In everyday use, there were very few dropouts. And those which I did experience seemed related to extraneous electrical fields. For example, there were a couple of locations around the outside of my usual shopping mall which caused all sorts of problems. Why there? I could see no ready source of interference. Within the mall, performance was perfect.
With phone calls the various people I spoke to seemed to understand me clearly enough.
Listening to the Skullcandy Indy earbuds
The audio performance of the Skullcandy Indy earphones was either quite good or very good, depending on how you want to look at it. On an absolute scale – without regard to price – the sound was quite good. There was a clear leaning towards an upper midrange emphasis, but it wasn’t excessive. Importantly, it was nicely balanced by a surprising extended bass. That was delivered with real heft. Unlike some earphones, the bass wasn’t overdone, but it was there.
That was clear on the likes of the group Primus and its album Pork Soda, in which the bass guitar does most of the lead work as well.
And all that made for an enjoyable, musical listen from the Skullcandy Indy earphones. The spoken word was also perfectly clear and coherent.
If you take price into account, the Skullcandy Indy earphones sounded excellent. You won’t find many true wireless earphones at this price point able to perform in the same league.
I would have liked a little more work on the case, making it easier to properly seat the earphones and making it easier to get them out. But that aside, the Skullcandy Indy earphones were practical, and provide a good musical experience, all at a remarkable price.
As you might expect, the Skullcandy Indy true wireless earbuds are available not only from JB and Officeworks, but also from Billabong, Surf Dive ’n’ Ski and Quicksilver. Oh, and also directly from Skullcandy Australia.