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Skullcandy - Method Wireless Earbud Headphones - Blue/Navy-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3245 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic headphones for the price

    Posted
    MadelineJ
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    I've LOVED these headphones. They're a fantastic option for those not wanting to spend $80+ on a good pair of headphones. Sure, you could find better. But probably not for this price. One of my favorite features is actually the ear buds themselves. Because of their shape, they mold into my ears perfectly. They're super comfortable, and bonus: don't budge! I hate it when my earbuds fall out, and I'ven't had an issue with these! I'm never going back to "normal" earbuds ever again. The comfort difference is very noticeable. They also provide good noise canceling. If I don't have any sound running through them, I can still softly hear the people talking around me. But once you get the music going, that's mostly all you can hear. Unless someone beside you is being really loud, I guess. But honestly- when I've my earphones in I don't want to cancel out all chances of hearing things around me. It's dangerous to cut yourself off from the world completely. Letting a little noise through is a good thing. And I feel like these hit that balance pretty well. @@@@@@@@ Though I'd not recommend wearing both buds while driving. They work too well for that! You won't be able to hear any traffic. @@@@@@@ The only downside to these headphones (and skullcandy in general) is that you can very easily listen to them TOO loud. They have some serious volume power. So you could damage your hearing if you aren't aware. This is easily remedied by going into your phone settings and limiting how high the sound level can go when you have earphones connected. @@@@@@@@ So you don't accidently pump it up too high. @@@@@@@ I've my iPhone set to only allow 50-60% volume when they're connected. And it's perfect. Loud enough to get the bass and deeper tones, but not loud enough I'm worried about my ears. I think you have to be aware of these things with earphones in general. So this isn't a bad reflection on Skullcandy at all. Battery life has been good. I can listen all day without having to charge them. Though I'ven't timed it exactly. And they charge quickly from what I've seen. Last observation- At first I wasn't a huge fan of having the plastic "U" around my neck, I thought I'd like the regular blue tooth version better- with a single wire connecting the two buds, but I appreciate the feature now. It allows me to quickly take out one or both earbuds without my earphones hanging there awkwardly or falling out. And I can wear them when I'm out and about, ready to use, without having to store then get out my earphones over and over. It's nice, and I forget I'm even wearing it after a while. The plastic is flexible enough that it doesn't dig into my neck at all. Overall, highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value!

    Posted
    amylou

    This is my first set of wireless headphones. I was looking at LG as well as J birds. I'm a review freak, and I scanned reviews for DAYS. I went into best buy to get the Dr. Dre Beats, but I did not care for the over the ear piece. I read some reviews that it hurt after a while, and I was afraid it would bother me, not to mention the fact it's easier to just put take an earbud in and out. Pros: 1. Inexpensive! Some of these things cost over $150. Can someone explain this to me before my time to return runs out? 2. I like the band around the neck. It doesn't bother me at all. This allows me to have just one ear bud in, and let the other one dangle while I'm at work. I do NOT find the band too tight, and I've a normal size neck for a female(at least I think so). 3. Good sound. I've answered calls and there was no feedback, and the person on the other end said I sounded very clear. 4. You are able to pause or restart a song. I still need to read the directions thoroughly, but I like this feature. 5. Charge life. So far I just charge them everyday, and have been able to use them for the entire day at work. 6. It's so nice to not have to plug into my iPhone. No more dropping my phone or getting all twisted up so that my earbuds rip out. Cons: 1. I wish the range was further, but I think for the price, it's worth the compromise. It's only an issue at work or if I'm cleaning the house. If I'm working out, my phone is within the range or in a pocket. I'm not sure how long these will last, but I'm happy so far. My friend who has the more expensive Jaybirds says she has to replace them once a year, and has the Best Buy warranty with them, so they just give her another pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    cost, sound and battery efficiency

