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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 3302 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Headphones with Horrible Bluetooth

    Posted
    Helge801
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    I absolutely loved these Headphones. The sound quality was good, The semi ridged body fits nicely on your shoulders, The length of the leads is good and the build quality seemed very good too with slightly thicker leads to the ear buds I imagine they would have lasted a while. But then the actual Bluetooth connection quality.... Wow is this bad! Sitting at my desktop with my Bluetooth dongle about 2' to my left at hip height and direct line of site I would loose connection if I turned my head the wrong way and my neck obstructed the line of site to the Bluetooth dongle. I almost sent my dongle back thinking that was the problem till I connected these headphones to my phone and took them to work. With my phone in my pocket and the headphones in, I would constantly lose connection. If I leaned over to pick something up I would lose connection completely. Let me put this in perspective, I took these back and traded up to the Sony ExtraBase wireless headphones. With those on I was working in the basement and went upstairs and outside to get some tools from my truck when I realized my music was still playing but I couldn't find my phone. I went back into the basement to realize I had left my phone down there and it had continued to stay connected and play music from that far. pretty stark difference. Now before you go out and buy an ExtraBase by Sony. I would say I don't like the all around product feel nearly as much. That being said, they work very well so that's what I'm sticking with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Was expecting much more

    Posted
    Ayla
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    I love skull candy, I own many pairs of their headphones. From over-ear to in-ear. I have been using Skull Candy for years and I expected a lot from these headphones. I got the Samsung Galaxy S7, the headphone jack is in the bottom of the phone. I don't like it there so I decided to splurge and get myself some wireless headphones. I read some amazing reviews about these headphones and decided that I would get them. The first time I turned them on I was amazed at the quality. I thought it was going to disappoint, I turned them on in my room and listened to a couple of songs. Now, I don't know if it's because it's raining or what but I put my headphones around my neck and put my phone in my pocket. I turned the headphones on as I walked outside, threw my hoodie up, and played the music. Instant glitching music. I lift the phone out of my pocket to look at the music to see what's up. Nothing, the music is playing right (as it sometimes pauses and plays constantly when i'm in my car - Bluetooth). So my phone isn't doing the glitching and the headphones have been out of package enough to play a few songs, get charged, then go out and be used. No foul play, they've been sitting on my dresser for /one night/ as I got them Friday and today is Saturday. I don't know what's up but I expected much more. Guess i'll be returning these and using my regular Skull Candy in-ears. One thing I can say, however, is that the sound and bass lives up to Skull Candy's reputation and that's why this gets 2 stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the Price

    Posted
    EdwardMartz
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    Picked these up on Black Friday weekend to try out my first wireless set of headphones. Unfortunately they stopped working yesterday. Only lasted me 12 days before the power control stopped working. Battery would charge but they wouldn't turn back on. The last time they worked they only lasted about 20 minutes into my workout before permanently retiring. Just glad i was able to return them to the store and not be a total waste of time trying to get them exchanged through the manufacturer because they claim it takes 4-6 weeks. That doesn't sound appealing so instead returned. My review for the sound, there really isn't any bass to the sound either. I prefer the wired apple headphones i received with my iPhone. I own some Skullcandy wired headphones that sound way better than these at only about $15. But i guess since you are buying to lower end of the wireless headphones you get what you pay for. The fit of the headphones are only comfortable when you are standing straight or on your stomach, if you try and do workout's on your back, they will keep sliding off. Another annoying thing is that when the battery drops to 20% you get the most annoying beeping sound letting you know they are low on battery and it keeps repeating until they die. Overall an okay set of headphones but i saved myself the hassle of problems in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I give this one an "Eh" rating

    Posted
    Polecat
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    Pros: The cost is the biggest positive, with styling and achievable volume also being attractive.. Cons: Low battery capacity, freakishly annoying low battery indicator, and the controls. First off, I wear these while riding a motorcycle (must have tunes), and the controls are located too near the ear piece to operate easily if you're wearing a helmet. Secondly, since the controls are that close to the ear piece, you have to operate them by touch, as you can't see them while in use. Even bare-handed, the raised portions are very difficult to discern, and I usually end up pressing the wrong section, instead of making it louder, it stops the music altogether. Unless you're fluent in Braille, these are going to be problematic. Potential Issue: I haven't had them long, but the last time I charged them, the battery lasted about 20 minutes, and I thought that I had charged it for a long enough time. It's possible that I've created battery memory, (kind of quick for that to occur though), or the battery life is just atrociously low and the battery has degraded, but in either case, this could be a huge issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only OK for a Skullcandy product...

