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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is What You Want

    Posted
    Mazex
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ok. I went through Bose, Beats, Audia Technica, Sony, Sennheiser, and finally arrived at these Skullcandy's. My playlists are EDM, metal, hard rock, classic rock, and various genres sprinkled here and there. I'll just break it all down. Beats Studio 3, Solo 3 - My son has Solo 3 and I can't find any level of comfort to get through a single song. They just just don't fit me at all. I'm constantly fiddling with them to find the right spot, it evades me. While fiddling I'm not moved in any way one way or the other with the sound signature. Their sound is a lesser version of the Studios. My best description of the current Beats? Hollow. No soul. No warmth. Bose and Audia Technica - If my goal was faithful representation of studio sound these would be the ones. But, here's the thing. Most of us play music from our phones, not traditional standalone speaker arrays with EQ, receiver, and interface components (CD players, DVDs, turntables, etc.). The reason bass biased headphones are so popular is playing from phones requires bass biased phones to acquire any sort of balance. I found Bose models to be warm and balanced and Auida Technica to be very accurate and overly sharp in the mids and highs playing from my 6s with the latest ios 11. Great, right? But, there is no drama or fun with these brands playing from an iphone. If you want to hear a flat EQ, these are the ones. Sony 950s - I love the 1000s in the store, but the price I don't love. Brought the 950 home and on half my tracks they are sublime. The other half, no. Thing is there's no in between with these. It's vibrate my skull or vibrate my skull even more. I exaggerate of course, but the 950s are meant for extreme bass. I freaking loved em, but I found something better. Skullcandy's - I'm a brand snob. I'll drink an import when a Miller Lite would do just fine. But, these darn things just get it right when receiving from my phone. Where to start.... The left cup slider control for bass is infinitely better than Sony's take or leave it option. The cup controls are excellent and, well, perfect for me. Volume, answer that call, shut it all down. Nothing else needed. The buttons are perfectly shaped for nothing more than a tactile review before engaging. On the scant 3 calls I've answered I've had no complaints or "Hello"s? I can't speak to wired connection because I haven't used it! Comfort is excellent for me. I'm 5 x 9, egg head, normal ears. I feel the top bar. Doesn't bother me after hours of use. Battery life...this matters. It does. I will go weeks grinding at work and have no time for music or TV shows. I've yet to grab these and have them be out of juice. I will charge them every 8 hours or so and haven't come close to the 40 hour stated run time. Connectivity has been no issue with my 2013 macbook pro or iphone. Range is as expected. If I go to the other end the house I get "skips" past 4-5 walls and 40-50 feet. Trust the 30 foot range plus a wall or two. Now what matters. I play nearly 100% of my music from apple music. When playing EDM I drag the slider all the way down, set the music eq to bass reduce (settings - music - eq) and adjust the cup slider as needed. This works for most music overall. Basically this is my baseline setting and I go from there. For my metal playlists I will go to rock, flat, or dance. Key is, iphone users, use the EQ in settings - music. Other cans I used don't take full advantage of this somewhat buried feature of apple music. Sound is subjective. I can't tell you these will be the best ever, but from what I've actually tested and practically used these Skullcandy's do react as expected from EQ changes on my iphone. Past that, do what I did and keep spending and returning until you get it right. But, I can save you some time by making sure these are on your list. These do fall short on high resolution of mid and high reproduction of tracks, but I really don't care. That stuff usually just hurts my ears and adds nothing to my actual enjoyment of music. Podcasts are awesome. Dan Patrick sounds like he does on the TV (suck it back row). Sorry, only a fan reference there. Hey, grab these and enjoy. They do respond to user input on apple music's EQ and that truly matters because none of us like the same thing! Oh, and the white with topside subfloor underlay is choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The Crushers