    Posted
    Scott
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    when it comes to bluetooth headphones, there are such a vast array of options, one might find it overwhelming. I primarily use my bluetooth headsets for use during athletic activity, often ranging from playing sports and lifting weights on the one side, to yoga on the other. not only does this particular pair of headphones sit comfortably around your neck, it also does an excellent job of staying firmly lodged in your inner ear. I believe that I paid somewhere in the range of 60$ for this item. for that amount of money, which is far less than other headsets I've purchased over the years, it does a wonderful job of producing enough volume and sound, clearly separating the tonalities and melodies present in modern music. another note to tac on to the end of this review would be this: the battery life, while even pushed to maximum volume, the shortest amount of time I've used it for without charging is right around six hours. the bluetooth connection is rapid, solid and steady. also, this version method wireless' bluetooth headsets is above and beyond the status quo. I also own a pair of the XT FREE headphones, which is the sweat proof model they make. the maximum battery life on that pair, I'm guessing due to the sweat/water proof design, is two hours. for me, its a no-brainer. method wireless from skull candy is simply the way to go. . utilizing the cost/sound/efficiency measurements and metrics described heretofore. highly recommended for athletes looking to eliminate those pesky cords while performing high intensity workouts and playing sessions, everyday music and movie listeners/watchers, as well as speaking on the phone. a quick caveat to add at this time: the microphone is located in the left branch of the neck-wrap, and it does a wonderful job of picking up any sounds not only produced by one's mouth, but it also somewhat eliminates background/bleed noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great sound, ok battery life, strange connections

    Posted
    kristoffe
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    So I bought these with best buy $10 best buy rewards, amazon price matching, and it was $59 down to $45 down to $42.99 with another $10 off, $32.99 + tax. Not bad at all. The quality of the bluetooth connection on my ZTE is amazing with them, samsung S5, not very good at all depending on the direction and angle of the phone. Different bluetooth, legacy vs more modern (2018-9)? The sound is very good on my bicycle, I can hear the wind if I would like, some street sounds, but cars, nope, lower sounds cut out, be safe when you ride. Loudness is good, base is good and as written, noise cancellation in lower ranges is very good. Comfort is a given with the design, earplugs feel great, the controls are wonky but they work and then feel pretty good. The battery life is so so. Maybe 6~ hours or more at a high level of volume, not really 8-9 hours. I have the big 15~ hour skullcandy headphones, 2 pairs and they last forever. Charge time is pretty good on these as listed, the new ones. The wire protector design is pretty nice, but I haven't bothered using it yet and taking an ear out to hear both the environment and the music makes it sound not too great but is very safe when you need a quick review of your surroundings and your hands are a bit busy. Very very lightweight! :) Overall 5/5 but a few points off for things listed, so 4.5/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth more than they cost.

    Posted
    JLFan
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    I've owned skull candy for years and tried every tier of their in ear headphones and some of the over ear and have never been disappointed. I've even tried the powerveats wireless and their nice all around, but for the price I can't recommend them when these awesome headphones are less than half the price, have better battery life, and have better noise cancelling. I also feel that for my ears, skull candy always fits better. The beats were just slightly too big or too small with the provided inserts. At first I was looking at the smoking buds wireless but then noticed these and simply went by price and assumed these were better. They're. My coworker has the smoking buds and after trying mine wants to upgrade. The sport ear fittings cancel noise better and produce all ranges very well, bass is low and clear, highs are pronounced without being piercing. Very smooth sounding headphones for all types of music. I use these for more than 8 hours at work and they cause my ears less fatigue than any other headphone I've used which is nice. They're very easy to setup and use and the battery life is more than enough. They're also very light and have a groove for tucking the headphones up and away when not in use and they use a standard Samsung style cable to charge. I'm very happy with these and their price. Highly recommend for anyone that wants sound quality without paying for the name.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Okay while it lasted...

