The Skullcandy Dime 2 Wireless Earbuds: Review
- 1.1 PROS
- 1.2 CONS
- 1.3 Introduction
- 1.4 Buttons
- 1.5 A Case for Safety
- 1.6 Changing the sound level
- 1.7 Plugin Features
- 1.8 Conclusion
The Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless are updated wireless headphones from a company known for making headphones like these at affordable prices. You may now use a companion app and tracker called Tile to locate your misplaced headphones. They also feature a standby mode to save power when you aren’t using them.
However, aside from that, they are just as effective as the prior generation. They feature excellent build quality and are certified IPX4 for durability against splashes of water, and their sound profile is fairly bass-rich, making them appropriate for most types of audio content. Their case can contain about 2.4 additional charges, but their under-3.3-hour continuous battery life won’t get you through busy days on the road.
The Skullcandy Dime 2 Wireless Earbuds Specifications
|Headphone Type||True Wireless|
- In mono or on the bud
- High-Quality Audio
- Integration of Tiles
- Micro USB powering up
- Battery drains quickly
- Poor reliability during phone calls
The Skullcandy Dime 2 we tried comes in three different colours. The one we used was True Black Matte. Skullcandy also makes a grey set with light blue buds in addition to the black and Kelly Green sets. The low-profile 32GB case of the Skullcandy Dime 2 makes it look cheap and easy to lose, but it works with the Tile app (more on that later).
The Skullcandy buds come with 14mm, 12mm, and 11mm silicone ear tips and 6mm dynamic drivers. Because the stems are always 12mm long, these buds are easy to use. Each bud fits exactly in my ear, and the plastic on the inside is smooth. On the other hand, the plastic on the outside feels cheap, and the seams, especially in the middle of the stem, are rough. The good news is that the rough joint will never touch your ears.
Skullcandy has improved on the Marshall Minor III, which didn’t fit well and was made quickly. On the Dime 2, a single button controls each bulb. When you press these buttons, you get instant haptic feedback, so you never have to wonder if your order was entered correctly.
But the Dime 2’s buttons are unusually stiff, so you have to use two fingers: one to press the button and one to hold the stem. This keeps the earbuds from being pushed too far into the ear canal. The buttons do their job well enough, but they are not as useful as buttons on the top or a stem that you can squeeze. It’s possible that the buttons’ rigidity keeps the buds from misfiring when they are being changed.
A Case for Safety
The Skullcandy Dime 2 has an old microUSB port instead of a more current USB-C port, which shows that the company doesn’t have a lot of money. It will still charge, so it’s not a big deal. The settings for the earbuds are cut out of the Dime 2 case for some reason. You can’t start Bluetooth pairing mode if the buds are already in the case, because when you put them in, they turn off. Less protection from the weather and the wear and tear of daily life
The case snaps shut and closes with a magnet, which makes it easy to carry. The lid itself doesn’t bend very much. Even a small weak spot in the hinge makes it look like it could be broken easily. The buds are held in place, though, by strong magnets, and Skullcandy makes even the smallest string that can be attached to a keychain. Due to its small size, the tool that came with your phone to open the SIM tray could also be used to thread a chain.
Changing the sound level
You can’t change the keys in Dime 2, so you have to use the ones that come with the game. At this point, the spending starts to make more sense. It’s also easy to forget how to do something. Both earbuds have the same controls, like volume and skipping songs, so they can be used by anyone. Either speaker can be used to listen to mono on the Dime 2.
The Dime 2 talks to your phone or tablet through Bluetooth 5.2. After the Dime 2 is set up, the buds can talk to each other reliably from up to 10 metres away, even through walls and doors. The headphones were easy to connect to my last computer. I’ve only lost connection once, and the earbuds are great at instantly reconnecting. You can use either the SBC or the AAC codec, but you can’t use aptX. For less than $30 USD, it’s not shocking.
For Apple users, the best choice is the AAC codec. Since AAC and SBC don’t usually put low latency as a top priority on Android, the Dime 2 might not be the best choice for these people to stream video on. For audio-only apps, it works fine, but if you want a higher-quality codec, this isn’t the best option for Android.
The earbuds are also very easy to wear. They have the same stem shape that made Apple’s AirPods so popular, which makes them easy to put in and take out. And when you put them in your ears, they sound way better than they should for their price. Sure, they can’t compete with earbuds that cost a lot more, but for relaxed listening, the sound is great. There’s enough bass for most people, and the high-end is pretty good.