    Posted
    Red5

    First I’ll start by saying that these headphones sound fun. Even the most uppity audiophile can have fun with these. The highs and mids are present and well rounded out and the bass can be, well, ear shattering if you want it too. Overall they sound fantastic. They’re not reference headphones so don’t expect that type of detail and separation, but if you’re an average consumer like me, you’ll be happy with the sound these cans produce regardless of your preferred genres. You may have read that the Crusher Wireless is a well-made headphone. I think the metal headband is the culprit for these erroneous perception. Overall, these headphones feel like something that Skullcandy invested 90% of their budget on their sound, 9% on marketing, and 1% on design and materials quality. I’m not saying they look all that bad at a distance. You might find their simplicity aesthetically pleasing at a glance but the devil is in the details. These feel cheap. I’m not saying they’re cheap like they’ll break quickly, they may hold up the test of time, but at close inspection the materials just look and feel shoddy. The small amount of swivel that is given each ear can is made by little plastic tabbed pegs that will obviously wear, if not break over time. The hinge housing is comprised of two pieces of plastic that don’t align well at the seams. The padding in the headband is thinnest where it may contact your head the most, right at the top (I don’t understand this one at all). The ear pads have a bulge on the top of the inner area where the two ends of the fabric is thickly stitched together. This is both ugly and uncomfortable as you can feel the bulge rubbing on your ear. The list goes on. They just look cheap and I’m only complaining about this so much because the price is not cheap. $200 is not cheap. It’s not expensive either, but it’s a price point that should not bring this level of cheapness into the design or materials used in these headphones. The button controls are a mixed blessing of simplicity over function. There are only 3 buttons on these headphones. That’s it, just three to control everything (plus the bass slider of course). But three buttons do it all. They power these on, pairing mode, power them off, skip forward, answer phone calls, hang up phone calls, decrease volume, increase volume, rewind, pause, play. All that function weighing on just three buttons is just too much. In my experience, this is a problem not just with these headphones but any headphone, including high end ones, that attempt to pack too many multi-function buttons into one interface. For example, to skip or rewind on the Crusher Wireless you hold the up or down volume for 3 seconds. I don’t like that. If I want to skip a song, I want to do it now, not 3 seconds from now. Even a double press might be a better option. The list of annoyances with multi-function buttons grows. And this goes for all of you multi-function manufacturers. Stop it. We’re not as dumb as you think we are. Of course, some people love the “simplicity” of multi-function buttons. It seems to be the way things are going. As for me, I like things separate so I can use them precisely when I need them and how I need them. Give me a big volume knob, FF and Rewind, play/pause combo is okay, and a dedicated on/off switch (and, okay, you can incorporate the pairing mode function into the power switch) and if you could add a mute button that would be great. That’s how I like things. But if you’re a fan multi-multi functions then you may love this about the Crusher Wireless. Sound leakage is below average. They pale in comparison to a good pair of in-ear headphones, and they do about as good a job as any on-ear headphones of varying quality. They do leak more than the average closed-back headphone and this may be due to their seemingly poorer build quality. Don’t expect these to keep your coworkers happy if you like to keep your music at 40% or above. Comfort level for any pair of headphones is a very subjective thing so I won’t spend too much time on this, but I think I figured out why these are called the crusher. That’s what they do on me. They crush my head. And they put a lot of pressure on that cranial nerve right below my ear. Coupled with how hot the ear cups get (I think due to low end materials), I am not happy with fit and comfort of the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones. In addition to their undeniably uncomfortable fit, they also produce a low end bouncy sound/vibration in your head if you tap on these, put these on, take them off, wear them while chewing, or just walking around. You won’t necessary hear (of feel) this when you’re listening to music as the audio will drown out the experience. But the haptic bass speakers bounces around in the ear cans and produce a vibration. Now, this doesn’t bother me per se but it is noticeable and it is something that I wish the headphones didn’t have. Now for some of their redeeming values. Bluetooth connectivity is good. And call quality is actually good too. Better than some of the more expensive headphones I’ve recently tried. And Skullcandy achieves this with just one microphone. I don’t know what they did here but it works and it works well. Kudos to Skullcandy for making a good quality headset out of these headphones. The battery life is ridiculously cool. I mean, I tend to be a conservationalist at times and am always switching off my headsets even when I step away for a few moments, but the battery on these lasts so long I’m starting to get lazy and wasteful. Even if I’m taking a long break I don’t worry about leaving the headphones on. (Of course, this may be because I don’t like waiting the 5 seconds it takes to power them on from the single do-it-all-multifunction button when I come back.) Unfortunately, I can’t get them to tell me how much battery is left but my devices do that with a battery indicator. Nevertheless, the battery life is insane on these. And that’s a really cool thing. And lastly, coming back to the sound. Like I said, these sound fun and I continuously forget their discomfort as I get absorbed in great audio from a variety of genres. If anything were to get me to keep these, it’s their audio quality. I’ve been keeping the haptic bass slider down to either barely on to completely off depending on the type of music I’m listening too. I’ve barely used them above say 20% or so. These simply are bass heavy headphones which I like. It’s why I bought them in the first place. I like bass. But it doesn’t mean they dismiss all other frequencies. When I’m listening to metal or jazz, I get plenty of timbre out of the high-hats and cymbals. When I’m listening to vocals I get fulfilling coos out of the baritones and clarity out of sopranos. And when I’m jamming R&B or Hip-Hop, I get plenty of thump, plenty. Too much if you want it, satisfactorily if you don’t via the bass slider. One caveat here. I’ve found that the booming rumble of the haptic bass does get finicky during some songs. It almost cuts in and out as if the crossover technology clips at a specific frequency. It’s hard to explain for a non-audio tech like me but be prepared to experience some unusual bass delivery during some music. So are these good headphones? That’s a tough question. Their audio quality puts them on par with any of the higher priced models that you’ll want to compare them to and I’m certain most people will find their favorite music fun to listen to. But their shortcomings in the design, materials, comfort, and features departments are certainly falling quite short of their $200 price tag. If these were off-brand $60 headphones, they’d certainly be worth their weight in sound, but at 200 clams, they just don’t add up in the value for me. Their price point makes me think that Skullcandy is simply jumping on the “spike in bluetooth headphones sales” bandwagon and threw together a get-it-to-market-as-quick-as-possible model that they could make a quick buck on. But everyone is probably doing that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Headphones On the Market For the $$