    Posted
    datboi
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    Upon first using these headphones I was really impressed with how well they sounded. After using them for a couple of days I was sold; these headphones are great! I was wrong. I used them mostly at work, for the convenience of not having to use wired headphones (they just become a tangled mess). After THREE weeks the headphones would randomly shut off while using them; I always made sure they were charged and ready to go so I have no idea why it happened. Afterwards I plugged them in to charge for a few hours and they started working normally again. This issue happened two or three more times, and then after the last my headphones would no longer charge. I tried charging them with multiple different USB cords and still no luck; the charging light indicator would always glow red and the headphones have never turned on since. Now they are as useful as a paperweight. My recommendation if you decide to take a chance with these headphones? BUY THE WARRANTY OFFERED THROUGH BEST BUY, THEY WILL BECOME DEFECTIVE. Or just pay an extra $20 for a better make/model of Bluetooth headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great in some aspects

    Posted
    LostHighway
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    For the price(if you can get them sub $40 even better) these are great in my opinion. I'm hard on headphones I've them in all day at work listening to podcasts as well as use them when lifting. I'd call myself a heavy user. I purchased my first set in January of this year and the left earbud just lost sound. After trying two other brands(yurbuds, JBL) I've decided to buy another pair and send the first set into skullcandy on warranty. Battery life: Best I've found for *cheap* Bluetooth earbuds. I get about a solid 8 hours before the battery life indicator starts going off. Sound: Impressive for the price and I'm extremely picky about this. Perfect for listening to podcasts and music without being too bass heavy. Neckband: Not an issue for me. Does get stretched out pretty quickly. Range: Just decent. When I get sweaty at the gym is where I've the most issues. If the band touches your skin the sound starts to skip and muffle. Comfort: These have to be the most comfortable band type earbuds I've used. If they lasted longer I'd give them another star but they are Skullcandy. I've never had a pair last more than a year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    Menace1134
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    Switched to these after a high end pair that I wore religiously stopped working. I had no huge expectations, given the price. The sound quality is much better than anticipated, and they're quite durable. I don't have a lot of bad, but there is some. Sync is fairly odd compared to others I've used, and I ended up sitting in the parking lot for awhile with the instructions, finally pulling up directions from a Google search... the provided instructions are pretty terrible. I like the sleek design in regards to potentially concealing them, but what's the point when they come in ridiculously bright colors? Finally, they have volume up and down control... period. My muscle memory must be shot too, because I can't ever seem to hit the right volume button, but instead pause what I'm listening too. You can't really go by feel... or barely anyway. There's no skipping capability built in. The re-sync process is required every time, and has to be paired by your device every time, rather than just auto matching when turning both on (S8). Good enough all in all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome bluetooth earbuds for travelers!

    Posted
    Govcat
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    Have been using these for a few weeks now after cycling through a couple different bluetooth headphones including Apple's new Airpods and Beats models. For the price, these Skullcandy ones are really tough to beat. I switched to these from a pair of PowerBeats2 earbuds because I didn't like the earhook design of the beats. I travel a lot and wind up pulling one earbud out to catch announcements at the airport, etc and the beats would always sit awkwardly with only one bud in. I was skeptical of these neckband style earbuds but after having used them now for several weeks, I don't think I'll go back to stand alone buds. It's a world of difference when you need to keep one ear free with this style. My main issue with earbuds is always volume on airplanes and I'm happy to report that these are great -- movie dialogue is clear and easy to hear and music volume is perfect. The PowerBeats were a tad bit louder overall but I honestly think the music profile is better on these Skullcandy ones - bass is strong and not muddy at all while the midrange comes through better than with the PowerBeats I feel. Overall, I highly recommend these and at the price - they are a no-brainer in terms of value for your money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overdelivered

    Posted
    PatsFan

    So I ended up buying these to replace my Shadows that got broken. I was set to buy the Shadows but was looking for something slightly less expensive all the while hoping I wouldn't sacrifice quality. I was expecting a decent pair of earbuds but they over delivered: so the Pros. . Sound Quality is great. No overbearing high end or tinny sounds the bass came through and also wasn't overpowering. Great warm mix. FIt. . the larger buds didn't feel right. They were too big and the sound felt filtered. Once I changed to the smaller buds 100 percent difference. Now . . volume. I am 70 percent dear in both ears. Most headphones and earbuds are far too low for me to get any significant use out of. The volume on these are impressive! I would've to say the only thing I would've changed is that the back neck piece connecting the buds is a hard plastic and hugs your neck and is a little awkward and uncomfortable at first. I think they'd have benefited more by using a rubber style flex band. Overall on a score of 5. These would be a solid 4.7 only because of the neck band otherwise they'd be a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Bluetooth Connections!!!

