Valued at $159.95AUD (August
2013) and available in three colours (Black, Red & White),
the Skullcandy Crusher is the latest portable
headphone to hit the market that target a number of key
elements for the end-user. The result is an impressive
headphone that not only sounds good but offers a few clever
tricks up its sleeve.
From amazing audio quality
thanks to their patented bass and sound drivers plus a
built-in amplifier and acoustical porting, music, movies and
video games never sounded better. There's even an element of
noise cancellation involved!
Although the headphones are
powered by an AA battery (included), the Crusher has
the ability to automatically turn off when it detects no
audio and then power-up again when audio is detected. Very
Add in a detachable cable, the
ability to fold the Crusher to 40% of its size plus a carry
bag and the Skullcandy Crusher is the perfect accessory for
not only people on the move but true lovers of music.
Once out of the box, the first
thing that you need to do is insert the battery into the
right earcup. This is done by a little switch that allows
the earcup to fall out. When the battery is placed inside,
you simply just click the earcup back in place and your
audio experience is about to begin. Lastly, you simply plug
it into your audio device with a 3.5mm jack and presto!
Another cool element of the
Crusher is that if you have a Smart Phone, the Mic1 Cable
allows you to take calls by simply pressing the Skull on the
cable. This feature also allows you to pause and play your
In terms of the design, the
Crusher is almost the perfect size and is quite streamlined.
I've been testing these headphones almost continuously now
and besides the sound quality which I'll address a little
later, the first thing I would like to say about the Crusher
is how comfortable they really are.
After a 5 hour gaming session
with Battlefield 3, my ears were not sore at all and
the headset felt perfect on my head. I even lounged on the
couch listening to The First Confessor The Legend of
Magda Searus audio book for several hours and even fell
asleep with them on my head. Then add some Veruca Salt
and Pink and I was bopping to the beat in pure
Yes, the Crusher is that
comfortable. Thanks is thanks to the ergonomic design of the
Crusher plus the soft touch leather ear pillows which not
only fit perfectly on your ears but assist with acoustical
porting, it increases the bass and reduces distortion,
creating this almost flawless audio experience.
Sound Quality... wow... I'm
amazed at the sound quality that Skullcandy have managed to
cram into these headphones. Unlike some of its competitors,
the Crusher delivers some exceptional bass thanks to the
Sensation55™ Driver. As a result, whether you're playing a
game such as Battlefield 3 or listening to heavy metal, when
you hear the bass, it almost roars through the earcups and
doesn't distort the sound or the music at all when the bass
The bass can also be
controlled via the bass sensation slider on the left ear cup
which allows you to tweak the bass whether listening to
music, playing games or watching movies. Another feature is
the REX40™ driver which produces clear crisp audio with some
great levels of audio.
As mentioned, the Crusher is
powered by a AA battery which is included in the purchase
and this powers the built-in amplifier. What I loved about
the Crusher is that apart from a very impressive battery
life, it automatically turns itself off when no audio is
Likewise, it powers up again
when audio is detected. Not only does this increase the
battery life of the product but allows users of the Crusher
to not have to worry about turning the device on and off
which in our books is a brilliant idea.
I really enjoyed using the
Skullcandy Crusher that definitely enhanced my audio
experience from games, music, movies and even audio books.
Best of all, it comes with a wealth of features and is
extremely comfortable to wear. If you're after a great
portable headphone set, than look no further as the Crusher
may be the answer for you.
For more information, check out
http://au.skullcandy.com/crusher or to buy, go to