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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 3302 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the sub $50 price tag

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Otto
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    This is my second set cause I lost my first pair,sound is one of the best I have used with out paying hundreds for headphones,battery lasts me pretty long not sure how long yet exactly cause I always for get to charge it over night before work,they only annoying thing about them is how they slide to one side or fall off to your back,that’s how I lost my first set,sounds great,battery life is pretty goos so far,and if you take off the plastic housing thing it’s even worse to keep it in one spot,but for a wireless headphone while working is great no wires to get tangled in,and I’m in and out of cars all day and up and down but if they fixed the neck piece to stay tighter it would be a five ⭐️,I also like how I just turn bt the hephones and my phone and they pair up pretty fast less then 15sec

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth headphones

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    suz5ive
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    Purchased these in white, wanted others to be able to tell I have on headphones, the black pairs would have been more hidden, I have long dark hair. The battery life is decent, wish it were a bit longer. They seem to have a quick charge feature. I just plug them in for a half hour or so, and can use them for a while longer. The silicone ear pieces are comfortable. I tried buying Comply Foam tips for them, but I have small ear canals, and those hurt after an hour, which is weird, the ones I got for my Jaybird headphones never gave me that problem. The included ear pieces don't hurt, and block out sound moderately, of course the Comply ones do a better job, but comfort mattered more to me. I like the included collar, and that it's removable. It keeps the wire in place around the back of the neck. I also like the attached sliding clip. It's helped when I was outdoors on a windy day. The collar would slide down my back and tug on the headphones in my ears, that got annoying, until I started using the clip. Overall, they are a great product for what I paid at the time of purchase, they were on sale. They were also the cheapest bluetooth headphones the store had at the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice for the price

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    Ryan
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    First I will say this is my first bluetooth headphones so don't have any comparisons. They are easy to pair and sound good. I was concerned about the earbuds fitting well, but don't have any issue. Actually fit tight enough that music even sounds pretty good while mowing. They stay put while working out. I don't run but they work good while doing weights and the elliptical. Battery life is very good. I have only taken a couple calls on them and they sound good on my end. The people I talked to said I sounded good too. Things I don't care for. I am not sure that they wouldn't be better with a round cable instead of the flat. Seems like a round cable might be more flexible. But that is one thing I have got use to. The one thing I don't like is how you skip songs. You have to hold the volume button down. In itself that isn't bad but you have to hold it to long. So while doing activities I tend to pull the earbud loose a little bit while trying to skip a song. Plus it is on the left side and being right handed this is a little hard to get use to. I am still very pleased with them and got them on sale at Best Buy. So for the price I would purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for the price!

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    Shelly
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    I bought these because I couldn't find the charging cord for my other earphones and I wanted an inexpensive pair for my run the following morning. These were bought completely at the last minute and without research. I have a hard time with earbuds, and had very low expectations. However, I have to say, these are now my favorites! They are comfortable, the band doesn't bounce or move around on my neck, and the earbuds actually stay in my ears! The sound is decent and stays connected to my ipod. I've had earphones that sometimes lose connectivity if the ipod is moved around. I think the sound quality is very appropriate for this price point. So far, I would recommend these without hesitation. I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I haven't had them long enough to attest to the durability. I will amend my rating later if need be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for my workout regime

    Posted
    soleblue
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    I previously had another pair of very new wireless headphones, but after experiencing them constantly falling out of my ears when even doing mild exercise, such as walking, I had to find another pair. I read the reviews and chose to try the Skullcandy headphones. I don't have many issues with them. The sound quality works well for me and compared to my previous headphones, these stay in my ears much better. I personally like the neckpiece as it seems to hold everything in place a bit. My only "problem" is the length of the charge that they hold. I usually use them about 4 hours a week total, but by hour 4 they're dying on me mid workout. I saw reviews that talked about holding a charge for a long time, so I was expecting to only have to charge every two weeks (like my other headphones), but find myself charging every week. Overall though, they work well for my workout regime and appreciate that I'm not having to constantly deal with them falling out of my ears.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great needs little improvement

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    Goofy811
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    The reviews I read before choosing these headphones made me skeptical. However I went ahead and bought them because they were right between cheap and expensive and seemed decent. Iv'e had these headphones for 2 months now and I have nothing, but great things to say(One bad thing lol). The headphones fit comfortable around my neck and stay in any sitiuation such as running around, working out or just boarding around my college campus. They are durable , volume is great, and bass and treble are alright. The one thing I have to say they should improve is sometimes the bluetooth has to go in and out until it levels out for hours of entertainment. Other than that I would recommend these headphones for the casual bluetooth user. I use it with my iPod, iPhone, and iPad. They all work well and connect easily.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product for the Price!

