It’s the year 2020. We have self driving cars. Robots firing other robots. And fake burgers that look and bleed like real meat. So why the hell can I still not find a pair of decent wireless headphones that sound great and don’t cost me a robot CEO’s salary?
Well, thanks to the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones, my long slog through the wireless headphones desert may have finally brought me to the promised land.
Price vs Performance – You Can Have Both
For me, I have wanted a solid pair of wireless headphones I could wear while working out or just trying to tune out my whining kids. As you can see, I’ve got quite a museum going of headphones that were once promising but ultimately failed to live up to my somewhat modest requirements.
The problems with these previous headphones are numerous. My AirPods now sound like crap, probably due to the 24/7 earwax factory in my head. Those JBLs sound good but get real uncomfortable after about 2.8 seconds. And those old Beats now look more like one of my dog’s old chew toys than a premium pair of wireless headphones.
So after another exhausting trip through Amazon’s headhpones selections, and based on the promising reviews, I plucked down $119 for these Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones, fully expecting to enter them into the Hall of Audiophile Fossils (patent-pending).
Thankfully the only place these headphones will be going is around the top of my head!
Bass You Can Feel
The Skullcandy Crusher product page says these headphones offer “bass you can feel” and they are so right! The Crusher’s have a bass control slider right on the unit that let you select just the amount of skull thumping bass you desire. When I’m running or doing sprints on my NordicTrack Studio Cycle s22i, I need that extra bass boost to keep me going and remember why I’m not just laying on the couch seeing how many Cheetos I can stuff into my bellybutton.
Now, do these sound as good as say, a pair of Bose QuietComfort II‘s? No, but for only $119 on Amazon instead of $350 the sound is pretty darn amazing. The highs and mids definitely come through and you do you feel like you’re wearing a premium headset. I’ve had cheap Chinese knock-offs that are worse than garbage. These Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones are anything but.
What About Battery Life?
Ah, glad you asked. There’s nothing worse than being the middle of a killer set at the gym when all of a sudden your headphones die and you’re left with the delightful cacophony of sweaty grunts and over-confident testosterone all around you. Thankfully, the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones boast an impressive 40 hours of battery life. I put that to the test and sure enough, they ain’t lyin’. I’ve gone over 3 weeks with fairy heavy usage and still haven’t needed to recharge.
Sleek, Compact Design
When not in use, these Skullcandy Crushers fold up for compact storage in the included soft pouch.
They also come in four stunning colors:
If you’re on a mission for great sounding wireless over-ear headphones that won’t break your budget, these Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones are really hard to beat, especially if it’s bass thumping, mind crunching beats you’re after.