    Posted
    Andy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Battery The battery on this unit is phenomenal, I’ve had it for over two weeks and I still haven’t had to charge it, granted I have been used it in wired form as a mic for my PS4 which doesn’t use any battery but either way its still great battery life and is rated at 40 hours per charge. Comfort I feel like this category is really like a matter of do you like a loose fitting pair of headphones or do you like having a tight pair? These do pinch but they seem to pinch below the ear vs like Beats Studio Wireless tend to pinch on the upper ear which I find unbearable. So ultimately these are the most comfortable pair that I've ever worn that does pinch. I don’t think I could wear them as long as I could with the Bose QC35 but again its preference. Noise Cancelling & Volume These are noise isolating not cancelling so this is kind of a preference again, they do a good job of blocking out outside noise when listening to music and for the amount of bass they put out there is very little if any bleed. But when listening to like podcasts you can hear outside noises, so they may not be best for a plane ride, but if you have music on I’m sure you’d be fine. Sound The sound on these if absolutely phenomenal, I mostly listen to Hip-Hop and Rock and it has such clean bass it really brings out the baseline with bands like FFDP and with hip-hop you can imagine the booming bass. Even with the bass turned down the audio is crystal clear, I really expected bassy headphones like these to be very muddy but it is not. Bluetooth/Technology Here’s the only place I would kind of knock the headphones(not enough to drop a star thou), you can connect more than one device but the problem is when you leave the room, it like pauses your music trying to find the second device, just drop the device already I’ll reconnect it later if I need it. I also noticed skips in the bluetooth when using two devices almost like its checking to make sure the second device is still on board. The bluetooth isn’t really on par with Bose which has an app that lets you control what devices your connected to instead of having to go into pair mode to switch to different devices that you weren’t currently paired with. Overall comparing these headphones to other headphones on the market they compare very favorably, I’ve owned Beats Studio Wireless, I’ve Owned Sony Extra Bass and I currently own the Bose QC35 and I think these Skullcandy Crusher Wireless are better than all of them. I think the Bose pair has pluses were skull candy has negative and vice versa but you can’t beat the price on these, which is why I would select them over the Bose QC35. If money isn’t an issue I think the Bose QC35 is slightly better but overall you can’t go wrong with either pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HOLY MOLY!! look out ears!!

    Posted
    Jack
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I am sort of a head phone person. I have a lot of wireless, wired headphone ear buds. My last pair of over the ear headphones were Pioneer (from the 80's lol) and those were good. I was in Best Buy just looking around while my wife was purchasing some things for her phone and seen the headphone display which is next to the phone area. Tried a few on, beats, sony, ect... I then tried on these headphones.. I was like a kid that got a new car for christmas!! My face said it all. I told my wife, "these headphones are just unbelievable!! She said, "I could see it in your expression you like those" Like them.... I love them! The best sounding set of headphones money could buy!! (in my opinion) My review: Pro's 1. The quality of the build is really good. 2.The battery life is just unreal. I have used them for 3-4 days without a charge and at full volume as well. Charging time is minimal for the time you get using them. 3. The bluetooth range is fantastic! I can be away from my phone like 60-70 feet before they start to cut out. 4.The little bag that comes with it is great to put them in while not using them to keep them from getting dusty and wore out looking. 5. The BASS on these is by far the best out there hands down!! When I let people try them out I have the bass slider all the way down and tell them that these are regular headphones, then turn up the bass and watch their eyes and mouth go wide open! 6. Pairing them is easy to your phone plus they do have the plug in as well for your mp3 player, ipod, and any other music player you got to plug into. 7. Once i bought these I am not looking for another pair... ever. unless they come out with a new pair! Cons: 1. Only one here. The fit on my head is good but after like 2-3 hours it hurts a bit on my ears. Looking for a new set of ear cushions to maybe fix that issue. All in all, if your looking for a bass set of headphones look no further!!! These will blow your mind that's for sure! The best part is if you don't like all that bass on some songs just slide the bass down. Problem solved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Headset

