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Skullcandy Crusher ANC Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, Noise Cancellation, Adjustable Bass, and Personalised Sound, Up to 24 Hours Battery Life - Black

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The bass-accentuated, warm tone gives the Crusher ANC a free and easy personality and suggests an ideal companion for everyday listening. After a brief stint writing for men’s lifestyle publications, Max is back to working on his first passion of technology. The acoustic guitar and Coulton’s vocals were both great showcases for the Crusher ANC 2’s treble capacity, and while there was a noticeable ceiling on the higher notes, what was there was airy enough to ensure that things never felt cramped. These are lightweight headphones, just 8 ounces, and they feel a bit less substantial for that reason.

cost less and last longer than their predecessors, but the main draw here is the crazy amount of bass they can produce. Crusher ANC 2 features Skullcandy Supreme Sound with 40mm drivers that have been selected and expertly tuned to deliver full, rich sound for music, movies and podcasts.

This feels upgraded from the average on/off for ANC and transparency modes found on budget-oriented headphones. As with many of Skullcandy’s recent headphones, the Crusher ANC 2 are only available in one colourway – a rather basic-looking matte black. Tile (the Bluetooth tracker) finding technology is built in, so if you ever mislay the headphones, you can reunite yourselves using the Tile app. I’ve been using the headphones for a couple of weeks now, on and off, and have only managed to get the battery down to 70%. It certainly adds to the intensity of the track – as intense as a demon-slaying anthem ought to be – but you end up losing the finer details amid all the vibrations.

Now we switch on the noise-cancelling properties and it is immediately obvious that the bass foundation is lowered, although it maintains its warm basic character.At the maximum bass level, the effect is the same for the deepest lows, but you just don't notice it as much because the drum loop takes a massive step forward. The “Hey Skullcandy” function indeed does work, but you have to make sure you remember the exact phrases. Plus, the zip case, battery life, and optional wired listening round out the Crusher ANC 2 as a package.

However, if you don’t overdo it with the haptic bass, many old groovy numbers are granted new life with a more modern angle and extra detail. Still, it can also cause headaches or early fatigue, which is an achievement of sorts, given that loud low frequencies aren’t commonly associated with causing premature listening fatigue. For reference, I wore the Crusher ANC 2 with sunglasses for over an hour walking in approximately 27 degrees Celsius weather, and yes, it was hot, but so was the environment. and you can control media players, summon your assistant (including Alexa and iHeart), access Spotify or even take a photo. Each earcup houses vibration motors that activate in time with the music’s bass notes to create a more visceral audio experience by adding physical sensations to auditory ones.If you want added functionality without memorizing too many gestures, the button-based Crusher ANC 2 may appeal.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The Skullcandy Crusher ANC 2, come with an app where you can just customise the button configuration, and a custom equaliser, which is great and really easy to use. if you need more bass (or want to reduce it), you can do so with the EQ preset on the accompanying app. If all of that sounds more appealing than getting the strongest noise cancellation possible for your money, the Skullcandy Crusher ANC 2 are for you – pick up a pair and get ready to rumble.

This result also reaffirms the mission statement of the Crusher manufacturers: Many tracks sound as though the band themselves were standing right in front of you, delivering an almost pure live experience. Essentially, ANC improves every year, so the yardstick for scoring continually shifts, and the Crusher ANC 2 performance would’ve been deemed fairly good a few years back. Jonathon Coulton’s Skullcrusher Mountain might sound like it’s par for the metal course, but this track is much more country than rock ’n’ roll, and demonstrated that the Crusher ANC 2 perform well when paired with something gentler. Plus the addition of ANC also means there’s a hit to the battery life - up to 24 hours instead of 30 of the Crusher 360.

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