What’s the soundtrack to your year been like? We measure our lives by the music we are listening to. Think back to any point in your life, and chances are, a song will stick in your head that reminds you of just then. Nowadays, headphones are the key tool that help us build our personal soundscapes – and Skullcandy earbuds have a fantastic reputation.
For this reason we’ve got to work reviewing the best Skullcandy earbuds for any tunes and situations. Whether you’re a seasoned audiophile soaking up some Saint-Saens or a hard rocker headbanging to heavy metal, this is the article for you. We’ve collected together a list of the five best Skullcandy earbuds for anyone and everyone.
Product Comparison Table: Best Skullcandy Earbuds
|Best in class
|Skullcandy Set In-Ear Earbuds with Lightning Connector
|Skullcandy Ink’d+ Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Microphone
|Best for Commuters
|Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Earbuds
|Best for Running
|Skullcandy Mod Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
|Best Noise Cancelling
|Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds
|Best for Gaming
If you’re not a fan of wireless headphones, you might find it hard to find earbuds these days. Still we’ve still got you covered with the best Skullcandy earbuds powered by good old fashioned wires. Skullcandy offers a pair of earbuds that are more than enough for the audiophile who prefers the old ways.
These in-ear buds feature Skullcandy’s legendary Supreme Sound audio quality and they come with a microphone for making calls along the flexi-cable that ends in a lightning adapter. The trebles aren’t tinny and the bass is deep, and these buds feel great in the ear. They may not be voice controlled or wireless, but the button control does the trick.
- Harder to lose thanks to wire
- Skullcandy Supreme Sound
- Lightweight and portable
- Not wireless
- Only iPhone compatible
In terms of Skullcandy’s wired offering, the Skullcandy Set In-Ear Earbuds with Lightning Connector tick all the boxes we wanted. Comfy? Tick. Sturdy flexible wire? Tick. IPX4 Sweat and Water Resistance? Tick. Noise isolation? A big silent tick. After using the Sets, you’ll be asking why Skullcandy dumped the wires anyway.
The Skullcandy Ink’d+ Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Microphone are the best Skullcandy earbuds if you’re getting on the train or bus to work every morning. The low-profile design weighs only 24 grams – about half a golf ball – and the flex collar packs down to one-third its size for a day in your bag.
These earbuds are equipped with Skullcandy Supreme Sound and noise-isolating fit, so you won’t hear a thing you don’t want to on your daily commute. Business calls and music can happily coexist while using these Bluetooth buds; the built-in mic and remote allow you to make calls, change and pause tracks and control volume. Thirty feet of cord-free Bluetooth stop you reaching for your phone when you’ve got a train to catch.
- Trademark flawless sound
- Commuter-friendly flex collar
- Great Bluetooth connectivity
- Only available in Black or Chill Grey
If you only buy one pair of Skullcandy earbuds for your commute, the Skullcandy Ink’d+ Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Microphone will have you covered in just about every capacity. The Inkd+ Bluetooth Earbuds cover just about all the bases for the listener who likes to enjoy solid beats on the way to-and-fro. Just don’t leave them on public transport.
People who run need earbuds that are sweatproof, waterproof, don’t fall out and work hands-free smoothly and simply. The best Skullcandy earbuds for running, and in fact any form of exercise, are by far the Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Earbuds. The Push Actives reminded us why Skullcandy is so well-respected: crisp clear sound, deep bass, and 44 hour battery life between the buds and case to stop you getting caught in silence mid-workout.
These buds feature Skullcandy’s Skull-IQ technology, which lets you customise your hands-free controls and even trigger your phone camera remotely to show off your athlesiure fits. Play, pause, adjust volume, take calls, skip tracks, launch Spotify and activate Stay-Aware Mode, all without ever touching your phone or music player.
- Trademark flawless sound
- Sweatproof and over-ear secured
- Skull-IQ technology
- Needs Skullcandy app for full functionality
These are truly the best Skullcandy earbuds we reviewed for running and exercise; once you invest in a pair of these, you’ll never need to look for another pair again. That is, unless you feel the need to buy another pair in an additional colour. There’s quite a range to choose from.
It was hard for us to conclude whether the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation should be considered the best Skullcandy earbuds… because the active noise cancellation technology made it impossible for our team to hear eachother.
The Indy ANC is the peak of Skullcandy’s Indy family. With sick bass and top-notch drivers, you’ll be fully immersed in active noise cancellation that keeps the outside noise outside. Neatly, your isolation is enhanced by customizable ear gels and connectivity with the Skullcandy app that analyses your hearing to optimise sound levels according to your ears, and your ears alone.
- Skullcandy voice-control technology
- Personal Sound and Active Noise Cancellation
- Comfortable fit
- No Skull-IQ functionality
We’ve never been immersed in sound like this before, and that makes the Indy ANCs even better than the good old Indys – and thus among our best Skullcandy earbuds. Compatibility with Tile will make these impossible to lose. Luckily, because you won’t hear a thing but your music, you can tap and hold on an earbud to enter Ambient mode and hear if your house is burning down
Anybody who’s ever played the DOOM franchise knows how vital it is for your gaming headphones to be the best they can be; some video game music deserves only the best! And what about quiet notifications, the sound of enemies sneaking behind you, or horror games with terrifying jumpscares? All this considered, the best Skullcandy earbuds for gaming are the Skullcandy Mod Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds.
Skullcandy calls the Mod the “have-it-your-own-way” earbud, and gamers know our best performance comes when everything’s just right. Customizable equalisers let you configure the Mod earbuds to your own specs. Most importantly, the Mod is the best for gamers thanks to its Multipoint Pairing and Smart Microphone features, which seem custom-crafted for your best score yet.
- Customisable equaliser
- Pairs to multiple devices at once
- Smart Microphone AI to isolate your voice
- No Tile compatibility
Gamers usually stick to over-ear headphones, but these are the best Skullcandy earbuds to convince you guys otherwise. These match trademark quality with eSports-friendly innovation. As a cherry on the top, the Skullcandy Mod Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds have a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty included, so if you rage-quit and chuck them across the room, you’re covered.