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Should You Buy a Skullcandy Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 05 March 2021
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should you buy a Skullcandy Headphones?

Skullcandy is one of the most popular headphones brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are thinking about buying a Skullcandy headphones then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of headphones brands is compiled by analysing over 49,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,000 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 headphones.

Skullcandy are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning headphones. Their headphones start at $7 for the Jib which has a driver size of 10mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style and go up to $2,000 for the Smokin Buds 2 Wireless which has a driver size of 10mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style. The average price of a new Skullcandy headphones is $152.

Skullcandy are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning headphones.

Is Skullcandy the Best Headphones Brand?

So are Skullcandy headphones any good? We give every headphones a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all headphones we are able to impartially rank all the headphones brands.

Skullcandy is ranked the No. 7 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Skullcandy is the 7th best headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,380 reviews
#2
JBL
94%
94%
1,988 reviews
#3
93%
93%
2,834 reviews
#4
Beats
88%
88%
5,034 reviews
#5
AKG
88%
88%
219 reviews
#6
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
1,354 reviews
#7
86%
86%
3,101 reviews
#8
Bose
85%
85%
2,178 reviews
#9
JayBird
85%
85%
862 reviews
#10
Netherlands
85%
85%
96 reviews
#11
JLab
85%
85%
1,642 reviews
#12
Jabra
85%
85%
1,112 reviews
#13
Plantronics
85%
85%
1,250 reviews
#14
Shure
84%
84%
959 reviews
#15
JLab Audio
83%
83%
2 reviews
#16
83%
83%
1,038 reviews
#17
Koss
83%
83%
919 reviews
#18
Urbanears
82%
82%
176 reviews
#19
Soundcore
81%
81%
572 reviews
#20
Urbanista
81%
81%
103 reviews
#21
Bowers & Wilkins
79%
79%
568 reviews
#22
Razer
79%
79%
874 reviews
#23
78%
78%
479 reviews
#24
Focal
78%
78%
79 reviews
#25
Audeze
78%
78%
79 reviews
#26
1More
78%
78%
161 reviews
#27
Yamaha
78%
78%
44 reviews
#28
Monster
78%
78%
441 reviews
#29
Apple
77%
77%
1,297 reviews
#30
Bang & Olufsen
77%
77%
288 reviews
#31
RHA
77%
77%
67 reviews
#32
Beyerdynamic
76%
76%
104 reviews
#33
Samsung
South Korea
76%
76%
788 reviews
#34
Japan
76%
76%
3 reviews
#35
Steelseries
76%
76%
814 reviews
#36
Kingston
74%
74%
49 reviews
#37
Marshall
74%
74%
19 reviews
#38
Libratone
74%
74%
106 reviews
#39
Huawei
73%
73%
35 reviews
#40
YURBUDS
73%
73%
478 reviews
#41
Master & Dynamic
73%
73%
171 reviews
#42
Veho
73%
73%
3 reviews
#43
Aftershokz
73%
73%
103 reviews
#44
FiiO
73%
73%
31 reviews
#45
72%
72%
9 reviews
#46
LG
South Korea
72%
72%
4 reviews
#47
Fitbit
72%
72%
26 reviews
#48
Audiofly
71%
71%
49 reviews
#49
Turtle Beach
71%
71%
947 reviews
#50
KRK
71%
71%
64 reviews
#51
70%
70%
13 reviews
#52
Edifier
70%
70%
12 reviews
#53
FIIL
70%
70%
31 reviews
#54
Logitech
Switzerland
70%
70%
191 reviews
#55
Brainwavz
69%
69%
23 reviews
#56
69%
69%
6 reviews
#57
Microsoft
69%
69%
35 reviews
#58
HiFiMAN
68%
68%
17 reviews
#59
Lenovo
China
68%
68%
4 reviews
#60
Braven
68%
68%
6 reviews
#61
JAM
68%
68%
2 reviews
#62
Denon
68%
68%
12 reviews
#63
OnePlus
68%
68%
87 reviews
#64
ifrogz
68%
68%
25 reviews
#65
Betron
68%
68%
598 reviews
#66
JAYS
67%
67%
58 reviews
#67
SOL REPUBLIC
67%
67%
10 reviews
#68
67%
67%
2 reviews
#69
NAD
67%
67%
26 reviews
#70
Sudio
66%
66%
43 reviews
#71
Optoma
Taiwan
66%
66%
28 reviews
#72
Moki
65%
65%
19 reviews
#73
HyperX
65%
65%
821 reviews
#74
Westone
65%
65%
3 reviews
#75
Accutone
65%
65%
6 reviews
#76
64%
64%
10 reviews
#77
Wicked Audio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#78
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#79
Google
64%
64%
78 reviews
#80
EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#81
