Skullcandy Crusher 2014: Review

Skullcandy Crusher 2014: Review

Written by Olivia, In Headset, Published On
April 5, 2023

The Skullcandy Crusher headphones, while reasonably comfy, are just mediocre as critical listening headphones. They’re known for their innovative Bass boosting slider on the right ear cup, although critical listeners have complained that it makes the sound quality suffer. Because they are primarily plastic and poorly constructed, the headphones will only survive briefly.

Skullcandy Crusher 2014 Specifications

TypeOver Ear, Wireless
Battery TimingUpto 40 Hours of Battery Timing
Mainly Used InGaming, Fashion, Podcast
Model NameSkullcany Crusher
Built In MicrophoneYes
Sound IsolationYes
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Weight277 Grams

Skullcandy Crusher 2014: Four Top Advantages

  • The dual-channel haptic Bass in the Skullcandy Crusher headphones provides a deep and impactful bass experience.
  • The headphones feature a bass slider that allows you to adjust the Bass to your preferred level.
  • The Crusher headphones’ ear cushions and flexible headband ensure a snug, comfortable fit for extended listening sessions.
  • The headphones’ rugged construction makes them perfect for frequent usage and transportation.

Skullcandy Crusher 2014: Four Top Disadvantages

  • Compared to headphones in the same price range, some users have complained that the Skullcandy Crusher headphones’ sound quality falls short.
  • The headphones have an internal battery that may require charging regularly.
  • The headphones’ build quality has been criticized by several customers who say that certain parts have broken or stopped working after only a few months of use.
  • The Skullcandy Crusher headphones may not be as good at blocking out ambient sounds as headphones with active noise cancellation, as they lack this capability.

Battery And Price

Skullcandy Crusher 2014

The long-lasting AA battery allowed the Skullcandy Crushers to perform continuously for up to 38 hours (average of 3 measurements) when the volume was between 50 and 70%. If you set the slider to zero, the battery life will be far longer than if you use the maximum bass option. Nonetheless, the sound quality does not noticeably degrade once the battery is dead. Although the bass enhancements are no longer there, the resonant frequency remains unaltered.

Top-Notch Audio

Skullcandy Crusher 2014

The quality of the sound is the second thing I’ll evaluate. Even though I’m not spending much money, I don’t see any point in buying a headset with poor audio. The reviews show that they are well worth the cost. I’m impressed by the Bass and enjoying it a lot. Although I am aware that Sony makes the best headsets available, I must admit that cost is always a factor.

Controls and Connection

Skullcandy Crusher 2014

Although these aren’t Bluetooth, they’re also not relics from the ’70s. The included cable has a simple microphone and controller with one button. Assuming you have a connected phone, you can use this to take and end calls, pause music, etc. The mic works fine and is sufficient for the occasional conversation, but given the headphones’ size, you probably will only use them for calls a few times. There is only one button on the Skullcandy Crusher 2014, making playing, pausing, and skipping songs challenging. The mechanical slider controls the bass volume. A major letdown is the need for in-line control buttons and the absence of satisfying tactile feedback.


Skullcandy Crusher 2014

The Skullcandy Crusher 2014 are fabulous headphones for the price. Even though my review unit is made entirely of plastic, it looks pretty plain in all black and is reasonably priced. It doesn’t need any more decoration than the subtle chrome details already present, which is excellent for me. The Crusher wouldn’t be authentically Skullcandy if it weren’t offered in a rainbow of colors and patterns.

Silver snakeskin, pixelated fashion, and camouflage inspired by nature all cater to the variety of people who like listening to music. The sturdy plastic headband linking both headphones is cushioned at the bottom, making them comfortable to wear even on my large head for extended periods. The headphones have ear cups around the size of a big mouse that is both practical and fashionable. The padding inside provides comfort and passive noise isolation, whether sitting or lying still, for an extended period.


In conclusion, the dual-channel haptic technology and movable bass slider of the Skullcandy Crusher 2014 headphones deliver a powerful bass experience. The headphones are made as comfortable as possible with a padded headband and movable ear cups. Some consumers have also complained about the headphones’ poor build quality and lower-than-expected sound quality.

The absence of active noise cancellation means that outside noise may still penetrate. The Skullcandy Crusher headphones are a good pick after a bass-heavy listening experience. Still, they are not the most outstanding choice after the best possible sound quality or isolation from outside noise.

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