Skullcandy Dime

Skullcandy Dime

Skullcandy Dime

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BEST RATING
Portability:
5.0
MUSIC: Poor5.7/10
CALLS: Fair6.2/10
GAMING: Poor4.8/10
TV: Poor5.3/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.1/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.5/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.6/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Poor5.7/10

The Skullcandy Dime earbuds are a budget-friendly option with a stemmed design and closed enclosure, offering wireless connectivity without a wired option. Their overall sound quality is good, but they have a poor score for soundstage, meaning they may not offer the most expansive audio experience. Comfort and microphone quality are both good, which can be important for long listening sessions and clear calls. They are built very well and have excellent controls on the device itself. Notably, they have a built-in AAC codec, making them suitable for devices like iPhones, but they lack low latency features which might make them less ideal for gaming or watching videos. Their portability is rated as the best, and they offer fair noise isolation. They have a battery life of 3.5 hours which may be short for some users, and they can be charged within 1 hour, but they don't support wireless charging. The Skullcandy Dime is sweatproof certified, making it a decent choice for exercise as well. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Affordable
  • Good for casual listening
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable fit
  • Wireless convenience
Cons
  • Average sound quality
  • Poor noise isolation
  • Limited battery life
  • Not ideal for high-fidelity audio

Ratings by Category

Portability:
5.0
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Air Travel:
4.6
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.1
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Exercise:
3.6
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Calls:
3.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$22
Brand
Skullcandy
Release Date
March 1, 2021
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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5.7/10
Phone Calls Score
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6.2/10
Gaming Score
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4.8/10
TV and Video Score
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5.4/10
Exercise Score
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6.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
3.5 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
1 Hours
Bluetooth version
5
Case Battery Life
12

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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6.5/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
No
iOS App
No
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Size
Small
Weight of single earbud
4.5 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Tim Gideon | April 2021
"For $25, the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds deliver a powerful, balanced, rich, and bright sound signature. There’s really not much else to talk about, but the audio is better than you would expect for the price."

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