Skullcandy released a pair of headphones a while back called the Skullcandy Grind. It is a stylish mid level headphone from the popular headphone company. The Skullcandy Grind is a wired headphone, but a wireless Bluetooth variant is also available. Both versions are exactly the same in terms of audio and build quality. So this Skullcandy Grind Review will actually apply to both the wireless and wired headphones.
Skullcandy Grind Review
I have never really been a big fan of Skullcandy products. I DJ and produce music in my spare time. So when it comes to headphones I prefer professional brands such as Sennheiser or AKG. But Skullcandy has drastically improved the quality of their products since the early days. The current generation of Skullcandy headphones are reasonably priced and contain high-quality material and sound.
The earlier versions of Skullcandy headphones only really looked good. The sound was poor and didn’t come even close to similar priced Sony or Sennheiser headphones. But the Skullcandy Headphones that I have used recently all come with a sound signature that I am glad to approve. The Grind is a testament to these 3 important factors. Which is price, sound, build. I promise you that you will be more than pleased with your purchase of this headphone.
Quality and Comfort
I haven’t had any issues with my other 3 Skullcandy Headphones prior to this Skullcandy Grind review. Skullcandy headphones come with a lifetime warranty. This shows how confident the company is about their products. And Rightfully so because Skullcandy has upped the game on their headphones in terms of hardware and sound quality.
The Skullcandy Grind headphone has large earcups that cover your entire ear. The material used here is a soft leather type of material that feels very good once you place the headphones on. This comfort actually continues during long usage. Even after an hour of usage, I still don’t experience any strain, unlike my AKG Y40. The AKG Y40 is very comfortable but gets irritable at around an hour of usage.
The frame of the Grind is metal, giving the headphones a very sturdy feel. But this thin frame doesn’t allow room for wires to be concealed, thus leaving them exposed. As it is these headphones are not very portable. So if you plan to take these around with you in your backpack, then you may have trouble with these wires getting caught up with other items in your bag. I am also loving the braided cable material. No issues with the cable getting tangled here.
The padding at the top of the band features a mesh type of material. Not the most comfortable, but I honestly don’t have any real cause for concern here. A neat addition to the features is the media button on the right earcup. Taptech, as Skullcandy calls it, is basically a single button to answer calls, and to play, stop, and skip tracks.
In the past, Skullcandy was known mostly for their attractively styled headphones. But the sound did not match these flamboyant headphones. The last few years have seen a major shift in the right direction for Skullcandy in regards to sound quality. Even the entry-level headphones are good. The Skullcandy sound signature can best be described as not too serious but fun.
There’s no exception on quality when it comes to the Skullcandy Grind headphones. The sound is well balanced with minimal sound tweaks. The Bass is deep and not heavy. The highs are crisp and clean and usually doesn’t need to be tweaked from the source Equaliser. I am glad to say that both the Bass and Treble don’t distort at high volumes. Even if you enhance these with EQ Adjustments.
A big reason why there may not be distortion is that the Max volume is at a reasonable level. The Skullcandy Grind me not be as powerful or loud as other similar priced headphones, but the sound is sufficient and clean. I wouldn’t recommend these for DJs because it might not get loud enough for you to be able to monitor while in a club setting. The Club speakers will overpower these headphones.
Who Should Get the Skullcandy Grind Headphones?
These headphones are suited for the casual listeners who seek quality and stylish headphones. They are perfect for just home use. You can use these headphones to binge watch your favourite TV series on your laptop.
The Skullcandy Grind is not foldable and it is a bit large, so portability is an issue. Audiophiles will appreciate the sound quality, but it won’t be sufficient to monitor when producing music. But whatever the case may be, the Skullcandy Grind is an affordable, stylish, great sounding pair of headphones.
The Skullcandy Grind is bang for your buck. And that goes for both the wired and the more expensive wireless variant. You will be very pleased with these headphones if all you choose to do with it is listen to casual music and podcasts, as well as watching your daily soaps.
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