    Posted
    Bre57
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I broke my Skullcandy Hesh 3 headset at the ear piece and I was going to purchase another Hesh 3 until I tried the Crusher. Wow! what a difference. My favorite headset is now the Crusher. It has a thicker plastic at the earpiece, and they fit my head very well. The sound is so much better than my Hesh 3. With the Crusher you can adjust the base and I like that. Some people do not like the exposed wire are the ear piece, but I have had no problem with it. The wire does not get in the way and I fold the ear pieces in when I am finished, and the wire doesn't catch on anything. I can hear so much through these it sounds like I am there. The sound of music in movies are awesome and even better when listening to a music station. They are bluetooth and connect easily with TV (that has bluetooth capability) as well as my Samsung Note 9. I can't find any downside to the Crusher headset after a week of using them daily for 1-3 hours every night. The Hesh 3 made my ears hot after a few hours, but not with the Crusher. My ears seem to fit right in the ear pieces. The cushion on the Crusher is thicker and softer. I prefer the texture of the Crusher because it does not feel cheap feel like the Hesh 3. The creaky sound is not there either as found with the Hesh 3. The texture of the Crusher is thicker, with a better feel with more padding in the fabric covered headband. I purchased the light gray with tan padding on the ear piece. Charging is so fast, I think 5-10 minutes charge time will give you a couple of hours listening. Normally on a full charge the description claims 40 hours, but I will charge once a week either all night or during the day when I am not using them. I did like the Hesh 3 headset had the usb charging on the right so if my battery ran low, I just plugged them in and continued listening because my charging station was on the same side. The Crusher has the usb charging on the left side, which is no big deal. The volume and the on/off buttons are better on the Crusher. Instead of one long button they are individual button and I like that. Its hard to mistake the volume up or the volume down button and the on/off button is in the middle which is the same one you use to connect the bluetooth. With all this said I still like the Hesh 3 headset, I purchased my husband a set of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great everyday cans

    Posted
    James
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I owned one of the first Crusher sets (wired). I was impressed, but the induction feature was a bit too gimmicky for me. I'm a bit of a bass head and like to hear bass lines punch through vocals and leads. I had a pair of Sony XBR-950BTs, which are more balanced and a good set to have as well, but I also wanted to try these out. So glad I did! The sound is quite balanced, a little compressed/absent on the mids, but an EQ can fix that and I enjoy music with the highs and lows emphasized anyway. For the bass, very good. They've improved a lot on the resonance that the induction coil kicks in and it's more smooth with more frequencies included. I never raise the slider; the bass is plenty at the lowest setting (maybe too much for some). If you want to rattle your head off, you can turn the slider up and do just that, I promise. Besides sound quality being very, very solid for a Bluetooth set, the thing I have enjoyed the most out of these is their battery life. I hardly ever charge them. I listen to music almost every night on them, take them everywhere, and I've never run them dead. I mean, it's really incredible the battery life you get out of these. Very low maintenance. I have the white ones so they're quite sleek and still stylish too. I think if you're truly picky about audio, and I'm talking like upper 20% of very picky audiophiles, you'd consider these 4/5 for what they offer in quality, balance, and utility. If you're anyone else, or just looking for a set of very good cans to use whenever, wherever, and forever, these are 5/5. As a side note, the buttons are very useful for Bluetooth audio control. I think phone calls on them are decent but not the best (I'm talking about its microphone). There is quite a bit of surrounding/ambient sound reduction wearing them as they fit sealed on your head. I don't ever tire wearing them, but I can see how others might sfter several hours of use. Your ears might get sweaty if you're hot. You can crank them loud and other people can probably lightly hear the sound, but any less than full blast, and they'd be lucky to hear you jamming. I think that about covers everything. I don't review things often, but I truly love these, and I hope others will check them out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones

