Music is one of the section which refreshes the mood of all of us, and thanks to our smartphones, now we can carry thousands of music library in our pocket, but if you really love to enjoy music then you must have got some music oriented headphones for yourself, and in the field of headphones, Skullcandy is a well-known name which has made some cool and nice headphones for music lovers. A couple of weeks back we have got its latest offering, the Skully Smokin Buds 2 for review.
Inbox Contents Of Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 :-
When you open the box, you will find your headphone itself, extra ear buds, a micro USB cable to charge it and some paperwork.
Design And Build Of Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 :-
Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 comes with a removable neck band or a Flex Collar, this is what Skullcandy calls it. This gives you a choice, you can wear this rubberized band around the neck which gently fastens itself around your neck makes wires free of any tangle, or you can just remove that collar and use the earphones in a behind-the -head sort of way, either way, you don’t have to worry about wires tugging.
On left-hand earpiece you will find some controls, there are three buttons which make it a full-fledged control panel, there Volume Up, Play/Pause, and Volume Down buttons, the Play/Pause buttons control power, Bluetooth pairing, and call management, while + and – buttons can be used to control volumes and jump to previous or next track, there is a mic as well on this remote control which allows you to take calls as well.
This earphone ships with only two sizes ear buds, we have seen some other brands providing at least three sets of ear buds, and there is no carrying pouch as well for it.
Ear buds are angled out so that they fit perfectly in your ears without any issue and they will not fall even if you are running or jogging.
Performance Of Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 :-
Now comes the main section, the performance of Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 is top notch, the bass is very heavy and if you love heavy bass music then you surely going to love it, on the other hand for average users, it is too much of bass.
I tried hip-hops songs and they sound perfectly well, Guitar strumming is also nice here, drums were deep and good, the vocal was also nice and mids and lows were perfect for me. The overall audio quality was good in this headphone.
These headphones are very comfortable for long usage, they will not put any load or you will not feel uneasy while using them, I had used them for around 4-5 hours and they were very comfortable.
As it features a mic which is placed on remote, which allows you to answer calls with it, call clarity was above average and both me and other person was able to listen each other clearly.
Bluetooth connectivity was also nice and we never had any issue pairing it with my devices. The company claims its battery can last for 6 hours of audio playback, but I someone who listen to songs at low volume most of the time, and I was able to get more than 7 hours of playback.
But after some hours of usage, say 4-5 hrs, it starts beeping which is a signle of low battery, however still while beeping it was able to survive another hour but its annoying when its beep almost after a minute.