Indy ANC is the pinnacle of our Indy true wireless family. In other words, they’re loaded with the latest technology. With everything from touch controls to premium Active Noise Canceling to Personal Sound tuning to wireless charging, these are the perfect choice for those of you who like to have it all.
Digital Active Noise Cancellation
Indy ANC is designed with Ambient Mode
Personal Sound via Skullcandy App
create a Personal Sound Profile that is stored on your headphones to optimize sound levels just for you.
Up to 32 Hours of Total Battery Life
Indy ANC engineered to deliver long battery life. Plus, with the rapid charge feature, you can get 2 hours of play from just a 10-minute charge.
Wireless Charging Case
Features a wireless charging case. Just lay it down on a wireless charger (or check out our Fuelbase™ series of charging pads) and juice up your battery.
Find your Earbuds with Tile™
Download Tile App and follow the simple in-app instructions to activate your headphones or earbuds.
The Indy ANC earbuds are so rich in features, and at its price point it’s super hard to beat! And now these earbuds have become my favorite.
I first wanted to mention its overall design. I remember a few years back when a very well known brand came out with earbuds with its polarizing stem design. I ended up purchasing those earbuds and have come to learn that it is one of the best design choices ever made for an earbuds in terms of usability all around. So the fact that Skullcandy has followed suit with their Indy line of wireless earbuds is super refreshing. With the stem design, the engineers were able to cram a whole lot of goodness to allow for noise cancelling yet keep a low profile with respect to your ear. And they look good too.
Fitment in ears always varies from person-to-person. That’s why they include extra tips and such to get a great fitment. What’s interesting is that I found my best fit by removing the “Stability Ear Gels”. These are the silicone stems that stick out above the earbud. The only downside to that is that it is a pain in the rear to get them out of the case without those on. Without the stability ear gels, I had no problem keeping them on during normal to moderate activity.
Noise cancelling performance is very good; I always pull up the white noise video from YouTube to gauge performance and can hear a considerable difference between ANC-ON, ANC-OFF and ambient modes. In combination with the seal created in your outer canal (passive noise cancelling), ambient background noise is reduced considerably. I would say that there are other ANC headphones that do this much better, but they’re headphones. These are earbuds!! Perfect size for air travel (when things get better, anyway).
Sound quality is great and there is an aspect to them that makes them even greater. Using the app, it will allow you to create a personal profile for most optimal sound. How it does this is by performing what is basically a hearing test; it will play a tone and ask you if you can hear it. Obviously if not heard, the software will increase sound output at that frequency. I wear hearing aids daily due to hearing loss at the upper frequencies and the personal sound feature feels like it was meant for me! Bravo, Skullcandy.
Storage is pretty standard for these earbuds as most manufacturers are designing charging storage pods. But these go a bit further by moving to USB-C for connected charging and wireless charging. The wireless charging is pretty amazing if you already have charge pads laying around the house.
Finally to my surprise, these earbuds are Tile-enabled! I’ve always thought about buying into the Tile ecosystem, but never pulled the trigger. But what a way to be introduced to them and man this makes so much sense putting them in earbuds that we can easily lose around the house.
Like I said, these things are rich in features and I highly recommend them. And at its price point, it makes it an easier decision of you're on the fence.
I really liked these earbuds. I have tried few other true wireless buds from other companies but this one is my favorite so far. Here are the key reasons:
- Perfect fit: This might be more of a personal thing but these buds have provided me the best fit so far. They are easy to put on and stay in place. I haven't tried them during workouts so not sure if they will stay in place during active physical activities.
- Ease of connection: You take them out of the case and the buds power on and connect automatically. I know it might sound like a very basic feature but I have had buds in the past (even the expensive ones) which fail at this basic feature.
- The charging case: Again, its very easy to put these buds in the charging case. The case is good sized so that you can easily put it either in your pocket or backpack.
- Extra features: Personal audio is nice touch. I am not an audiophile but I can hear the difference it makes. Noise cancellation is ok. There is ambient sound mode as well.
Overall, I think these are pretty good earbuds. They have a nice and sturdy design and are very easy to use. Totally worth your money.
