In today’s article, we are comparing two favorite earbuds: Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 Vs Sennheiser cx 275s. Read along to know our thoughts on these two competing products.
Headphones are an excellent companion to isolate us from all the noise and irritating honks that we have to listen while traveling. That’s why we are up again with another comparison of two affordable earphones. Here we are going to find out which one is better, the Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 or the Sennheiser CX 275s. Both the earphones come under the same price category of Rs 2000 (Approximately $30) and feature almost identical on paper specs. But how they perform in the real world? Let’s find out.
Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 Vs Sennheiser cx 275s: The Comparison
Both these earphones have been in the market for a long time and hold good up to the customer’s expectations. If we talk about the build quality first, the Skullcandy Smokin Buds have a flat cable that does not tangle so much like the one on the Sennheiser CX 275s. But the cable length on the Sennheiser CX 275s is a bit long, and you will notice the benefits once you will use it with the laptop or desktop. Let’s compare their specifications:
|Features||Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2||Sennheiser cx 275s|
|Headphone Type||In the Ear||In the Ear|
|Mic||Yes, Inline||Yes, Inline|
|Remote Button||One button to answer/end calls||One button to answer/end calls|
|Connectivity||Wired, 3.5 mm gold plated jack||Wired, 3.5 mm gold plated jack|
|Frequency Response||18 Hz – 20000 Hz||17 Hz – 23000 Hz|
|Sensitivity||106 dB/mW||121 dB/mW|
|Impedance||16 ohms||16 Ohm|
|Cord Length||1.2 meter||1.5 meter|
|Driver||9 mm||9 mm|
|Weight||14 grams||15 grams|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty||2 Years Warranty|
But Skullcandy wins in the department of colors. While the CX 275s is available in only one color, black, the Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 comes in seven colors. Regarding looks, Skullcandy surely looks like a Rs 2000 earphone. Both the headsets get a mic and a remote button to answer/end calls but miss on volume rocker keys. While the mic quality on both the earphones is decent but Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 mic is positioned at the more practical position.
Moving to the sound quality, if you love the clarity in music and loudness Sennheiser CX 275s is slightly better than the Skullcandy one. Both earphones have bass driven speakers that deliver a good bass response. But the treble part on the CX 275s feels a bit more and sometimes overcome the bass which is not up to my liking. If you are an EDM guy Sennheiser CX 275s might disappoint you and so does the Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2.
They are suitable for casual listening and calls. But for someone whos a bass-head like me, you have to raise the budget a bit more pick something from the Sony XB series earphones to satisfy the love for bass inside you.
You will get to see gold plated 3.5 mm jack on both the earphones; this is a common thing among the headsets of this price category. You will get three pairs of earbuds, small, medium and large no matter which earphone you pick. Sennheiser CX 275s also receives a carry pouch, which I don’t think you will consider as a factor to decide the best one for you. Both the earphones have moisture resistant materials. You can use them in Gym or while jogging without caring about the damage due to sweat. They are resilient but not waterproof so don’t use them in swimming pool or something like that.
It is time to decide on the best one among the Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 and Sennheiser CX 275s. Everyone has different expectations from their earphones. Like, I can compromise with the tangles and not so colorful design but what I care about is the best sound quality and comfort that I can get in a particular price range. So for me, it is the Sennheiser CX 275s which wins over here. But it does not mean that Skullcandy is not worth the value. It is right and in some parts even better than Sennheiser CX 275s. But overall it is the Sennheiser that comes out as a better choice.
Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2
Style, bass, and musical sound signature are the things that you can always expect from Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 show just how true this statement is. These earphones have the bass thumping sound; these are designed to deliver the best possible balance of bass, high tones, and vocals. Generally, the bass is either exaggerated, suppressed and boomy. Skullcandy’s “Attacking Bass” provides you the punchy and powerful bass that you’re looking for. When we talk about its driver unit, this earphone has a 9mm driver. These earphones come with an off-axis design that solves the problem of trying to fit the buds in the ear. Angled port into your ear, stability, acoustic performance, optimistic comfort and driver size is provided by this earphone which is similar to like putting an oval peg into an oval hole.
Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 has an In-ear headphone design. Smokin bud comes with the durable flat cable that provides it a unique look and solves the problem of nasty tangles. These earphones come with the moisture resistant material. The universal mic and remote of Smokin Buds 2 helps you in managing your calls, playlists and command Siri remotely using our nifty single-button in-line Mic & Remote. Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 box contains two pairs of earbuds.
Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 has an extensive range of frequency response that is 18Hz-2000Hz. Transparent acoustic housing is one of the unique features this earphone has it lets you witness your Supreme Sound at work. Unwanted outside noise is blocked by the soft silicone ear tips which also provides you the maximum comfort. This earphone has a 1.2 m flat cable. This earphone has an impedance of 16 ohms along with an audio jack of 3.5mm which is gold plated. Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 has 1- button mic and remote.
Sennheiser cx 275s
The Sennheiser CX 275s comes with a combination of serious bass response with a light and secure fit design. This earphone works seamlessly with a remote and microphone and features 3.5mm L-shaped jack. This earphone provides different sized ergonomic ear adaptors allowing for a comfortable ear-canal fit and ensuring ambient noise reduction. You can pick up a phone call with just a touch because of its in-line remote control.
Sennheiser CX 275s has an in-ear headphone design. This earphone provides the bass-driven stereo sound with an audio frequency response 17Hz-23-KHz which is more extensive than most its competitors, and you get to hear a wider range of music down to every nuance of the beat. This earphone provides isolation of -44dB @2kHz and a sensitivity of 121 dB @ 1 kHz. Sennheiser CX 275s box contains Multiple Sized Ear-tips, 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Adapter to 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Right-angled Mini-stereo Plug and a storage pouch.
This earphone is Compatible with most cell phone brands, and its inline mic and remote are of the single-button variety. You can play or pause, navigate through the tracks, or answer calls depending on how many times you tap the button. Just like Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 this earphone also has an impedance of 16 ohms.