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Skullcandy - INK'D Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Navy/Royal-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 3014 reviews

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Motorcyclist bluetooth headset!

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    HYCE
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    These are great and I'm surprised by the sound these buds can produce! was skeptical of the inked series buds fitment but they do not fall out as easily as you expect. With the battery and controls on a neck piece, this allow the buds to feel lighter in the ear and less cumbersome than the BT headsets with battery/controls on the buds. This allows the user to easily use one headphone if they're in an environment that requires one ear to be free. Something to be mindful of, the neck piece has a relaxed fit, meaning if you're too active they will fall and yank the buds out you ear. Walking or just moving around a work space will sit just fine. Controls are simple, to volume up/down, you just have to press plus or minus button. To change tracks you have to hold plus or minus. Play and pause, press the center, and to power on/off, you just have to hold the center. Though changing tracks seems to take a while when holding down the controlls than I'd like. Sound quality is great for the price and nothing sounds muddy if you have good quality music streaming through. Bass is very present with the proper seal. I recommend inserting the earbuds like you would foam ear plugs, pulling the ear back and inserting the headphone. (FYI: it gets a little tougher to get a good seal if there's some ear wax present of if you're sweating (keep'em clean and dry'em out!). MOTORCYCLE STUFF: These fit great under a full face helmet if you aim the wire from the buds as straight down as possible. Of course if one gets loose, you'll need to finagle a finger to set the ear bud back in place (as with any earbud) With large buttons and light textures for the three buttons, the controls are very easy to distinguish with (summer) gloves on. Wouldn't try to answering a call while riding, there is no wind noise reduction to help out especially since the microphone is integrated with the controls (which will be on your neck out in the elements)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a year, a mixed bag

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    Skye
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    I bought this while it was on sale, and I'm glad I did. It worked fine for what I wanted it for, listening to music on my commute, but it did not last as long as I had hoped, and there were problems while I was using it. 1- Range: The range on this this thing is strange. There are times where it will be connected when I'm much further away, but there were also times where it would start cutting out only a few feet away from what it was connected to (around 5-8 feet away). Sometimes it would completely disconnect from that short of a distance, and other times it would continue cutting in and out until I moved back or too far away to disconnect. Towards the end of it's life, it would cut out constantly even when my phone was in my pocket. 2- Connection: Towards the end it had a lot of trouble connecting, though it was fine in the beginning. 3- Static: There is a very annoying static sound when it is connected and no sound is playing on my laptop. Maybe that is common with wireless headphones, but it was very annoying and I would have to turn them off. 4- Time: It broke after a year. Maybe that is to be expected, and while I don't feel like I got ripped off since I got it on sale and I was pretty satisfied with it when it was still working, it is a bit disappointing. Just managed to outlast the warranty too. 5- Calls: Answering calls with it is terrible. It might just be my phone, but I would have a hard time hearing or answering calls. They wouldn't hear me, and I wouldn't hear them (distortion, cutting out). I ended up disconnecting it from phone calls. Good points: 1- Comfort: Its very comfortable, there were times when i completely forgot I had them on and fell asleep. 2- Sound: The sound is actually pretty loud, at least in my experience. In switching back to regular earbuds, I had to turn the volume up by a bit to get the same level. 3- Battery: The battery life is pretty good too. I would charge it when I went to bed and it would still be working for hours after I got home. Although I would only use it during my commute until I got home. TLDR: They're fine if they're on sale. Just don't expect it to last much more than a year. Since it was my first pair of wireless headphones, I might be more lenient on things that many wouldn't be. Please take that into consideration if you are thinking of purchasing this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not What I was Hoping For

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    JLL2620
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    I bought two pair of the Skullcandy Ink'd Wireless In-Ear Headphones. I had really high hopes for them, as I am a loyal Skullcandy customer and will only purchase their headphones. I love the design. They are light weight. Can be folded for compact storage. Batter life is good. Audio quality, when there is no interference, is on par with the wired Ink'd headphones. My complaints are the controls and the wireless connection. Controls: I love that you can control everything from the phone, but there has to be an alternative for switching a song by pressing the volume +/- buttons.You have to depress the buttons for entirely too long before the song will switch. Not a deal breaker, but still annoying. I think if you only had to depress the button for a second or so less, it would definitely take care of the problem. Wireless Connection: This drives me absolutely insane. If I so much as lean over my phone while it is laying on my desk, the signal cuts out and the music/call stops. Meanwhile, my extremely cheap external bluetooth speaker that is used at home will keep a signal if the speaker is in the living room and my phone is downstairs on a bed and under blankets and pillows. It is almost useless as a hands-free device because you have to hold the phone in your hand in order for the audio to continue through the headphones and not cut out. You can't put your headphones in your pants pocket or hoodie or backpack. You must leave it on a table surface and uncovered for it to be useful. I can get by with the product, but I am severely disappointed in the quality. I expected much more from Skullcandy. I will either stick with the cheaper wired Ink'd headphones or search elsewhere for a decedent wireless product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great affordable Bluetooth Earbuds!

