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Good Audio, Intuitive Controls & Feature PackedPosted
I was excited to select these Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless Earbuds in exchange for the earbuds and an honest review. Since I live in North Florida I'm able to enjoy the great outdoors year 'round. So, my earbuds must be able to perform in my humid climate. One of the many features of these earbuds is their IPX4 rating, which is both sweat and water resistant. For me an absolute must. For the past three weeks I have used these earbuds everyday, especially while doing my outdoor yard chores. I live on a six-acre, wooded parcel and there is always something that needs my attention, and I love listening to music while I work. So, I'm going to begin my review with what I have learned using these earbuds everyday: What I love about using these Skullcandy earbuds? AUDIO - The audio quality is always the main reason why we purchase any set of earbuds. For the first-time version of Truly Wireless earbuds, Skullcandy has done a credible job. The sound quality is surprising for the value of these earbuds. The low and mid-ranges are emphasized leaving treble and clear voice in the background, but not drowned out. IF you get these buds nestled correctly in your ears, the rich bass at the low ranges is exciting, especially for walks, runs, and physical workouts. However, there is no EQ, or pre-set adjustments, nor any high-end codecs to deliver high resolution, audio quality over Bluetooth. In summary you get bang-up audio quality, overall, in comparison to other earbuds at this price point, IMHO. I have three other, more expensive earbuds, and Skullcandy is equal in features and competitive in audio quality. WooHoo! INTUITIVE CONTROLS - There is a button (about the size of a dime) on each bud towards the bottom of each earbud. The button on each earbud (Left or Right) features ON/OFF controls, Volume, Pairing to Smart Phones, Making and Receiving Phone Calls, Changing Tracks, and my favorite, Activate Voice Assistant, particular to either 'L' or 'R' earbud, or both. See User Manual for specifics. The auto-ON and auto-OFF features by placing the earbuds back in their case, or taking them out is super cool. There is an easy-learning-curve to these control buttons, but, you have to use these buds for several days. I felt comfortable of mastering these controls after four days of constant use. In addition to these simple controls you get 'Voice-Announcements' like when you are connected to BT, Earbuds 'ON', or 'OFF', etc. PAIRING TO MY DEVICES - What I found to be really unique is that these Skullcandy buds not only easily pair to my mobile phones, but, PC, Tablet, Laptop, I-Pad, MP3 Player, Switch, PS4, etc. They pair to any of your devices unlike many other wireless, BT earbuds. They don't support multi-device pairing and can only connect to one Bluetooth source at a time. They have no registry to remember all of your other devices. Also, keep in mind that there is a latency (lag time delay), which makes these buds not very good for use in any kind of gaming. They use a 4.2 BT Interface, which is as simple as it gets. DESIGN & FIT - The overall design with lightweight plastic body and gel 'Fit' ear hook had fooled me. At first glance these buds look bulky and heavy - far from the truth. Skullcandy provides three pair of gel ear cup inserts for varied fit. Surely, one pair will fit you comfortably, so you can enjoy the robust sound quality of these earbuds. TIP - Install each earbud as far as it will go comfortably in your ear canal for more impressive sound and more secure fit. I was impressed after wearing these buds outside for over four hours each day, and, sweating because of the heat and humidity, they have NOT stressed my ears and remained comfortable to wear. YooHoo! SMART PHONE CALLS - It is super easy to answer and end a phone call. Just touch either 'R' or 'L' button once to answer a call, or end a call. My favorite phone use is through the Voice Assistant feature (SIRI for me to make calls). You can use whatever Voice Assistant on your Smart Phone is available and is enabled, and, or Alexa. It is easy to activate by simply pressing either the 'L' or 'R' earbud three times. Be aware that phone calls are heard over the 'L' ear bud only and are 'mono'. The mic is also on the Left earbud, and is of decent audio quality and clearly heard by your party. RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - I was able to use my Skullcandy earbuds for over five and a half hours before I had to recharge them by placing the earbuds back in their protective case. Fully charged in their case the buds can give you up to twelve hours of listening time. WoW! It took me approximately two hours to fully charge the earbuds in their case using the furnished and latest, USB 'C' cable. You can also charge the case with your PC, laptop, etc, as long as it has a USB Port. The case has four LED Blue Indicator lights to give you the battery status. You can depress the button just under the LED lights for the battery-charge status at any time. What I think needs to improve these Skullcandy earbuds? FIT - The gel 'FIT' ear piece is too short for my ears to retain them securely (OK, I have big ears). However, I'm guessing I'm not alone in this issue. This makes me wonder just how secure these earbuds would be for gym workouts, and running, or jogging? However, my wife says they fit her ears securely enough for physical workouts and running (She has 'normal' sized ears). Skullcandy, please look into redesigning your FIT gel ear piece for Big-Eared folks like me. High Resolution Codecs - High Resolution codecs deliver CD quality sound over Bluetooth. aptX HD and LDAC along with Apple ALAC would enhance the already good sound to great sound quality. Please look into Skullcandy for your next upgrade into Truly Wireless Earbuds. CONTROL BUTTON - The control button on each earbud is too large in comparison to the size of the earbud body. Consider making the button much smaller. It took me two weeks to figure it out. It was so confusing trying to insert the buds into my ears while NOT touching the buttons - YUK! Since the earbuds were 'ON', while I tried inserting them correctly into my ears I inadvertently touched the Control Button and changed the settings'to who knows what'. I eventually learned to manually shutoff the earbuds when I took them out of their case'till they were inserted correctly in my ears. Then, I turned them 'ON' - so much easier. . . . CONCLUSION - The Skullcandy Push Truly Wireless Earbuds are a great value for the quality audio and features of these FUN earbuds. I love them because I can use them and enjoy their sound quality outside in the Florida heat & humidity. They have some'shortcomings', but not enough for me to give them less than five stars. . . . These earbuds would make a great gift for that 'physically-active' family member or friend. They are inexpensive when you consider the multi-functional features and sound quality.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great Ear Buds!Posted
The Skullcandy Push is an attractive set of ear buds. They come with a charging case; the case holds a charge rather than just the buds. You can be on the go and pop the buds into the case and they will charge without being plugged in. This is a great feature. Plus, I like the size and shape of the case - it's easy to find in a large purse or bag, even if you are trying to feel for it. It's easy to pair using the enclosed directions. I tried it with both my Samsung Galaxy and my laptop. I have had mixed results with ear buds in the past because of comfort. These buds are comfortable to wear. I could move around and not worry about them falling out. The battery life is fantastic. They were sitting unused for several days on my desk, not plugged in, just in their case. The case held its charge and the buds were ready to go when I needed them. I would definitely recommend these ear buds.
