SLYR: Skullcandy SLYR Review
June 7, 2013
My friends at Skullcandy surprised me by sending me their first gaming headset the SLYR. As we reported awhile back Skullcandy bought Astro Gaming which is known for their high-end gaming headsets. Skullcandy’s strategy was to introduce a entry level option priced much lower than Astro’s line. Starting with the SLYR at $80 going up to the Astro A50 at $300.
Comfort and Design
A little small for my liking but still comfortable, easily adjustable and the stashable boom mic is something that all headsets should have. the GMX in-line mixer with volume and game-to-voice balancing controls, and custom audio profiles for games, movies and music allows you to adjust everything with a simple controller
The headset itself is made entirely out of plastic which feels like it might break easily but I’ve been using the hell out of them for the past week and have had it rolling around in my backpack and not even a scratch on them.
This is where the SYLR really surprised me, I’ve been using some really highend sets sets that past couple of month so I’ve been pretty spoiled when it comes to sound. Off the bat you can really tell why Skullcandy went after Astro gaming, even though these are the bottom tier headsets in Skullcandy’s line they still sounds amazing, everything from gaming to music to movies all sounded crisp clear and sharp. The surround sound really stands out when bullets are flying by you or when someone is trying to sneak up on you. If this headset sounds this good I can’t wait to try the PYLR 1 and 2.
Some of the titles I played were Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, the Walking Dead and Black Ops 2.
Almost plug and play, ridiculously simple. The cable (pictures above) is for consoles, just plug it in to your liking and your’re set. I love it
The Skullcandy SLYR are a great entry level headset for anyone looking for a headset for consoles and PC. Amazing sound, light weight, super easy set up and an affordable price tag all make the SLYR a great buy.
when things are this simple I don’t know about you guys but I prefer to spend my time playing rather then trying to hook up some headsets.