UPGRADED WIRELESS COMFORT WITH STYLE
What's in the Box?
- Smokin' Buds 2 Wireless
- Micro USB to USB Charging Cable
- 2 Pair Silicone Ear Gels (small, med)
I have these headphones and the Method headphones and I love each. I work in construction and am up and down ladders all day, crawling through attics and slithering around crawl spaces. If you are highly active, the Smokin Buds are definitely your best choice. They come with a small clip that tethers the two bud wires together, basically turning the headphones into a necklace. They don’t come off, and rarely shift out of position, leaving you free to do your work. Having the mic and control buttons on the wire, instead of on the neckband (like the Methods) means that you don’t have to fish around under your hoodie when you get a call.
The Methods are also great. They have much longer battery life and much, much better sound quality. I’m an audiophile and can’t abide MP3s. I rip all my own tracks from CD to *.wav files. With the Smokin Buds, I can’t listen to my music because it sounds bad. With the Methods, I can. On the downside, the Methods are a lot more fiddly and more fragile than the Smokin Buds. The bud wires are very thin and I fear they could catch on something and pull apart much more easily than the SBs. To complicate matters, the wires extend out of the neckband pointing up. That’s okay if you have them in your ears. When you pull them out and let them hang, however, they will pull down, putting maximum stress on the wires where they enter the neckband. Again, if you snag them on something, there’s a high likelihood they will break. This hasn’t been a problem yet, but I’m sure this will reduce the service life at some point. Because the mic and control buttons are placed on the neckband and not the wire (like the SBs), you’ll have to fish the neckband out from under your hoodie before you can adjust volume or answer calls. As you move, the neckband will work its way back down into your hoodie, forcing you to fish it out again for the next call. Because there is no clip to tie the bud wires together into a necklace (like the SBs), the neckband is constantly shifting around as you move, making it more bothersome to wear. None of this is a deal-breaker. I’m just pointing out appreciable differences between the two.
Again, both headphones are fine choices, though each has specific strengths. The Methods are great for sound quality and battery life. The Smokin Buds are best if you are highly active and need ear buds that can keep up.
I found the smoking buds two wireless Skullcandy earbuds at my local Walmart in the clearance section $15 I snatched them up try,loved them went back bought another pair for an emergency they’re amazing I don’t leave the house without them wear them everyday to work there great nice Clearsound premium sound seems like. I got two black pairs and now I just added a white pair to the family had to change it up a little bit they’re great removable collar Bluetooth the battery life is amazing even give you a heads up when the batteries going low by beeping great job Skullcandy now how can we find replaceable silicone gel sets,that actually fit right? Only issue I have is with my phone is in my back pocket little cut out a little bit but nothing too major out of the two years I’ve use these that was my only complaint thank you Skullcandy !
the battery pack in the back and the angle of the plastic makes these things constantly fall off the back of my neck. It is infuriating to the point i have considered just throwing them out.
I am a concert production manager who is on his feet all day. My SB2's are a part of me. I can go all day with them. They hold a charge ALL DAY!! Theses things sound amazing and are sturdy enough to last. My favorite pair of White SB2s fell 250ft from the rigging of our local stadium and DIDN'T break. The tour management went out a purchased sets for the entire tour crew. These things are amazing. They are stylish too. Buy a couple of sets.
Great headphones. Just small inconvenience, from time to time they tend to fall back so you need to grab the collar and re-position it again.
Besides that small inconvenience, great connectivity and range, great battery life and very good call quality - I use it for calls a lot.
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