    Posted
    Basshead99
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I used a lot of Skullcandy back when they first came out and was not a fan of the build quality of their headphones. All of the over ear versions I had broke at the headband. They always had the best sound though! I gave up on them for a while, but recently got interested in having some bluetooth wireless headphones. I did a lot of looking around even went to the store to listen and try them out. I honestly wouldn't get any other wireless headphones other than these. For the price and even in general these are completely worth it. The bass is phenomenal especially if you are a bass junky like me. The fact that you can control it so easily with the bass slider makes it perfect. I listen to all kinds of music though like when I'm working I listen to movie scores which I turn the slider down quite a bit. It still sounds great without all the bass. I've watched movies on my laptop with them and it sounds almost like a movie theater if you have the bass at the right levels. Also if you're into gaming I tried it out on Xbox One with the cable connected to the controller and it worked flawlessly with amazing sound. The build quality on these seem worlds better than their original products so I'm hoping these will hold up with a lot of use. One of the best features though is the crazy long battery life and quick recharge. I never have a problem with the battery. It seems like I use it for days then when I go to recharge it it's done within 10-15 minutes. Some downsides I noticed (because nothing is perfect) is the range on bluetooth. I don't usually walk too far away from my devices, but I've gotten up to get things in other rooms before that weren't that far and it started to break up a little. Also another thing is the volume. I feel like there could be a another notch or two to go up on these. Neither one of those make me hesitate at all on recommending these. If anything I was actually thinking about buying another pair in another color!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding Headphone"

    Posted
    Anime4mii
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The headphones sound really good for the price and bass. They sound is great better then $20 dollar pair but for me this headphones focus mostly on bass then mids and highs, so I usually listen to clarity with high and mids and lows even frequency, even without bass the sound is kind of drown out depending on the song we listen too, Ofcourse you can always EQ for improve better sound. Now having the bass EQ on the left side, well create a powerful subwoofer action as is vibrating as you were inside a Super CAR. Tested the headphone DB goes up to 80 which is pretty loud enough, depend on the devices you hook onto. The battery: I really like the battery performace its really long life as stated 40 hours? Which I tested 5 days straight still live on. My favorite part is the shortest charge times 2 hours 25 minutes which is great, fast charge on the go. The Comfort and fit: I like the ear cup size fits my ear very perfect and Yes my head is small, no tight squeeze/no ear sweat but does get warm which is fine. The comfort feel really good natural to my ears size real foam. PRO: Fastest charge 2 hours 25 minutes/40 hours of use. Lightweight and metal construction. Loud and Clear cleaner. Ear cushion feel comfortable. Bass is pretty Powerful. Can fold very easily small size. Play/pause/skip/forward/backward/volume up down. Can able to connect 2 devices at the same times. CONS: Top band does feel alittle ouchy but not always much. The bass is very too strong even if turn off but we have the option to EQ setting. The top padding headband hurts my head. The Clarity is very likely 60% cleaner against the Bose QC35 96% more clarity. Overall I do stil l recommend this headphones to anyone, though I have taste on headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Great, Quality Poor

    Posted
    Amber
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    PROS: These headphones have exceptional sound quality. The bass is amazing, you're able to control the intensity of the bass with a sliding lever on the left side of the headphone. These headphone are comfortable and can easily be worn 4 hours at a time comfortably. CONS: I've purchased 6 of these headphones in a total of 2 years. The durability is severely lacking. All of my headphones have initially started off with hairline cracks either on the folding section or directly on the U shaped ear mount. I've tried preventative measures like gorilla tape, and repair methods which never last long. I'm extremely gentle with these headphones, but they all break eventually. Summary: These things cost $150, which is not cheap, and they break easily. You're unable to buy repair parts from the manufacturer and feel cheated because wear and tear (non electrical) is not covered under warranty. I can't recommend buying these due to the durability issues, especially with the nearly $200 price tag after insurance & taxes. Sound quality 8.5/10 Durability 3/10 Comfort 7/10 Price 5/10

