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Skullcandy - Venue Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black-Left_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 235 reviews

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid sound at reasonable price

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    Artman
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    Pros: The base sound is solid, especially in the midrange with good presence. The bass is respectable without being overpowering. Bluetooth operation is generally responsive and, when the listener is at rest, the noise cancellation feature is surprisingly good. So far the headphones hold their charge well for a day's listening. Cons: The higher sonic range could offer a bit more crispness, which seems to be lacking. In addition to this, and the reason why a star is being withheld from the rating, is that the noise cancellation is very sensitive to movements like car bumps on the road and foot falls from walking that can translate to lateral vibrations to one's head. These vibrations can hit the ear drums with annoying tinny ear thuds, thereby making them less than ideal for walking around. Also, for some, ear fatigue can become an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Haptic Bass - awesome cans!

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    jhancock
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    Nice clean, solid bass (very solid). Crisp highs. Very light weight, nice comfortable over the ear fit. The on headset controls are easy to remember and use (they also are well marked visually). The battery life is great, allowing for multi-day use on one charge (they also have a quick charge capability where 10 Min charge = 3 Hours of Play). Use the 4 LED fuel gauge by pressing the power button (even if they are off) and you will see your battery level on the LEDs. 100% = 4 white lights, 75% = 3 white lights, 50% = 2 white lights, 25% = 1 white light, <5% = 1 red light. If you desire, you can also use tethered, so you never have to skip a beat. You can pair up to 2 devices at the same time, but only one device can stream at a time. The ANC (active noise cancelling) is adjustable and quite capable. The Bluetooth range extended to around 100 feet for me (no obstructions). This is a great addition to their well-received line of audio products. In short, they offer a great listening experience in an attractive headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It serves its purpose

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    Jackie
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    So far I'm very happy with this headphones. As much as I'm really tempted to buy the purple bose solo3 *because of the color* at the same time this headphones really sounds good for my ears already. I've contemplated for about a month until I decided to stick with this since it does really worked great for my needs. Fits well on my ears, doesn't hurt wearing for long periods. My only downfall for my needs is the mic is incorporated in the headset which I guess not for others. The only reason this huge for me is that I use this mainly for singing :) and I can't rely on it. Anyway, in the end it still works as my husband has skullcandy cords with mic on it and it did worked! I tried the headphones wirelessly and called my husband and it did well and he said he can hear me clearly and it didn't seem I'm using my headphones so it's no question that this really works well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound for the money

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    Daeveous
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    My needs: Noise -cancelling, lightweight, wireless and Assistant integration. In the list of noise cancelling headphones, these are second only the $349 Sony - WH-1000XM3 for filtering out background noise while providing excellent sound. The built-in voice assistant and dual pairing allows use of Alexa / Google Assistant / Cortana while simultaneously paired to my phone and my Desktop. Battery life is really nice. I have run into only one real issue: After using them for long periods of time, the bluetooth connection sometimes goes 'dark' where it seems to be connected but in some sort of sleep mode which cost this review 1 star. If you're a Skull Candy fan and just need serious noise and bass without the noise cancelling, then I would spend the extra for the Crusher 360 or save some dollars and go with the Hesh 3 if you don't need the noise cancelling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally great fit for a small head!

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    KristenB
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    In my search for noise canceling headphones I finally purchased the highly rated (and expensive) Sony WH-1000XM3, only to find that even on the smallest setting they flopped off my head. This turned out to be true of the Bose, Beats and down the line until I finally found the Skullcandy Venue. I won't go into a technical review because you can find that elsewhere, but I do want to mention how quickly they connect to multiple BT items and it's great to be able to move seamlessly between them. In all, I am very happy to finally have found a great competitor in the noise cancellation field that is stylish, full of features and fits a small head!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING sound!!! LOVE them.....