    Posted
    DaveInFlorida
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    I've only had these Bluetooth Ear Buds for 3 days, but, so far I've easily "paired" them to My (4K / 3D) Samsung TV that is hooked up to a Samsung 4K Ultra 3D Blu-Ray Player w/4K Streaming Media Upscale. WOW, what sound to go with my 4K picture!!! But, they even gave me a "simulated" Surround Sound effect while watching a 3D movie!!! I had my TV set to play in Surround Sound mode, but, I never expected to get it out of these ear buds. I've also easily "paired" My Apple 7th Generation iPod, My ZTE223 Cell Phone, Windows Media Player on My Dell Windows 10 Laptop & WinAmp mp3 Player on My Samsung Android Tablet. I don't think there is anything else I own to try connecting to after all that, and I "paired" them ALL in about 2 hours. I certainly wouldn't spend the extra for Bose or Beats!!! @@@@@@@@ Although I've never tried Beats) Also, keep in mind that you want buds if your going to use them with 3D glasses. I tried My Bose "On Ear" Headphones, which were a nightmare to "pair" to My TV, and you just can't wear them with 3D glasses!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good purchase.

    Posted
    Enrgyboost

    After moving up to the iPhone 7, the new headphones jack was kind of a pain in the "you know what". I'm a regular gym bunny and I needed to upgrade my headphones because I lost the jack and... it was time to make the purchase. I understand people hesitation when dropping a ton of money on something that you feel like you could have buyers remorse. I've used skullcandy headphones before and had good success with them. I checked online and compared and Best Buy actually had the lowest rate by about $13. Read the fine print and make sure you're buying what it is you're looking for. Don't buy the cheapest one for the gym and miss out that you didn't get the sweat resistant. They're cute, they work, sounds good and they're worth taking a chance on. My only complaint.... there's no case for them. I've an uneasy feeling about just throwing them in my gym bag. It sounds like you're just asking one of the earbuds to be lost or ripped off by some unfortunate accident. So I ziplock baggy it. Get a color one too. It'll stand out better when you're looking for it. Just my 2 cents though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE bluetooth range!

    Posted
    GardningBuds88
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    I use these headphones to do yard work. I do NOT keep my phone on me because I don't want to damage it and/or I don't have pockets. I take THREE steps away from my phone and it's cutting out. Take 10 steps away and it disconnects all together. When I walk in range, the annoying voice says I'm connected, but I have to hit PLAY on my phone to resume the music (dirty hands and all). The sound is 'okay' compared to my BOSE earphones (when it's NOT cutting out). Looks like I will go back to my tiny MP3 player & my BOSE wired earbuds when I'm doing yard work. I bought these on Black Friday for $25. I would NOT pay a penny more for these. I'm giving one star for the design/comfort and another star for the sound quality. I wish the bluetooth range was further than 3 feet!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sound good

    Posted
    Erin
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    I bought the candyskull method wireless ear buds after purchasing the candyskull smoking buds 2 wireless ear buds for my boyfriend. I liked the fact that they had the neck strap and thought I'd get some for myself after trying his. I already had a set of JBL wireless earbuds that I had trouble with while working due to them sliding around and sometimes off my neck when I'd use only one earbud. So I thought if I bought the ones like his they would stay in place better. Althought I purchased the Method style because they are a little slimmer than the smokin buds and liked the more feminine color. They work great and have good sound quality. They only dislike I have it the the neck strap is less flexible than the Smokin buds and fit a little tighter than I wanted them to. They do stay in place if you're active and doing a lot of bending down and moving at a fast pace. Overall I'm satisfied with these but I will consider getting the smoking buds next time to have a flexibly and less stiffness from the neck band.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Until Battery Goes...