I would recommend this to a friend
My first pair of truly wireless earbudsPosted
This is my first set of truly wireless earbuds. Love the color and the charging case that was almost compact. The left is the main earbud and the right receives its signal from the left. Any audio from calls only go to the left earbud. The sound quality is about what I was expecting, not horrible, but not blow your mind fantastic. These aren't actually noise cancelling which for me, is good as I have to hear my surroundings at work. I take calls and wear my work headset on my left side, so I had to take the left wireless bud out of the case to hear music on the right. When they are in the case, they are automatically off. They automatically turn on when removed. That's a very cool feature! One complaint is trying to fit them into my ear. The fin is difficult to work with and every time I tried to put them in, I hit the button. Speaking of buttons, each earbud has one and each button does different things depending on how many times, or how long it's pressed. It will take a while before I remember all the possible functions. For future versions, make a smaller button, or move it so it's not pressed when trying to put on the earbuds. It was very hard to get past the difficulty in getting them in place. That's the reason for my three stars.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Truly wireless with great soundPosted
These are stylish and good quality earbuds that I have several things I like about and just a couple of things that could be different or better: Pros: - Very easy to pair. I paired them in seconds with my iPhone Xs - Great sound. They have plenty of base and can be turned up very loud. - Comfort. These earbuds are very comfortable and secure in your ear. - Easy to turn off. When you turn one earbud off it sends a signal to the other to turn off. - Nice case and charger. I love the feature of the case charging the earbuds for additional access to power without having to bring your cord with you. Also when you take them from the case both turn on by themselves and connect to your phone. - Changing tracks, volume and answering calls can all be done with the buttons on the earbuds instead of going to your phone. - Talking on the phone. One button press to answer, the other party can hear me clearly and has no idea I'm on the earbuds. Cons: - Phone calls only are heard in the left ear. It works just fine, but for volume I wish the sound would be in both ears. - The buttons have a lot of combinations of functionality. The functions work and I appreciate they can do so many things, but there is just a lot of memorization on number of clicks and length to hold click for all of the different functions. - Turning on. If you don't take them directly from the case you have to turn each earbud on separately and I just wish it was like turning off, where you do it on one and it tells the other earbud what to do automatically. Overall I'm giving them 5 stars due to the fact that they have great sound and I love not having a cord for my workouts to get in my way or stick to me when sweating. My cons are not deal breakers, only minor pet peeves that are nowhere near deal breakers for me.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great sound, easy set-up, minor usability issuesPosted
There are two aspects of these earbuds that I want to discuss. First is the ease of set-up, fit, and sound quality, and in these regards, these earbuds are just fine. Out of the box, there was about 60% charge in their batteries, so I could use them immediately. Pairing to my phone took about 15 seconds, and I was listening to music. Sound quality is fine. These buds feature what Skullcandy calls a "FitFin," which is a little curved rubber piece that you snug up against the inside of your outer ear to help hold them in place. This feature, along with the three-sizes of ear plugs available, makes it easy to fit them to your ear comfortably. I had no trouble in this regard. The second aspect is usability, and in this regard, these buds fall slightly, in my opinion. Why? Because everything is controlled by the buttons on each ear bud. The buttons are large, and it's easy to bump them and thus do something unintended if all you're trying to is adjust the fit. For example, to turn the buds on or off, you push the left side button for five seconds. To raise the volume, you tap the right side button twice. To lower the volume, you tap the left side button twice. To pause or resume play, you tap either side button once. To advance to the next song, you hold the right side button for three seconds. To go back one track, you push the left side button for three seconds. If a phone call comes in and you want to answer it through the buds, you answer or end the call by tapping either side button once. Got all that? My biggest problem was inadvertently touching the button and thus pausing the play when I was just trying to reposition the bud in one or the other ear. The buttons are large. You have to remember to grab the buds around the edges, and do so carefully. All of the above said, I'm sure one gets used to using these over time, and I would not hold the control aspects of these earbuds against them to any great degree. To my mind, sound quality is what matters most with fit and comfort a close second in any audio for the ears, and in these regards, these earbuds are just fine. Included in the box are three sizes of rubber ear plug so you can choose the best one for your ears, a nice carry case which is also the charger and which also itself can be charged (and thus the earbuds charged from the case) so the listening time available before needing to plug something into a socket is 12 hours, and a USB-C cable. No A/C adapter is included, so if you want to charge these from a wall socket, you will need to purchase that separately. One last comment, and it applies to every pair of earbuds I've ever used, including these. Why can't the manufacturers put a big "L" and a big "R" on the buds? It's not trivial to figure out which is the left bud and which is the right. Yes, they're mirror images of each other, so one is left and one is right, but they only way I could be sure which was which was to compare them to the images in the instruction manual. Not a big deal once you know which is which, but still...
I would recommend this to a friend