On first impressions, the case has a decent design that does not stand out much. However, the skull logo gives it a distinctive character for sure. It is made of a matte plastic that does not attract fingerprints. And the cap stays up and closes tightly with a satisfying snap, keeping the buds secure. There is a USB-C charging port and LED battery status lights.
The buds have that prolific stem design that some may dislike, but I have come to appreciate it -especially when it comes to handling them. I do wish the stem would have been a tad smaller, but still, the Indy buds remain unique in design. They are made of good quality matte plastic with the skull logo on the touchpad and does not detract from the look. Skullcandy includes a USB-C cord, an additional wingtip, and 2 more sets of silicone tips.
With the right size tips and wingtips (there are 3 options), the Indy buds fit very well. The buds rest easily in the ear and are not jammed too deep into the ear canal. They are so light, that after a little while they become seamless. The long stems sit flush, and the buds do not stick out too much. I tried them while practicing movement flow and they never fell out; even when doing cartwheels -nice! It’s also nice that these buds are sweat proof.
I am happy that the Indy feature full controls -from the usual play/pause and volume controls (thank you!), to ANC and sound mode, there is no need to take out the phone. Now, these are Bluetooth 5.0 and retain a good connection -even while walking around my medium apartment. I could not find what sound codecs were supported (I suspect SBC) but seemed to work well without lag in games and videos.
Straight out of the box, I found the sound signature warm and pleasing when casually listening to music or podcasts. It is definitely focused on bass and while it is deep and punchy, it did not overshadow everything else. The mids are pronounced enough and the treble is a bit weak to my taste but still clear. However, I tried them with lossless content (HiFi and SHD) and that is where these buds don’t do as well. If you are listening with a critical ear for clarity, soundstage, and details, these will not do. But then again, Skullcandy has never targeted audiophiles and these buds do not claim to be for reference. I strongly recommend downloading the Skullcandy app, which allows for enough customization to make the sound more enjoyable with EQ presets (I like both music and movies). However, the most useful function is what they call “Personal Sound”. The app guides you through a test that optimizes the sound signature specifically to each ear, and I found that it does positively affect the overall sound quality and imaging, adding a more subtle clarity that can only be noticed when listening closely to HQ sources.
Another highlight of the app is the “find me” feature, just in case the buds are misplaced, although another separate app must be downloaded.
The ANC or active noise cancellation is well done. I was able to run the vacuum and appreciate my music and podcasts at the same time. Yes, I can still hear it, but it brings the low noise down nicely. However, sharper noises, such as when washing dishes, can be heard clearly. The ambient mode is a welcome feature when in need to be aware of the surroundings.
For those who need this, the buds allow for single bud use when one bud is placed back in the case, and also an auto-pause feature when a bud is taken out.
The call quality is good. I was able to be heard clearly without hiccups -even while doing facetime while walking outside.
Battery life is good enough. I was able to drain the buds’ battery in a little less than 5 hours with full ANC, 70% volume, and placing a few calls. According to Skullcandy, it has a 9-hour battery when ANC is off. Not the best, but it helps that the case adds 19-32 hours. Also, there is quick-charging, so 10 minutes in the case add around 2 hours of playtime. These buds feature Qi wireless charging, which is a plus.
In the end, I think the Indy ANC buds bring quite a lot to the table at a decent value. While they may not appeal to anyone looking for high-quality, pristine audio, they certainly will be more than enjoyable (and functional) for the rest of us.
We're really jazzed to hear you're enjoying your Indy ANC true wireless earbuds!
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great battery life and sound, love the ANC
This will be the "average person" review on this item, the Skullcandy Indy ANC wireless earbuds. I have another set of wireless earbuds, which are made by a company named after a fruit. I have many products from this company. I needed a new set of wireless earbuds because my other ones were driving me crazy. I use them a few hours a day, but the problems with battery life, them not charging when they should have been, etc. I am over it, honey. When I had the chance to try these out, I jumped at it.
