Skullcandy Method Wireless Review
The Skullcandy Method Wireless headphones are fabulous and affordable athletic earbuds. They have an affordable price tag, making them an excellent option for those looking for a budget-friendly option. Other than the wires in the collar coming undone, there are no real durability problems. This makes the headphones a pretty good value.
Skullcandy is an American company that specializes in headphones and other audio devices. Because of this, they try to focus more on those who like to get outside and take action. Their products give us a way to bring our music along for the ride. These are products you can definitely use and abuse.
Additionally, they are tough. You can take them with you wherever you go without worrying about damage. The Method Wireless earbuds are just one more in their long line of great products.
Skullcandy also designed their earbuds with both sweat and water resistance. So you can get out and work hard without running the risk of water damage. They also have excellent sound quality. It’s a little heavy on the bass which will help you stay pumped throughout your exercise.
Some customers have connection issues, dropping the connection randomly. You can generally correct this by turning them off and on again. It can be a hassle at times, but most customers are okay with it.
All and all, they are a pretty decent pair of headphones. They are perfect for the gym or your other daily activities. Whatever you are getting out and doing, they will be the ideal companion.
Good battery life
IPX4 water resistance
Great sound quality
Collar has questionable durability
Some connection issues
They are sweat resistant so you there isn't a risk of the sweat from your workouts damaging the earbuds. You can go hard and not have to worry about the buds getting ruined.
There is a microphone included on the neckband so you can make and receive phone calls with ease. If you want to be able to take your calls while you're on the go, then they will be a perfect option for you. Whether looking for something for work or want to make your calls while you're out and about, these will work for you.
Of course, you aren't limited to sports activities while wearing them. Most customers use them for their everyday listening needs. Whether you have a long commute to work or want to take a stroll around the block, let your music keep you company.
They have an IPX4 water resistant rating so you can be sure that they will be able to handle drizzle if your run is interrupted by a rainstorm. They have protection from your sweat as well as splashes and moderate water resistance. You won't have to worry if you get caught out in the rain while wearing them. But you shouldn't submerge them as they will most likely not survive that kind of treatment.
The Skullcandy's offer you some decent noise isolation to help you keep the outside noise at bay when you're on the go. They don't have actual noise cancelation circuitry, but they will give you some peace from the outside world. This is all contingent on you getting a good seal and a secure fit. If they don't fit in your ears properly, the noise will filter in, and you can't take advantage of this feature.
The neckband houses a remote that you can use to control your music. You can adjust the volume or change tracks with the touch of a button — no need to take your phone out of your pocket. The band also seconds are a little carrying case. This will allow you to wear just one bud without the other one bouncing around and getting in your way.
The in-ear headphones offer you a bass-heavy sound that is typical for sports headphones. They want to get you pumped and ready to go for your workout. Even though the bass is strong, it is not overwhelming. According to reviewers, the mids are still good, and the vocals are on point.
Some consumers have had problems getting the headphones to stay connected, however. They will occasionally drop the connection with no warning. They'll say that they are still connected, but there is no sound. It is generally an easy fix, but not the most convenient. You have to turn them off and reconnect.
Reviewers have also stated that they have a pretty good range. This means that you can keep your device in your pocket or bag and still be able to connect to your headphones. It's great because you won't have to keep your phone too close throughout the day.
The earbuds use an advanced DualLock technology to help give you a snug and secure fit. You won't have to worry about the earpieces slipping and falling out of your ears. It doesn't matter if you're starting out with your stretches or closing in on the end of your run. You can relax knowing that everything is going to stay securely in place while you are workout out.
The neckband helps contribute to the overall comfort level. It is sturdy and lightweight and will not bounce around while you are in the middle of a workout. The buds are magnetized, so if you want to pop one out, you can clip it to the neckband with ease. This will prevent the earpiece from bouncing around and getting in your way while you are out and about.
The collar features a remote and microphone so you can control your calls and music on the go. This is on the left side of the neckband. There are three buttons, two for volume and a multi-purpose one. The buttons are big which customers can appreciate.
The collar is rubberized plastic so it can resist sweat and moisture easily while remaining flexible. The use of plastic might not be the best choice when it comes to durability, but it looks good.
There are a variety of colors that you can choose from so you can try to find a pair that best suits you. You can pick from black and red, black and mint, navy and blue, or black and swirl. The black and swirl one is fun because the gel tips are colorful swirls that customers enjoy.
For the most part, they have a decent lifespan. There are a handful of customers that stated they stopped working after a couple of months, but this isn't a common occurrence. Most consumers are happy with the longevity of the buds.
One problem, however, comes from the rubberized plastic collar. Some reviewers mentioned that the cable underneath the neckband started to come apart. This doesn't warrant the headphones useless, but it makes them less comfortable and ruins the aesthetics.
Ease of Use
As mentioned above, connecting them to your phone is relatively easy to do. You hold the power button down until you hear the prompt saying that they're ready for pairing. Once you do that, you find them on your devices Bluetooth menu, and you are good to go. Once you get the initial connection, they will remember your device so you won't have to pair them again in the future.
The collar has a remote attached that will allow you to control your music right from the headphones, no need to take your phone out of your pocket. The controls are reasonably intuitive. The plus and minus buttons control the volume, or you can long press them to change the song. The middle button has multiple purposes. You can power the earbuds on and off, answer and hang up your call, or sync to your device.
You will get about 9 hours of play time when you have a full charge, giving you enough juice to get through your workout and most of the day. It only takes approximately 2.5 hours to get a full charge, although they don't have a fast charging option.
They use a standard micro-USB charging cord, which comes included with the purchase. Customers like that it is a standard cable, making it much easier if they need to replace the wire, or want a spare. You can generally pick one up with ease at your local store.
They have an affordable price tag which attracts many consumers. They also have a decent lifespan so they're a good value for your money. You'll be able to use these for quite a while before you have to replace them.
There are some decent features that you can take advantage of while you're using them. Customers enjoy the ability to control your music right from the collar, without having to take your phone out of your pocket. Not to mention, you can take calls with ease, thanks to the integrated microphone.
Overall, they are a pretty decent pair of headphones. For the most part, customers love them. The price is right, and the durability is excellent. They come recommended by many customers.