I was pleasantly surprised by the Skullcandy Grind Wireless on-ear headphones that I picked up a few months ago. After eight weeks of intensive use, I can safely say that I’m even more impressed now than I was at first. The way they’ve slipped seamlessly into my life is testament to their enduring quality and ease of use.
They’re comfortable, and that’s a rare thing for me. As well as having a slightly large head, I also have some fairly large hair as well. But I have not found the Grind Wireless set to be itchy or too tight, even considering the fact that I wear spectacles.
The padded ear cups themselves are gloriously soft and pleasantly cushioned. The fairly wide scatter of the perforations can make for some sound leakage, but I fear that unless your ears are perfectly shaped to the size of the cups, that will always be the case with on-ear headphones.
Skullcandy have done a great job of making the Grind Wireless feel light without compromising on build quality. Most important of all is the metal, adjustable headstrap itself. Cushioned in faux-leather for the most part, it never feels like breaking.
A quick search reveals that you can pick up these Bluetooth headphones for under £50. There’s no other way to say it – that’s a freaking steal! The sound quality is full-bodied and well-balanced, with plenty of bass, but not to detrimental effect. If you spend most of your time listening to compressed audio files via Spotify, these will do just fine. They won’t best the quality you can get out of the likes of Sennheiser, Bowers & Wilkins, and Bose headphones that are two or three times the price, but they’re good enough at budget to warrant serious consideration.
In fact, I’d go as far as to say that they’re likely the best pair of wireless headphones you can buy for the price.