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    GMUHistorian
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    I seem to have oddly shaped inner ears so I always look for in-ear earbuds with soft earbuds and not the hard earbuds like the traditional iPhone earbuds. My brand of choice is always Skullcandy because they fit well, have good audio quality and are quite affordable. These bluetooth earbuds match the quality of the wired Skullcandy earbuds I've come to depend on. These are my first pair of bluetooth earbuds and I'm not an audiophile, but to me the audio quality is great. I use them to listen to both podcasts and music on my iPhone and I haven't noticed any distortion of either spoken words or music in comparison with the wired earbuds I've always used. The neckband is flexible it's not hard like other bluetooth headsets I've seen, but I don't think that's a drawback, at least it wasn't for me. I appreciate the neckband because I tend to either lose or break earbuds on a fairly regular basis. Keeping these around my neck during the day keeps me from doing either and having to buy another pair. I use these for several hours listening to music at work and the battery life is quite good. I haven't specifically timed it, but I know I get at least 12-13 hours on a full charge and they're not dead when I get home. They charge using a microUSB to USB charger that's included in the box with the headphones. Again, I haven't timed it, but I think these earbuds only take a few hours to fully charge, perhaps a bit longer. I usually attach them to the charger overnight so they're ready to go when I leave for work in the morning. Overall a great pair of earbuds for a price that won't break your wallet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good for the money

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    BestBoy
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    After searching the reviews for various earbuds on line, I happened to be in Best Buy for another purchase and wandered over to the earbuds to take a look at them "in person". I was a little skeptical about buying a set of phones that hung around my neck. Past experiences were not pleasant with wired phones but since they were on sale and I had some rewards I purchased them. When I got them home I charged them up and tried them out on my laptop. WOW! I was totally surprised with the sound quality and clear lack of distortion. I was especially impressed with the ample but not overbearing bass. Since this initial test with my laptop I have used them with the Samsung S7 Edge I recently upgraded to and am very impressed again with the comfort and sound quality. They are completely noise cancelling so I don't have to blast them to drown out ambient noise. I am currently trying to get them to work with my Samsung 4K smart TV as to drown out the neighbors kids and dog when watching TV. The wire length from the neck part to the buds is totally adjustable so I can get the right fit when I wear them on my daily walk or when doing noisy chores like vacuuming. I just can't see spending $100.00 to $250.00 for some of the high end buds. The law of diminishing returns simply makes these the best choice for a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, Quality Sound

    Posted
    DBAustin
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    The Skullcandy Ink'd Wireless In-Ear Headphones are surprisingly comfortable. I generally don't like anything around my neck, but I don't notice these at all when I wear them while moving and walking. The sound quality is excellent. I bought these especially to use while sleeping (listening to sleep meditation music). I sleep on my side with a travel pillow, so my ear is in the open center hole and is not pressed against the pillow itself. Other headphones I've used over the years work okay for this purpose, but they weren't entirely comfortable. These headphones are completely compatible with this type of use. I use them for several hours while sleeping, and they remain in place and remain comfortable. I use the headphones most nights, and so far, I haven't had problems with the battery running down. The only reason I have given this product a four is that the microphone is apparently not noise canceling. When I use it with my phone, people have sometimes complained that the microphone picks up a lot of noise in my background. So I use my other bluetooth headset for my phone. I am very pleased with the overall performance of these headphones. I am considering getting a second set to use when I'm in my office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    worst range in any blutooth, poor battery

    Posted
    ali786
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    This blutooth is alright it has highs and lows but missing mids. Which for once one can live with especially with the type of music we listen today. But the connectivity is one of the worse. Its probably like 10 feet not 33ft as suggested by manufacturer. And even if i simply put phone in my jeans pocket it will start to like skip parts of songs and lot of disturbance, it constantly connect disconnect. Also the battery is not upto wat manufacturer claims it drains battery even while not in use as fast as if you were to be talking or playing music on it no standyby mode saving. Plus other person hear all the background noise and everything else but your voice. Just not built properly very poor for skull candy standards ill rather pay more money then dealing with this. Ill be returning it today under 15days period.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headphones

