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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 3301 reviews

86%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Low quality materials

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    Anon
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    Sound quality is OK, but the materials used is subpar. The plastic pieces look extremely cheap, like those junk toys sold at 99c stores.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not very durable

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    Freddio
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    Plastic housing around one of the ear buds broke then the earbud stopped working all together.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for price can't complain to much

    Posted
    RickyTrev
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    This headphones are reasonably good for the price I bought them for. Ovalish insert below the earbud plastic is kinda bothersome and would had like if the battery lasted a bit longer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    Pizzarhett
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    The rubber pieces kept falling off. The light on the back is bright.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and comfort

    Posted
    emilai20
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    I love these wireless earbuds. There's nothing bad about them except for the fact that when you take off the plastic part that goes around your neck, you still have the part where the bluetooth is in'the way'.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    agentJFK
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    The sound quality is good and the shape of the buds fit nicely in my ears. My only complaint is the charging port. It's tucked into the plastic neck band and it's hard to get to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They're okay...

    Posted
    Walker
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    Sound quality is good. Bluetooth connectivity is good. My only gripe is that when I have the ear buds in my ear, the thickness of the rubber insulating the wires makes the wires stickout and look awkward. Also the silly collar piece doesn't stay in place if you're doing something active i.e. working out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for active workouts

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    NBAFanatic
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    I tries these wireless headphone to save a few bucks. The sound was great but the hard plastic back was irritating and did not stay in place. It continued to fall and pull the buds from my ears. These are not for working out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    They slide off my neck - ANNOYING!

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    mrsjones8
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    The quality of these headphones is what you'd come to expect from SkullCandy. The quality is great for headphones I use in a warehouse setting anywhere from 8-10 hours/day. The battery lasts my whole shift with only about a 30 minute break for lunch. CONS: While the batter life is wonderful, it's hardly worth the fight to keep the batter pack from sliding down your back. Sadly, I have to use the little rubber clip in the front to keep them from falling.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones

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    MEmerssom
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    These headphones are pretty good for skullcandies. The price is about average if you are on a budget. The sound is good, and okay bass. The downside was the plastic rest thing that goes around your neck, tends to side down off your neck and down your back. The battery is great, and has a good 4 to 5 hours of listening. After that the battery low reminder gets annoying at 20 percent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid but a bit stiff

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    HelmGuy
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    Solid headphones. Great sound quality. Charges from dead in under two hours. Solid black support band can be a bit stiff and small. Hard plastic in headphones hurts after a few hours. Still pretty darn good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    sarracenia

    I have a few major gripes about these ear buds: BATTERY LIFE: Officially a 6 hour battery life but the irritating low battery indicator kicks in when there's 30% battery left (after about 4 hours) and they become unusable at that point. CALL QUALITY: Maybe I just got a bad pair, but I can't use these for phone calls because the person on the other end can't hear me well at all. DESIGN: The "cord management" notches in the hard plastic 'frame' do nothing to help shorten the cord. They just allow you to create big ol' loops of cord that hang out from the plastic frame. That said, the sound quality for listening to music is GREAT. They're comfortable, convenient, and when I use the extra "clip" on the cord they're very secure for workouts.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable

    Posted
    Luriro
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    I purchased this device with the intent of using it at the gym more than anything else. The device is made with cheap hard plastic and it's uncomfortable, specially when you look up and you feel the bulky part behind your neck. Long sory short, I return it a few days after I purchased it. The sound is decent and the calls are ok. Not the greatest signal as some phone calls seemed to have dropped but for the money it's ok. I just needed to invest in a more well thought of and better built wireless headphone system. This was not the one for me. I have seen a few people at the gym with them and they seem to like them but for me, it was not what I needed or wanted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the sub $50 price tag

    Posted
    getSCHMIDTYfit

    First and foremost I'll address my 2 biggest concerns with wireless earbuds; Sound, these were OK but for the price much, much better than other cheaper brands. I'd just say to have realistic expectations don't expect them to sound like $150+ wired over the ear earphones. Fit, I really liked the attachment that fit behind the neck. Its what drew me to these from the 1st version of JayBirds which I had fit issues with. This feature really took away the "pull" with other wireless buds that have the control on the cord which can pull the bud out of the ear while bouncing around. PROBLEM: Well I broke mine, they provide a small plastic clip to eliminate the wire from hanging & bouncing around. Now for others who I know that have these the bounce was not a concern, for me however since I run a lot & weight train with these I wanted them to be as secure & tight fitting as possible. OK now the negative of that little clip is, when the wire is pulled tight along your chin line it creates a path for sweat to follow the cord from ear down to the volume/call controls. I believe this is what shorted out the 1st pair, the manufacturer was great honoring their warranty however when going to purchase another pair I oped for the newer JayBirds which happened to be on sale. @@@@@@@@ returned them for the SkullCandy XT Free which has much, much better sound quality and allows the cord to rest behind your head eliminating the problem which broke these) In conclusion, they're OK especially if you want a pair of wireless in ear buds for under $50. I run a boot camp and a few clients wear these during our longer runs (per my recommendation) and none of theirs has broke so maybe I'm just really sweaty, lol. Anyways is a good product, great for the price just not one of the best if you've got a little more $ to spend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are some Burly Buds

    Posted
    Alexei
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    Although Skullcandy isn't the best as far as headphones go, these buds specifically are ones I go back to. I'm going to go over their construction, battery life, usage, and price. Construction: Pros: These little guys are tough. I've put these things through the ringer of incidents. I've stepped on them; slept on them; pulled them; thrown them; sweated in them; and even had one bud fall into a cup of coffee (that one scared me the most). These things can endure which is why I use them for my workouts like bouldering and running. The ear bud runner is nice and texture with the company logo that even when I sweat these stay inside my ear. Lastly the cords connecting the battery pack to buds is awesome. It doesn't feel flimsy like a round cable cover. The cord is flat and relatively thick. These are one of the very few buds that I've to worry about one of the sides going out. Cons: The plastic clasp that keeps the headphones from falling off the back of your neck when in use get worn done within a week or so. I usually end up tying them anyway so this is a minor inconvenience to me. Battery life: I've been able to use these puppies for about 7-8 hours on close to full volume when I first got them. After the second or third month I start to notice the battery life degrade to somewhere around the 6-7 hour range. Usage: Fairly simple to use with any device that has Bluetooth capabilities. The only time I notice the sound phase in and out is when I'm right by things like light posts at the crosswalk. Simple solution to this: a few steps away from the light post. These are now 40 (but I got these on sale for 30 not including tax or warranty). When they first came out they were 50 and that was a bit on the steep side, but the 30-40 range I think is pretty solid for what you are getting in this purchase- some kind of low profile, simple, tough wireless headphones with decent battery life.

    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