First of all, these are awesome because they are matte black. I have black hair, so why would I want white earbuds? Aesthetically, these are a good looking set of earbuds. The case has a nice heft to it, which you might not think matters, but I got a very inexpensive pair of wireless earbuds to see if there was a difference, and the case felt like nothing and the whole set was just cheesy. I wish these buds were more clearly marked Left and Right, since they are black, it's not easy to see which is which, but I figured it out after a few days. It is easy to see on the case how much battery life you have left as there are four light dots near the opening of the case. These buds have a stem-type design, which I prefer over a smaller, button type shape. These earbuds have several functions that can be accomplished by touching the flat part of the bud. I use the stem to adjust the bud in my ear, or screw it into my ear is more like it. I have small ears, and these passed my small ear test. If these were the button type, I'm sure I would be messing them up all the time touching the control part while adjusting them in my ear.
These were very easy to pair up with my tablet, which I did first, but I had a bit of trouble pairing it up to my phone. I followed the "pairing help" detailed directions, and I was successful. ANC stands for Active Noise Canceling. Using the ANC uses up more battery life, but there is a noticeable difference without it. I am not a fan of the everyday noises around my house, so if I can block them out, I will. The audio for these earbuds is great, no complaints there. I listen to a lot of different kinds of things, and am happy with the way everything sounds so far. That includes listening to music, podcasts, exercise classes with music in the background, videos online, and of course, talking on the phone. There are a lot of things you can control by touch on these earbuds, but I am not one to get into all of that. I have included a picture of the easy control sheet so you may see all of the controls.
Skullcandy app: So I just decided to download it today, even though I'm not a super technical person, I was curious to see what it offered. If you download the app, there is a hearing test to create an optimized profile. Do this in a quiet area because there are tiny beeps that you will have to listen for. On the app, you can switch between music, podcast and movie modes, create your personal sound with the optimization test I spoke of above. It also tells you the percentage of your battery life.
Tile app: I don't have Tile, but these earbuds are Tile enabled so I downloaded the app to see what that was about. It wasn't easy for me to get the app to recognize my earbuds but it worked, eventually. I can locate my earbuds with this app. Since my earbuds probably aren't leaving the house anytime soon, I am not too worried about using this feature, but in the future I'm sure it will be handy.
Overall I'm very pleased with these earbuds and highly recommend to anybody who appreciates active noise canceling as much as I do.
I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
I chose the Skullcandy Indy ANC - noise cancelling true wireless earbuds. I have to say that the sound quality in these earbuds is amazing.
When the ambient sound feature is engaged, I am still able to hear what is going on around me while listening to my music. Because I only use them at work, they are perfect for listening to my music while working, as music helps me to focus, and still having the ability to hear if a colleague is trying to talk to me.
I have never used wireless ear buds before, so it is taking a little more time for me to get the hang of the tapping to change tracks, adjust volume, and to turn off and on. I know it will get easier the more I use them. Sometimes I accidentally turn them off when I am trying to change tracks, but it is simple to turn them back on. I am sure I will get the hang of it the more I use them.
The earbuds sit comfortably in my ears for long time. I do take a 10 minute break from them every couple of hours to allow my ears to rest.
They hold a charge for a while considering that I use them for nearly eight hours each day. I have only had to charge up the case every few days. Therefore, the battery life is much better than I expected.
Overall, these are some top quality wireless earbuds. I have already recommended them to a few friends.
We're super stoked to hear you're enjoying your Indy ANC true wireless earbuds!
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
rich and full sounding buds.
If you take time to find the proper fit of ear gels that come with these ear buds you'll find they make a world of difference in audio quality. A nice snug fit will do wonders to seal in the audio and keep it from leaking or bleeding out. Similar adjustments on other ear buds I own haven't made quite the same impact in sound as these. Strange but true. And to keep audio quality at the highest quality, keep noise canceling on whenever you can. While it does shorten the battery life I find the trade off for better sound to be worth it. If you have a charged case by your side, battery concerns shouldn't be an issue in most cases.
Design and ergonomics are clearly inspired by Apple's own ear pods. They fit comfortably. As said before, it's important to find the proper sized gel. It greatly improves the range and fullness of the audio.
I've never been a fan of tap/touch controls on ear buds. I find them too inconsistent to use reliably. Luckily the Skull Candy phone app can be used instead to bypass. On the plus side, the tap controls aren't sensitive. I've never accidentally registered a tap control while inserting, removing, or adjusting the buds. One nifty feature in the app is a sort of ear test that uses tones and different volumes and frequencies to tailor a sound profile unique to your hearing. Remember taking a hearing test at school as a kid? It's pretty much exactly like that. My personal sound profile brings out more of the low ends ever so slightly. But i really have to actively listen to notice. Your miles will vary based on your own results. Really the only negative thing is the instruction page. A bit more vague than Ikea instructions. Easily remedied by looking online for a more in depth guide or using the Skullcandy app. And if that's the worst of it, well then I'll gladly take it.
Overall these is a fantastic pair of ear buds. The issues I've encountered all have workarounds or are decent enough and the most important thing of all it gets right. Sound A+. Battery B-. Fit A. Controls C (with app B). Connectivity A. I think I've found a new daily driver when it comes to in ear audio devices.
I received my skullcandy Indy ANC noise canceling true wireless earbuds. I am already loving the earbuds so much. The set up is very easy and straightforward, easy to download the app and easy to get going. I’m using throughout my day on my morning runs and every day on the golf course, really creates your own little peace freedom in your ears. While using the earbuds during my daily activities it is great to have the volume controls at your fingertips, just giving my Skullcandy earbuds a tap, it is very easy to control all all volume functions and playback functions. One of the great benefits of having the Indy ANC is having the tile device integrated into the earbuds especially as I’m always losing things, if you do miss place your skullcandy earbuds they are not so difficult to find with the tile integration. The noise cancellation works like a charm my kid was talking to me for about 10 minutes could not hear anything, was like being in a soundproof room. Fits very well in the ears and is very comfortable. It’s very easy to tune the audio exactly how you like it through the Skullcandy app, my personal favorite right now is the noise canceling with the movie mode. The sound is amazing and there is no lag and that makes watching movies very enjoyable. If you are a constant user of earbuds this is Especially a great product as you have Rapid charging and after 10 min of charging your good to go for another 2 hrs. Also controlling your device features from your earbuds is also a great feature and works flawlessly. Battery life is amazing on this product so this will definitely keep you entertained when traveling, working or doing whatever you love doing. Having the wireless freedom really helps when doing your day to day things. I definitely give the skullcandy a thumbs up going to be enjoying these. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion. I have to say, that these headphones are definatly hard to beat for thr price! I have used them, at the gym, at work, conference call Zoom meetings and they work flawlessly! The noise cancelling is perfect when listening to my audio books when I am trying to fall asleep and my wife is watching TV. I love that you can change modes from the earphones as well as they have touch controls. I am an avid listener of podcasts and I am pleasantly surprised that they have an audio EQ for "Podcasts". The ambient mode is a great feature! I didn't think I would like it as much as I do. Its prefect when my kids are in distance learning. I can still listen to my music, but still some how still hear my kids to keep an eye on them. I think it turns off the Noise cancelling to achieve this, but it really does help with still being aware of your surroundings. The earbuds come with 3 different sizes of earpieces to find the perfect size to fit you. Also, it comes with 2 other adapters to help them not fall out of your ear while your active! Which is a huge plus! They are very comfortable to wear for a long period of time. The batteries last for a long time, more time then I need to finish a workout or listen to an audio book. The charging case is durable and easy to use. These could be the best Skullcandy earbuds I've ever owned!
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, usability, price and noise isolation. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
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A:AnswerThe only answer I can come up with is to turn your buds off manually (holding your fingers on them until they say “Power off”). That way they don’t instantly try to reconnect with your iPad. Then, put your fingers back on them and hold there until it says “pairing” (around 15 seconds). Look to your phone for ‘Indy ANC’.
If you’re doing EXACTLY that and your phone still can’t find them, try turning your phone’s Bluetooth off and then back on and repeat the steps above. If that still doesn’t work, you might need a new set of buds.