Skullcandy Crusher ANC- Holy Schnikes! These are bad@ss!
I’ll start with the details first of the construction of these hen move on to the audio aspects of these monsters of sound…Damn it. I think I just jumped the gun…Don’t lose focus now…Constipate…err, I mean concentrate…Okay. I feel better now.
The Skullcandy Crusher ANC headphones are solid and durable pieces of streamlined beauty. These have the coveted ANC (Active Noise Canceling) system and of course they are totally wireless. You can temporarily turn the ANC off by touching the left ear cup for three seconds and letting ambient sound in.
They have a claimed battery life of 24 hours and even comes with a fast charge of 10 minutes providing you about three hours of blissful, powerful sound.
There is even a Tile tracking app that alerts you of where you left your Crusher headphones if not in your possession.
But wait, there’s more. There is also a Skullcandy app for your phone to further customize your sound profile. You want more bass…oh man, this will give you all you can handle…
The pièce de résistance is of course is the Adjustable Sensory Bass switch. A physical slider located on the left ear cup that goes from low bass to shake your mind, bulge your eyes out and tear you a new assh@le bass kind of feeling…You feel me dog…Yes, this will kick your dog down the street and across the highway as well. To say that this was made for bassheads is like saying did Moses split the Red Sea…of course he did. So there.
To be sure, these are obviously not audiophile headphones. These are not meant to be. These are built primarily for Hip-Hop and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) people who want to move and sway and jump to the music they want to listen too. It’s like a 12″ subwoofer being attached to your head.
So if you see me wearing a set of these and I’m dancin’ and groovin’. You best be gettin’ out of my way!!!
This is the new gear.
The Bose 700 noise cancelling wireless Bluetooth headphones
Now this beauty is designed so eloquently so modern, sleek and contemporary it’s almost a shame to call this a pair of headphones.
This is a big brother of the famed Bose QC 35 II. The Bose 700 noise cancelling wireless Bluetooth headphones has in its genes the masterful ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) system that Bose made famous. This one is one of the top ANC pair of headphones you will ever own.
The ANC has 11 levels of active noise cancellation so you can personalize it to your perfect setting allowing you to a perfect ambient setting to let conversations in.
You can wear these for hours The Bose 700’s are lightweight and crazy comfy. The headband is made of a cushy silicon material. The earcups swivel and are set on a natural tilt of 15%. They measured people’s head to get that measurement
It uses the most up to date Bluetooth 5.0 which allows the headphones to penetrate walls to maintain a good connection to smartphones. YouTube and Netflix videos had no noticeable sync issues when these headphones are being used.
A touch sensitive controls are on the right earcup. To increase and decrease the volume you swipe up and down, swipe forward and back to skip a song, a double tap lets you pause and play and touching the earcup for several seconds gives you how much battery life is remaining. Gives you a very convenient touch control system.
There is also a Bose app to give you more control over your music profile. A USB C type charging cable produces a fast charge of 15 min. for 3.5 hours. A very nice feature to have. A full charge on the battery will give you 20 hours hours of play time and can be achieved by charging for 2 1/2 hours.
The Bose 700 put out a more natural sound than the Skullcandy’s. These aren’t really made for Hip-Hop, EDM or pop. If you like to listen to classical or classic rock then these are for you, but remember you can alter your sound profile by using the Bose app.
This is also the new gear that I have been hollering about.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7
The comparisons run wild between the best of Bose, Sennheiser and Sony. My question is, Does this deserve to be in such distinguished company? Let me take a look. First, the battery seems to be far superior than the rest. It has a claimed life expectancy of 30 hours and also has a USB C charging cable which will give you a fast charge of 15 minute charge in return will give you 6 hours of musical bliss.
The outward design of these PX7’s definitely push the limits of headphone design using carbon fiber composite arms to give it a design edge and extra strength just in case it get run over by a car…well, I’m sure it has happened before….sheesh! It’s elegant and cushy earcups and premium materials give it an extra oomph as far as good looks and comfort go.
The sound is like the feeling of ocean waves gently taking you out into deep water, then you wake up from your dream state and realize that you are too far away from shore. So you jump out of your inflatable raft and try and swim for the shore but you get caught up in a rip tide and you try to keep you head above water as you flail about realizing that this might be the….Kooool. I’m kool now. Nah, I’m kooler than kool…I’m chill…You chill? We all chill…I…just…got….carried…away!
Anyway. The sound that emanates from these from these headphones can be thought of as if Sennheiser, Sony and Bose had a threesome and these Bowers & Wilkens came out 9 month later…Can you picture that?
This is also the new gear I have been yelling to you about.
Listening to music is subjective. The sound that emanates from any of these headphones, earbuds, speakers and the like, will be different for each individual. So please be aware, what may sound good to me doesn’t mean it will sound good to you. Please read or watch reviews on any product that I showcase. Or listen to a friends’. Or, go to a retail store and try it out there. A little knowledge can go a long way…then you can buy from me. (Wink, wink)