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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 3160 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, lousy connection

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    Mnstrmike
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    I've linked these to my iPad, ASUS Transformer notebook, and Galaxy S6. The buds sound great, always have liked Skull Candy. However, I find that with the S6 the connection is lousy if I have the phone in my cargo pocket, jacket pocket. I'm only 5'7", so we are only talking 2' max from neck to pocket and the connection drops out, it's really bad if I'm laying on the ground (phone in cargo pocket, not back pocket) begins dropping connection in and out and then it quits. It seems like as long as I don't move they are fine, which sucks as the video on the Skull Candy website has a dude skateboarding. Wanted to love them as the sound is great, but they are pointless if they don't stay connected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth earbuds for the price.

    Posted
    amdillow
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    I tried several pairs of various disconnected ear buds but each pair had various defects which led me to the conclusion the technology just is not there yet. The Skullcandy SB2's however sound and work great. I have found that my pair get fuzzy when you are roughly 20 feet from the audio source. The bass is OK but I would never call these basshead buds. There is not a lot if control over music. On my S9+ I can control the volume and pause but otherwise I have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quality Sound until you Lose it!

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    GemanTransplant
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    I was excited at first... sound quality and connectivity was not bad... sometimes not clear, but overall, satisfactory. The problem is that the design is back heavy, as the battery and electronics are housed in that part in your neck, and nothing that holds it in front. Other models are designed with the heavy parts to the front! As a result, it EASILY slides behind your back, and if you don't have at least one earplug in, you will not notice... I had the device for a week... then I lost it... for $60, I really would have expected a better design and I will never buy one with this type of construction again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality Exceptional Price

    Posted
    Panda
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    They are very good in my opinion. The only time I have problems is if I'm carrying something metal or large(I am a blue collar worker) and it blocks my phone. Otherwise the sound quality is phenomenal, great bass, and excellent noise cancellation for a set of ear buds. I think they are great, the battery lasts way longer than skull candy says(I believe they say 8, but I've used them all day from 6am to 9-10 pm and they didn't die on me). Overall they are very good for the price you pay and can handle a little abuse as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great, but with an annoying feature

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    zacktodd
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    I like these-they usually sync up easily with my phone. The thing I don't like is that the large back piece that goes behind the neck is heavy. It isn't heavy enough to really notice but is heavy enough to pull it down from your ears. If you're moving around with it not plugged into your ears, it will fall off to the ground and you won't notice. It has happened to me once or twice and, luckily, I've noticed it on the ground. There is no clip to hold it to your clothing, probably because the neck piece is supposed to hold it. Sound quality is pretty good. For the price, it was a decent set.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! but....

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    PhoenixDragon
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    ***Try them!! My own experience could very well be my phone!!*** I love these head phones I just wish that the bluetooth connection was better. It acts like how a cd player used to skip when it would hit a bump, if my phone isn't in exactly in eye sight of the headphones. So running with them is out of the question as if you have your phone in your pocket or arm band, it would skip. I'm not that savvy with bluetooth technology, it's like if there is a antenna in either my phone or the headphones is broken. I'm going to say it's my phone as it does the same thing in my car on occasion. So try them out! They are totally amazing when they work!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best by far

    Posted
    TheHank

    After trying MANY major brands and spending well over a C note on a pair of ear buds, I figured I'd give these little diddys a try. I use my ear buds primarily at the gym and need something reliable, durable, and with a good fit and battery life. These little buds by FAR out-performed all of the others I have tried......at a fraction of the cost. The sound is excellent! The fit is spot on and the comfort allows me to wear them for the 2-2.5 hour gym sessions without any ear discomfort. They have a great battery life and I have yet to have any streaming issues. Bottom line...if you want a quality pair of reliable ear buds, these are it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not made for exercising

    Posted
    TChewy
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    I really wanted to love these headphones. The fit was great and the sound was awesome, however, after 30 minutes in the gym, I can't use them anymore. I guess these weren't really built for sweat. The module that controls volume and power got messed up from just a bit of sweat. The volume turned itself all the way up and I can no longer turn the power off. Seems like this should be something that's accounted for in these newer headsets now but isn't. Sad to say I'll have to try something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pair of headphones

    Posted
    CarnageGuisada
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    I have owned the LG tone pro, a pair of Jaybirds, and this Skullcandy. They have all been around the same level of quality, but the Jaybirds and the Skullcandy have outlasted the LG (one of the earbuds goes in and out). The Jaybirds are a little lighter and a bit more comfortable, but the skullcandy has better battery life. The range seems to be the same as the Jaybird and better than the LG. Sound quality is pretty good on all three, but the Jaybirds may edge out the rest because of the of the different sized pieces that hold the buds in your ear and fit into your ear canal. These were cheaper than the Jaybirds and the LG Tone Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They are okay..

