Great sound at a decent price.
The Skullcandy Grind may look like another one of the company’s headphones designed for the younger generation, but it looks like this is actually one of the headphones that perfectly combine great design with good performance without busting a hole in your wallet.
Lightweight and yet feels solidly contrasted, the Skullcandy Grind comes with a padded metal headband that isn’t too tight to wear. The ear cups come in in faux leather material that feels soft on the ears and includes a cable that can easily be detached. There is a single button on the headphone which is used for playback and answering phone calls – yes, the Skullcandy Grind has a built-in microphone so you can freely answer calls on the headphones.
I would have loved to have an inline remote on the headphone cord of the Skullcandy Grind, but this way the headphones are compatible with nearly every device that uses a 3.5 mm audio jack. True to that statement, I’ve hooked up the Skullcandy Grind to most of my devices, even to my DualShock 4 controller and everything worked without any hassles.
The Skullcandy Grind perfectly delivered optimum sound and even with the volume set to high, there was no distortion. The Skullcandy Grind delivers smooth trebles and bass that isn’t overwhelming, a problem I have always had with more expensive variants.
As for the microphone, everything worked perfectly. I used it to make calls and my voice was clearly heard even as I was outside.
The great thing about the Skullcandy Grind is its price: for $59, it already performs better than what we had expected, and the price makes it a more appealing choice. The package pretty much contains just the headphones, we would have loved if they included a carrying case.