We can’t ignore the brand Skullcandy when it comes to making premium headphones. The brand has been in the industry for a long time now. Unlike other brands such as Sennheiser and JBL, which focus more on balanced sound, it focuses more on the bass. The Skullcandy crusher 2014 is no different.
These headphones are made for heavy bass lovers and promise to provide the best in the industry bass experience. Moreover, the headphones come in a stylish box.
In addition, these headphones come with a carry pouch. The carrying pouch is made using high-quality material. So that you can carry these headphones wherever you go, that’s a quick overview of the skull candy crusher 2014 headphones. Are these the best bass headphones? How’s the build quality? What about the battery life? You will get to know everything, so keep reading.
What is Skullcandy Crusher 2014?
The Skullcandy Crusher 2014 are bass-heavy headphones from the Skullcandy brand based in Utah park city America. Unlike regular headphones, these headphones come with an over-the-ear design to give the best audio experience.
The first thing you will get opening the box is the headphones. The headphones come in standard packaging. Besides the primary product, you get a 3.5 mm cable, a triple AA battery(for bass), and a carrying pouch. Other than these, you will get a user guide as usual. Let’s jump into the topic and review these skull candy crusher 2014 headphones inside out.
The Skullcandy crusher 2014 offers exciting features that separate it from the market. I have mentioned all those below. Before going into the detailed review, have a look at them.
|Type||Over The Ear|
|Available Colors||Black, Red, Blue, Grey, White, Snake, Camo|
|Custom Colors Option||Available|
|Passive Noise Cancellation||Yes|
|Built in Amplifier||Yes|
Design and Build
Let’s start the review with the visuals. The design of the Skullcandy crusher 2014 is just like a standard headphone. These headphones come in different colors, such as black, white, blue, red, and some custom colors. Besides the colors, there is nothing so impressive in the design.
The headphones have a small logo on both sides. The headphones are at par with its competitors in terms of build quality. The body is made of decent-quality plastic. I don’t have any issues with the plastic build, but a metallic build would have been better. In general, you will be fine with the build quality. Also, these headphones are foldable, so you can carry them wherever you go.
But there is some weird noise while adjusting the size of the headphones. However, there is nothing to fear about the sound, but it’s essential to know.
In terms of comfort, the Skullcandy crusher is excellent. The brand has taken care of little things such as cushion earcups size. The cushions it uses are soft and comfortable to wear. I don’t know if it is leather or not. Whatever it is, it provides good comfort.
Talking about the weight of the headphones, it is on the higher side. It has more weight because it has large earcups that add extra weight. Moreover, it uses memory foam technology which is known to provide the optimum level of comfort.
On the top, the brand provides four squares to give you that extra comfort. Unfortunately, it does the exact opposite. I don’t know why this is, but it sometimes feels annoying until you get comfortable with it. It will hardly take 2-3 days to adjust.
Overall the design is decent, Whereas the comfort is excellent(once you get comfortable).
In terms of sound quality, the headphones are decent. These perform well on low levels(more on that later). The headphones have dual drivers to give the best music experience with punchy bass. If you don’t know, drivers are the thing that produces music and bass. However, the dual driver used here favors vocals more.
While listening to music, you will feel that extra bass suppresses the vocals. Some people may like this, but others like balanced sound. As a result, you get mixed experiences.
Fortunately, Skullcandy has taken care of this issue also. It lies in the bass controller. Whenever you feel that the vocal is getting suppressed with bass, adjust the bass level to low or what suits you. That’s it, and you are good to go.
On a low bass level, everything feels more balanced. For instance, the sound separation gets better. Moreover, you will know exactly from where the sound is coming.
Watching movies and content with this Skullcandy Crusher 2014 is just marvelous. The experience while watching action scenes is so good that you will feel like watching a movie in an Imax theatre.
We even tried these headphones while playing games. Just like watching movies, the experience with gaming was also excellent. Likewise, the gunshot and background music was loud and clear. Overall the headphones are amazing for gamers and others who watch a lot of content.
In terms of battery, the Skullcandy crusher is among the best, if not the best. The company claims to have 8 hours of battery life. I tested these headphones at a 50 percent volume level. Guess what? After two days of moderate usage, the headphones still had 30 percent of the battery left, which is impressive.
According to the testing result, the company’s claim about the battery backup is true, actually. Although the battery backup can vary as per the volume level, one thing is for sure: you will not face any issues with the battery backup.
Bass is the area where the Skullcandy crusher 2014 outshines its competitors completely. The dual driver produces heavy and punchy bass. The bass is so heavy that you can feel that vibration in your ears. Now you can understand why it has the name crusher in it. I would call it hyper bass.
As you already know, it has a button to control the bass levels. What’s surprising is that even on the lowest bass levels, it produces more bass than regular bass-boosted headphones such as Sony MDR 650 and others. In my personal experience, I could not listen to music on high bass levels, even as a bass lover.
So if you are a bass lover, you will not find anything better than this, at least not at this price bracket.
Passive Noise cancellation
Regarding noise cancellation, Skullcandy Crusher is pretty good. The passive sound isolation technology it has used works fine. It filters all the unwanted sounds from the environment. As a result, the audio experience gets better.
The crusher 2014 comes at a budget-friendly price of $99. Although the price is variable, as a result, it can vary from time to time. In general, you can get in between $99 to $140. For the price, the headphone offers excellent value.
Additional Sound Output
As the feature name suggests, it has an additional source of sound output. On both the right and left-hand sides, it has small sound-out areas. This way, you can listen to music even when wearing it on your neck. Although the sound isn’t loud, it is still better than what competitors offer.
During the test, I found that the headphone starts leaking the sound as the sound gets loud. However, it’s not too much, hearable. But if you are sitting in an empty room using these headphones, the person next to you can hear what you are listening to.
|Excellent Bass||Plastic Build|
|Adjustable Bass||Average Sound|
|Additional Sound Output|
|Large Earcups(Over the ear design)|
|Excellent For Watching content|
Should you Opt for Skullcandy Crusher 2014?
The Skullcandy crusher 2014 is an affordable multipurpose headphone. The reason behind calling this multipurpose is that you can opt for it as a standard headphone for music listening. On the other hand, it’s an excellent choice for bass lovers and gamers. Even though it’s not a gaming headphone, you will get the same gaming experience with these.
The only people I will not recommend these headphones to are those who do not love heavy bass. Despite this, they want a more balanced sound with the best-in-class vocals.
Overall these crusher 2014 headphone provides solid value, especially for the price. These headphones are worth checking if you are looking for all-rounder headphones.