SKULLCANDY Grind S5GBW-J543 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Black £44.99 Currys
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SKULLCANDY Grind S5GBW-J543 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Black £44.99 Currys

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Found 4th Dec 2016
cheaper alternative to other wallet-busting expensive headphones out there

reviews are good too: techradar.com/rev…iew

also available same price Amazon (with Prime too): amazon.co.uk/Sku…543

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Cold, have had few skullcandy head and earphones and all of them broke within few month. Avoid this brand

d1koo

Cold, have had few skullcandy head and earphones and all of them broke … Cold, have had few skullcandy head and earphones and all of them broke within few month. Avoid this brand



​mine have all been fine. what model did you have?

If you don't need the Bluetooth the wired model is less than half the price (blue £18 / black £20)
Surprisingly Innerfidelity rated them highly for durability and sound quality in the price range.
Edited by: "MBeeching" 4th Dec 2016

I've had these since April, no issues and good sound. Bought the wireless inkd a couple of weeks back and they're awesome too.

Original Poster

links updated...

d1koo

Cold, have had few skullcandy head and earphones and all of them broke … Cold, have had few skullcandy head and earphones and all of them broke within few month. Avoid this brand


Which models? i've got a set of Lowriders i've had 6/7 years still functioning as good as the day i got them free with my then Orange Vegas phone and they managed to get dropped, yanked or fall off multiple times on a daily basis for the 2-3 years they were my main headphones

Bought these from Amazon and delivered yesterday. Stunning sound.

I bought from Amazon because if anything goes wrong with them they will refund or replace without any hassle.

I had more trouble opening the box than pairing them with my iPhone.
Edited by: "IWannaBeAdored" 4th Dec 2016

Are these any good for video / games? I've had bluetooth headphones in the past, but they've been useless for watching video or playing games as there's a good 1/4 second delay between video and sound. Not sure if that's dependent on the source (currently an iPhone 6 in my case) or just down to the headphones.

Dodge62

Are these any good for video / games? I've had bluetooth headphones in … Are these any good for video / games? I've had bluetooth headphones in the past, but they've been useless for watching video or playing games as there's a good 1/4 second delay between video and sound. Not sure if that's dependent on the source (currently an iPhone 6 in my case) or just down to the headphones.



I did research before buying these. Not that great for gaming. Fab for music. I didn't buy these for gaming though.
Edited by: "IWannaBeAdored" 4th Dec 2016

The delay is due to buffering. You can't avoid it with Bluetooth, they store a small amount of data before playing it out. This means that gaps in the audio can be avoided if a packet on air is delayed or lost/resent. Around 60ms is typical in the headphones themselves,but some may be as much as 120ms. The source device may also do some buffering. Some people are really bothered by this delay. Others just don't seem to notice it.

sound is terrible on these wireless headphones, but they are on nearly all wireless headphones, if you want some good sounding headphones, get wired ones, if you want mediocre, get wireless

Skullcandy = typical fashion headphones,poor sound and quality !
Why do people buy into this and Beats rubbish?

redkop

Skullcandy = typical fashion headphones,poor sound and quality !Why do … Skullcandy = typical fashion headphones,poor sound and quality !Why do people buy into this and Beats rubbish?



Usually because people come into a thread, bash the product and don't give any suitable, similarly priced alternatives...

Flodd

Usually because people come into a thread, bash the product and don't … Usually because people come into a thread, bash the product and don't give any suitable, similarly priced alternatives...


The list of alternatives would be toooooo long !!!!

Flodd

Usually because people come into a thread, bash the product and don't … Usually because people come into a thread, bash the product and don't give any suitable, similarly priced alternatives...



Audio Technica M20X for £39.00 @ Amazon

Edited by: "icantremembermypassword" 6th Dec 2016

icantremembermypassword

Audio Technica M20X for £39.00 @ Amazon



Wouldn't say they were a suitable replacement given they're not wireless...

redkop

Skullcandy = typical fashion headphones,poor sound and quality !Why do … Skullcandy = typical fashion headphones,poor sound and quality !Why do people buy into this and Beats rubbish?



Keep an open mind. These produce a really clear and rich sound. They are also reviewed positively.

Marekj

Keep an open mind. These produce a really clear and rich sound. They are … Keep an open mind. These produce a really clear and rich sound. They are also reviewed positively.



I think I have listened to nearly every skullcandy model,including these,the aviator were the only ones I would have recommended for the price they were sold at.
I also would not recommend any BT headphones at this price point,much better to go for a wired set,where sound quality is not compromised over electronic circuitry.

I love the sound of these so much, I've ordered the wired ones for home use:

amazon.co.uk/Sku…ZRK

Bargain.

I have these headphones. Sound quality is very good, decent bass, clear mids and highs. Bluetooth sound quality is very good. I use them when watching TV and playing PS4 connected to a Bluetooth telly. I can't say I've noticed any sync issues. My only gripe is that they can get a little uncomfy after a while, but I don't have the most symmetrical of lugs, so it could be that.

just got these. lovely sound. warmer flavour but very clear and has good bass. gets a bit hot on the ears after a while

Sound on these are awesome. Bluetooth is meant to loose quality but to be honest they sound great.

Tried these today (with the wire, as I couldn't connect to the BT), they actually sound quite good. Trying to decide between this and the Bose SoundLink On-Ear BT. Couldn't compare side by side but pretty sure the difference doesn't feel worth £150..

expired now, back up to £59.99

expired now, back up to £59.99
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