Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds Review

Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds

6.9

6.9/10

True wireless means no wires anywhere. And no wires means no snagging, yanking, or tangling. The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds packs all the essentials into a small form factor at an even smaller price. Featuring up to 22 hours of battery life, Jib true wireless lets you express your freedom wirelessly. With up to 6 hours of battery life in the earbuds and up to 16 hours in the case, Jib Plus Wireless gives you up to 22 hours total battery life. Both earbuds on Jib True Wireless give you access to all music and call controls—so you can rock either bud solo without losing any media functions. They made Jib True Wireless earbuds durable with IPX4 sweat and water resistance.

Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds Review

Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds Features:

  • Silicone rubber earpieces.
  • Connection: true wireless.
  • Bluetooth enabled for a wireless connection to your devices.
  • Connects to devices via Bluetooth.
  • 6mm driver.
  • In-line controls.
  • Passive noise cancellation.
  • 10m range.
  • Carry case.
  • Water-resistant.
  • IPX4 splashproof.
  • Compatible with universal smartphones.
  • Batteries required 3 x LiPo battery (included).
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • 22-hour battery life.
  • 120 minute charging time.

These are a pair of no thrills earphones, which isn’t a bad thing. They offer functionality over expensive features. The earbuds have around 6 hours of battery, with the case adding around 16 hours.

Exercise lovers will be happy to hear they are IPX4 rated so they are resistant to water splashes from any direction. They offer a stereo option so you can use just one earbud if needed. But I found I had to reset the connection afterwards. A nice touch is that they will auto-connect to your device when you take them out of the case.

The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds are very heavy on the bass, which means that the rest of the soundstage gets drowned out. Using the Shanling M6 Pro, I tested songs like Xzibit’s Multiply which sounded great with the bass thumping in my ears. Yet songs like Affirmation by George Benson got lost.

Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds Review

Phone calls inside were clear, but outside the mic picked up a lot of background noise. When watching Netflix I did start to see quite a noticeable lag, which started to make it unenjoyable to watch. There’s no link with the Skullcandy app, so you can’t personalise the sound. There is also a lack of ANC, which means outside a lot of sound bleeds in.

The fit was OK, with them never falling out. But, they never felt secure and I was constantly putting them back in. This meant I was never fully allowed to enjoy them, as I was always worried they would fall out.

Overall, for £30 Skullcandy Jib True Wireless Earbuds are a good purchase, as a backup pair. They are perfect for keeping in your bag encase you forget your normal pair or if they run out of battery.

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