Just when we thought Apple AirPods’ design are so horrendous that it will never be replicated by any company other than Chinese companies, Utah-based Skullcandy did the same. Though I have to admit that Skullcandy Indy “Truly Wireless Earbuds” somehow looks a tad better. Perhaps the black colorway and less pole-like stem design helps?
While it may have adopted the silly design as AirPods, it does not, however, share the same pricing. Skullcandy Indy goes for just $79.99, which puts it in the “affordable” realm. Indy promised to deliver “crisp highs and warm lows without distortion” put out through its 6 mm drivers that boasts a frequency response of 20 Hz-20 kHz.
Other noteworthy mentions include Bluetooth 5.0, onboard batteries that provide a modest 4 hours of use, a sleek charging case that offers an additional 12 hours of on-the-go juice, built-in touch controls, and an IP55 rating that seals it against dust and water to some degree.
Each pair of Skullcandy Indy true wireless earbuds comes with Skullcandy’s Fearless Use Promise that aims to offer a worry-free use of this easily misplaced earbuds. This means, if you ever lose or break one of the earbuds, Skullcandy will replace it for a discount. Though the company did not mention how much discount they will be giving.
At the time of this writing, Skullcandy Indy is only available in black, but according to a report, other colors, namely “Indigo Blue, Moab, and Mint” will be added later this year.
If you are not into “true wireless earbuds” with awkward stems, you may want to look at Skullcandy Push, which is also a true wireless earbuds, but without the awkward protrusion. Push, introduced last December, is having a discount, now going at just $99.99.