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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Skullcandy Dime 2 has a higher overall sound quality than the original Dime and is slightly better for comfort, but it has a lower score for calls and meetings and a slightly shorter battery life. Both models have similar build quality, controls, portability, and noise isolation. If sound quality and comfort are your priorities, go for the Dime 2, but if you need longer battery life or use them frequently for calls, consider sticking with the original Dime. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Skullcandy Dime
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Skullcandy Dime 2
  • The Skullcandy Dime 2 has no clear advantages over the Skullcandy Dime.

Key differences

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Phone Calls

6.2
Dime
Dime 2
4.8
The Skullcandy Dime is only fair for phone calls, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.1
Dime
Dime 2
5.2
The Skullcandy Dime is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is poor.
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Key similarities

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Music

5.7
Dime
Dime 2
6.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Skullcandy Dime 2 to be only fair for music, while the Skullcandy Dime is poor.

Gaming

4.8
Dime
Dime 2
4.7
The Skullcandy Dime and Skullcandy Dime 2 are both poor for gaming.

TV and Video

5.3
Dime
Dime 2
5.1
The Skullcandy Dime and Skullcandy Dime 2 are both poor for TV and video.

Noise Reduction

6.5
Dime
Dime 2
6.5
The Skullcandy Dime and Skullcandy Dime 2 are both only fair for noise reduction.

Battery

3.5 Hours
Dime
Dime 2
3.0 Hours
The Skullcandy Dime has 3.5 hours of battery life. The Skullcandy Dime 2 has 3 hours of battery life.

Cost

$26
Dime
Dime 2
$25
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The Skullcandy Dime has a price of $26 and the Skullcandy Dime 2 costs $25.

Build Quality

8.5
Dime
Dime 2
8.5
The Skullcandy Dime and Skullcandy Dime 2 both have very good build quality.

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How the Skullcandy Dime and the Skullcandy Dime 2 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Skullcandy DimeSkullcandy Dime 2
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GENERAL

Price
$26
$25
Brand
SkullcandySkullcandy
Release Date
March 1, 2021February 1, 2022
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WirelessWireless

SOUND

Music Score
5.7/106/10
Phone Calls Score
6.2/104.8/10
Gaming Score
4.8/104.8/10
TV and Video Score
5.4/105.2/10
Exercise Score
6.6/106.8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
3.5 Hours3 Hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
1 Hours1 Hours
Bluetooth version
55.2
Case Battery Life
128.5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6.5/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
NoNo
iOS App
NoNo
Mic Quality
7/106/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/108.4/10
Size
SmallSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
4.5 Grams4.5 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated

Shopping

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PC Magazine

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."

Skullcandy Dime 2

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Sound Guys

Jasper Lastoria | March 2022
"With the low price, it’s a low-risk investment. 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."

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About Skullcandy

Skullcandy is an American, consumer-oriented, earbuds and headphones manufacturer with 20 years of market experience. They sell a wide variety of, budget-friendly and unique, wired and wireless products that are sure to please the vast majority of users. Among their most popular offerings, the Crusher headphones, includes a pair of actual subwoofers inside the cups which makes the bass extra prominent for a unique and extra fun sound.

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