Apple’s AirPods are the most well-liked really wi-fi earphones on the planet for one key cause — they’re designed to work practically flawlessly with Apple merchandise. However, they’re additionally costly; in India, the second-generation AirPods are priced at Rs. 14,900 onwards. That’s sufficient cash to purchase a wonderfully good smartphone, and that is on prime of the hefty quantity you’ve got already paid in your iPhone. That’s the place merchandise such because the Skullcandy Indy are available.
At Rs. 7,499, the Skullcandy Indy is half the value of the AirPods, and a bit of extra reasonably priced than the not too long ago launched Rs. 9,999 Skullcandy Push. There are quite a lot of similarities between the Indy and the AirPods, however there are additionally some important variations, which we’ll discover in our evaluate. Read on to search out out whether or not the Skullcandy Indy has what it takes to offer the AirPods — and certainly every little thing else within the booming really wi-fi section — a run for his or her cash.
Skullcandy Indy design and specs
Before we get into the main points, it is value mentioning that the Skullcandy Indy, identical to the Apple AirPods, works with any Bluetooth system and is not restricted to Apple units. That mentioned, the earphones do strongly resemble the AirPods, with lengthy stalks for the microphones which prolong downwards. Other similarities are using plastic, and the magnets on the backside of every unit the place the charging factors are, so the earphones snap into place of their charging case.
The earbuds themselves have a standard in-canal match, with the distinct Skullcandy emblem on the outer sides. This outer elements of the earbuds are touch-sensitive, and can be utilized to regulate quantity and playback — a single faucet on both facet adjusts the amount, a double-tap on the suitable performs or pauses music, and a long-press on both sides skips to the following or earlier monitor.
The gross sales package deal of the Skullcandy Indy features a whole of three pairs of ear ideas, and one pair of ‘ear gels’, which we generally consult with as wing ideas.
The ear gels add a little bit of padding across the earphones with the intention to present a extra comfortable match, however in our expertise in addition they made the sonic signature duller, which we did not actually like. We personally most popular the match and sound of the Indy earbuds with out the ear gels, however you may want the safer match provided by the ear gels when figuring out. We did not dislike the match of the Skullcandy Indy, however we would not name it very comfy both — the earphones had been a bit too massive for our ears.
The charging case of the Skullcandy Indy is, just like the earphones, fabricated from plastic. However, it’s a lot bigger than those that include most different units of really wi-fi earphones, and can due to this fact be a bit troublesome to slide into your pocket or preserve in a good area. As talked about, the earphones snap into place within the case magnetically, however this additionally makes them a bit tough to take away. Using the ear gels really makes this a bit simpler.
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