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Skullcandy - Smokin' Buds 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 3294 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    sound ok but sometimes other person can't hear you

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    bert
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    Will not stay around neck good and on off and volume button to small

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The button doesn't work

    Posted
    Toddclimb
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    I got the skull candy methods , they ate great, the button works all the time

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones

    Posted
    Bugg
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    Work really well, kinda disapointed that the mic button doesn't let you change songs anymore but good headphones and great quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Buds

    Posted
    Honcho
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    Battery life is good about 7-8 hours, sound is good but controls could be better having to hold down the skip button is a pain. But they are sturdy and tough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    On/off doesn't work

    Posted
    Sergio

    I don't recommend. After one month, the main function button (skull button), which powers it on/off, doesn't work anymore so now it is useless.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

    Posted
    JayD
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    These headphones sound good, and I don't find them uncomfortable. I got them specifically to use on the treadmill, along with a Bluetooth adapter for my TV. I personally find the buttons a little hard to work with, as I can't seem to easily identify the right place to press by feel alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, poor hands free

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    Bucky
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    The earbuds themselves are good, and the sound quality is good, but the voice control is obnoxious to use, needing to speak, then say your message. The main function button does nothing at all, so I still need to touch my phone to pause or skip songs. Overall good, but the flaws are still major

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Posted
    Deagal
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    These worked wel for about a week. Now none of the buttons work, it randomly disconnects and reconnects to my phone. Will be returning

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very poor product for the price

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    Geeezee
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    After only 3 months of occasional use the power on and off button failed rendering these useless. Sound quality is ok when they worked, connectivity to iPhone 6 was hit and miss if you had the phone in your pocket. All in all not worth the $60 price tag, i'd say $20 would be a closer value.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    Posted
    lili1966
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    Love the headphone, love the sound. The only thing that kept me from giving a 5 star rating is the on/off button. It is very close to the up and down volume buttons and it can make the process of turning the headphone on or pairing to a device a little bit difficult. Stil, great phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Hovi
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    Easy to use. Good sound but could be a bit louder. You have to hold the buttons down for five whole seconds to skip tracks which is too long. The headset constantly slips down from around my neck when the buds are in and out of my ears.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really great basic earbuds.

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    jsward01
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    I really have enjoyed these Bluetooth earbuds. They sound great and I wear them everywhere I go. The only thing that I don't like about them is that the battery life could be a little bit longer, and if you forget to turn them off, they will stay connected (they don't have a smart turn-off function), which will also drain the battery. Also, the time it takes to hold the buttons down for "power-on or off" or "skip track" is a little long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's an okay headset

    Posted
    1981owl
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    I bought to listen to my music but also to be able to take phone calls while on the go. For listening to music it works fine. Taking calls not so well would live for it to vibrate on incoming calls because when the phone is on mute you may miss a call. Also when answering it isn't natural or easy pressing the answer button.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sound great, but poor design

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    chag
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    The ear pods themselves sound great. The controls and over all design though was not thought through well and are awkward and un-intuitively placed dangling from your left ear. You have to hold the buttons down for five whole seconds to skip tracks which is about three to four seconds too long. I'm not sure of the reasoning behind the detachable neck band. The headset constantly slips down from around my neck when the buds are not in my ears.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Headphones

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    bestlivmore
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    I bought these as a gift for someone who has hearing issues and they love these. They are comfortable to wear, provide great sound quality, the ear buds fit very well and are comfortable for long use. You can also use the headset when it's plugged in to charge, because the charging cord is long. The only complaint is that it's sometimes difficult to differentiate the middle power/pause button vs the volume on the cord fob. Additionally, as with other wireless devices, the distance from your device depends on your environment. Other than that, these are well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for sports

    Posted
    831steve

    I rate this 1 star these only lasted me 2 weeks the power button stopped working in one week it started giving me problems with the volume. The volume didn't turn down then it wouldnt turn on no more . The issue was my sweat I used them mostly for working out . I guess my sweat leaked in the speaker . It stopped completely. Wish I'd have gotten insurance on them . I'd recommend these if you don't sweat lol . DONT BUY THESE