    Posted
    Jimmy

    I can honestly say I was a little concerned about choosing the right pair so I decided to go with these.I must say as soon as I used them I was totally satisfied. They are nice and light ,they don't fall off if you're looking up doing something ,the battery lasts a long time,and most importantly they've got great sound (nice deep bass).I recommend to anyone buying headphones that if you are not happy with your sound you can always go on Google play (free) and download a headphone equalizer and tweak the sound to your personal liking. I would also recommend if you are spending $50 and up,splurge on the 2 year warranty plan,it's worth it's weight in gold,trust me .In conclusion I'm tired of hearing my wife watching stupid Facebook videos so I may be heading up to best buy for a second pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Headphones - Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    huboboss11214

    I've had the 50/50 for the longest time. About every 6 months the wiring near the jack would have issues so i would have to buy a new pair that often. I used them for everyday use including working out so i can see how much i was using them hence having issues. I started looking for alternatives that would make more sense in my daily life and began to look for wireless options. after reading reviews online about the Ink'd wireless I decided to give them a shot. I've had them for 2 weeks and it has met my expectations. good lasting battery, good range, good sound. bass is not as deep as the 50/50 but its still pretty good. i use them all day long. morning commute, morning gym, during office hours and evening commute. I only charge them once a day and it provides plenty of juice. great product for the price. highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    Kris

    +At first I didn't like the sound as much as my Smokin Buds 2 wireless but that all changed when i swapped out the big earpiece for the smaller one. This solved my issue of the lack of bass and the highs being too high. Now the sound is perfect! +These are much more comfortable than the Smokin Buds 2, i can jog and the front bounces up and down a bit but the earbuds dont get pulled. +Flexible collar +It doesn't even feel like I'm wearing them, i can also lay down without feeling them and i can do sit ups without them falling/sliding off. -Bluetooth range a bit shorter than the Smokin Buds 2 -The cable connecting the earbuds to the rest of the unit is a bit thin and seems like it would be easy to break.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE THESES EARBUDS!!!!

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    DB01
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    Skull Candy does not disappoint with these earbuds! The sound is amazing! I have them paired with every device I have (tip, turn off your Bluetooth on already paired devices or it won't pair to new ones). The cord is a little on the thin side which has me a little scared. But I'm very careful. The buttons are a bit confusing but I think that's because I'm used to the corded buds. I keep turning it off by accident. You can advance by holding down the volume up button for a moment, you'll hear a beep just before it goes to the next song. Same for replaying and going back, but press the volume down button for a bit till you hear the beep. The sound quality of calls is excellent. Although, I don't use them much for calls. Only because I've never had Bluetooth before and I'm not used to it. My only regret is that I didn't get insurance on them. If they break, I'll die!!! Lol! Great buy. I will be buying a second pair for just in case and I'll be sure to add protection! Can't get enough of these earbuds!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just read the review.

    Posted
    Cosmonaut
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    Bought these because I love skullcandys. Always have. Well I love how they hang around the neck and stay in your ears and they are comfortable. Heres the bad. Only had them a few months. They can't go more than 5 feet without cutting out. My right ear buds stopped working which is the ine I always keep in so I thought they just stopped working but the left side still works. The sound is great but its no where near loud enough for me. I will not be buying another pair and from the other reviews I've read about the other types of Bluetooth skullcandys I will not be buying another type either. Super disapointed. Guess thats why they were 50 bucks. Well thats what i paid for them. The calls were excellent though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    JenG
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    This is my first venture into wireless headphones and I needed something for everyday use, but couldn't afford a pair of top of the line headphones. The sound on these are a little bit above my wired headphones by the same company, mostly because they do a pretty good job of drowning outside noise and I can always hear what I am listening to. Because I tend to listen to more podcasts than music, I can only speak to the quality for that sort of use but for standard everyday use they seem decent to me. The reason why I only gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is because the band that sits on my collar bone and has the controls on it is constantly moving and often times one side or the other will move to the backside of my shoulder and I am constantly having to keep track of them to either re-adjust or to make sure they haven't fallen off, It can be a bit frustrating. Overall I like them I just really wish they didn't move around so much, especially since I am not moving around a unordinary amount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better of the few, still defective.

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    RomoM3
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    These were my longest lasting pair. They lasted me a month before I noticed a battery manufacturing error. These lasted a 10 hour shift, plus a couple hours after work and into the gym when I first purchased them. After a month, they died after a couple hours when they were charged for a full charge. Now they turn off after only 40 minutes of use. The lighter of the different products. Still as good as the other models when it comes to staying in place on the neck when moving around. Sweat doesn’t change the texture, much. Sound and base are really good. The noise cancelling feature is good quality too. Over all a good product, if your lucky enough not to get a defective product your first purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great volume

    Posted
    Snydman
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    I use these a lot but especially on my motorcycle. They are the first earbuds I've used on my motorcycle that I can actually hear and understand the conversation on my phone. Some others I've tried were too distorted if they could be heard at all but not the Ink'd. The other party can hear me pretty well to, so the mic is acceptable in this situation. For general listening to music while not on my bike I find the audio quality a little compressed on the highs and lows similar to the comparison between an MP3 vs. a CD. But as we have gotten use to the compression of audio quality from satellite radio and other streaming services, It's hard to expect much more, and in all fairness my hearing isn't what it use to be either. Overall I'm very satisfied with the quality in general and would recommend them to others. I paid a bit more for these compared to others in the past, but I think it is worth the price increase for the quality you get in return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money!

    Posted
    joeruth
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    I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and clarity of these ear buds. They linked right in to my IPhone Bluetooth and the controls seemed to work better than the controls on my phone! Charging takes around 30 minutes and, frankly, I forget I'm wearing them around my neck and I even wear them to bed. They have a two year warranty but I also purchased the Best Buy warranty. If they malfunction, I don't have to mail them off, I just go by Best Buy and get another set. I also purchased the Skullcandy Smokin' Buds 2 for comparison as they have a slightly larger wiring which led me to believe they might be more sturdy and last longer, but between the two, I actually prefer the ink'd. The Smokin' Buds 2 is more cumbersome around the neck, but my guess is, they're just as good as the ink'd, but around ten dollars more. Frankly, you'll be happy with either model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Product

    Posted
    Josh
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    These little guys have an excellent battery life. I use them every day at lunch and at the gym, and only have to charge them once a week. Simple setup. They fit in the ears comfortably using the pre-installed rubber ear pieces. The buttons are easy to find by feel for operation while wearing without having to take them off to look at the buttons. Sound quality is good, its not bose quality, but it definitely gets the job done. I do find myself occasionally having to adjust their position due to slippage. Mostly while at the gym with lots of movement. I am using an older phone (Note 3), the signal breaks a bit sometimes with my phone in my pocket and movement is introduced, if I am still its fine. I believe this to be partially with my phone as my wife has the same headset on a newer phone (J7 I think) with no problems, but on the same note blue tooth in my car works flawless. Happy Listening

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones, but...

    Posted
    Johnny
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    I bought my first skull candy headphones in HS, so buying another pair 10 years later seemed like a good idea after my dog ate my beats by dre xD. The sound quality is exactly as I remember, clear and crisp and the noise reduction is what had me buying skull candy in the first place. My only gripe with these headphones has to be the Bluetooth connection. I use these headphones to workout and whenever my arm covers the Bluetooth the signal cuts off. There's also this annoying beep that comes on whenever a song changes on my phone. I thought this sound was to let you know the battery was gonna die. Other than that I love them, battery life is decent. I spend about 1hr and half or so at the gym and have to recharge them after about 4-5 days. Considering my beats were on sale for $120, the $50 price tag on these isn't so bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best in ear headset at this pricepoint

    Posted
    Onequickss
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    Unfortunately for Best Buy I bought and returned 3 other headsets before settling on these. Due to the low price and also reccomendations from the employee in the area, who was very friendly and knowledgeable btw, initially they weren't on my radar. They were the least expensive of the 4 by a long shot, the closest were about $100. The sound quality, especially the lows, and achievable volume is simply outstanding when listening to music which is the main job they serve for me. I only have one minor complaint and that is with the mic, some complain it's difficult to hear me, mainly my wife so it very well could just be an anomaly with her phone, I rarely ever get that from others. They are super comfortable for extended wear, beware of getting lost in your music because they excel at sealing out environmental noise from the surrounding area. Battery life is very acceptable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best wireless in-ear headphones for the price

    Posted
    Artie
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    My daughter has an Apple wireless in-ear headphones and I love it after she let me try it. I went to Best Buy looking for the same. While browsing the display wall I spotted a cool looking model which design I thought was more practical than the Apple brand. I couldn’t test it for the sound quality in the store but I took a chance on it. Bought it on sale and took it home and I so glad I did. The sound it produces is unbelievable, I must say at par with the Apple I fell in love at first, if not better! I would recommend this product to anyone shopping for a wireless in-ear headphones. It has become a permanent accessory around my neck since I bought it. My Best Buy for this kind of product ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend