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Skullcandy Indy



The AirPods of apple is definitely the most popular wireless earphones in the world for one key reason -- they are designed to work nearly flawlessly with Apple products.  However, they're also expensive; in India, the second-generation AirPods are priced at Rs. 14,900 onwards.  That's enough capital to obtain a perfectly good smartphone, and that's in addition to the hefty amount you've already covered your iPhone. Where products and also agencies such as the Skullcandy Indy could be seen for the reason this can be.

In Rs. 7,499, the Skullcandy Indy is half the price of this AirPods, and also slightly more affordable compared to newly established Rs. 9,999 Skullcandy Push.  There are also some differences, which we're going to explore within our review, although there are certainly always a lot of similarities between your Indy and the AirPods.  Keep reading to find out perhaps the Skullcandy Indy has exactly what is needed to give the AirPods -- and indeed anything else in the thriving truly wireless segment -- a run for their funds.


Skullcandy Indy design and specifications


Before we enter the details, it's worth pointing out that the Skullcandy Indy, exactly like the Apple AirPods, works with almost any Bluetooth device and also isn't limited to Apple apparatus.  That said the earphones do strongly resemble the AirPods, together with long stalks to its microphones which stretch downwards.  Other similarities would be the employment of plastic, and the magnets at the base of each unit at which the charging points are, hence the earphones snap into devoting their charging instance.

Even the Ear Buds themselves possess a Conventional match, together with each of of the Skullcandy emblem about the sides these outer components of the earbuds are touch-sensitive and can be used to regulate volume and playback -- a single tap on either side adjusts the amount, a double-tap on the proper plays or pauses music, and a long-press on either side skips for the next or previous track.
The earnings package of the Skullcandy Indy includes a total of three pairs of ear methods and just one set of ear gels that we commonly refer to towing guidelines.


The ear gels add a little bit of padding around the earphones as a way to provide an even more snug fit, however, in our experience, in addition, they made The signature belongs, which we did not love.  We preferred the sound and fit of this Indy earbuds without the ear dyes, but you may want the more secure fit offered by the ear gels when training.  We didn't dislike the match the Skullcandy Indy, however, we mightn't predict it rather comfortable either -- that the earphones were a bit too big for the ears.

The Skullcandy Indy earphones ran for four hours a full charge during our inspection, when combined with all the three additional charges offered by the scenario, offered a decent total of around 16 hrs of use on a complete charge.
The earphones themselves have 6mm dynamic drivers and also a frequency response range of 20 20,000Hz.  They use blue tooth 5 and support that the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs -- that the latter comes in handy when using the Skullcandy Indy using iOS and some Android devices.


The event of the Indy is a significant improvement over the Skullcandy Push; it holds the earphones in place securely, offers three additional charges for both earphones, also has a helpful three-light indicator system.  The lights trigger on opening the situation, revealing you that its the battery degree.  The single drawback with the charging instance is that it has a micro USB interface for charging, positioned at the bottom.
This Skullcandy Indy's charging example is also, like the ear-phones.  But it is much bigger than the ones who come with most other collections of wireless earphones, and will, therefore, be a little difficult to slip into your pocket or maintain a tight distance.  As stated, the earphones snap into place from the case magnetically, but that also makes them somewhat tricky to remove.  Utilizing the ear implants really makes this somewhat simpler.


Skullcandy Indy performance


The Skullcandy Indy does provide the impression of superior clarity because of the sharpness at the sound, and indeed this makes for a decent sound stage for wireless earphones.  We could know milder facets of these paths we listened to, plus they had a distinct sense of leadership, which had been enjoyable with some genres and tracks.  We quite enjoyed the notably offbeat Forces... Darling by Koop for this reason; it was really a busy, playful track that seemed clean and detailed to the Skullcandy Indy earphones.
Moving on to Feels Like Summer by Childish Gambino, we attempted to listen to the harshness from the upper-end of this frequency array, and focus on the lows.  There's a fair amount of quality in the lows -- bass frequencies are punchy to an extent, but the aggression can only be felt long as they aren't accompanied by any sound in the upper-mid selection or drops.  In other words, the treble frequencies tended to beat the bass readily, and this was something we believed over monitors in favorite genres.

Although the Skullcandy Indy drops a bit short on sound quality with music, it will not an extent compensate for this with call and conversation quality.  Voices & most sound effects were adequate when we watched television shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video using the Indy for audio, and we're also pleased with voice-quality -- both heard and spoken -- on calls using those earphones.

The Skullcandy Indy does also marginally lift responses at the very low end, but the spike in the highs is a whole lot sharper and more distinct.  This also pertains to the upper-midrange, which led to a bit of shrillness even in vocals, particularly higher-pitched female vocals.  Calvin Harris' Slide was a little too piercing for people in high volumes, particularly initially with the high-pitched auto-tuned vocals.  As the song progressed, the sound became a bit more tolerable, but the beats still felt too shrill to people.
If it comes to sound quality, the Skullcandy Indy isn't quite on par with the Apple AirPods or even Samsung-galaxy Buds but is a fair little cheaper.  While we were initially impressed with sound quality, the sonic signature eventually started feeling overly shrill to us -- these earphones create unnaturally strong highs, that led to some fatigue over prolonged listening sessions.


Verdict

Price: Rs. 7,499 Ratings (out of 5) Pros There certainly are a whole good deal of intriguing genuinely wireless options all over today, including the marginally cheaper Blaupunkt BTW-01 along with the slightly higher priced Samsung Galaxy Buds, which we feel are better than the Skullcandy Indy. But should you like your sound a bit treble-leaning, then the Skullcandy Indy might be worth an attempt.

  • Design/ relaxation: 3.5
  • Audio grade: 3
  • Battery life: 4
  • Value-for-money: 3.5
  • Overall: 3.5

Cons

  • Good charging case, decent complete battery lifetime
  • Clear, sharp audio
  • Good Sound Stage
  • AAC Blue Tooth codec support
  • Advantageous to voice calls and dialogue
  • Micro-USB charging
  • Shrill highs
  • Low End is easily overpowered
  • Can Lead to listener fatigue

The Skullcandy Indy might come across as being a promising alternative to this Apple AirPods at first glance but doesn't quite meet the mark in practice. The noise has some excellent qualities but isn't quite as comfortable and pleasing even as we'd have enjoyed. The provider's next offering in the truly wireless segment after the Skullcandy Push is an improvement in a lot of ways, but doesn't quite do enough to get a simple recommendation

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