Skullcandy Launches Wireless Ink’d
With companies like Apple doing away with the iPhone’s headphone jack, the need for Bluetooth enabled headphones has suddenly escalated. That is not to say that there wasn’t a need for wire-free headphones earlier, however the abundance has certainly gone up and the price range has reduced. Skullcandy recently launched the Ink’d Wireless earphones which are priced at approximately Rs. 3000.
Sporting a neckband style, these listening devices are lightweight to the extent that after a while you will not even notice that you are wearing them around your neck. The neckband itself is flexible which makes it comfortable to wear for a longer period of time. The earbuds are attached by two thin wires that are connected to the end of either side of the neckband.
There is an inbuilt remote that can be found on the neckband’s left side, with a button that serves as controls to play or pause music or even to answer or end calls. The volume buttons double up as track navigation controls when you press and hold them.
The earbuds are plastic and have a light silicon tip that comes in two sizes for an optimal fit. Use a larger bud for a tighter fit in your ears, as this will ensure that the sound quality is good and the bass is clear.
Now on to the more important question, the quality of the sound output. The Ink’d Wireless earphones offer a balanced sound with a crisp treble and mid-range. The bass on the other hand is punchy but not enough to make listening to songs with high-bass content an enjoyable experience. While you may be a little disappointed with the quality, for the price tag that these earphones are offered at, the sound is not all that bad.
If you are planning to use these headphones primarily for answering calls, the quality is good enough to cut out minimal external noise and perform well. The Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless earphones offer a battery life of approximately 7 hours when using them at a volume level of 75 percent.
Though it is not specified that these headphones are resistant to sweat, using them for a lighter workout should not be a problem.
Skullcandy has brought back their classic headphones look and feel, with the Ink’d Wireless. The design may look somewhat cheap but a user can be assured that the quality is good and that the headphones will hold up against wear and tear. The mid-range price and the features offered make this a good option, however the availability of cheaper competitors may prove to be a roadblock for Skullcandy.
Picture courtesy – cnet.com
by techtalks @TechTalks October 21, 2016 5:10 AM UTC