Published on March 18th, 2020 | by Alex Novus
Skullcandy Introduces ‘Deeper Dimensions of Sound’ With Crusher ANC
Skullcandy, Inc., the original lifestyle audio brand, announced today the expansion of their immersive audio category with the launch of Crusher ANC and Method ANC. The two feature-driven products bring a unique active noise cancelling experience to users, promising the chance to explore audio like never before.
Crusher ANC unlocks dimensional sound through the combination of three innovative technologies: Skullcandy Sensory Bass, Active Noise Cancellation, and Personal Sound. The only headphone on the market to combine these three technologies, Crusher ANC is designed to take listeners deeper into their music and movies than ever before.
“Our Crusher ANC is without a peer in the market today,” says Jason Hodell, Chief Executive Officer of Skullcandy. “Improving on the famous sensory bass immersion of our industry-leading Crusher family, we have now added proprietary active noise cancellation and an industry-first personalization experience that no other headphone can match. You won’t just hear your music, you’ll feel it like never before.”
Adjustable Sensory Bass, Skullcandy’s patented bass technology, is responsible for the experiential bass. Crusher ANC delivers Skullcandy’s broadest range of adjustable sensory bass to date, offering listeners new layers of sound in any track. The bass response slider can be adjusted up or down, based on personal preference.
The Active Noise Cancellation feature plays a critical role in keeping the broader bass range absolutely pure. The technology actively monitors the surrounding environment to filter out external noise, maintaining a crisp audio quality. An ambient mode deactivates Active Noise Cancellation by touching and holding the left earcup when the listener wants to be aware of their surroundings (e.g., commuting in the city or listening for their boarding zone at the airport) while still enjoying their music.
The key Personal Sound feature enables the listener to custom-tune the headphone to their own unique hearing through the all-new Skullcandy App. Whether it’s a bass line, background vocals, or a unique sample, the personalized sound profile will allow listeners to hear layers of their music and movies more vividly—like they’re hearing it for the first time. The app also enables toggling personal sound profiles on and off, easy in-app pairing, headphone firmware updates, product registration, and access to user guides.
“With Crusher ANC, we wanted to recreate the energy and excitement of being at a live concert where you can literally feel the bass hits and hear every detail in the vocals or instrumentation. Crusher ANC provides a deeply personal experience using modern headphone technologies combined in a new and unique way. Get ready to rediscover your music all over again,” commented Jeff Hutchings, Chief Product Officer at Skullcandy.
Lastly, Crusher ANC boasts up to 24 hours of battery life plus Rapid Charge technology, providing three hours of playtime with just a 10-minute charge. It comes packed with a full suite of media controls including activate assistant, a removable AUX cable, and a durable flat-fold travel case. And if it’s ever misplaced or stolen, Crusher ANC includes a built-in Tile® tracker so owners can easily locate it using the Tile® app on a mobile device.
Crusher ANC is the latest addition to Skullcandy’s massively successful Crusher Headphone franchise, which broke through in 2016 with the original Crusher Wireless headphones. Last year, Skullcandy unveiled the next generation of this immersive technology with Crusher 360, offering an ultra-realistic sensory bass experience. This just-released iteration, Crusher ANC, is the capstone of the franchise and pinnacle representation of Skullcandy’s brand promise: ‘Music You Can Feel’.
Continuing on their promise to deliver immersive products, Skullcandy has also announced the launch of Method ANC, the company’s first active noise canceling earbuds, designed specifically for those looking to ‘create their own space’. The lightweight, collarless design and IPX4-rated sweat and water resistance affords listeners the power to take Active Noise Cancellation almost anywhere, with ease.
“Designing audio products that help listeners create their own personal space and enjoy the activities they love is what we do best,” added Hodell. “Method ANC does exactly that.”
Method ANC offers up to 8 hours of battery life and Rapid Charge technology, allowing for 2 hours of play-time from just 10 minutes of charging. Method ANC comes packed with security features, including a built-in Tile® tracker, FitFin™ ear gels for an ultra-secure fit, and magnetic earbuds designed to connect and fasten securely around the neck when not in use. Lastly, Method ANC offers a suite of media controls, including the ability to activate a device’s native assistant, via the in-line remote, making interacting with the connected device simple and intuitive.
Method ANC will be available at AUS retailer, JB-HI FI and https://www.skullcandy.com.au/ and in select retailers mid-November in Black colorways for $179.95