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great choice for the money

    Posted
    Squenards
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    Good battery life. I can listen to them through most of the work day on a charge. I wish I could fast forward by double-clicking a volume button as I can on my wired headphones, but no such option. People complain that I sound like I'm in a tunnel when I use them to speak on the phone. Another minus is that they make a loud sound when I click the button to turn my iPhone screen off. For $60, they're great, though. I like them a lot. I can walk about 60 feet away from my phone, through my office and I still get reception!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Algiers87

    Bought about two weeks ago and only charged fully twice since then and I work out 4-5 times a week with them. Battery life is awesome. Way better then Beats wireless. Sound could be a little louder but nothing to complain about. Very easy to sync. Only real complaint is that volume button is not working at all. Only $60 bucks as compared to the $250 I spent on the wireless beats that broke on me after two months. So for the price and the quality that you get for it I would say go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good pair!

    Posted
    Mega
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    I had a cheaper Skull candy wireless ear buds but the battery life wasn't good at all. I was always hesitant to get a framed wireless pair for fear that it would irritate my neck and stand out when I'm at work. This pair of buds delivered and then some. Battery life is good, sound is great for the price, fits great and usually can be hidden till I need to use it, it's sturdy and seems durable. My only con is the controls seem temperamental. Sometimes it skips forward and pauses reliably and other times it doesn't, requiring me to take out my phone to control the play functions (except volume). It could just be that I've been hitting the wrong button at times. I did not have that problem with the cheaper pair. Great purchase overall though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but have some issues

    Posted
    kayaker2001
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    These are brand new and only available at Best Buy, right now, so I hadn't found any reviews and decided to take a chance. The instructions are sparse - a big folded sheet of paper with an annotated picture and terse descriptions of various functions... in a bazillion languages, but it'sn't hard to figure out how to use them. For me, the fit's pretty good, no complaints there, but I find the controls a bit hard to use. The buttons work different than those on my iPhone earbuds. For example, on these, to skip to the next track you press and hold the volume up button for about 5 seconds - which is a bit awkward, especially while running. More bothersome, the buttons are enclosed in a thick gummy plastic/rubber, which gives much less tactile feedback than the crisp buttons on other earbuds. As far as the sound quality, I think it's pretty good - crisp and balanced, with no hiss. The Bluetooth delay is minimal, so watching videos isn't a problem. The bass is OK, but not overwhelming. I guess many people might think it's a bit weak, but seems OK to me. But here's the first problem... they're just not loud enough. Now I'm NOT one to blast my ears, so it'sn't that I'm expecting 100 decibels out of them, but on many tracks, I've them maxed out and it's JUST at that "loud enough but really could be louder" volume. On other tracks (recorded "hotter" it seems), it's fine, and I can actually turn them down a few ticks. All in all, though, if this was the only issue I'd be pretty happy with them. Here's the bigger issue, though. They don't seem to play well with others. If I'm wearing them around the house, I get very few dropouts. Maybe one quarter second dropout every 5 or 10 minutes - which is tolerable, I think. But if I wear these around other Bluetooth devices, they stutter all the time. I figured I'd field test this by walking through Costco this past weekend. It was unbearable. Any time I got closer than a few feet from other people (presumably with cell phones) the earbuds would cut out multiple times a minute. Passing through a crowd, they went nuts. More importantly, this interference issue also keeps me from using them for my primary intended purpose. I wanted to wear them running (I'm getting to really hate my earbud cord when I run), but I'm also wearing a wireless/Bluetooth heart rate monitor (Wahoo Tickr Run), and they just don't work well together. When listening to music, the earbuds constantly skips. I've tested the HRM with the Bluetooth receiver in my car, and it works fine, so it's definitely these earbuds and not the HRM or HRM's phone app. So, if you think you don't need the extra volume, and don't use them much around other Bluetooth devices, they're great. But the ones I bought (maybe a lemon, I don't know) just don't cut it. I'm pretty sure I'll return them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend