One thing is immediately clear about the Skullcandy Push truly wireless earbuds: They’re colorfully fun, and bit more stylish than most other offerings out there.
But we’re never ones to judge a product solely on its packaging. For earbuds especially, it’s the performance that counts. And with Skullcandy asking a measly $100 for the colorful buds, we wanted to know how they stack up to the hefty competition.
So for a week, we used solely the Skullcandy Push on a daily basis. And while it may be somewhat of a niche product for the bass lovers out there, I think there are several reasons anyone would love them.
They Look Cool
The Skullcandy Push earbuds have a surprisingly pleasant minimalist design. There are several finishes to pick from, ranging from understated black, gray, or indigo, to attention-commanding paint jobs dubbed Rad Blue and Psychotropical Teal.
Skullcandy has a campaign called 12 Moods. It kicked off this March and includes the monthly release of Push earbuds in an eye-grabbing new color.
The Skullcandy Push earbuds are among the comfiest in their price range. Equipped with proprietary ear-gel hooks, they’ll stay in place regardless of the activity. The headset comes bundled with several pairs of variously sized ear tips, so you can find the right fit for your needs.
Each bud has a built-in buttons, which are intuitive to access. They allow you to control the playback and its volume, take and reject calls, as well as to activate your favorite virtual assistant.
The Push earbuds have excellent build quality, especially considering their affordable price tag. They have a water-resistant body which, combined with their exceptional comfort, ensures that the buds are an excellent companion for even your sweatiest workouts. Skullcandy backs its creation with an impressive 2-year warranty.
Their Sound Has a Grin-Inducing Bass
The sound of the Skullcandy Push is defined by seriously entertaining, grin-inducing bass that’s simply impossible to ignore. I wasn’t surprised by this, because the brand has a long history of making headphones and earbuds that are capable of producing a head-shattering low range.
Just remember: The bass experience comes at the expense of the mid- and the high ranges. Therefore, if you’re interested in hearing the finer details of your favorite music, I highly recommend that you look elsewhere. You should consider doing the same if you plan to make a lot of calls using your earbuds, as the Skullcandy Push did not wow me during my testing.
Also, because they’re equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 instead of the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard, the buds are not great for watching video on the go. There is a noticeably high latency between them and the connected device, meaning the content you are watching doesn’t sync fast enough to be enjoyable.
The Push earbuds can last up to 6 hours before they need to return to their charging case, according to Skullcandy. The case holds one full extra charge and (thank goodness!) utilizes a USB-C for replenishing its built-in battery.
In addition to a robust 2-year warranty, Skullcandy will also replace your Push earbuds in case you break or lose one — all you need to do is pay for the missing part. The rule applies to the charging case as well.