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When we say this product's name, we are immediately reminded of the actual skull and thus imagine Skullcandy's logo in the shape of a skull and their products to be very colorful, aiming at teenagers. This is partly because they select colors for their products, which are very bright and bold. However, after going through the Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones testing, here is a detailed review about what you can expect from these wireless headsets.
Skullcandy Crusher Evo Wireless Headphones Review
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Type: Over-ear Noise Cancelling Headphones | Bluetooth: 4.0 | Battery: 30 Hours | Charging: 4 Hours | Drivers: Dynamic | Drivers-Size: 45 mm | Weight: 385g
Its package contains nothing but a Crusher Evo Headset, an audio cable which is 3.5mm, another USB to USB-C cable along with instructions to use, and a very protective travel bag to carry the headset.
The protective bag of the headset is really awesome and cool. It’s made such that it ensures that the “helmet” is secure and does not get damaged due to the daily carriage.
With the price that it comes, it is really a luxury with a necessity, and it would be a sight for sore eyes to see other products coming with such delectable carriers.
The only flaw possibly the bag has got is that it’s not waterproof and thus does not provide protection against water, something that the instruction in the package itself mentions.
It comes with a quite elegant and sleek design and is surely a show stopper. Its colors are not as surprising as compared with the company’s rest of the products. Talk about being discreet; it has even attempted to hide its logo on the helmet. Maybe the company isn’t too happy with the image it has already created in their customers’ minds and thus wishes to create a new perception in the eye of their customers. With this particular product, it looks like they wish to attract a new class of audience.
The headset buttons are not very prominent, too, like on various similar headsets of different companies. Its bass knob is adjustable, and it allows you to set the bass level as per your requirement.
Normally, people don’t know how changing the bass mode can actually change the whole tone of a song and have recently learned it through this headset. However, changing the bass could have been done by simply giving two buttons instead of moving the knob from left to right.
When used for long hours, the Crusher Evo headset of Skullcandy may end up hurting the ears due to the pressure it caused from being too tight. The plus point is that the headset is sound-insulated, ensuring cutting out any ambient noises when it’s fully charged. As an adult, you might have experienced certain technology noises that are actually kind of unpleasant. Another flaw is that it’s kind of small for people who have a little bit of a big head, or maybe their audience is not adults.
Usually, Bluetooth wireless headsets come with very good battery life, and so does Skullcandy, as its Crusher Evo headset can give you a battery time of up to 40 hours without you having to recharge it. During testing, it worked for 5 days and didn’t need charging once. Isn’t it that awesome for lazy people or people who are always on the go?
Another flaw is that it does not come with a USB power adapter to charge it, which is not very good, as the price you pay for it surely should be included. Although it is still possible to use 3.5mm audio wires supplied with it if you are on the go and run out of battery power.
Just like other headsets, this Crusher Evo is also compatible with the applications of Skullcandy, as stated by the company and on the instruction manual. However, throughout the testing phase, it was right linked to a smartphone through Bluetooth, but this application never once detected the headset. I was content that it didn’t require to create an account unnecessarily, so what if it couldn’t detect the headset.
As you might already be aware, Tile is a company that lets you find your small belongings, which you tend to keep and forget. Usually, people buy it to find their wallet, keys and things like that.
In this case, Skullcandy used it to help find the Crusher Evo headphones for those who still manage to misplace something as big as their headsets. It’s not a very essential feature, and people may have appreciated it better if it was linked to something smaller, maybe some usual earphones.
To enable the option, you have to directly access it through the Tile application and then create an account. After that is done successfully, you will have to search the application and wait to hear a whistling sound. It has many more features, and it would be better to access the company’s website to learn about them.
True to its name, the Skullcandy Crusher Evo Wireless has got a crushing bass. To be honest, it is rightly a competitor of the Beats, just that it is at a much reasonable price and a better runtime and design. Its bass option is an enhancer and promises to blow your cap off if you are wearing any. However, if you don’t turn the bass boost option on, the headphones will still continue to inflate.
If you are the one who likes to have a lot of basses added to your music, then you would love this product too. However, for a refined song time, you would find it very pathos and simple.
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones use the ordinary SBC codec to make the sound modest, but that’s nothing new as this technology is used by most Bluetooth headphones. They’re not audiophile-grade and cannot play every type of music genre, but they suffice their role as bass-oriented headphones for which they still receive 5 stars out of 5.
Anyone can opt to buy the Skullcandy Crusher Evo Wireless headphones. However, literally, those with big heads should not choose them as they are not suitable for them. In a more personal opinion, they are just like any other ordinary headsets and do not offer anything exciting or new to their customers. You may say that the added feature, Tile and the protective bag are the two only best things in it, and that too has their pitfalls. Tile is not an essential feature, and the pouch isn’t waterproof.
The strange noise that is heard when you connect it with other devices is simply irritating and may take a toll on you after a certain interruption time. The excitement that was built has gradually worn out as people realize that Skullcandy has nothing to offer that is exciting, new, and audience authentic. Skullcandy needs to understand that sometimes a sleek and elegant looking product is not enough for a modern wireless headphone. They have to think big on innovation and technology before they may be ready to enter the big league. Nevertheless, bass heads will appreciate these headphones more for their sound. As opposed to the design, the bass is not elegant at all (in a good way) but ferocious and energetic.