Skullcandy Crusher Evo Review: Bassheads Dream

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Who is Skullcandy?

Skullcandy is a company located in Pak City, Utah that provides audio devices in general, such as earphones, headphones, audio backpacks, mp3 players, and more. There’s a funny story about how Skullcandy started. It was found by Rick Alden.

Rick was hauling on the top of Park City in a chairlift on a cold and fun day when he suddenly gets a phone call, and what annoys him is that he has to take off his earbuds to answer the call.

This is where the brainstorming hits him and he gets a wonderful idea. What if you could answer the phone without having to take the headphones off? And the rest is history.

Their first product was introduced at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and after that, in December 2008, they were rewarded by Fortune Magazine as the “World’s coolest earbud”.

In today’s article, I will take you through the Skullcandy Crusher Evo review.

A pair of headphones that promises to deliver everything you need, from their uncanny BASSSS to great comfort, great battery life, and more. Evo is an upgrade to the previous version of Crushers. And no doubt it is aiming to follow the same success as its predecessor


Skullcandy Crusher Evo

A pair of headphones from Skullcandy Crusher with an incredible battery life of 40 hours and amazing appearance and features.



First, let’s dive into their design

They come in a great portable design that features ear cups that tilt, swivel, and retract for some nice space-saving portability. Since the headband is bendable, it can be adjusted over a wide range, meaning the Evos are suitable for all head sizes, from small to large heads. You can even take them jogging since the fit is made to be tight rather than loose.

They are currently available in four colors: Chill Gray, Dark Blue/Green, Light Grey/Blue, and True Black. Please note that the price slightly changes for each color. They are mostly made out of plastic, with faux leather on the ear cups and a silicone headband.

Still, they appear quite robust and have a precise finish. The main issue I have is that since the headband is made out of soft silicon, sometimes it can pull out the hair.

(Not something that will bother bald people, lol). They are also a bit on the heavy side. If you were to drop them, I wouldn’t be worried about the Evos, but about the floor instead!

Something that bothered me a bit was that, due to the closed system, it develops a certain amount of heat around the ears. I guess that’s a small compromise that we can accept since we are rewarded with insane comfort for hours.

What’s under the hood and connectivity?

The Evos are driven by 40mm dynamic drivers and have a frequency range of a whopping 20,000Hz. As for the connectivity, they use Bluetooth 5, which supports SBC and AAC codecs. Sadly, a drawback for me was the lack of support for Qualcomm aptX, which would have been a great addition.

With Bluetooth 5.0 on board, you should expect a pretty nice reception. When I connected them with my phone, I left it on the main floor of my house, and I could move around freely from the roof to the basement and still have a clear signal.

Just like most of the Skullcandy products, the Evo’s are compatible with the Skullcandy app, which gives us the freedom for personal customization.

So it happens, and you misplace your headphones. (Oh please don’t lie: we all do it from time to time). The great news is that the Crusher Evos come packed with Tile-technology, a very useful system to track them via ringing.


How do they sound?

All I can say is bass, bass, bass. The iconic sound feature that Skullcandy is known for their bizarre bass, which is really responsive and punchy. There’s also the Sensory Haptic Bass, which is basically a bass booster that creates haptic bass perception.

With this being said, I can see the Bass-Heads shivering in enthusiasm. The mids are detailed and nice, but sometimes they can get a bit muffled, but that’s nothing big to worry about.

The vocals and instruments come through as clearly as they go. Still, in general, I would say please do not mistake them for audiophile headphones; they were made with us average Joes in mind.

Oh, wait, did I forget something? For bassheads too!

As for the microphone, the sound quality on calls was quite decent; the voices were clear and crisp. Overall, it was reasonably good.

Battery-Life?

Skullcandy offers a battery life of 40 hours. When I had the chance to put it to the test, it did not disappoint, so don’t be skeptical.

With 40 hours of battery life, it should survive the whole workweek without needing to be recharged.

Furthermore, with a quick 10-minute charge, the rapid charging technology will provide another 4 hours of listening time.

Even if they run out of battery in the middle of something, you can use the AUX cable and make them wired headphones.

Oh, this is a big plus for people with Nintendo Switch that want to play some Mario.


Pros
  • Great Desing
  • Great Comfort
  • Insane amount of Bass
  • Great Battery Life
Cons
  • No ANC ( Active Noise Cancellation )
  • The Bass Can be a bit too much

Wrapping Things Up

To wrap it up regarding the Crush Evos. Overall, they’re fantastic, but don’t anticipate audiophile-level sound quality.

The overall sound is pleasant and smooth. A huge 40 hours of battery life is combined with several good features and a very comfortable design.

I’m already sold on them for the price. However, I would recommend shopping for something different if you want more features like ANC.

9out of 10

Design9.0
Price9.6
Performance8.5

 

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