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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize wireless convenience and are active, Skullcandy Dime 2 earbuds would suit you as they're sweatproof, have a good battery life, and a compact carry size. However, they may not be the best for calls, gaming, or TV due to their poor performance in those areas. On the other hand, Sony MDREX15AP earbuds, while wired and without features like sweatproofing or wireless charging, provide excellent performance for TV and video at a lower cost. They're also lightweight and have a longer cable which might be convenient for stationary use. Both have very good build quality, but if sound quality is critical, particularly for music, the Sony may better meet your needs. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Skullcandy Dime 2
  • Very good for air travel
Advantages of the Sony MDREX15AP
  • Very good for music
  • Excellent for TV and video

Key differences

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Music

6.0
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
8.3
The Sony MDREX15AP is very good for music, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is only fair.

Gaming

4.7
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
6.7
The Sony MDREX15AP is only fair for gaming, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.8
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
3.5
The Skullcandy Dime 2 and Sony MDREX15AP are both poor for phone calls, though the Skullcandy Dime 2 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

5.1
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
9.3
The Sony MDREX15AP is excellent for TV and video, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is poor.

Battery

3.0 Hours
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
N/A
The Skullcandy Dime 2 has 3 hours of battery life. The Sony MDREX15AP does not have a battery.

Cost

$20
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
$10
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The Skullcandy Dime 2 has a price of $20 and the Sony MDREX15AP costs $10.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.2
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
5.4
The Sony MDREX15AP and Skullcandy Dime 2 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

Noise Reduction

6.5
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
7.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony MDREX15AP to be good for noise reduction, while the Skullcandy Dime 2 is only fair.

Build Quality

8.5
Dime 2
MDREX15AP
8.0
The Skullcandy Dime 2 and Sony MDREX15AP both have very good build quality.

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How the Skullcandy Dime 2 and the Sony MDREX15AP compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Skullcandy Dime 2Sony MDREX15AP
Skullcandy Dime 2Sony MDREX15AP

GENERAL

Price
$20
$10
Brand
SkullcandySony
Release Date
February 1, 2022March 1, 2014
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
6/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.8/103.5/10
Gaming Score
4.8/106.8/10
TV and Video Score
5.2/109.3/10
Exercise Score
6.8/104.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
3 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
NoN/A
Charging time
1 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5.2N/A
Case Battery Life
8.5N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6.5/107/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
NoN/A
iOS App
NoN/A
Mic Quality
6/10N/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Size
SmallSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
4.5 Grams3.1 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedN/A

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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."

Sony MDREX15AP

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Make It Sound Great

Pete Anthony | June 2022
"At the ultra budget $10 price-point (and we’ve seen the no-mic version go for as cheap as $7), I’d say these are a decent option if you’re looking for a passable pair of earbuds for basic use that’s as cheap as possible. I wouldn’t say they feel or sound as good as some of the ultra-budget alternatives out there – of which there are a few at this point – but some might disagree. I will say though that the cable is a little bit nicer than those of that same competition."

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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.

About Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

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