Crazybaby
64%
64%
17 reviews
#82
Teufel
64%
64%
41 reviews
#83
Happy Plugs
63%
63%
3 reviews
#84
Anker
63%
63%
13 reviews
#85
Harman Kardon
63%
63%
2 reviews
#86
Bragi
62%
62%
64 reviews
#87
Cyber Acoustics
62%
62%
0 reviews
#88
Nokia
62%
62%
6 reviews
#89
DEFUNC
62%
62%
2 reviews
#90
Klipsch
62%
62%
0 reviews
#91
Corsair
62%
62%
967 reviews
#92
Kygo
61%
61%
1 review
#93
Scosche
61%
61%
1 review
#94
iHip
61%
61%
0 reviews
#95
Ultrasone
60%
60%
3 reviews
#96
Cowin
60%
60%
5 reviews
#97
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#98
Sandberg
60%
60%
10 reviews
#99
Motorola
59%
59%
3 reviews
#100
Cygnett
59%
59%
7 reviews
#101
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#102
CAD Audio
58%
58%
0 reviews
#103
DearEar
58%
58%
3 reviews
#104
Kensington
58%
58%
0 reviews
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Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
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Volkano
57%
57%
0 reviews
#107
Tascam
57%
57%
0 reviews
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Rockville
56%
56%
0 reviews
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Adidas
56%
56%
0 reviews
#110
Reloop
56%
56%
0 reviews
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Sephia
55%
55%
0 reviews
#112
Plantronic
55%
55%
0 reviews
#113
Fitness Technologies
55%
55%
0 reviews
#114
Power Acoustik
55%
55%
0 reviews
#115
Direct Sound
55%
55%
0 reviews
#116
Gear Beast
55%
55%
0 reviews
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Stax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#118
Verbatim
54%
54%
0 reviews
#119
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#120
Califone
54%
54%
0 reviews
#121
Wraps
54%
54%
0 reviews
#122
Numark
54%
54%
0 reviews
#123
Adesso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#124
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#125
Dynamode
53%
53%
0 reviews
#126
VisionTek
53%
53%
0 reviews
#127
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#128
Cord Cruncher
52%
52%
0 reviews
#129
BuddyPhones
52%
52%
0 reviews
#130
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#131
Belkin
52%
52%
0 reviews
#132
Hamilton Buhl
52%
52%
0 reviews
#133
HP
United States
52%
52%
0 reviews
#134
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#136
Aluratek
51%
51%
0 reviews
#137
Senso
51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Logik
United Kingdom
51%
51%
0 reviews
#139
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#140
PureGear
51%
51%
1 review
#141
Groov-e
51%
51%
0 reviews
#142
Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
#143
Grado
51%
51%
0 reviews
#144
Puro Sound Labs
51%
51%
0 reviews
#145
Blue Microphones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#146
SMS Audio
51%
51%
0 reviews
#147
Noontec
51%
51%
0 reviews
#148
Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#149
Asus
Taiwan
51%
51%
1 review
#150
Xqisit
51%
51%
0 reviews
#151
B&O
51%
51%
0 reviews
#152
AIAIAI
51%
51%
0 reviews
#153
Honor
51%
51%
0 reviews
#154
Waverly Labs
51%
51%
0 reviews
#155
Quad
51%
51%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Skullcandy headphones compare to the other headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All headphones Brands
Skullcandy Headphones

Skullcandy have better reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Skullcandy headphones being 75%.

The average review score for a Skullcandy headphones is 75%.

There's a smaller selection of Skullcandy headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with only 25 Skullcandy headphones currently on the market in the US. Skullcandy headphones also tend to be more expensive than most other headphones brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,649
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$152
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,299
Price Distribution of Skullcandy Headphones

What Do the Skullcandy Headphones Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Skullcandy headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for Skullcandy and then compared this to the other headphones brands.

