Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless Earbuds review

Skullcandy Dime 2

Hopefully, you can do a lot of search efforts and find a lot of cheap truly wireless earbuds. But, it can be little hard to tell which earbuds or headphones are worth for you. If you don’t mind Skullcandy, the updated Dime 2 has a lot going for it at under Rs.7,999. Meanwhile, we spent a two week with Skullcandy Dime 2 to see how this headset perform against the market competition. Let’s see which type of features buried within the Skullcandy Dime 2 wireless.

Things we like
cost
Mono mode, either bud
Water-resistant
Sound quality
Tile integration
Things we don’t like
microUSB charging
Short battery life
Inconsistent performance for calls
No customization
Isolation

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Price and Availability

They offer three fabulous color variant such as True Black, Dark Grey/Blue and Dark Blue/ Green. It has a priced Rs.7,999. You can also purchase this set from company’s official website skullcandy.in.

Who is the Skullcandy Dime 2 for?

  • People who tend to forget their belongings will benefit from Tile finding tech.
  • Music lovers looking for a budget friendly set of wireless earbuds can enjoy the price and good sound.

Box Content

  • Dime® 2 True Wireless Earbuds
  • Charging Case
  • Ear Gels (S, M, L)
  • Micro-USB Charging Cable
  • User Guide

What is the Skullcandy Dime 2 like to use?

Skullcandy Dime 2

You can have a most stunning color combination with the Skullcandy Dime 2. Along with a Black case, they produce a grey cased set with light blue buds, and a black cased set with kelly green buds. The light weight 32g case feels easy to lose, but it has Tile app support.

Including 12 hours of battery, the Skullcandy buds come with three sets of silicone ear tips: 14mm, 12mm, and 11mm. When first opened, they default to 12mm ear tips. Both earbuds and case made with a plastic material, which looks cheap. However, the exterior plastic is smooth and perfectly fit into my hand. That keeps it from falling out of your hands. Honestly, Skullcandy Dime 2 did what Marshall is now doing with that ill-fitting and nearly finished Marshall Minor II.

Furthermore, the Dime 2 offer a single button on each bud. These buttons have the upside of providing immediate tactile feedback so you have no doubt when you enter a command. Henceforth, the Dime 2 buttons are oddly stiff, requiring not only a finger to grip the stem, but also a thumb so you don’t jam the buds hard into your ear while pressing. The buttons work fine, but not as easily as the buttons on the top or the squeezable stem. Presumably, hard buttons successfully cope with misfires while adjusting the buds.

In addition, the Dime 2 specially designed to shrug off water and sweat. With this intention, they packed with IPX4 protection. Dime 2 is ready to take on light rain (or heavy sweat) during your outdoor adventure. If you lose a bud, at least you can track its location with Tile, and the price makes it less daunting if something goes sideways and a bud somehow breaks.

How do you control the Skullcandy Dime 2?

Sadly, the headset controls aren’t tailored, which means you are stuck with the default settings. The touch controls are with a skull logo looks dashing and more premium. It can also be easy to forget some of the commands. Besides volume and track skipping, the controls are the same on both buds, which is considerate for accessibility reasons. The Dime 2 supports mono listening with either earbud, at least.

FunctionsLEFT EARBUDRIGHT EARBUD
One pressPlay / Pause Answer / End call Find with TilePlay / Pause Answer / End call Find with Tile
Two pressesVolume downVolume up
Three pressesVoice assistantVoice assistant
Four pressesCycle Bluetooth to connect both earbudsCycle Bluetooth to connect both earbuds
Hold 1 secondSkip previousSkip forward
Hold 2 secondsPower on / offPower on / off
Hold 4 secondsPairing mode from off from power offPairing mode from off from power off
Two presses and hold 2 secondsClear paired deviceClear paired device

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How does the Skullcandy Dime 2 sound?

