In the past, when someone wanted to buy a decent pair of headphones, it was an investment that needed some thinking into. As time went on, the variety increased while affordability also came down to earth level. While the two points did seem like good news to start with, people soon realised the compromise that had been made to make the headphones affordable. Most of the cheaper headphones were found to die out in a few short months, causing a steep rise in frustration among users. While most people thought that the era of affordable headphones was at an end, in came Skullcandy and its armada of affordable, high-performance headphones, which, not only gave people more than their money’s worth, but they also looked good while doing it. This brings us to the topic of review today, the Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 Wireless.
When you see a pair of earphones priced at $59.99, the first thing on your mind is that the pair won’t last the long run. Skullcandy aims to change this very thought with their new pair of Smokin’ Buds earphones. Yes, the name might sound a bit odd, but considering that weird names is Skullcandy’s forte, it should hardly come as a surprise to existing users. But the name’s just about the only thing that can claim to be the oddity in this rather bass-heavy pair of earphones. Skullcandy earphones have built their reputation on the fact that their earphones/ headphones dish out arguable the best bass output in the bracket of budget earphones/headphones. The Smokin’ Buds 2 carry forward this legacy with apparent ease, as the moment you plug in this pair, you are exposed to surreal levels of bass which, at the expense of overall balance in the lows and highs, leave you begging for more. Simply put, the Smokin’ Buds may be cheap, but don’t think for a second that is mild performers.