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    Victor
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    After my wireless Sol Republic Shadows got trashed I was in the market for some new wireless headphones but without the triple digit price tag. By coincidence Skullcandy had just released these the day before I bought them so they had little to no reviews but based on the description and Skullcandy's great products I decided to try them out for the price. Instantly I was not disappointed with their performance, sound and the fact that they comfortably stay on. I am a very active person so I used these during workouts dog runs and BMX sessions at the skateparks and they stayed in especially with the little clip feature on the cord. The sound and connectivity strength are great too but the only bad thing is they don't come with any sort of carry case or cloth as most of Skullcandy's other high end products do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Bluetooth for the Price

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    PiddyPat
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    This Bluetooth Headset fits well into the ears. No problem with ear buds falling out of ears and comes with larger set of earbuds for the larger ear. Something unique with this product from some of the other Bluetooth headsets that I has used is the fact that it can be worn with the hard shell neck piece which forms to the neck or can be worn just with the headset with just the wire and attached earbuds. This product has good sound quality and is in the lower price range from around $60. Some cons are the battery doesn't not last all day and when using the multifunction button with the iPhone, it will not fetch Siri. Which was a negative for me. But, over all this product is a great buy for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth for the money

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    vkg61
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    I paid $49 plus tax for mine. It fits and holds in my ear perfectly you wouldn't even know you had them on once you get used to the fact that it pretty much silences the rest of the world. Audiophiles might get picky about the sound but these are much better than the Apple buds that came with my iPhone and are better than several other brands I've tried including the JBL line. I use mine for working out, riding my bike, and even mowing my yard. The specs say that the battery lasts six hours but I have never run out of power in real use. I always recharge them when I am finished using them. My only complaint is that the collar is not quite long enough to get a good grip on my neck and has a tendency to want to slide off backwards so I find it necessary to occasionally check to see that it still on correctly but that's a minor thing to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the Money...

    Posted
    DJPBWyte
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    I have given the Smokin Buds a workout. I have owned them for a full summer season of use and offer these words: Yes they are worth the money. These are not Beats or Bose or even Jaybirds so don't think you are getting that level of sound and depth. They do connect easily to my Samsung or iPad so that is a plus and don't cut out like cheap knockoffs that when your phone is in your pocket it cuts out. They last a long time. I have never had them run out of battery while using them. Whether on the job or on the tractor mowing the lawn. They stay in the ear well even when sweating. Phone worked well when placing calls. People could hear me well. A little heavier than I like but they are wireless and need a battery so I guess I can't complain too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great performance for the price

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    VictorC88
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    I have always been a fan of Skull Candy's products since it is quality that doesn't break the bank. I was a bit skeptical about purchasing these wireless headphones since I had not seen many good reviews on their similar workout wireless headphones, but for the price I decided to take a chance. The sound is great and was super easy to pair with my iPhone. The Bluetooth range is decent, which I experience cutoff around 30 feet, and the occasional sound cut out, but minor quibbles. I have had JayBird and Sol Republic headphones before which were excellent, but these Skull Candys hold their ground! My only other compliant was they didn't come with a carrying pouch or case as is with most of Skull Candy's products. For the price you absolutely cannot go wrong, they stay in place during my workouts and BMX rides, and come in great colors!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Are the best bluetooth headset in the market

    Posted
    Sarah1233
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    I bought one of these at Best Buy as a wireless earphone noise isolating solution. While they function well enough for noise isolation,and they fit around my neck just fine, the Bluetooth connection is the main issue with these earphones. I have an iPhone 6S. Essentially the problem is that when I put my iPhone in my pocket and play music with the earphones sitting on my neck with buds in my ears, the audio will randomly drop in and out while I'm walking. If I have the phone closer to the device without any objects blocking it, say sitting on a desk, the connection is stable. I tried looking up general solutions to this problem but I can't find anything. I don't think this device has the option to update the firmware to potentially fix the issue either since I don't see an option for such a thing on the Skullcandy website.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    bctrip
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    I'm very happy with the sound of these headphones, I think they are very good compared to my other pairs. The bass is good and the sound is not "tinny". The band that goes around your neck seems ok, but I'm concerned when running the buds are not going to stay in my ear. Especially the left one that has the controls and weighs more and can catch on stuff. Again I haven't ran with them and they seem ok when stationary or light movement, but when I move my head around they move out of my ear canal a little where the sound is best. Might be that the 2 included sizes of buds may not fit my ears, but I really wish these had over the ear holders or some sort of clip. Plan to test out running on the next couple days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    CERTAINLY WORTH A LISTEN!