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unique Tech at a good price

    Posted
    VampireHunterD
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    These cans can provide something no other headphones can achieve. Haptic abilities that are in some smartphones and video game controllers. Haptic is what gives these amazing bass response. Has a slider to take to control the bass to your hearts desire. The mids and highs sound above average. So it's great package especially on sale for 150.00. Seen them as low as 125 when skull candy offer this sale. The build is overdone, which can be good or bad. Very thick wires that are exposed, but gauging the wire you want to say these will last. The frame is strong, my complaint comes when wearing these long term. They are not that comfortable for people with larger ears. If they were Sony or Sennhiser comfort these would be a hands down win. Other negative be how they fold in. Mean they work for my case that custom bought for it. But they take allot of room in this configuration for a bag. The battery goes the distance never finding it ran down. Takes no time to charge, image with the haptic always on it would drain quick. These don't have noise canceling but the haptic may drown outside noise out. On a plane these loose their effect. You will not feel the bass on a plane due to the droning of the engines. Please stick to your Bose and Sony noise canceling headsets for this. I find myself always choosing cans as can fully enjoy any type of music. If it's rap, electronica it really sets the mood. The Bluetooth works ok, sometimes does has some hiccups with my IPhone 7 in terms of skipping. I find I can easily block the attenna in terms of blocking the top of the phone. This could be better but I accept the trade offs. It's amazing tech Skullcandy uses and reminds me of Subaru using AWD on budget cars. Then the super cars and everyone else has this tech in some form in a model. Imagine it will pick up, you have to experience it first hand. I will never find headphones equal to these, they might seem gimmicky but the tech works awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Extra Bass Wireless Headphones

    Posted
    Lamar310

    I'll keep it simple for everyone reading this and looking for a real review. These are the best bass headphones I've ever heard. The Bluetooth is smooth with no cracking or break ups. If you are into the bass you hear in clubs and subwoofers then these will be perfect for you. I own the Crusher wired, Beats Studio Wireless, and Sony EXTRA Bass headphones...these beat them all overall and they aren't as expensive as other brands. I'll rank them: 1. Crusher Wireless...look good and sound even better. Price is a value compared to other brands. 2. Sony Extra Bass wireless...sound great but look ugly. Cheaper than Beats. 3. Beats Studio wireless...sound pretty good and look the best. These have the least bass but get the loudest overall. Also the most expensive by a mile. 4. Crusher wired...great bass and good sound but ugly and have a wire. Only $99 and the cheapest extra bass headphones out if you want that club sound at a low price. Warning...needs AA battery. To keep this review legit I gotta mention I have NOT tested the range on these. Lastly...I can NOT vouch for build quality. I am very careful with my gadgets and have never broken any headphones and always keep them in the case when not using them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great while they lasted

    Posted
    Bubba
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    These headphones were a whole new experience for listening to music while they lasted. I've only had them for a little over 2 months. Despite using them on a daily bases paying 180$, at the time, you'd expect there advertised feature to last longer than 2 months. The bass slider on mine are broken and I've never dropped them or gotten them wet. Turning up and down the bass slider makes ZERO difference in any song anymore when the difference was extremely noticeable. I have been putting off reviewing them because I wasn't 100% sure if they had broken them or if I had simply gotten used to the bass, however one of my friends owns the same pair and there is a massive difference between mine and his. That being said I never thought I could enjoy music in such a way before. If you like bass like me these are perfect. I haven't found any other people with the problem of their bass slider not working so I probably got unlucky. They still function as very nice and comfortable headphones, but I bought them for the bass and can no longer return them. I did buy the damage warranty from geek squad for 2 years so hopefully they can fix it. If you want bass that will blow your mind and don't mind spending extra for an extended warranty these are for you. If you want something reliable without needing to spend extra on a warranty these are not for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Price, sound, fit- hard to beat

    Posted
    LXVI
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    I was debating between these, the Beats Solo 3 and the Beats Studio Wireless. First these were less expensive (often go on sale and Best Buy price matches- don't pay full MSRP for the Skullcandy) by over $50 even when the Beats Studio was on a killer sale. The price helped seal deal but the quality of the product and sound of the Crushers are what got me interested in them. The best I can describe these is a mix of the Solo and Studios. These have noise isolation (not cancelling) and will cup your entire ear, not sit on them like the Solos. The Skullcandys are low profile and just a little bigger than the Solos. The sounds on the Crushers are awesome. I was worried the bass would sound fake, it does not. The bass is completely adjustable and even if you are not into bass you can tone it down without compromising the rest of the sound. The equalizer on the iPhone helps pick the right sound you are looking for and then you can crank up the bass. I have not taken a call on them. They are easy to pair and easy to get fired up once paired. No issues with bluetooth connection. The only issue I see with them is they are not as light/low profile as the Solos. I am an active person and while the Skullcandys are pretty low profile I don't think they will work in most active situations. The Crushers will probably do okay lifting weights but no way will they work for cardio. The Solos are a little better at this than the Crushers, but that was never a question because the Solos go on your ear and the Crushers go over- just naturally bigger. The sound is where it is at with these, I doubt there is anything better around the $150-$250 price range and these are on the lower end of the scale. All in all a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and affordable wireless headphones

