Ive been very vocal about this in past videos, besides AirPods I still prefer to use wired bluetooth ear buds for working out at the gym like the Powerbeats 3 and Jaybird X4 over truly wireless sports ear buds cause they usually have a longer battery life, their bluetooth connection is more stable, they cost less and they have an inline controller. And the guys over at Bliiq seem to agree cause they sent out their Hummingbird bluetooth earbuds for testing and were awesome enough to sponsor today’s video. And honestly, these are a really good pair budget friendly earbuds for working out.
There are a lot of different type of headphones… theres closed back headphones, open back headphones, audiophile grade headphones, and active noise canceling headphones. But theres a special type of headphones for a special type of person that absolute loves bass. And thats bass head headphones. And today we’re comparing the Skullcandy Crusher 360’s against the ever so popular Sony MDR-XB950N1, which arguably has been the best Basshead headphones on the market for awhile now.
I dont know what happened with the Skullcandy Venue, personally I feel that for $180 ANC headphones they under deliver cause their build quality isn’t the best, their ANC isn’t good, and their bass bottoms out way too much. But when it comes to the new Skullcandy Crusher 360’s… thats a whole other story. These things are sensory overload, and I love it. They’re definitely not for everybody, and I would have done a few things differently… but over all these are just a lot of fun.
Like I’ve said in recent videos, even though truly wireless earbuds are all the rage these days, besides AirPods… I still prefer to use wired earbuds at the gym cause they usually have a longer battery life, their bluetooth connection is much more stable, and you have full control over your music playback cause of the inline controller. And today we’re going to compare my top 2 favorite sport wireless earbuds for working out. We have the brand new Jaybird X4 and my daily drivers the Powerbeats 3.
If you ask me, the Sony 1000XM3 are currently the best ANC headphones on the market right now… but I know some people just cant afford to drop $350 on a pair of headphones. And when Skullcandy first announced their first ANC headphones, the Skullcandy Venue I was really excited cause sub $200 ANC headphones are actually getting pretty good now. But, even though the Skullcandy Venue has a few things going for it… over all, I’m still kind of disappointed in them.
Even though truly wireless ear buds are all the rage these days… besides AirPods, I still prefer to use wired ear buds cause they usually have a longer battery life, their bluetooth connectivity is much more stable, they cost less, and more importantly… you still have full media controls cause of their inline controller. And since they came out 2 years ago I’ve always really liked the Jaybird X3’s and I’ve never had a problem recommending them. But now we have the new Jaybird X4 and the more affordable Jaybird Tarah. They’re not entirely new… but there are some upgrades worth talking about.
Last year, when it came to choosing between the Sony Wh-1000XM2 and the Sony H.ear On 2 it all basically boiled down to fit and comfort. Cause even though the 1000XM2 had some really great performing tech… their ear cups were very cramped. Where as the ear cups on the H.ear On 2 were much more spacious and the gap in performance between these two head phones was very narrow. The 1000XM2’s obviously had the superior Active noise cancelation… but everything else like sound quality, battery life, and features were pretty much the same. But now, the gap in performance between the H.ear On 2 and the New Sony WH-1000XM3 is significantly wider and more importantly, the 100XM3 are now more comfortable then the H.ear On 2. So heres how the new Sony 1000XM3 performs against the Sony H.ear On 2, and why I just flat out wouldn’t pick up the H.ear On 2’s right now.
There is a lot of hype behind the New Sony WH-1000XM3 ANC headphones. And its with good reason, the M3’s got all of the great technology found in the M2’s; improved on them, and packed them inside a much better body. But I know some people just can’t afford to drop $350 on a pair of ANC headphones or they might be hesitant to upgrade to the M3’s. So heres how the new Sony 1000XM3’s compare to the older Sony 1000XM2’s, how my 1000XM2’s have held up after a year of heavy usage, and do you need to upgrade to the 1000XM3.