Skullcandy Indy True Review

Skullcandy Indy True

The Indy True has a useful feature spec and seems to offer good value for money in this price range. Highlights in the specifications are as follows:

  • the inclusion of Bluetooth 5.0 for better codec support and wireless stability

  • IP5 Sweat and dust resistance
  • Integrated touch controls for playback
  • Inbuilt microphone for taking calls

Where to buy the Skullcandy Indy

The Skullcandy Indy is available to buy from many online and high street vendors. Please feel free to check the links below for current pricing information.

 

The Design

Skullcandy Indy True

Currently, this is a familiar design for a truly wireless earphone. The Skullcandy is very similar to the Airpods in that they have a downward protrusion from the ear. This is rather than all the electronics contained in the shell. It makes them very comfortable as they are smaller than the fully integrated designs. I also found that it helped them remain stable and locked in my ears. 

They have a quirky design to the eartips, which I have seen used elsewhere, but it works very well. They are more like a traditional set of earbuds with a silicone sleeve over the outer to create a nozzle. The eartips get added to this. The result is a very grippy and secure fit.

Build quality is fine but with all the plastic, its not on par with the more premium earphones at a higher price point. 

The included carry and charging case is nice and small and again, very similar fo apples offering where you insert them from the top down. Charging time was a few hours from empty, and we were able to get three charges from the case and a runtime of 4 hours from the earphones with the volume set around 70% from our Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

Pairing and Features

The pairing for the earphones was fine. There is no NFC or quick pair, but when you go through the initial setup, they will automatically pair with your phone within a few seconds. From there, you are ready to go and won’t have to repeat that initial process unless your phone cant, for some reason, recognizes them in the future.

I found minimal to unnoticeable lag in the audio, probably thanks to the inclusion of Bluetooth 5.0, which makes them the right choice if you will be watching video or gamin while using the Indy.

Feature-wise the microphone worked just fine people said it wasn’t as clear as through my phone alone, but they could hear me just fine, and I didn’t appear like I was in an echo chamber. Again I didn’t notice any lag or delay when having a conversation.

The earphones do have basic touch controls, which allowed me to play pause and skip music and answer and end calls. It was ok, a bit fiddly at first to find where the correct press should be, and I did have a couple of times where I maybe didn’t make contact correctly. It did work on a second more focussed try every time.

Sound Quality of the SkullCandy Indy True Wireless

Skullcandy Indy True

Skullcandy has a well known sound signature. Usually, their earphones are very easy to get along with and display enhanced bass and midrange warmth. That’s true again here, and the Indy True displays an enhanced low end with deep sub-bass and a warm, friendly midrange. It also has smooth rolled of high notes and little chance of anyone being offended by its sibilance.

They work well with pop-rock rap genres but lack the refinement needed for Jazz and classical. I could happily listen to these all day, and I think most people who don’t consider themselves audiophiles will also like them for the punchy sound and smoothness. They might not be neutral flat ultra revealing earphones, but you won’t find that at this price and certainly not in a wireless model.

While the bass is deep, it maintains composure in that it has only a little bleed into the midrange where male vocals sound pretty good. 

Alternatives to the Skullcandy Indy True

The world is your oyster when looking for TWS earbuds at this price point. The sub $100 range is full of healthy competition, and the two that I would advise you to check out are the Soundcore Liberty Air and Sabbat E12.

Conclusion

The Skullcandy Indy is a decent set of earphones for the money. They display a lot of good characteristics and fit in nicely at this price point. While I don’t think they excel in any one area, I would consider them a good set of all-rounders that have all-day comfort and a decent feature set. 

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