Skullcandy logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
26
4 stars
60
3 stars
19
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Skullcandy logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,578
4 stars
787
3 stars
249
2 stars
97
1 star
129
Skullcandy has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its headphones than most other brands.

Over 81% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for Skullcandy headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 85% respectively across all Headphones brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Skullcandy headphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Beats Plantronics Bowers & Wilkins Skullcandy
CNET.com logo
77%
23 reviews
82%
20 reviews
75%
27 reviews
75%
15 reviews
79%
10 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
76%
21 reviews
88%
12 reviews
80%
14 reviews
67%
9 reviews
85%
11 reviews
74%
12 reviews
Techradar logo
89%
7 reviews
87%
3 reviews
71%
8 reviews
77%
6 reviews
68%
3 reviews
73%
6 reviews
PC Mag logo
84%
11 reviews
80%
5 reviews
74%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
77%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
9 reviews
77%
3 reviews
58%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
93%
3 reviews
60%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
87%
9 reviews
100%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
90%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
84%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
86%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
85%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
85%
3 reviews
78%
3 reviews
72%
3 reviews
88%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
85%
4 reviews
80%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
81%
2 reviews
79%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
86%
2 reviews
79%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
82%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
73%
2 reviews
85%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
82%
3 reviews
76%
1 review
91%
3 reviews
62%
3 reviews
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
94%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
90%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
40%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
198 reviews
82%
150 reviews
70%
115 reviews
74%
133 reviews
76%
84 reviews
69%
54 reviews
Average
81%
323 reviews
85%
239 reviews
75%
205 reviews
77%
201 reviews
83%
142 reviews
74%
98 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Skullcandy Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 16 industry awards for Skullcandy headphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by Skullcandy to other popular headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Skullcandy has won 16 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Beats Plantronics Bowers & Wilkins Skullcandy
Lydogbilde.no logo
10
7
7
3
8
2
PC Mag logo
3
4
1
2
1
Techradar logo
3
2
1
3
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
2
3
1
2
01net.com logo
1
3
2
1
2
Pocket Lint logo
3
2
1
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
3
1
2
1
1
1
avforums.com logo
5
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
2
1
innerfidelity.com logo
1
4
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
2
1
tek.no logo
1
1
1
2
tomsguide.com logo
2
2
1
onheadphones.com logo
3
1
1
Mobil.se logo
2
2
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
1
digitallife.se logo
2
1
2
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
stuff.tv logo
2
1
1
Other Expert Sites
46
26
12
21
22
7
Total
98
64
29
44
50
16

How Reliable Are Skullcandy Headphones?

We checked over 49,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Skullcandy headphones. over 260 of these reviews mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Skullcandy headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% of reviewers think Skullcandy headphones are reliable.

So, most people think that Skullcandy headphones are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Skullcandy headphones that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

for around $100 they offer a decent build quality
soundguys.com
found tech built in - a great pair of cans for the forgetful
Expert Reviews
music lovers get headphones with a durable
tomsguide.com
feel very sturdy
gamingcentral.in
Excellent Durability
Bestbuy.com
very robust
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

build quality isn't great either
Trusted Reviews
First I should point out that these types of headphones do have issues in terms of reliability
amazon.co.uk
It broke super easy
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best High End Skullcandy Headphones?

Skullcandy Crusher

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40mm
DRIVER
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40h
BATTERY LIFE

If you're looking for a high end Skullcandy headphones then the Skullcandy Crusher takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 82, but is a bit more expensive at $29.99.

Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Noise canceling
Long battery life (40h)
Foldable
Supports noise reduction

A fully featured and multi award winning 277g, 40mm driver earphone, with a cheap price. It supports Bluetooth and noise reduction and is noise canceling and foldable. Customers report that it has brilliant sound quality and it's very quiet and strong, and durable.

91
Reviews
838 Reviews + 4 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
77
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Skullcandy Crusher has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this earphone to others.

innerfidelity.com Stuff We Like Award
59hardware.net Favourite Product
gadgetgear.nl Gold
techtesters.eu Recommended
Skullcandy Crusher Review
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Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Unboxing

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