If you’ve ever shopped for wireless headphones, you know there are a lot of choices to choose from. There are a wide variety of headphones from various brands. Even still, there are many different headphones choices within each brand themselves. Skullcandy is one of those brands. They offer a wide variety of wireless headphones. Picking the right one can be tough. Since I’ve reviewed a lot of Skullcandy headphones, I think I can help.
The Indy Evo has a similar design to the Apple AirPods with a long stem that protrudes out of the ear. However, they’re more geared towards lifestyle users with a mid-range price and an assortment of colours like Pure Mint, True Black, 92 Blue, and Chill Grey.
Pros: Comfort and fit
Personally, I’m not a fan of the long-stem design. I was, however, surprised at how well they fit in my ear. I could wear them for hours on end without any discomfort.
Comfort is important. With 30 hours of battery life in total, you could wear these all day. The case provides rapid charge so just 10 minutes in the case will allow for 2 hours of playtime. This makes the Indy Evo a great choice for people who plan to wear and use them all day in a work setting.
Another feature I like is the integration with Tile. Wireless earbuds are very easy to lose. With Tile technology, if you do misplace them, you should be able to find them without too much effort.
Cons: Touch controls
The big issue I have with the Indy Evo isxw the touch controls. There are no physical buttons. If you ever read of my other earbud reviews, you’ll know that I prefer physical tactile buttons.
Turning the volume up and down from the earbuds is always a hit or miss. Basically, any command that required tapping like activating voice assistant or changing the EQ mode was hard to access.
The Sesh Evo has a different design from the Indy Evo. The earbuds are oval-shaped with a low-profile fit inside the ear. This design appeals to me because it’s not very noticeable.
Pros: Bass-heavy sound and fit
Out of the three earbuds, the Sesh Evo has the most bass. With its mid-level price point and bass-heavy sound, the Sesh Evo is certainly geared towards younger users.
They appeal to music fans looking for a lot of low-end in their music. This sound profile is good for rap and hip hop, but not jazz and classical music. You will not hear a lot of expression in the high frequencies.
I would rank the fit as average. They were secure enough to wear while running and never fell out. However, if I move my jaw left and right hard enough, the right earbud will fall out if I shake my head. Still, it took a lot of effort to get them to fall out.
Cons: Battery life and carrying case
Skullcandy says it has up to 5 hours of battery life. I think realistically it’s more like 4 hours with max volume. With this case, users can expect enough juice for a full day of use.
The carrying case is the largest out of the three. It would be hard to fit in a front pocket and is more suitable for a backpack or purse. That’s something to consider if you expect to carry the case with you on the go.
Last but not least we come to the Skullcandy Dime earbuds. These are the most affordable of the three and are a perfect entry-level earbud for casual users. Take a look at my full review of the Skullcandy Dime.
Pros: Sound quality and fit
The sound quality is impressive, especially at this price point. The sound profile is balanced, with a lot of presence in the mid-range with just enough low-end to hear kick drums thump.
The design is really a cross between the Indy Evo and Sesh Evo. It has a short stem that still gives it a low-profile look. The most surprising thing was the exceptional fit. I could wear these for hours on end with little to no discomfort.
Cons: Touch controls and battery life
I did have issues with the touch controls. The button is located on the stem, right on the Skullcandy logo. It is hard to press without moving the earbuds. It’s so awkward, that I rarely if ever used the buttons.
As a budget-friendly option, compromises were made with the battery life. Realistically, I think you can get about 3 hours of use. Thankfully, the charging case is small and portable. The inclusion of a lanyard makes it easy to attach to keys. The case features an open design so you can see if the earbuds are inside or not. This is a clever design that provides a lot of practical applications.
Just like us, no wireless earbud is perfect. It really depends on your budget, your style preference, and your overall lifestyle. If you plan to wear the earbuds all day, then I would seriously consider the Indy Evo. They have great battery life, are comfortable to wear, and provide a balanced sound. The long stem look is not for everyone and the touch controls can take some time to get used to.
If you are looking for a low-profile look to listen to a lot of bass-heavy music like rap and hip hop, I would seriously consider the Sesh Evo. The only issue I have is the large carrying case. It won’t fit comfortably in a pant pocket so be ready to carry it in a bag or purse.
Finally, if you just need a pair of earbuds for casual use, then go with the Skullcandy Dime earbuds. For the price, I’m absolutely surprised with the audio quality. It is balanced in the mid-range and works well with a wide variety of music. The fit is remarkable. In fact, it’s one of the best-fitting earbuds I’ve ever worn.
If there was one thing that stood out with all three of these earbuds, it would have to be fit. Skullcandy has done an excellent job in making earbuds that are secure and comfortable to wear. No matter which you choose between the Skullcandy Indy Evo, Sesh Evo, and Dime earbuds, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.