SKULLCANDY XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds : Amazing sound

These are alright if you just use them for going to the gym, as they don’t last more than 2 hours on a full charge. However, the sound quality is fairly good and they stay in your ears when exercising.

Earphones are good as long as you keep the earphones very close to the bluetooth device, otherwise the music is intermittent or cuts out completely. Battery lasts a maximum of 3 hours.

Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

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  • MicroSport design delivers Bluetooth functionality in lightweight and low-profile earbud
  • TripleLock tech uses three proprietary technologies to deliver most secure fit
  • Sweat resistant components have been sonically welded to block out moisture
  • 6 hours battery life keeps you and your playlist going; recharge with provided micro USB cable
  • On-board mic/remote allows you to take calls and manage your music directly from the ear cup

The fit is really good, they don’t fall out when i’m on my bike.

The sound quality is fantastic. The bass response is deep and punchy which is perfect for me and the mid to high range is pretty clear. The fit is the best i have had from any in ear headphone and i can wear them comfortably for hours. The in line control buttons work really well and have a great feel to them. They are really easy to connect and they also automatically connect to the previous device when turned on. The sound can sometimes cut out for a second if i have my phone in my pocket which can be annoying but it is quite rare. I have been using these earphones for 7 months and i haven’t noticed any difference in battery life.

Perfect fit, good sound though not that loud :0/.

Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue : Great for sportsuse, stay in well but begin to get uncomfortable if worn for long hours.

Good product, like the wireless concept. Might be a bit uncomfortable at first.

I’m not normally one to write reviews but there’s no time like now to start. I have owned these headphones for a couple of days now and have used them twice in the gym. Sound quality is absolutely great, there’s no doubt about that. I bought bluetooth headphones to save on cables dangling everywhere and getting in the way of mobility. What i will say though is compared to my last set of adidas adistar monster headphones, the range on the skullcandy’s is far less. The adidas ones i could leave my phone at one end of the gym and walk to the other with no interruptions. The skullcandy’s however seem to be restricted to a far less distance. They will disconnect if you walk further than say 10 metres. Ok, not a problem, it is bluetooth after all. What i also noticed was when my phone was near my feet and i was on the pull up bar, my left arm was covering the control unit which sits just off the left ear piece.

When using these headphones i found them easy to use and of course they are relatively cheap. However they don’t have the best sound quality and are not the most comfortable.

It’s a good earphone and very easy to use, but my ear hurt if i wear it for a long time.

Excellent sound quality on these. Far better than i was expecting. I was sat in my garden with them in at half volume, pulled them out and hadn’t even noticed that my next door neighbour was moving their lawnthe tips / fins take a little getting used to, they kind of hurt at first but definutely get better / easier.

Good bits:very good sound which is as expected, very loud if needed and lots of bass. I got the black ones which look very cool. The tangle free wire is a welcome addition. They don’t take long to charge at all. They’ll connect to anything. Bad bits:they stay in place unless i’m sweating a lot then they start to slip. The bits that are supposed to keep them in your ear get very uncomfortable when wearing for longer than half hour in my experience. The left ear bud cuts out intermittently now so durability doesn’t seem to be great. The additional buds that let in outside sound are terrible and are very uncomfortable.

Really solid product, good audio and bass and stays in whilst working out or running.

I love these earphones they are really good. Then my earphones started to malfunction and now they don’t work at all, i don’t know if i’m am still eligible for the 2 year garentee but i would like some feedback from the supplier on what i can do.

Sounds nice, but instead of the 6h battery life the most i could geg out was 3. 5-4h which is not why i ordered. The little hook makes it painful to properly wear for more than an hour. Wish the battery was better.

Sound is clearer but it keeps cutting out and doesn’t work with my phone unless it is right next to it. I also use it with my ipad and laptop and it still cuts out.

Bought these for using in the gym, and not wanting to faff with cables. The ear buds are not as ‘noise cancelling’ as other in-ear skull candy headphones that i have previously used, but they are decent enough. They are very secure fit, and i can happily run and move around in the gym with no issues. Unfortunately the issue is the battery life. I can probably get about 3 hours comfortably from them. I can connect to my phone and get a notification saying 70% full, but within an hour’s use the device notifies you it needs charging (lady’s voice speaks over the music). This would be useful it it wasn’t provided with only 10 minutes of playtime left. I have never got 6 hours battery life out of these headphones. If this isn’t an issue for you, these are good headphones for the price (bought on offer for £30).

Having looked at various bluetooth headphones for running with, i went with these little beauties. Easy to set up & paired first time. I have my phone on an armband and get absolutely no audio drop out, have tested them by having my phone at arms length, still no drop out. Great quality sound, loud enough for me. Fit in the ear is good and in several runs so far they have stayed out. What more do you want from your headphones.

I have had them for around 2 years now and still work absolutly great the battery life if the same as when it was new bass is really good but sometimes to much and i have never had any experiance of them disconecting or the bluetooth messing up it has been perfect.

Love these headphones because they are really stylish and you can’t buy this one in nz. I have average sized ears for a lady and the conch fits really well with the smallest earbuds a bit uncomfortable the first time but either i got used to it or it molded to my ear. Stays in while whilst skipping, really lightweight and the buttons are good. The white is starting to get slightly dirty so probably needs to get cleaned after every time you sweat. I can still hear road noise when walking on the footpath so not totally noise cancelling. I have to charge it about twice a week and use it up to 3 hours a day. Comes with a handy zip up travel bag. The little plastic cover on the charging slot is a little delicate but hasn’t broken yet. Overall really cool and good for the price :-).

I don’t normally write reviews but i thought i’d make an exception here. Read lots of different reviews about these online – some good, some bad. I’ve tried 3 different pairs of bluetooth headphones and these are without doubt the best, the balance of bass and treble for me is just right. They’re not cheap but the cheap ones are terrible, it’s like you’re listening to music inside a tin can. I should add that i do not use these whilst exercising only whilst communting etc and the bluetooth connectivity is fine with my iphone 6. My girlfriend has the smokin buds 2 and she loves them too. Skullcandy certainly seem to have the best balance for sound on bluetooth headphones. They are light and hold charge well, very happy.

These are my first wireless earphones that i got for running, exercise and bicycling. I give 4/5 stars only because of the range of the bluetooth connection. Sometimes even when my phone is in my pocket it has to be in my left pocket because music skips, when i walk and listen to music again i have to place my phone in my left pocket and with the back facing outwards because of the short range, don’t have that issue so far while running but it depends on the clothes and where you put the device, sound quality, sound level, call quality/functionality are good, because of the size the battery is small so depending on the weather, ambient temperature and sound level of listening the performance varies but mostly i get about 4 hours of playback, so if you use it everyday while commuting not only for exercise you don’t have to forget to charge them regularly because it might let you down in the middle of your exercise or during your trip, it takes some time to get used to wearing them, you have to experiment with all the bud sizes in order to find the right one that is comfortable for your ears because they can be very uncomfortable.

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One Response to SKULLCANDY XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds : Amazing sound

  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Bad battery life. says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    The battery life for these headphone is terrible, all i seem to do it charge them.
    • Colour: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:
      The battery life for these headphone is terrible, all i seem to do it charge them.
  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    These are simply not very good for the cost, they were an intended replacement for some in-ear ksrace bt headphones and i had high hopes for them having been impressed by the inkd headphones. Sadly these just don’t perform well, they sound tinny with almost no bass. It may be that the pair i received are faulty, as i do not know anyone with them it is hard to tell though.
    • Colour: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:
      These are simply not very good for the cost, they were an intended replacement for some in-ear ksrace bt headphones and i had high hopes for them having been impressed by the inkd headphones. Sadly these just don’t perform well, they sound tinny with almost no bass. It may be that the pair i received are faulty, as i do not know anyone with them it is hard to tell though.
  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars One Star says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    Stopped charging after a month and half and didn’t stay in wars very well.
  4. Colour: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    Stopped charging after a month and half and didn’t stay in wars very well.
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars Audio stutters while running or doing exercise. microphone doesnt ... says:
      Audio stutters while running or doing exercise. Microphone doesnt work correctly, i had to constantly bring it close to my mouth so the ppl on the otherside could listen, that or turn off and take the call manually.
      • Colour: Black and GreyStyle: Wireless Verified Purchase says:
        Audio stutters while running or doing exercise. Microphone doesnt work correctly, i had to constantly bring it close to my mouth so the ppl on the otherside could listen, that or turn off and take the call manually.
  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars One Star says:
    Truly awful bluetooth connectivity. Literally unusable when my phone (iphone 7) was in my pocket.
    • Colour: Black and GreyStyle: Wireless Verified Purchase says:
      Truly awful bluetooth connectivity. Literally unusable when my phone (iphone 7) was in my pocket.
      • 1.0 out of 5 stars Big Mistake says:
        The battery is poor, sound quality worse and the connection is terrible as it drops out constantly. Please don’t buy these, i wish i hadn’t wasted my money.
  6. Colour: Navy/BlueStyle: Wireless Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    The battery is poor, sound quality worse and the connection is terrible as it drops out constantly. Please don’t buy these, i wish i hadn’t wasted my money.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible build, expensive but such cheap quality. says:
      Probably the worst make i have every purchased. The free headphones you get on planes are more reliable. They offer an amazing 2year warranty, after 3 months you realise why, expect repair request on a regular basis, but you will have to pay for p&p everytime. So your original cost, will certainly increase. After a while, you will just give upthese headphones need to be charged every couple hours. They have really bad connectivity, don’t move further than 1meter, outside they are even worse. They are really bulky and have annoying talons. When you are hands-free, it picks up far too much background noise, so speaking with people within 10meters of you will not be advisable. Terrible make, terrible quality, good sound. I’m going back to sony, they lasted 2 years and i thought that was bad.
  7. Colour: Navy/BlueStyle: Wireless says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    Probably the worst make i have every purchased. The free headphones you get on planes are more reliable. They offer an amazing 2year warranty, after 3 months you realise why, expect repair request on a regular basis, but you will have to pay for p&p everytime. So your original cost, will certainly increase. After a while, you will just give upthese headphones need to be charged every couple hours. They have really bad connectivity, don’t move further than 1meter, outside they are even worse. They are really bulky and have annoying talons. When you are hands-free, it picks up far too much background noise, so speaking with people within 10meters of you will not be advisable. Terrible make, terrible quality, good sound. I’m going back to sony, they lasted 2 years and i thought that was bad.
  8. 3.0 out of 5 stars they sound great when you get the fit right says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    So, they sound great when you get the fit right, plenty of bass without sacrificing the middle or top too much. They sit well in the ear once your ears have got over the first few wears. The battery life is decent, so why the 3 stars?i’ve had 2 pairs, they both broke within a month of daily gym work, in fact id say they both started to go wrong within 10 uses. My suspicion is that they’re not sweatproof. Dont get me wrong, i’m a bit of a biffer and subsequently i sweat like a boss so if youre a person not as prone to perspiring as me or a snake they could be a total win. Shame, they really do sound decent.
  9. Colour: Black and GreyStyle: Wireless says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    So, they sound great when you get the fit right, plenty of bass without sacrificing the middle or top too much. They sit well in the ear once your ears have got over the first few wears. The battery life is decent, so why the 3 stars?i’ve had 2 pairs, they both broke within a month of daily gym work, in fact id say they both started to go wrong within 10 uses. My suspicion is that they’re not sweatproof. Dont get me wrong, i’m a bit of a biffer and subsequently i sweat like a boss so if youre a person not as prone to perspiring as me or a snake they could be a total win. Shame, they really do sound decent.
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars Painful for anyone with rather small ears says:
      Sounds, connectivity etc is all great, but as these are designed for women i thought they would fit my small ears better, but they really hurt my hears. The fit securely but i have had to stop using them they hurt me so much.
  10. Colour: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Skullcandy XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds with Mic – Navy/Blue

    Sounds, connectivity etc is all great, but as these are designed for women i thought they would fit my small ears better, but they really hurt my hears. The fit securely but i have had to stop using them they hurt me so much.

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