    Posted
    31yrolddude

    So, for the money, these sound, fit, and life of battery is great (well, sort of). I've used these running, lifting at the gym, at work at my computer, taking a walk, and even falling asleep with them on. They're loud and I think they sound awesome. Battery life is typically 6-8 hours. They feel a little annoying at first on neck but within 30 seconds you forget they're there. Unfortunately, I'll be returning my THIRD pair later today in the past 20 months. Each set the battery has crapped out after about 6 to 8 months. They just stop taking a charge and won't turn on any longer. Glad I got the warranty at Best Buy. Not only do they refund the money so you can put it towards a new set of your choice, they also refund the amount paid for the warranty! Very annoying... especially after I've recommended them to people that now may experience the same issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Serves its purpose/ quality could be an issue

    Posted
    TurboT
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    This is my second purchase of this product, the first lasted about a year. It still worked if you didn't mind listening from only one side. I used them quite often so I wasn't too upset about it. I purchased another pair simply because they were on sale. They sound pretty good for the price, and although it hangs around your neck you don't feel it. Sometimes when I'm working around metal it cuts in and out, but it's not often that it happens. They go plenty loud and sound good for this price point. I really haven't listened to many other wireless headphones for comparison. I was interested in true wireless, but I'm waiting for a price drop before I pull the trigger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Adequate headphones for the price

    Posted
    littlefrogfan
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    I had been looking for wireless bluetooth headphones for a while, to use specifically for working out or walking outdoors. I have small ears and have always had trouble with earbuds staying in my ears, but was not willing to sacrifice small size for the bulk of over the ear headphones. I also did not want the wrap around the ear features some have because I wear glasses. Considering the amount of time I would be using them, it was not worth paying $150 for jaybirds, bose, beats, etc. These are adequate at best for my purposes. The sound is just OK. Bluetooth connection with my phone or tablet is clear and does not drop out, but spotty when used with my computer or at the gym with AudioFetch app. The earbuds do fall out occasionally, and I worry about durability. But for a third of the price as top name competitors, these will suffice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Second pair of these was also defective

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    CraigP
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    My first pair of these worked for about an hour then refused to power on unless plugged in, even though when plugged in the LED indicates full charge. No amount of charging fixed this issue. I thought maybe I got an odd defective unit, so I exchanged them. Second pair worked for about an hour and a half and now does the same thing. I was just out for a run when it happened, in clear, dry weather, so no moisture or temperature issues or any kind of impact. The music just stopped and they wouldn't turn back on until plugged into the charger, then go dead the second they are unplugged. Totally lost confidence in the Skullcandy brand so I'm going to roll the dice on some slightly upmarket Sony buds. Best Buy still gets my money for being accommodating with the exchanges.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfort and great sound

    Posted
    JessWorldTraveler
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    I love skullcandy headphones and I was looking for something cordless for the gym. My search came to a stop once I got to these. They are comfortable and super light weight. They conform to your neck so you will forget they are on you at times. I am not one to spend 300 dollars for good bass or things like that. The sound quality is good and clear. It is worth the money, every song I listen to is clear (Spanish, English, German, Hindi, all the words are clear in every language). I wasn't looking for something with a lot of features, I simply wanted to replace my headphones with something that had no cord so I wouldn't injure myself at the gym. If you want other features then this might not be the headphones for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hoping for the best

    Posted
    lgtasnr
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    This is my 3rd pair in less than 3 years. The sound is good whether I'm out for a walk or out cutting the grass and the price is not terrible compared to others I looked at. So far I have had no luck though, they just stop charging. I even tried multiple chargers and different cords and still just gave up and bought new ones. I continue to buy new ones because when they are working I love them. When I ask for suggestions at the stores to replace them they tell me how strange it is for them to have issues like this so I try again, maybe I just have bad luck. I bought the protection plan this time so I'm hopeful they will last a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend