If you are someone who believes that good earbuds should be cheap, you are going to love the Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds wireless.
The Buds are more affordable than most wireless earphones that come from less-known brands. And even though the buds are affordable, Skullcandy packed a lot of good things into them.
But before getting into the technical details, it is worth noting that Skullcandy took a climate-friendly step with the Smokin’ Buds. The brand has opted for recycled materials for packaging and electronics.
And with how the earth is getting filled with electronic waste, this green step is surely applaudable.
However, the earth-friendly construction choice is not the only highlight of the Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds wireless. For the price tag, the Skullcandy Smokin’ has a lot to offer.
Firstly, it comes with Bluetooth 5.2, which is one of the latest wireless connectivity chipsets available for wireless earbuds. Thanks to that, the True Wireless Stereo (TWS) buds can deliver a reliable and stable connection.
There’s a microphone in each of the buds. And the company says that the Smokin’ Buds will let you take calls with ease thanks to these microphones.
Like the high-end buds, there are capacitive touch controls on the buds. With them, you can play and pause the playback with ease. They also let you accept calls.
Surprisingly, for a pair of Buds that are extremely cheap, the Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds feature an IPX4 rating. That is something you don’t even see in wireless earbuds that are two times higher than the price of these buds.
You will be very impressed with the battery life of the Smokin’ Buds too. With a single charge, you can get 8 hours from the buds and 12 hours from the charging case. That totals 20 hours of runtime. This run time is higher than the pricier Sony WF-C700N.
Moreover, the Smokin’ Buds also come with a rapid charge feature. It lets you get 2 hours of run time with just 10 minutes of charge time.
You can even customize the music experience according to your liking. The buds feature different EQ modes to give you a tuned experience. And the sound is not disappointing either.
According to the company, the buds can deliver clear, full-range sound backed by impressive bass depth.” So, you should have a good overall experience with the buds.
Of course, as the Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds is a cheap pair of earbuds, you can’t expect it to have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Even the pricier options do not come with it.
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