    Posted
    Ashleyyyy
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    They are awesome headphones for being Bluetooth, great sound and don't fall out while running or exercising. My only downfall with them is the connectivity. I've had to replace these headphones twice now because it will go in and out of pairing mode. Then it'll officially stop working after that. It's a hit and miss if you get a defective pair or not. My first pair worked for 8 months then failed. So I bought two pairs just this last month for my boyfriend and I, and his ended up being defective, so they replaced them free of charge. So truth be told ALWAYS get the warrenty! It's worth the extra 8$ but other than that no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent value

    Posted
    Mistacris
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    For the price, it meets its value, barely. Decent sound with long battery life. The earbuds do not easily fall off like others do. When coming back into range with device, the headphones connect automatically which is a good feature. Comfort level is not too great in the ears. One vital feature it lacks is the ability to skip to the next song. There are only buttons to adjust the volume and play/pause, but non to skip forward or back. At times it is painful to put in ears, very slightly but still a bit of sting. And sometimes connectivity is an issue. It could be due to low battery, not sure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are AWESOME! PERFECT wireless headphones!!!!

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    Tumbleweed
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    I was not sure about these when i ordered, but i am so glad i got them!!! They sound amazing! Bluetooth paired so easily!!! They fit my ears PERFECT & SO comfortably! The wires are SUPER sturdy!!! The flexible neckrest is so comfortable, you barely know its there, but it keeps the headphone right in place, so they dont move around!! Bonus that you can remove the neckrest, but i have not used them without it, bcuz its so comfortable... maybe if you were using them in bed, laying down you might remove it? But i cant think of amy other reason... BUY THESE, you will be happy with them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Bluetooth Connection

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    FBOL
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    I really wanted to like these. I have dozens of wired Skullcandy earbuds. These sound very good with strong bass. I like the look and they fit ok. Unfortunately, the Bluetooth connection is VERY UNSTABLE. The music skips if I move the phone or neckband even a little bit. Even when my phone is only 1-2 feet from the neckband I can completely kill the connection by just touching the phone or putting my palm over the neckband. This happens with multiple devices (both Apple and Android). Skullcandy Tech. Support was unable to resolve this problem. Many buyers are complaining about this so it is definitely a design issue...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My type of headphones!

    Posted
    aktwas
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    I love the Skullcandy brand and I love to ride my bike. Before buying these headphones I was using the cord ink'd 2 headphones made by Skullcandy. While riding my bike with the headphones in my ear, the cord would snag on my knee making the headphones to come out of my ears. I would have to wrap the headphones around my neck like a necklace in order for that not to happen. These headphones changed the whole dilemma! One downside to these is it's not that loud on certain songs than the cord headphones, but I guess that the same issue with all Bluetooth headphones. I've tried the Beats Bluetooth and had the same issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for the basics

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    nunya
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    Overall a good basic wired/wireless headset. Got it more for durability and portability. Had a set of Ink'd but wires so thin that one side stopped working. Got these because of the heavier duty cord to the buds. Have always liked Skullcandy..... but as other reviewers commented, the battery like is not great. The sound is good and they are comfortable. The power switch is also cumbersome. Good for the price and had points to use so brought price down under $40. Would not pay full price. Recommending to a friend with the above reservations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, but . . .

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    thedvsmonkey
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    In function, these are great. Paired up easily, sound good, comfortable, etc. The one flaw would be how you keep them around your neck without losing them. The little piece of plastic that is supposed to connect both sides just doesn't cut it. It makes them too short to keep in your ears or to get over your head. Plus, it's a pain to try to get the remaining side into the piece. I can barely see the piece to try to even get the wire into it and I have thinner fingers. Someone with big stubby fingers would likely never get the wire into the piece. But, other than that small nuisance, I'd recommend these for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I made the Purchase

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    Bree
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    I love my new earbuds! They have a good sound and pair by bluetooth with the Mee audio TV system. They are easy to pair with your cell phone or any other bluetooth except with Sony Bravia X800e TV. I haven't used them to make or receive calls yet so I can't comment on that. I mainly use them to listen to my TV. I am very happy with them. My daughter suggested this brand and I'm happy with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long battery, great sound level overall amazing

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    BigBird
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    I was at the store looking at several high ends Bluetooth headsets for my iPhone 7 plus and decided to go with the skull candy since I've ofthem used their wired headsets and have amazing vibrant sounds, these are no different the battery is borderline amazing I literally charge them once and awhile simply because I'm in fear they will die during a workout and they have never died on me. The setup sound and bass are all excellent for a Bluetooth headset at this price range. I bought them as a temporary pair and they have turned into the pack leader and my go to headphones for everything, even calls

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Headphones but not perfect

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    WebGuy
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    I love the horseshoe shape and the fact that they stay on my neck. I wear them all day every day and would buy them again. Good sound for a cheaper pair of wireless headphones. The battery is decent but won't last all day if you listen to them constantly. Talking on the phone works well but I have a strange connection issue where the headphones drop when I am on a call and try to adjust the volume. It only happens on calls not while listening to music. I have a Nexus 6p. Every set of headphones has it's problems but I have had these for 5 months and use them every day. I would buy them again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Brand Good but. . .

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    Mandy
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    I got these same pair for Christmas and when I thought I lost them, I immediately went to buy the same brand bc they are reliable, great sound and charge would last. Well for some reason I got the defective pair. I initially thought maybe I had not charged them long enough when it died in the middle of a workout but no. Now they won't even turn on now and I have only had them for 3 weeks. All that to say: I had a great pair. If for some reason these give you trouble, you may have just gotten the bad pair like me. Now let's hope Best Buy makes this process simple. . .

    I would recommend this to a friend