Skullcandy Crusher vs Beats Solo3

Skullcandy Crusher review
vs
Beats Solo3 review

Skullcandy Crusher vs Beats Solo3 is a couple of wireless devices that also have an additional audio cable. The wearing style of the first headphones is over-ear while the others are on-ear. Both of them are closed back and without noise canceling.

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Features

The impedance of Skullcandy Crusher is 33 Ohm. When the headphones Beats Solo3 are used with a wire, their impedance is 37 Ohm. Also, Skullcandy Crusher has a 20 Hz - 20 kHz frequency response and 90 dB of sensitivity. Both devices have no aptX and NFC support.

In order to use Beats Solo3 for 40 hours, you have to spend 2 hours for charging. The headphones of both models have a battery-free listening mode.

Sound

Bass which you get with Skullcandy Crusher can go far too high, even for those who like it. The headphones offer decent stereo separation.

Sound is incredibly crisp and clear on the Solo3 Wireless, it feels especially at higher volumes. The bass is strong, which is no surprise, but it's not overpowering at all.

Comfort and design

Skullcandy Crusher weighs 275 g which is 60 g heavier than Beats Solo3, as their weight is 215 g. The first pair of headphones comes with 120 cm-long audio cable, while the second one has 130 cm-length. As far as build materials of Skullcandy Crusher go, there is some metal and quite a lot of plastic — however, the plastic is very high-quality and seems strong.

These appliances are foldable and have an adjustable headband. They have built-in microphone and control buttons.

Skullcandy Crusher pros and cons

Skullcandy Crusher pros and cons

Pros

  • Customizable bass levels with adjustable slider
  • An exceptionally comfortable fit, with memory foam earpads and a well-cushioned headband
  • Powerful sound signature with massive low-end presence

Cons

  • Quite a hard clamp
  • The ear pads don't swivel horizontally

Beats Solo3 pros and cons

Beats Solo3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Comes with fast-charging, so five minutes connected to power will give you around
  • The clarity bass separation
  • The carrying case provides the protection from surface scuffs and scratches

Cons

  • Sits on your ears instead of around them, which gives this uncomfortable compression feeling on your ears and head
  • The plastic coating on the headphones makes them look cheap

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Skullcandy Crusher
6.1
Beats Solo3
6.1
10
10
8
6
8
10
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Product

Skullcandy Crusher
Beats Solo3

Model

Crusher
Solo3

Brand

Skullcandy
Beats

Reviews

6917
1266

General

Wearing style

over ear
on ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

33

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

90

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

275/9.7
215/7.5

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9
130/4.2

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

40
40

Charging time, hrs

2

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Skullcandy Crusher
Beats Solo3
Skullcandy Crusher
Beats Solo3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.1Skullcandy Crusher
  • 6.1Beats Solo3

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