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    Krissy
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    I read the reviews before I make a large purchase and people were giving good reviews about the sound quality and wireless syncing. I have to say the reviews were correct. These wireless headphones are AMAZING!!!!! The sound quality is through the roof amazing. I use them mostly to listen to my TV at night so I don't bother my apartment neighbors and I have to say I am thrilled how great these are. I've used them a few times listening to some songs on my iphone and the sound is just as amazing, WAY better than my other headphones I have. I HIGHLY recommend these!!!! My wifi speed is pretty low at home ...BUT... I have no big issues about it cutting in and out at all. I got the white color and love them. I wish they had more colors but I do like the white.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for mulitpurpose use

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    OldtMaaan
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    I bought these as a replacement for another brand. I need a wireless headset with microphone that I can use with Skype, Zoom, etc. when working from my laptop. I also use these for listening to Amazon Music in between meetings. These are noise cancelling headphones and are very helpful when using in busy places like coffee shops, restaurants, etc. There is a bonus that I wasn't expecting, I plugged these into my Xbox One controller, only expecting to get sound but the microphone also worked. Though I was asked to turn down or mute my microphone while playing COD. Easy enough! :) I'm not experienced with gaming headsets and certainly only needed it to listen in on gaming without disturbing the family. A great all around headset!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good

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    RAnt
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    While shopping for a headphone set for a birthday present, we went to Best Buy to try out a specific Sony set. While there we noticed the Skull Candy options for wireless/noise cancelling and tried them out. My previous experience with this brand was essentially the bargain ($10-30) wired earbuds, had no idea they had mid/higher end headphones like these. The sound was awesome, especially if you like bass. The extra bass is a bit too much for me personally, but the recipient of the headphones love it. The noise cancelling also works very well, almost as well as my Sony XM3 headphones. So far we're very happy with this purchase and are considering buying a second pair for another family member.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones with Assistant Access!

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    TechGuru
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    First off, the battery life is amazing. These headphones can last for up to 24 hours. That means you may not need a charge on a business trip, even if it is two weeks. These headphones sound AMAZING, with very rich highs and lows. The noise cancelling also works incredibly well, shedding unwanted outside noises. Don't use these for jogging with the noise cancelling on, as you won't know what is going on around you - use monitor mode instead, as it allows you to better hear what is around you. Having access to your digital assistant on your phone by just double-tapping the button is great as well, as I can get information, or just change playlists, without taking out my phone. I can also ask the time, call people, and get answers to questions without missing a beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    Whbizlaw
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    Even after trying these in the store, I was still a little skeptical, but at the price point it was worth the risk. Glad I did! I'm no audiophile by any means but these are great for the every day music lover. My main reason for purchasing them was for the the ACN. I've been a Bose owner for a decade and no, these aren't Bose, but they don't miss the mark by much. These are very good noise canceling headphones. As others have stated there is a bit of white noise or hissing sound, but nothing distracting. There is also a slight lowering of th e volume in the ACN also. Pairing took a bit of effort, but once done the connection was strong. Earpieces are comfortable and fit my large ears. Wiuld definitely recommended to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

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    Shaun
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    I'll start off with the good. They look great. They are comfortable. The ear covers are a little stiff at first and if you have huge ears they might be a little uncomfortable but for most I imagine they will be fine. The bad. Sound quality is not impressive. The bass wasn't there like it was in store. They weren't very loud either. In addition to that, if you try to use on a computer it splits audio and digital communications between two channels. So if you're watching a movie or playing a game you can't talk to someone at the same time. If you try to merge channels it comes out in mono. I was very disappointed with this headset and ended up returning it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect!

    Posted
    RomTom
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    Very good headphones with a few flaws. Pros: -Great-looking headphones. Sophisticated yet cool. Good-quality materials. -Surprisingly good noise-canceling. I've tried a lot of headphones, and these have some of the best noise-canceling I've tried. Cons: -Just a little too small. The ear cups are a little too small to fit properly around my ears. My head isn't particularly large, but I have to fully extend the headphones to reach my ears. They fit too tightly around my head to wear for an extended period. Definitely try these in-store to make sure they fit. Overall: -If these headphones happen to fit you, they are a no-brainer! Excellent appearance, quality materials, and awesome sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty simple... Good earphones

