Having high-quality headphones is something that many people look for, whether they are athletes, gamers, or they simply love music. Not only is it important that headphones be made to last a long time, but they should be comfortable and provide good sound quality. Some people like to have wireless headphones, but these can come at a very high price tag.
One thing that many people can agree on is the fact that the Skullcandy brand makes good headphones. Whether you prefer earbuds or headphones that go over the ears, you have probably tried out Skullcandy’s before and found that they were better than many other options on the market.
Another pair of Skullcandy headphones that are worth trying are the Skullcandy Riff. The biggest thing that people loved at these headphones is that they are incredibly cheap for wireless headphones- approximately only $50- which is much, much lower than any other wireless pair of headphones on the market. But this doesn’t mean that they feel and perform cheaply, either. Let’s get into some of the logistics of these headphones.
- These headphones are very lightweight and comfortable and are made with plush materials around the ears
- The headphones have great sound quality, especially when it comes to regular music and audio recordings
- The Bluetooth connection these headphones provide is strong
- The Riffs come at a nice price tag of only $50, which is incredibly cheap for a pair of wireless headphones
- The headphones charge very quickly, a ten-minute charge being able to last you for two hours
- The headphones have no noise canceling mechanisms
- There is no option for you to use a cord to listen to the audio- everything must be done wirelessly
- The materials with which the headphones are made are not very high in quality
People were also pleased with the overall sound quality of these headphones. They said that the headphones allowed them to hear the bass and other elements of songs perfectly, and were genuinely surprised with the sound quality that headphones offered at such a low price point provided.
One thing to consider is that these headphones are not really the type you want to use if you’re going to the gym, or somewhere that will be rather quiet. This is because people said that the headphones have no noise isolation, meaning that everyone around you will be able to hear what you are listening to. This might be a turn off for people who wanted something they will be able to use for their daily commute or in other social situations.
However, something important to take into consideration is that you can only listen to audio with these headphones wirelessly; they don’t offer any options for you to use them with a wired connection. If having the option of a wired connection is important for you, then that is something you might want to consider before purchasing these headphones.
However, one part that did cause some discomfort for people was the headband. This is due to the fact that the headband has zero cushioning whatsoever, which is actually not very common for headphones that go over the ears. So, if you plan to listen to audio for a while, make sure that the headband is adjusted correctly to suit the size of your head to avoid discomfort. Otherwise, you might become fatigued and get a headache.
The earpads are made with faux leather, which provides for a very comfortable feel. Sometimes, headphones that rest on the ear are not comfortable on the earlobes, but due to the added cushioning in these headphones, many people did not experience this problem.
The headband of the headphones is not cushioned, so if you will be listening to audio for longer periods of time, you will want to make sure that the headband is adjusted to your head correctly, or else you might experience some discomfort.
There are also control buttons on the right earcup.
Ease of Use
The way to control these headphones is all through the buttons, which allow you to control the volume of the audio you’re listening to, playing and pausing the audio, turning the headphones on and off, and skipping tracks through holding the buttons down for three seconds. Some people noted that they would accidentally skip tracks when they simply wanted to be able to adjust the volume, and said that they wished Skullcandy would have made these into separate buttons. However, they did not notice any other difficulties with the use of the buttons.
The headphones are completely wireless, so you won’t have to completely worry about accidentally yanking the cord out from time to time. You will charge the headphones using the micro USB cable it comes with- in fact, the only accessory that it comes with- and the company claims that the headphones charge up very quickly.
So, as you can see, the Skullcandy Riffs are very basic headphones.
Another important feature regarding the charging aspect of these headphones is that you don’t have to wait long for them to charge; according to the official website, charging these headphones for only ten minutes will allow you to have enough charge to be able to use them for 2 hours.
You will also get a USB charging cable that will connect to the right earcup so that you can charge your headphones.
-The buttons on the headphones allow you to control the volume of your music, activate the voice assistant, and more
-The headphones are available in several different colors, allowing you to choose something according to your tastes
-The sound quality of these headphones is very good