The first quarter just passed and brands are working round the clock to update their product lineups for this year. The latest to the entrant is Skullcandy, who launched their Set Sport wired earbuds which are focused towards hardcore users. The highlighting feature of the earphone is the IPX4 sweat and water resistance and they come in at INR 2,999 (varies) which is a lot for a pair of wired earphones.
We have been using the Skullcandy Set Sport earbuds for a little over a week now. So do they justify the price? We find out in our review.
A complete list of items you get inside the box:
- Skullcandy Set Sports earphones
- Ear tips
- User instruction manual
The Set Sports have a plain in-ear style design and there’s nothing extraordinary here. The whole construction is done out of high-quality plastic perhaps to provide a better overall seal. They are not wireless which some people might think considering the price, instead, they come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The earbuds come with Skullcandy’s proprietary tips that the brand says provides extra isolation.
In order to provide a stable fit, the buds come with ear wings which are always welcomed. Coming to the look and feel, the Set Sports come in four color options — Black/Red, Speckle/Black/White, Speckle/Black/Mint and Vice/Grey thus catering to a wider audience. The Skullcandy logo is embossed on both the earbuds as well as the microphone. There are no volume controls on the microphone module, just a single button to play/pause or answer calls which is a little disappointing.
Since they are more focused on fitness and outdoor use, they do provide a very secure fir along with the IPX4 sweat and water resistance. Coming to the cable, it is fairly long and feels very high quality. The brand, on the whole, has not cut any corners in the design department which is much appreciated.
As mentioned above, they are more focused towards a niche of customers and that reflects in the sound signature. During our tests, we found the bass to be fairly decent but was a little muddy at higher volumes. The instrument separation is not the best but is passable at best. The mids are punchy making them ideal for vocals heavy tracks.
Skullcandy has stressed on the low-frequency performance and the earphones do hold up to the claims. They provide a good amount of sound isolation thanks to the angles ear tips, furthermore, the wings add a sense of comfort and a snug fit.
Overall we are quite impressed with the earphones and they live up to the expectations.
Skullcandy Set Sports earphones – INR 2,999
- Practical design
- IPX4 rating
- Decent amount of bass
- A bit overpriced
Verdict – Should you go for it?
Overall we were moderately impressed by the performance of the Set Sports Earphones. They do justice to the brand name and live up to it. The nifty additions like the IPX4 rating come in handy for people looking for a pair of decent earphones for their workout sessions. The soundstage, we feel could have been a little more vibrant but gets the job done for average consumers.
At the moment the earphones are being sold for INR 2,399 on Amazon.in which according to us is an apt price.