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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 220 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound with great features

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    Gaby
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The noise cancelling is great. With a simple touch of a button you can turn that off to listen to your environment without having to take them off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid ANC Headphones

    Posted
    SteveL
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Bottom Line: The Skullcandy Venue performs nearly as well as more expensive active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones, but they lack some of the feel and finesse of higher priced alternatives. Pros: Impressive noise cancellation; good sound quality; fast charge; Tile integration Cons: A bit bass-heavy; non-foldable; bulky carrying case; small ear cups; buttons difficult to use when wearing Review: Active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones are invaluable if you dislike the ambient sounds of commuting/travel or a noisy work environment (I particularly dislike the engine noise in an airplane). As such, I was extremely curious how the budget friendly Skullcandy Venues hold up to more expensive options in the product category. I was pleasantly surprised how well the ANC performed against the hum of the various fans/air purifiers I have at home, and it did an overall good job blocking out other ambient noise. For most users, I do not think they would notice the difference in noise cancellation on the Skullcandy versus a more expensive pair, especially when listening to music. I found sound quality to be very good, although the bass is a bit overemphasized in the Venues. The headphones pack a solid set of features, including "monitor mode" which allows outside noise in, fast charge boating 5 hours from 10 minutes of charge, and, perhaps most interestingly, Tile integration so you can track your headphones if you misplace them. There'sn'thing exceptional or distinguishing about the design with the exception of the small Skullcandy logos on each ear cup. Unfortunately the cups do not fold, which creates a fairly large travel profile when the phones are in their storage/travel case. My biggest issues are with the fit and feel of the headphones. The ear cups are a bit too small to completely cover my ears. When I'm wearing them, they fit like over-ear headphones for the top of my ears but more like on-ear headphones on my earlobes. It doesn't impact their functionality (both passive and active noise cancellation still work really well) and it'sn't uncomfortable per se, but the fit definitely feels off for me. Additionally, I find that the tension on the headband is just a tiny bit too tight for my preference. I assume this will loosen, though, through more use. Second, I find the buttons difficult to use when the headphones are on. Like most in this category, the buttons are located on the bottom of the ear cups, but the buttons are fairly flat and offer little travel. As such, there isn't much tactile feedback, and I found myself pressing around on different spots to find the buttons. Once again, I presume that as muscle memory with the headphones improves the buttons will be easier to find, but they weren't immediately and easily usable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality for price point

    Posted
    BradleyFl
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Skullcandy - Venue Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones - White As you can see by the description I ordered the white ones, I received the black ones. This in no way effects the functionally of the headphones, I just wanted the white ones. The voice used in the headphones is a female British voice. These headphones come with an instruction booklet that explains practically nothing. Basic functions is all you get from the booklet. I went online to find a real manual and again, nothing. I did find a YouTube video that was a little over a minute long that explained more about functions than the booklet. Ok, so enough about button confusion. Functions first. The buttons are easy to find with your fingers. They have plenty of separation and tactile feel so you know what you're pushing. On the left side the headphones have a row of lights showing power level when first turned on. A power/pair button, an ANC button. On the right is the charging port, the audio cable in port (this is odd because most headphones have the audio cord on the left side), volume down/up and a button between them that serves several functions. That center button will pair another device to the headphones, answer a call, and bring up your phones assistant. The internal MIC is also on the right side. They also can be combined with tile so you can find them when lost. There seems to be no app available to control them so you'll be using what you have installed to change the sound. There are a few Skullcandy apps online. You may want to try one of them but none are just for these headphones. The sound of the headphones pushes just a bit on the high and mid range, but does so without missing out on the bass. The noise canceling adds just a hint of hiss, kind of like the old tape hiss. And just like tape hiss it's gone as soon as something is playing. You can press the ANC button while something is playing and it mutes the music about 50% and allows in outside noise so you might be able to hear or answer someone. The stated battery life is 24 hours. I used them for about 4 hours and did not notice any power drain. Something to note here, after 4 hours on my head my ears hurt. They are tight on your head. They seem to be made for small children's heads. I expanded the headphones out all the way and just let the ear piece keep them in place, that helped a little. I would ask that you put them on your head for a few minutes in the store before you decide to buy them. If you're very active then them being tight on your head will be a benefit to you. They come with a zippered hard case, a 4 foot charging cord (not one of those 1 foot ones), a 4 foot phone audio cable, and the manual. No power adapter is supplied but they will charge from any normal phone charger or computer USB port. For the price point these are great headphones. Just keep in mind how tight they are on your head. They may loosen up a little over time. The build quality is on par for the price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound- mid range headset for a descent price

    Posted
    TechGeek
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    These are new to the market and have all the features you find on competitive headphones but at a descent price. Pros: These are light and comfortable to wear. The quick charge (10 mins) gives you about 5 hrs of usage. Pretty good bass and comparable to the ones I have, but this is at the lower end on the price range to the ones I have. So they are not apples to apples comparison on the features. The sound quality for low and high volume is crisp and clear, doesn't get muffled at high volume. Long lasting battery, lasted about 2 weeks with 3 hours of use per day. Noise cancellation feature is good and I used it on the plane and found it on comparable with the ones I currently have (prices in $200-400 range). It has a button to turn on/off the noise cancellation feature, I found it more effective when using with music but without music I can still hear some background/faint noise. I like the active assistant feature: With the touch of a button, you can use activate the device's voice assistant, Siri, Google Assistant, etc. Compatible with apple and Samsung devices that has blue tooth capability. Haven't tested the "Lost/Found" functionality, believe it has the built in tile technology so you ca track your headphones if you lose them. Cons: I wish they were foldable and didn't see any app to control features on the headset. I can't comment on the durability yet, as I have just had it for 2 weeks now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great noise cancelling technology

    Posted
    AKK1
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I want to start by saying how happy I am with the packaging. not a lot of waste, minimalist design, great carrying bag that has everything in it out of the box. the package contains the headphones, a stereo cable is off, the charging cable, and the booklets. the design of the headphones is very nice, and the color is somewhere between matte and gloss black. the positioning of the buttons is very well thought of, and the ear and head padding is perfect like a cloud is hugging your ears. The noise cancelling technique is AMAZING, to try them in real life conditions, I took them to the gym where its very loud all the time and once I put them on, the noise was gone. whats even better is that you have button you can push that would pause noise cancelling, and another one that would kill it all together. another great option is the assistant launching button. when pressed it launches your cell phone assistant (Alexa, Google, etc). but if you have set your phone to not unlock when calling the assistant, pushing the button on the headphone won't launch the assistant either. pairing the device took 10 seconds or less, and I used it for 3 hours without charging it out of the box and it still have more than 50%. this is very satisfying for me. side note: Although skull candy website DOES NOT recommend using the venue for activities that can cause sweat or wetness, I did use it at the gym and found them very durable. I only wish they could create an active noise cancelling headphones that are sweat and water resistant.

    I would recommend this to a friend