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    jeremy
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    I was looking for an inexpensive set of bluetooth headphones primarily for fitness, and occasional use when watching TV. Initially I bought the Skullcandy Riff, but found the headband uncomfortable, and the sound a little flat. After sampling a few pairs in the store, I was blown away by the sound of the crushers, definitely the most powerful bass of any set, and probably the best sound south of $200. They are comfortable, pair easily, and the separate buttons and slider are easy to use. They basically have small subwoofer/shakers in addition to 40MM speakers, and while they might produce the most "precise" bass, it can go from "average" when turned off to mind numbing. They sound best with the slider around 25%, enough to deliver solid bass, but it compliments the mids and highs without overpowering them. The only real downside is that they are relatively large and heavy, although secure enough for a run, they get in the way with some excercises . The battery life is great, after a couple weeks at the gym, or around 15 hours of use, they are only down to 60-80% remaining. Provided you are aware of the size, are not looking for high-end sound reproduction, and just want a good simple set of headphones with a lot of bass for metal/hip-hop, these are great for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What To Do When A One Trick Pony's Trick Is Fake!

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    GoodNewsGuy
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    I really wanted to like these headphones as they did a good bit of things right. I really like the design as the white, silver and cream looks sharp in my opinion. The BEST part of these headphones are the insane amount of bass here. I knew that the crazy bass happened by way of a slider that allowed you to control the "bass level".... Here comes the negatives: 1. The bass levels are reached by virtue of a metal plate within the headphones that cause the headphones to vibrate. In others words, it seems that sliding the bass booster just increases the amount of haptic feedback that you feel. 2. It should be no surprise that mids and some highs get lost due to the nature of these bass heavy headphone. I would be ok with that if the increased bass was based on better drivers and not a vibrating plate trick. 3. The novelty of the "bass booster" quickly goes away because you realize you are boosting haptic feedback and not actual bass signature. 4. The inserted metal plate cause the headphones to sound like a tin can when not using the bass booster. It is this weird sound that get annoying and fast! Hard to explain, but if you get these you will instantly know what I am talking about. Overall these are good headphones despite my negatives. To be honest, there might be a group of people out there that love the sound of bass being boosted artificially. That is why I can recommend them; however, it would only be to certain folks. For me, the fake bass booster was just too much for me to handle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Skull-thumping headphones with surprising clarity!

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    GadgetGeek
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    First off, these are full-size circumaural headphones that fit completely around your ears. The ear cups are covered with memory foam ear cushions that do an admirable job of isolating noise. It doesn't quite provide noise cancelling isolation but it's pretty darn close! The headphones themselves feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity, call, audio track, and volume controls, a backup AUX cable with Microphone and remote, and a bass slider on one of the ear cups that allows you to adjust to amount of brain-rattling bass to your individual tastes. Stereo Haptic bass modules buried in each ear cup are what's responsible for the enhanced, skull-thumping bass. My wife, a self-professed bass head loves these cans. In fact, she can't stop saying enough good things about them. Myself, well, I'm more of a Bowers and Wilkins kind of guy. Still, these cans had me intrigued. I decided that I couldn't do a proper review without testing them myself. Placing the bass slider all the way down resulted in sound that I found to be heavy on the bass. Surprisingly, all that bass wasn't able to wash out the midrange or the highs. They're still there, they're just a wee bit muffled by all that bass. Turning the bass enhancer up even a little muddied the sound far too much for my tastes. However, enabling Treble Booster in iTunes went a long way towards evening things out. Finally, I turned off the wireless and connected the Crushers to my Apogee Groove AMP/DAC which dramatically improved the overall sound considerably. Sure, the sound was still bass heavy, but the Groove really mellowed it out and brought out the midrange and highs. If you're a bass head, these are the headphones for you. If you're a bass head who wants a little clarity then these are for you too! Skip the Beats folks and grab a pair of these head-stomping Crushers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks good and works well, mostly.