    Posted
    Chrislw47130
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    I love most of Skullcandy's products. I've got several sets of both earbuds and over-the-ear headphones that I enjoy greatly. I have been looking for a decent set of Bluetooth earbuds to use while I mow grass, trim, etc. When I saw these, I was pleased. I got them all charged and ready to go and then discovered, for whatever reason, that, as someone pointed out in another post, they would NOT sync up with my iPhone 6S. So I tried my iPhone 4S and they did fine. Listened to them and they sounded great---until I went outside and started my mower (which, as far as lawn mowers go, is pretty quiet) and the sound from the earbuds just vanished! I turned the volume up on both my iPhone AND on the earbuds, but I could still barely make out the music over the sound of the mower. These buds would definitely be excellent in a quiet location (hospital, library, home workout room), but they are sadly inadequate when it come to using them while doing anything that creates a competing sound. I'll be returning these and likely just buy another pair of corded earbuds since those I can hear fine over my mower.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Alex
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    I found these half off at my local store so I figured I’d have an extra set. These are terrible. The connection distance is only like 20 feet and it will start to crackle, unpairing and going to another device requires you to unpair and then turn back on, other devices just reset, this requires an extra step. The blue light on the back is CRAZY bright, so if you want to listen at night or laying in bed, you will light up the room, and lastly, the headphones don’t have magnets on the buds to keep them together. I’ve had Apple BeatsX which are hands down the best and cheap Soundpeats. These are easily the worst. Not even worth the half price I paid. They’ll definitely be my backup pair.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    For small necks

    Posted
    SkullWorkout
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    I went to BestBuy on my way to the gym on pre-workout. I was looking for a quick wireless set of headphones that would work well because the wired ones always get caught on the equipment. I got online saw decent reviews for this and as my pre-workout had already kicked in I bought and ran to the gym. I then realized that these headphones are better suited for people with small necks, they keep sliding off of my neck (18in. neck) and fall off while working out or while running, I must continuously readjust them, and the large ear inserts are still too small for me, I fount out that if I wear them under my elevation mask it will hold them in place however the rest falls off my neck.... and finally the sound quality, its not too loud and not good on the BASS.... but it is clear and unlike others the signal is decent, it doesn't cut out if my phone is in my pocket and the battery life is good to....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound; Poor Call Capability

    Posted
    Maddog
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    PROS: They paired seamlessly with my iPhone 7; the sound quality was very good, with even bass presenting very clearly without crackling / distortion; comfortable to wear, without tangling of the wires. CONS: The two MOST important 'cons' are [1] when you receive an incoming call, you are not always able to answer it with the pushbutton on the headphones themselves; [2] if you are able to answer the call, the other party hears nothing, and hangs up. SO: When you pair a Bluetooth headset to your cell phone, it needs to work for calls, as well as music. I ended up returning them, with no replacement until 2 weeks ago... Beats by Dre Powerbeats3 are about 3x more expensive than these, BUT I've had them for >2 weeks, use them all of the time, everyday. Unsurpassed sound quality, excellent for Siri and for making / receiving phone calls.

    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 is 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: 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

    Great sound, lousy connection

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quality Sound until you Lose it!

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    They can't hear me!

    Posted
    ShellyB
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    I bought these headphones because the cheap pair that came with my phone finally died on me. I'm thinking with the brand name they would be pretty good but I was wrong. Where you can hear the music fairly well no one can hear me when I am on a call. I have to always take it off Bluetooth and just hold my phone. The cheap headphones I had before worked better than them. If I am playing music on my phone and happen to put the phone in my pocket it will start breaking up! I can't return them, I waited too long but I will be buying another pair and giving this one to the grandson.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    They slide off my neck - ANNOYING!

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Review

    Posted
    SCSB2WirelessEarBuds
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    I am pleased with the quality of the sound on these earbuds, 5 star. However, they cut out the first time I used them. I suspected low charge so I ensured a complete charge overnight for my next use. Then once again, less than a minute of use they cut out. It is hard to listen to music when the song cuts out. I continued to listen and they did this two more times, once while writing this review. I would not buy them again and may ask for a refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Mixed bag, but mostly a miss...

    Posted
    Nanook93
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    Sound quality and battery life are both fine; plus, it recharges quickly. However, it will not sync with my chromebook. It connects, then disconnects shortly after. No other wireless devices act this way with my chromebook. The most disappointing issue is the fact that they won't stay in place. They always end up sliding down the back of my neck. Currently looking for a better option...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but skips A LOT.

    Posted
    bradjarnagin

    They have a great sound as long as you are sitting still. I have a mowing business and have used several different brands/styles of buds. While mowing/trimming, they skip constantly. I use a belt clip for my phone and it stays on my waist band, so it's not like it's far away. These are decent for the price if you can get past the skipping and not being able to skip songs on the headset.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Never used them

    Posted
    Countrywoman
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    I bought these to use with my IPod touch. They would not pare at all with the IPod. They would pare with my IPhone 7 but I wanted to use them with the IPod for workouts. Called the store and they passed me to the Geek Squad. I got transferred to 5 different people, it started out with accounting and went on from there. No high marks for the product or the Geek Squad 800 service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Stay away from this

    Posted
    YaYa
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    I purchased this to replace the earbuds that my daughter broke. I wanted something different, so I decided to try these. They was working for a while, but I didn't like it. I expected more from a Skullcandy product, but got less. It was bulky, it drained the battery on my iPhone, and it wouldn't pair up with my phone the next day. I ended up returning these and got the Sony earbuds.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do not stay in ear

    Posted
    Beels
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought these to work out with. The heavy battery that hangs behind your kneck yanks the ear buds out when running or doing anything other than sitting. If all you want them for is home or office then they are good, but they are unuseable for workouts. I love skullcandys sound and build quality, these just were not designed well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend