SKULLCANDY XTFree Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Sport Earbuds, Four Stars

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

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

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).

Comments from buyers

Good sound quality. Affected by line of sight

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Good wireless headphones, battery not as good

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Happy with my headphones

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Losses connection sometimes.

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

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

Great for sportsuse, stay in well but begin to get uncomfortable if worn for long hours.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Bit bulky looking but i have my hair down so that doesn’t bother me. Battery is in the actual ear piece so nothing heavy pulling them down.

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.

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, Four Stars

  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Bad battery life. says:
    The battery life for these headphone is terrible, all i seem to do it charge them.
  2. Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase 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.
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars Deterioates quickly says:
      After a fair amount of usage over 6 months the headphones’ soudn quality is severly impaired. I’ve got tiny ears and found even the smallest silicon earbud a bit of a squeeze. Pretty good battery life though, and looks very snazzy.
  3. Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:

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

    After a fair amount of usage over 6 months the headphones’ soudn quality is severly impaired. I’ve got tiny ears and found even the smallest silicon earbud a bit of a squeeze. Pretty good battery life though, and looks very snazzy.
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic headphones says:
      I have had these just over a year now and i use the gym four to five times a week and could not find headphones that stayed in my ear while running or didn’t break due to sweat. These fit every category for headphones, fantastic fit and great sound cancelling. I would not go to any other head phones now.
  4. Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless says:

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

    I have had these just over a year now and i use the gym four to five times a week and could not find headphones that stayed in my ear while running or didn’t break due to sweat. These fit every category for headphones, fantastic fit and great sound cancelling. I would not go to any other head phones now.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars One Star says:
      Cuts out every half second while walking or if you nod your head.
  5. Verified Purchase says:

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

    Cuts out every half second while walking or if you nod your head.
  6. 1.0 out of 5 stars NOT HAPPY AT ALL....... says:

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

    I bought these headphones, they arrived and i tried to connect to my phone but nothing. I then put them onto charge and still nothingi have tried everything and nothing is happening with them. . Infact i am very disappointed and won’t be buying again.
    • Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:
      I bought these headphones, they arrived and i tried to connect to my phone but nothing. I then put them onto charge and still nothingi have tried everything and nothing is happening with them. . Infact i am very disappointed and won’t be buying again.
  7. 1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy Skullcandy wireless says:

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

    Faulty bluetooth connection. The sound breaks when i keep the phone in my pocket. Which is stupid for a wireless set of headphones.
  8. Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:

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

    Faulty bluetooth connection. The sound breaks when i keep the phone in my pocket. Which is stupid for a wireless set of headphones.
  9. 1.0 out of 5 stars Awful range says:

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

    Was very excited to get these. Was going to use them to listen to music while i play basketball but they are awful. Sound quality is good but the range is appauling. You need to have your phone at most a meter away or the music cuts out.
  10. Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:

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

    Was very excited to get these. Was going to use them to listen to music while i play basketball but they are awful. Sound quality is good but the range is appauling. You need to have your phone at most a meter away or the music cuts out.
  11. 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.
  12. Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase 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.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars One Star says:
      Stopped charging after a month and half and didn’t stay in wars very well.
      • Colour Name: Swirl/Coolgrey/CharcoalStyle Name: Womens Wireless Verified Purchase says:
        Stopped charging after a month and half and didn’t stay in wars very well.
  13. 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.
  14. Verified Purchase says:

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

    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.
  15. 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

    Truly awful bluetooth connectivity. Literally unusable when my phone (iphone 7) was in my pocket.

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