Skullcandy Ink'd 2 Wireless In-Ear

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  • Regular price R 699.00


Skullcandy's latest affordable wireless earphone pair, the Ink'd Wireless, is a Bluetooth model that uses the love-it-or-hate it flexible collar design. The collar offers some advantages: It's easier to see controls and operate them, and the fit can often feel more stable. If you're a fan of the design, the next requirement is that you are a lover of massive, boosted bass response—the Ink'd Wireless is not designed with an accurate, balanced mix in mind. So, bass lovers in search of a collar-based design.

Design

Available in black, blue, red, and white/gray models, the Ink'd Wireless features the aforementioned flexible collar band with two weighted end pieces. The left end piece houses a remote control with volume buttons and a central multifunction control for playback and call management. The volume controls, which work in conjunction with your mobile device's master volume levels, also double as track navigation buttons when held down for longer periods. This is also where the micro USB port for charging is located (it has a snap-shut cover for protection when not in use), as well as the pinhole microphone and a status LED. Sliders that cinch the cable connecting the earpieces to the collar allow you to adjust slack after you find the right in-ear fit.

Ink'd Wireless inlineOther than the essential USB charging cable, the Ink'd Wireless ships with only two pairs of silicone eartips (large or small). It's a bit lighter on accessories than we typically see (like a carrying pouch), but at this price, accessories are a luxury.

Skullcandy estimates battery life to be roughly 8 hours, but your results will vary with your volume levels.

Performance

On tracks with powerful sub-bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the Ink'd Wireless delivers some intense, thunderous bass. At top, unadvisable listening levels, the bass doesn't distort—no small feat for earphones in this price range. At moderate volumes, the sense of deep bass is still quite strong.