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    WhyIsNicknameRequired
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    I chose the Crusher over the less expensive Skullcandy models, which seemed flimsier in construction. The Crusher as of July 2019 feels very sturdy. I hope it lasts longer than earlier reviews report. For $120, it had better not break in a month or two of gentle use. It works well paired with my iPhone 5s, I like the control arrangement and the sound quality. The matte black finish is attractive and the logos and printing are subdued and nearly invisible. The Crusher folds nicely into a ball for storage. I don't ask much of the "bass you can feel" feature. It adds nothing to the voice material I listen to, and the booming would detract from my music. Funny thing: even with power off, tapping on either ear cup produces a underdamped bass note, like twanging a garage door spring. Only question I have is why can I not pair my Crusher with my Win 10 Dell XPS15 with its Bluetooth adapter enabled. I expect the laptop to find my headphones and offer the option to pair. Laptop finds other Bluetooth devices. I've followed all the "if that doesn't work" advice I can find. Crusher pairs easily with my iPhone and iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Single-purpose design (shaking bass).

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    DocCurt
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    My son was asked to try these when we were looking for a pair of OE headphones. The ear cushions were too stiff for him wearing glasses/sunglasses, so he went another direction but we were talking about how cool the slider that adjusted the bass boost and vibration was. We ended up waiting until they went on sale/special and getting them for my wife. She loves the bass function. Beyond that, they do a lot of things that you'd expect, but aren't outstanding at any of them: - Average full-range sound (definitely not for an audiophile) - Average at blocking outside/ambient noise - Average (for this style) as a phone headset - Pretty "clunky," but not as bad as some of the Sony bass-specialists - Good/average battery (highly dependent on volume and level of bass boost/vibration used as expected) - Average or slightly below average comfort with extended wear: The wide metal band pushes firmly on your ears, which wouldn't be a big deal if the ear cushions were a bit softer. The headband padding isn't anything to brag about. - Easy to pair and set up, as most headsets are these days

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic headphones!

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    RandyS
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    I read many reviews on over-the-ear bluetooth headphones, and I went to a few different stores to try some on and compare them. I ended up at Best Buy, and I found myself comparing 4 specific headphones. Skullcandy Crusher ($150) - Sony Extra Bass ($150) - JBL Everest Elite 700 ($225) - Beats By Dre Studio ($248). They were all equally comfortable and they all sounded great. I recently had an expensive Sony car stereo die one month after the 1 year warranty was up, and I'm still a bit sour with the Sony brand....so I passed on the Sony's. As far as the JBL and Beats headphones....they both sound great. But to spend $75-100 more for what I needed and wanted?....that's just not the right way to spend money. I have installed many high end car stereo systems over the past 20 years in my own vehicles, so I've always been very big on sound quality. I believe that I heard all the sound I wanted with the Skullcandy headphones. Plus....the Skullcandy set has an adjustable bass control....which is an added bonus. For me....being able to dial in the perfect amount of low-end is just like being able to adjust the subwoofer in my car to make everything blend just right. Some older recorded music (like Rush) has a lack of bass, and some newer music (like Korn) just needs to be dialed in a touch to smooth out the low to midrange transition. I am very happy with the Skullcandy Crusher headphones....and with the $75+ that I saved....I went online and downloaded 8 MP3 albums. Nice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Skull crushing bass

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    TheLastMojican
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    Firsts of all let me mention that this is the first "expensive" heahphones I have ever purchased, so I cannot fully compared them to another brand. The only comparison I did was to the other headphones that are available for listening at the store. I tried different headphones, all the Beats that were on the shelf, the Sony and any other brand that was available for a demo. Although the Bose had the best sound they were out of my price range. I think is just a matter of preference, I like to listen to music with bass and the crushers provided the best bass sounds compared to any of the beats or Sony. The crushers come with a sliding buttton that allows you to adjust the bass to personal preference. for my personal opinion these headphones are comfortable, I have tried them while I work sitting at my desk, I've used them while I cutting the grass (I could still hear about 40% of the noise coming out of the lawnmower), I tried them while doing jumping jacks and they were kind of sliding out of place but not to the point where they would fall off my head. The only thing I notice so far is that the treble or high sounds are not that great, you can still hear them but these headphones concentrate more in the bass, that's the only thing that I would say that is not that great, but again I wanted something with great bass and this works great for ME. For a $200 headphones I would suggest that you go to a bestbuy and try them first, and compare the to the other headphones within the same price range, its all a matter of personal preference, but if you like bass music, I would recomend these headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend