn for an extended timeframe. Sound - this is what it's all about, and the Crushers did not let me down. Although there is no app support for customizing the sound, Skullcandy has done a great job of balancing the highs, miss and lows...and then they take it a step further with the Haptic Bass feature. I was a bit skeptical before using it, but it turned out to be my favorite option. With a little slide of the control on the left ear cup, the haptic bass response can be boosted from nothing to ear-thumping goodness. I used it while watching movies and it was so cool, very immersive. ANC Active Noise Cancelling - this feature works very well, although may not be the best in class...yet. It certainly does a great job of blocking out most sounds, and I have not heard the "hiss" other reviewers have mentioned. It would be nice if there was some adjustability to the noise cancelling, but overall it is above average in performance. The Ambient Mode is a nice touch if you don't want to be fully immersed in your music...it allows for outside "noise" to be heard when this mode is turned on. Battery Life - Ran them for hours and the battery finally got down to the last dot on the scale. Plugged them in and tried the quick charge, and it seemed to work. Was able to run them again for a couple hours after only a quick 10 minute charge. Pros: - Build quality and really great color combo with the tan leather and black - Controls are easy to find and use while wearing the headphones - Sound quality is outstanding and the Haptic Bass feature is awesome! - Foldability and included travel case are bonuses for travelers - Easy setup - Great battery life and quick charge feature Cons: - App is pretty thin on features and functionality, it only offers the customized sound set up test. - Could use some additional sound adjustment options other than the Haptic Bass feature. Sure this can be added to the app over time. I did not use the Tile feature so can't speak to that option. Overall, these are headphones that I would certainly recommend to anyone looking for great sound, noise cancelling and the option to really Bring the Bass!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good now, could be great

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Features
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    The Crusher ANC wireless is unique among high-end (high price), noise-canceling headphones. Besides having very good sound and acceptable noise-canceling capability, they also have what’s made Skullcandy headphones famous … Crusher bass which you literally feel. However, I got these for a different reason. Their app will tune the sound to your specific hearing profile. My hearing is rather poor after too many years of loud engines and loud bands, so I wanted to see if they could compensate for some of that loss. Starting at the outside, the build quality is first class. They are attractive and lightweight being all plastic, but they feel solid and substantial. They come with a nice hard case and include a USB C charging cord and a mini to mini cable if you wish a direct connection. The Bluetooth paired quickly without issue, so the only reason I can see to use a wired connection would be if you ran out of battery. With a 25-hour battery rating, I doubt that should be an issue for most. The ear cups are nicely padded and quite comfortable. They look high and feel high end. The app does what was claimed and uses a hearing test to develop a personal profile that is loaded to the phones. It will remember multiple profiles and users and can be switched easily. It does all this quite well, however, that is the only thing it does. I expected more control and variables for $300+ headphones. The app profile worked for my tired ears and really did make a difference. At times it was an astonishing difference. As far as sound quality, they are impressive. There’s a slider control on the left to adjust the bass. All the way down and they sound pretty much like any good headphones. When you start increasing the bass, it’s quite the experience. Quickly the haptic function kicks in, and they literally vibrate on your head. Push it on up, and it’s like standing in front of a bass drum or bass guitar amp. You feel the thump and slap. Up to about halfway on the slider, it’s a pretty cool effect and doesn’t muddy the mid and high range sounds. Venture very far beyond that mid-point, and depending on the source, it can become overwhelming. The slider was a good control choice because I found that I needed to change the boost for different cuts as well as different styles of music. It’s easy to use and gives a tactile reference. The switchable active noise canceling is good, but it’s far from class-leading. Sony and Bose still own that title. If they are the current 10, these are a 7 or 8. They cut a fair amount of background noise and most lows, but you still hear muted, tinny voices, TVs and such. The ANC also adds a slight bit of hiss and additional battery drain. For the rumble and constant sounds on trains, planes and automobiles, they should do a pretty good job. There’s also ambient sound switching, so you can choose to hear more of the outside world when you wish. You touch the left earcup for a few seconds to turn it on or off. The switching has audible prompts to confirm the mode. All the standard features and functions are accessible at the touch of a button. This includes volume, track change, pause, phone, and calling up Apple or Android assistant. They are excellent for phone calls. That said, the standout feature which makes these unique is the Crusher bass. It’s an experience unlike any other headphones I know of. The sound quality is excellent as long as you don’t push the bass too much. I think Skullcandy needs to develop a more comprehensive app to let you tune things more to your taste. Better noise canceling would put them on par with the big boys in that field plus they’d have the added feature of the Crusher bass. Hopefully, some of this can be done with a new app and/or firmware update. If you want that Crusher bass you can actually feel along with very good sound and active noise reduction, these are for you. If the bass isn’t a major appeal and noise-canceling is your number one priority, there are better choices.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good sound

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    The ear cuffs are a little smaller than some headphones, but medium to small ears are fine. Large ears should avoid. The noise cancellation works great and the ambient mode is better than any I have tried including the Sony MDR series NC Headphones, which is saying a lot. The sensory bass is great for high impact movie watching, but still lends itself to music very well at lower sensory bass levels. Voices are natural and clear without sacrificing mid range to accomplish it. Phone conversations are clear on both ends without the other person realizing that I did not have the phone up to my head. Great Product!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    I admit, I was hesitant in buying such an expensive product. But i will say it is 100% worth the price. These are my first set of Skull Candy branded headphones and I was pleasantly surprised with the look and feel of the set right out of the box. The color scheme is unique which I like, and the headset feels solid with a decent weight to them.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Some good some bad

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Battery life, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Buttons, Volume

    Overall it's a nice headset. Looks good, fits nicely. Earcups are soft and fit over my ears fine. The buttons are unique and easy to use. One button doesn't do everything, so by feel you can navigate the options from the headset. The bass is amazing, the speakers will be bouncing on your ears if you turn it all the way up. The sound is good. Once paired with the Skullcandy app, it gives you a basic hearing test (tones in your ears until you say you can't hear them) and adjusts the sound to fit. They can be used wired or through BT and sound the same. Connecting by a USB-C cable provides fast charging. The app is easy to install and connect to the headphones. That's the good. The bad is the main thing these headphones are supposed to do. Noise cancelling(NC). All NC headphones, earbuds etc have some hiss to them. But, the hiss in this set was loud and ever present. Even with the volume turned up, the hiss was there. Hissing that interfered with listening to music. Hissing just sitting in a room to block out sound. Hissing with the NC on or off, wired or wireless. Constant hissing/static. I've had NC sets that have a lot of hiss before, but they were all cheaper. At this price range other NC sets I own don't do this. For the price, the NC should not be an ever constant hissing loud enough to take away from enjoying the sound. Outside of the hearing test on the app it does nothing else. If you love bass this headset delivers. Comfort and sound is good. But, the constant hiss always reminds you the headset is there instead of enjoying the sound.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for ear thumping music

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Great headset for music that thumps. The sensory bass changes the game. The ANC could use a little work. Not quite as good as the original venue in my opinion, but still worth a buy

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but amazing

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    I went into the store and just tried them on without knowing anything about them... if you listen to any type of electronic music with bass, you will be blown away. Even though they are expensive, I have no regrets...

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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