Moreover, Skullcandy Dime 2 come with a 6mm Dynamic drivers. Which featuring a high-compliance diaphragm, helps keep the Dime 2 small. While driving your music with rich low frequency deeper bass and an overall balanced sound. Along with the drivers, the earbuds also come with a 20Hz – 20KHz high frequency response. The extended frequency responses may improve the sound quality of the headphones via our sense of feeling.

How well does the Skullcandy Dime 2 isolate noise?

The Skullcandy Dime 2 relies entirely on isolation to block noise. It does this with limited effectiveness, only blocking sounds above 1kHz. It still muffles accidental noise like crashing plates. Because the Dime 2 is so basic, there’s no active noise cancellation to tackle low-repetition droning sounds. Also, you don’t get transparency mode when you want to listen to the environment as well.

How is the microphone on the Dime 2 from Skullcandy?

Along with the noise cancellation, the Skullcandy Dime 2 microphone sounds reasonably good with this price range. Where Dual Mix stumbles is with the presentation of environmental sounds. The clatter from your office will be captured by the mics, although your voice should still come through. Once you try to use the Dime 2 on the street or outside when it’s windy, the mics will start to clip and lose parts of what you’re saying. If you occasionally need to use the Buds for phone calls indoors, it might seem like a good fit.

How does the Skullcandy Dime 2 connect?

Skullcandy Dime 2

The headphone connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth 5.2 with 10meter wireless range. The buds are fast to pair with my last used device. I’ve only lost connection once, and the earbuds are great about automatically reconnecting.

You get your choice of the SBC and AAC codecs—no aptX here. At under $7,999 this isn’t surprising. For Apple users, the AAC codec is as good as it gets. Given that AAC and SBC don’t tend to prioritize low latency with Android, the Dime 2 might not be the best pick for streaming video for these users. For audio-only, it works fine with most applications, though if you want a better quality codec, this isn’t ideal for Android.

How long the battery option available for the Skullcandy Dime 2?

Skullcandy Dime 2

The Skullcandy Dime 2 have a mediocre battery performance. They’re advertised to last 3.5 hours continuously, and we measured a similar amount. While this won’t be enough to last you through long days on the go, their carrying case holds roughly 2.4 additional charges if you need it. You can also use one bud while the other charges. Unlike the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless, they have a standby mode that helps conserve battery life when you’re not using them. However, Skullcandy doesn’t advertise this feature anywhere.

Conclusion

On the whole, the headphone fits more comfortably and also light weight to handle easily. The case is very sturdy and compact, though battery life and lack of quick charging impede its usefulness. Overall, the buds sound great with straight forward music and for that purpose, they perform, but they’re a little rough around the edges.

 However, the Skullcandy doesn’t provide additional app support for updates. In like manner, you also get mono listening and an IPX4 rating. Last but not least, the Dime 2 is a decent set of backup buds for those times when you don’t want to risk your more upscale buds. If it weren’t for the lackluster battery life, I’d say everyone should have a pair as a spare for music.

What alternatives are best for Dime 2 earbud?

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 earbuds is a great alternative to the Dime 2. It come with an Unrivalled stereo sound, Active Noise Cancellation, up to 28 hours of playtime, Ergonomic design, customizable touch controls, 7mm dynamic drivers, 107dB sound pressure level, 2 Microphone Beamforming Array, 600 mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.1, IPX4 ratings and more.

However, if you have a budget problem than consider buying boAt Airdopes 621. The TWS earbuds come with a 150 hour of battery, IPX7 sweat and water resistance, 6mm dynamic drivers, Bluetooth version 5 with 10m wireless range and much more.

FAQs

What is Tile Finding Technology?

As an OS-agnostic app, you can download Tile for free for Android or Apple to keep location data on your compatible items (although the app strongly pushes you to upgrade to paid). Once you register and grant the app rights to your location settings, it will walk you through each step to track and identify the left and right earbuds. When you tap to find the buds, the buds will emit a whirring sound.

You can’t add cases, so if you lose a case when the buds aren’t in it, Tile won’t find it for you. If you already have a Tile account and use the system, it’s easy to keep it in one app.

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