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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

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

    Very good headphones!

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    Bone
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    The active noise-cancelling headphones seem to work pretty well I can still hear a lot of louder noises but I guess I can't expect too much. They sound clear and clean and I really have no problems with them!

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, great noise reduction

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    196408da
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great noise cancelling technology

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    AKK1
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great features, tight fit around ears

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    RondonJonsen
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality for price point

    Posted
    BradleyFl
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    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