From audio quality to comfort, from durability to style, a good pair of headphones can deliver it all. The headphones you use to listen to music play an integral part in your overall listening experience.
When it comes to striking a balance between all these qualities without blowing the budget, Skullcandy has it down. Skullcandy has been a go-to name for bass lovers and budget-conscious audiophiles across the world for many years. It offers a diverse range of audio equipment suited to a variety of use cases, be it casual listening, gaming, or sports.
Primarily known for its headphones and earbuds, Skullcandy offers a premium audio experience at affordable prices. What really seals the deal in the case of Skullcandy products though, is that they are fashion-forward — they feature unique designs with a stylish look and feel.
Now, let us take a deep dive into Skullcandy’s line of products along with in-depth guides on how to pair some of the most popular ones with your devices.
Keep reading to learn more about Skullcandy headphones and earbuds and all that they bring to the table.
The Skullcandy Range
Flexibility is one of the biggest assets that come along with Skullcandy’s range of products.
Regardless of whether you prefer your headphones wired or wireless, you will find something that you like in the Skullcandy inventory.
To start with, in the wired headphones category, you have the Cassette Junior Volume-Limited On-Ear headphone. These headphones have their maximum volume restricted to 85 dB, making them ideal for children or anyone who wishes to avoid over-exposure to high sound levels.
Despite supporting limited volume, the Cassette Junior provides a full range of sound, preserving the overall audio quality. Next in the wired headphones category comes the Riff On-Ear headphone featuring the same refined acoustics and comfortable design.
The Cassette and Riff also come in the wireless variety for those looking for a cleaner wire-free listening experience. For the Cassette Wireless, you get 22 hours of playtime out of a full charge; the Rapid Charge function can get you a 2.5-hour playtime with only 10 minutes of charging. The Riff Wireless has an Active Assistant feature and can run 12 hours on a full charge.
The Skullcandy Hesh series features mid-range wireless headphones.
The Hesh 2 Wireless Over-Ear headphone has a premium build and 20 hours of battery life while the Hesh Evo Wireless offers up to 36 hours of playtime and a noise-isolating fit for a more immersive experience. It also comes with built-in Tile Finding technology that enables users to ring their headphones through the Tile mobile app if they have misplaced them.
The Hesh ANC Wireless headphones feature active noise cancellation, 22 hours of battery life, and the same built-in Tile Finding technology.
The Crusher Evo features Skullcandy’s patented Crusher Bass technology that allows the listener to make adjustments to the bass level using a slider that goes from mellow to bone-rattling bass. This makes for an immersive sensory bass experience that is one of a kind. The headphone also supports Personal Sound using which you can optimize sound levels through the Skullcandy app to suit your hearing.
The Inequality Crusher Evo and Budweiser Crusher Evo are limited edition options that offer similar advanced feature sets along with a unique design that stands out.
Skullcandy offers wired, wireless, and true wireless earbuds across several different price segments.
Among wired options are the Ink’d+ earbuds and the Set in-ear sport earbuds with standard feature sets. The latter comes with IPX4 water and sweat resistance and noise isolation.
The Jib+ and Jib+ Active earbuds are wireless options that feature the convenience of Bluetooth wireless technology with the security of a neckband.
The true wireless segment is where Skullcandy really branches out into several different options. Under this segment, you will find the Jib, Dime, Indy, Sesh, Grind, and Push series, each equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology and modern features like hands-free voice control.
While the Jib, Dime, Sesh Evo, and Indy Evo are budget options with basic yet well-rounded wireless feature sets, the Push and Grind series feature premium true wireless products that come with Smart Feature technology. All Skullcandy earbuds do, however, boast the signature trendy look and next-level audio quality that the brand is known for.
How to Pair Skullcandy Earbuds and Headphones
Pairing Skullcandy Earbuds
Skullcandy’s true wireless earbuds provide a convenient wireless experience with intuitive controls and well-rounded sound.
The Indy Evo True Wireless, Sesh Evo True Wireless, Dime True Wireless, and Ink’d True Wireless all have similar pairing processes and control schemes. You can, of course, use the Skullcandy app to enjoy the guided pairing process.
If you want to pair them manually, read on.
First, the earbuds need to be primed and turned on, during which process they pair with each other and get ready to enter pairing mode.
- To do this, take your earbuds out of the packaging and insert them into the charging case.
- Close the case and wait for the LED to turn red.
- Then, you can take the earbuds out of the case to power them on. They will automatically enter pairing mode at first use.
- Then, simply find the Skullcandy earbuds on your Bluetooth Devices list on your phone, computer, or other audio source.
- Select the Skullcandy earbuds and they should pair to your connected device.
- (If you have paired them before, you can reset each individual earbud by quickly touching the touch button 4 times. Repeat this process with both earbuds and put them back into the charging case to complete the reset process. For more details on resetting Skullcandy earbuds, see here.)
The earbuds also provide audio and LED notifications when they are in pairing mode. You will get an audio prompt for the same and the LED notification light on the left earbud will start flashing blue and red.
Skullcandy earbuds also have a feature that lets you use either the left or right earbud as a single device. To do this, pair them like usual and insert one of the earbuds back into the charging case. The other earbud will then function in solo mode.
Pairing Skullcandy Headphones
With Skullcandy headphones, you can take advantage of a fairly intuitive pairing process in order to start enjoying music immediately after taking your headphones out of the box.
To help with this, Skullcandy provides a mobile app for Android and iOS platforms that can make the process significantly easier.
Just install the app, select the model of your headphone, and the app will give you detailed live instructions to help accomplish the pairing process. Once paired, you can also use the app to get access to extra features like audio enhancements.
Furthermore, it is also possible to pair Skullcandy headphones manually, without the help of the app.
The Skullcandy Riff Wireless, Crusher Wireless, Crusher Evo Wireless, & Hesh 2 Wireless all use the latest Bluetooth 5 standard for crystal-clear audio and high-quality audio compression standards.
The pairing process for all these models is fairly similar, as the button layouts are similar and all the models have audio notifications and LED notification lights to denote the current status. The process starts with putting your headphones in pairing mode.
- To put your headphones in pairing mode, ensure that the device is powered off. If it is on, press the power or multifunction button for 3 seconds to turn it off.
- When it is off, press and hold the power or multifunction button for 5 seconds and the headphones will enter into pairing mode. This will be confirmed by an audio notification and the flashing LED signal.
- Once the headphones are in pairing mode, enter the Bluetooth settings of your chosen device, turn on the Bluetooth antenna, and look for your device in the list of found devices. Depending on the kind of device and OS you choose, the route to get to the Bluetooth settings might be different.
- Once you find your device, select it and the pairing process will be complete.
If you have previously paired a device with the headphone, turn off the Bluetooth antenna on that device and wait for your headphones to enter into the pairing mode.
You can also opt to clear the pairing history of your headphone by pressing and holding the volume up and volume down buttons together for 5 seconds. This will clear the pairing history and reset your headphones, allowing you to enter the pairing mode from the off state once again.
For more details on resetting Skullcandy earbuds, see here.
You will get an audio prompt confirming the pairing, along with an LED notification.
Elevate Your Game
Skullcandy earbuds and headphones have gained the reputation of being excellent performers at attractive prices. They can represent serious value and deliver exciting, vibrant audio while also including interesting features.
With this guide, you will be able to successfully pair a range of Skullcandy earbuds and headphones with your device of choice and get to enjoy audio content without the hassle of wires.