    Posted
    LIONHEAD
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    I BOUGHT THESE WITHOUT READING REVIEWS OF THE ITEM OR TRYING THEM OUT FIRST. THEY HAVE GOOD SKULLCANDY SOUND FOR WIRELESS EARBUDS. THEY DON'T COMPARE WITH MY SKULLCANDY HESH 2 WIRELESS HEADPHONES...BUT IN ALL FAIRNESS THESE ARE EARBUDS. I CAN COMPARE THEM TO MY BLUE ANT PUMPS, THOUGH. I LIKE THESE FOR SOUND MUCH BETTER THAN THE BLUE ANT PUMP. THE PUMPS SOUND O.K. WITH GOOD EAR CANAL SEALING OF THE BUD. THESE SMOKIN' BUDS 2 COME WITH 2 SETS OF BUDS, NEITHER OF WHICH WERE REAL GOOD IN MY EARS. SO I PULLED THE ONES OFF OF MY PUMPS, PUT THEM ON THE SMOKIN' BUDS AND WAS GOOD TO GO. THE SET I PURCHASED WERE $49.99...A LITTLE EXPENSIVE FOR MID LEVEL WIRELESS BUDS, BUT I FEEL IT WAS WORTH IT. IF YOU FIND A PAIR FOR LESS I THINK IT WOULD BE DEAL. CHECK THEM OUT. THEY COME IN 3 DIFFERENT COLORS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, not excellent...Price is perfect!

    Posted
    Deanna
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    I love these headphones because: **there's no cord to get caught on various things I pass **the sound is great quality (most of the time) **They keep their charge for almost a week full of workouts. These same headphones make me want to scream because: **They have recently started falling out of my ears while laying on bench to lift dumbbells. **Every once in a while, the playback has static or is a bit choppy. It happens enough to notice, but usually goes away. I have yet to figure out why, which is the most frustrating part. Those 2 cons are not enough for me to stop using them! In fact, I won't return to corded headphones any time soon. These are great headphones at a wonderful price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good bang for the buck

    Posted
    kungfukeith
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    Comfortable and lightweight but the earbuds stay put even when jogging. I only have one complaint, and this being my first set of wireless buds this may be a general problem with most inexpensive buds and not just these. The problem is that the unit seems to be very susceptible to interference which manifests in "skipping" in the track, like listening to a dirty CD. I don't run into the issue often and it seems to be worst at busy intersections where there are, presumably, lots of bluetooth devices passing. Overall, I'm pleased with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    NICE SET....OF HEADPHONES

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    recon409
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    I went to BB to get my wife a decent set of wireless headphones to use at the gym. I really had no particular brand in mind. The sales associate recommended these as a good sounding pair for the money so I went with them. Neither myself or my wife were disappointed. They paired easily with her phone and sound great. My only complaint is that they don't seem to hold a charge between uses. They were fully charged after Christmas and sat around for a week without being used. When she took them to the gym for the first time, they were dead. Maybe that's how they are but I would think they would stay charged longer than that when not being used. Knowing this now, they will be charged before leaving the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound Quality for the price..... But

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    Ethan
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    For the price point you can't beat the fact that they're Bluetooth and that they sound half way decent. Battery life is pretty impressive as I can use these moderately for a week and not have to charge them till the weekend. One gripe I do have though is the way that they sit on your neck. The flex collar as they call it, adds too much weight to the back of the IEM's and I find them falling off my neck sometimes. Even taking it off, the back part that houses the battery is to heavy and sometimes pulls the ear buds out of your ears.There is a small clasp that you can couple the two headphones wires together in front of your neck but then you just look silly. Other than that, they are a solid set of wireless ear buds.

    I would recommend this to a friend