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    Chris
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    Had to jump in on the headphones for over $100 group eventually and after about a month of use am pleased with my purchase. I would never have spent money on headphones like they are now a days but I was sick of my music sounding flat. Ear buds are nice but had to do the over the ear route for a heavy in bass quality. Not to mention the ability to use a cord so I can lay back and listen to albums was a must. I love these for travelling as airplane noise at times makes it almost impossible to enjoy a movie or music. I purchased these for 150 and the battery life and feel are great as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fit is too tight

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    bawust
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    I have a very small head, like XS in caps/hats. These headphones are WAY too tight. I had a headache within 10 minutes of wearing them. I let my kiddo try them, to see if maybe they would work for him (he's a miniature gamer and lives in headphones). He is only 6 and also will not wear them, says they're too small and hurt his ears. I don't know who tasted these out, toddlers?? I tried stretching them, like you do, and they're still just uncomfortable. At this price, I expect more. I am returning them to the store and going for the Bose, as they never disappoint. On the positive, they sound great! The noise cancellation, while not Bose, is decent, a solid 7/8 out of 10.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good!

    Posted
    Mlmpep
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    I did not receive the white ones as requested, but rather the black. That is ok. Black does not usually show wear and tear as much. I used them a few times to play on my ipad when my husband was watching TV. I have not had the chance to wear them on a plane which is really why I wanted them. The noise on planes is so overwhelming, so you really need them to listen to music. It was really easy to Bluetooth connect them to any device and charging is a breeze, and it has a convenient carrying case. All in all, pretty good. Do not know about durability since I tend not to throw things around, but take good care of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful value, with a solid build and design

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    Ryguy17
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    Note, I'm not an audiophile, so I am nowhere near an authority on headphone quality. With thay said, these headphones are amazing for the price. They do a wonderful job of cancelling out sound, but it won't cancel out 100% in a lot of cases. They have Tile integration to make finding them when lost a breeze. You can control the noise cancelling effect with a button press. And finally, they are high quality for the price range. I look high and low for bluetooth noise cancelling headphones that wouldn't completely break my bank. If you want quality without breaking the bank, go with these bad boys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Sound Very Poorly Made !!!!!!!!!!!

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    PoppaManny
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    I bought the Venue and was greatly pleased at the sound , much much better sounding than its Bass enhanced brother, BUT even at first I was greatly displeased with the build quality, especially at the asking price. I was riding home from work from Seattle on the bus and every time the bus hit a bump in the Highway the speakers jumped and crackled ! I freaked , I thought NO WAY !! But sure enough the build quality was even worse than i thought. I brought them back for a refund and bought the Bose headphones and never looked back .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones for the Price

    Posted
    Techuser
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    Cant go wrong with the Skullcandy Venue active noise cancellation headset. Comes with a zip up carrying case that protects the headset in a backpack or travel bag. I like the fact you can connect headset via 3.5mm headphone jack. So far I’ve used the headset on a 3 hour flight with no issues. Quality of sound is great and the noise cancelation works really well. It blocks out the sounds of the airplane engine quite well. Might be an issue for some people but my ears get sore after using on the plane.. Also the leather can make your ear or surrounding ear hot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the price

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    Livia
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    Overall, these headphones are wonderful for those who are on a budget. Some friends who are avid musicians dislike these because the noise cancelling function does not eliminate all sound and it does sometimes have a ringing noise if it is right next to my work laptop. However, I love them. The noise canceling function works well enough to eliminate normal sounds and to turn loud noise into low murmurs. The bluetooth works well and the keys on the headset are easy to use. For the price, it is perfect and I am very very glad that I purchased these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent but not great

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    22Vegas
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    Biggest issue overall is it doesn't get loud enough, works great for watching video but for music would like a higher noise volume. The noise cancelling works ok, about what you would expect for the price. Bass could also use a boost. Battery life is great, bluetooth connects fast but doesn't have a huge range, will disconnect if you leave whatever device its connected to and then walk far enough away in your home. The included tile feature is great in case you misplace or headphones get stolen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend