Ease of Use, Performance: 4/5
Look & Feel: 5/5
How much I enjoy: 5/5
Recommendation: 4.5/5 Stars
The Skullcandy Crusher is a stereo headset with microphone that has two drivers in each ear for extra bass while the inline control allows for easy mute of the microphone. The Skullcandy Crusher is a unique headphone that has a separate bass driver which can be adjusted for the amount of bass you want while the other driver delivers the medium and high notes.
Inside the Skullcandy Crusher there are two drivers per ear piece with acoustical porting to allow free movement of the drivers. The drivers in each ear allow separate bass from the mids and highs but the overall sound suffers just a little so there is a tradeoff.
The bass sounds good and does have an adjustment on the left ear piece so you can adjust it to your liking which is a great feature of the extra bass. If you could not adjust the bass it would be terrible as each person would want a bit different amount depending on their choice.
The bass is good but the overall sound quality lacks good clear highs so the bass does take away from overall sound quality when listening. The stereo cable is removable from the headset so you can use a different cable while the microphone is an integral part of the cable.
The inline control does not change volume but does mute the microphone that is also part of the control with microphone control about six inches from the headset. The stereo connections on the left ear piece along with the bass control while the AA battery is under the right ear piece cushion.
The bass is powered by the AA battery so devices like tablets or smartphones will not be drained too much from listening or communicating. You can completely shut off the bass amplifier by sliding the bass adjust down till a red dot shows at the top of the slide.
Listening to music I did not have any problems but the sound quality is just a bit less than I would like when trying to enjoy myself. The highs and mids are a bit less clear but not distorted at all, just not as pronounced when listening to some songs.
The bass at high does not sound nearly as good and it does take some getting used to having your head bounced with bass but at medium it is fun for some music and gaming. I tried the headset during some of my favorite gaming sessions and had no problems wearing the headset for hours on end.
The ear cushions are comfortable and the headset does not pinch or squeeze my head more than necessary to keep them on so you can wear them for longer times. I did also try the Razer surround sound and had no problems with 5.1 surround sound virtually without any problems even with bass on full.
The microphone sounds pretty good and using my Skype test I had no problems with understanding and clear chat from one computer to another. Chat in games worked well without distortion and people could clearly hear me so the microphone makes a good feature.
Of course when you don’t want to use it the mute on the inline control works just fine but there is no volume control on the controller. The Skullcandy Crusher is a good headset while the bass is a really decent feature instead of a gimmick which does add a unique feature.
I recommend the Skullcandy Crusher as a good all-around headset for music, movies and video games while the bass drivers do add your desired amount of extra skull thump.
Good sound and bass
Separate bass driver with control
Inline microphone and mute
Overall quality is just a little lacking