Smokin’ Buds 2 Wirelessby Skullcandy

  • Smokin’ Buds 2 Wireless
  • Smokin’ Buds 2 Wireless
  • Smokin’ Buds 2 Wireless
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
81%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The built-in microphone and earbuds work well in noisy conditions.
  • A wire clip and removable neckband keep the earbuds comfortably in place with no extra slack.
  • Experts agree that the base response is distortion-free.

CONS

  • The compact three-button panel takes some getting used to. Each button has multiple uses and is hard to distinguish from the others.
  • The mid-range sounds get lost and the high notes all but disappear at high volume.
  • If the ear tips do not fit properly, they may fall out while the user is running or bicycling.
Skullcandy's Smokin' Buds 2 Wireless earbuds are inexpensive, lightweight Bluetooth earbuds with an excellent base range. The company designed a unique neckband that works well with the wire clip to hold the earbuds in place with no extra slack. The Smokin’ Buds 2 Wireless comes with one micro USB-to-USB charging cable and ear tips in two sizes. Everything from volume controls to the pause button to the microphone is located on one compact panel below the left earbud.
NameSmokin’ Buds 2 WirelessX2NuForce BE6Shadow WirelessBackbeat Go 2
ManufacturerSkullcandyJaybirdOptomaSol RepublicPlantronics
Techwalla Score
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List Price$60$180$129$100$59
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Some final thoughts: if you spend a lot of time away from the house listening to music, these are great because you can stick your phone in …

Some final thoughts: if you spend a lot of time away from the house listening to music, these are great because you can stick your phone in your pocket and not worry about damaging the wire on a hardwired pair of earbuds.

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80%

The bass here is powerful and never distorts, but it comes at the expense of the overall balance between lows and highs in the mix.

The bass here is powerful and never distorts, but it comes at the expense of the overall balance between lows and highs in the mix.

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80%

Battery life is at least the 6 hours advertised. I've worn them through an 8 hour shift without having them die on me.

Battery life is at least the 6 hours advertised. I've worn them through an 8 hour shift without having them die on me.

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80%

Now the comfort was the first thing I really loved about this product, they feel light but secure which makes them ideal for using in sports…

Now the comfort was the first thing I really loved about this product, they feel light but secure which makes them ideal for using in sports or those days you don’t want wires in the way. The audio was impeccable, really only let down by the overwhelming bass ...

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I’m a bit concerned about the Skullcandy Buds 2 since there is no over-ear hooks or in-ear wings to keep them secure, only the earbuds.

I’m a bit concerned about the Skullcandy Buds 2 since there is no over-ear hooks or in-ear wings to keep them secure, only the earbuds.

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The product was light, compact and offered a secure fit, perfect for travel and the gym, as several users have said.

The product was light, compact and offered a secure fit, perfect for travel and the gym, as several users have said.

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