Review TL;DR: the Skullcandy Crusher Evo can transport you to bass-heavy soundscapes at any volume thanks to its customizable sound profiles. The fast charging and lengthy battery life are nice bonuses. The merits of the Skullcandy Crusher Evo wireless headphones cannot be summed up in a single statement, so we won’t even attempt it.
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones have top-notch technological characteristics and are also comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time and fold flat conveniently for transport. The Crusher Evo is included with a protective case, making it less likely that the headphones will be damaged while stowed away in your top-tier cycling backpack.
Skullcandy Crusher Evo Review: Sound Quality
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones include the signature Crusher Bass sound of the series in conjunction with an audio customization algorithm offered by Audiodo. After pairing the Crusher Evo, head to the ‘Personalised Sound’ section of the Skullcandy App to tailor the aural experience to your preferences.
This includes adjusting the bass output of the Crusher Evo to your liking. You can enjoy the Crusher Evo’s deep, sweeping bass sound without having to turn up the volume since the sound profile is customized for the left and right ear independently. and since you can add many sound profiles, you can have one for home and one for the office.
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo’s sound signature was developed on the headphones’ bass power, therefore the mid-tones can be a little muddled at times. If you want something like a pair of Bowers & Wilkins PX7 with clearer sound delivery over the whole audible sound spectrum, you should expect to pay close to twice as much.
Skullcandy Crusher Evo Review: Ergonomics and Comfort
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo is a pair of headphones that can be worn for long periods of time without causing any discomfort while still providing immersive, customized bass. The Crusher Evo did not cause my ears to catch fire or my skull to feel any pressure, and I wore them for virtually the whole workday.
Those who have a bigger-than-average head and ears will find this to be a nice surprise. On the left side of the Crusher Evo are the bass slider and the on i/o button, and on the right are the pairing button and the volume control. The i/o button is the smallest of the bunch, thus it takes a little more practice to tap it without looking.
Skullcandy Crusher Evo Review: Battery Life
The battery life of the Skullcandy Crusher Evo is ‘up to’ 40 hours, making them suitable for use over an entire workweek without needing to be recharged. The headphones also have rapid charging technology, which “gives you an extra 4 hours of listening time from just a quick, 10-minute charge.”
If the battery on your Skullcandy Crusher Evo ever dies, you may still use them as wired headphones by connecting the provided AUX cable. This won’t benefit anyone with an iPhone 7 or later, but it might be useful for those who play Animal Crossing on the Nintendo Switch handheld.
Skullcandy Crusher Evo Review: Find My Headphones Using Tile
Don’t pretend you haven’t lost your headphones before; we’ve all been there. The Crusher Evo from Skullcandy is built with Tile technology. Registering your Crusher Evo cans in the Tile app allows you to ‘ring’ them to help you find them again if you’ve misplaced them. Obviously useless if you’ve misplaced them in a foreign nation, but useful for finding your way about the house or a nearby watering hole.
Skullcandy Crusher Evo Review: Conclusion
Consider whether the Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones are right for you. The Crusher Evo’s bass and lack of clarity may turn off listeners who like more laid-back tunes such as WEIGHT OFF by Kaytranada and The Righteous Mind by Throwing Snow.
But if you’re searching for a pair of headphones that you can wear all day without experiencing discomfort, like headphones with a trendy style, and would use them for gaming and viewing movies in addition to listening to the audio, then the answer is a resounding yes.