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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 217 reviews

92%
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, great noise reduction

    Posted
    196408da
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I fly a lot with my job, lots of bad flights with screaming babies or loud passengers. I opted to get these and the very next flight I had screaming kids. . . No worries, these worked great, I actually turned them down and it was still quiet. . I napped instead of fidgeted. Definitely a good product.

    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

    So Far So Good!

    Posted
    Mlmpep
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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

    Great Headphones for the Price

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

    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

    Great features, tight fit around ears

    Posted
    RondonJonsen
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I really want to like these headphones. The built in Tile was really exciting since I just bought into that system. The active noise cancelling is really great for my noisy commute on public transportation. I especially like the minimal branding and near microscopic logo. The included cable lets you use them on non-bluetooth devices, or if you run out of battery and your phone is still one of the ones that has a headphone jack. The case that it comes with is very nice and premium feeling and is great for packing the headphones in while travelling. You can even trigger your phone's voice assistant with the press of a button. Unfortunately, this pair just didn't feel right on my head. The earcups are a little too small, so I had to fold my ears up to get them to fit into the cups so that they didn't lay on my ears, which mitigated the uncomfortableness only marginally. The default head size was too small, and the extension part clicks in at certain intervals, but to fit my head I need an two clicks more on the left and 3 on the right, causing a little bit of lopsidedness. The Active Noise Cancelling works almost too well. If it's turned on, and there's no music playing, there's an uncomfortable pressure in my ears, almost like when taking a plane ride. It goes away almost immediately once some music is playing, but there's many times, especially on the train, when I've my headphones turned on but not actively listening to anything, and just don't want to be bothered. Fortunately the ANC can be disabled with a quick button press. The Tile integration is really great, but I've found that with something the size of these headphones it's really difficult to lose them, unlike my keys and wallet. The sound quality of these headphones is decent. The soundstage is relatively narrow, and the mids frequently get lost behind the bass, which itself tends to get muddled, especially with ANC on. The treble does have a sharp edge, almost serrated as it cuts through you. At first I thought that ANC seems to really boost the sound output as even in a quiet room I found that having it switched off caused the sound volume to drop and allowed more sound bleeding out, but also allowing outside sound in, which is important for when you need to have sound cues like when crossing a busy street. I later discovered that I was switching to "Monitor mode" expressly designed to allow you to interact with your environment while your headphones are on, so you don't have to turn off or pause what you are listening to just to yell loudly at the barista oblivious to your own volume. All in all, this is a decent enough set of cans, with some great features, especially for those with noisy commutes. If they were more comfortable for my head, or offered a more studio sounding experience, they'd be my every day carry pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend