Skullcandy Grind Headphones Review

A couple of weeks back, Skullcandy kindly invited us down to Dean St Studios in London to try out a new pair of headphones that they’ve released into the world…

Named the Grind – presumably inspired by their skatepark themed Park City office – they’re a backlash against the trend of increasing prices that people pay for some other big name cans, and have a focus on delivering high quality audio, without such a hefty price tag.

After being treated to an in-house live studio session, and a few sound tests (comparing the Grind against a £160 competitor, for example), and now having taken them for a spin in the real world – it would be more than fair to say we’ve been pleasantly surprised.

As a set of travelling headphones we’ve found that these hold up excellently against the background noise of busy transport, without leaving you deaf to the world – an important consideration if you don’t like being surprised on the mountain by heel-side traffic; and while we haven’t had a chance to test them on the hill yet, we’ve found that the audio has delivered regardless of location. Clear definition of high, low and mid tones, fairly balanced (without the super-bassy over-enthusiasm of some competitors), and plenty of punch when you need it.

In short – if you’re looking for a set to keep you happy on the Geneva to Tignes transfer bus (it’s a long one, trust us), or if you’re a beanie and headphone sort out on the hill (we wouldn’t recommend wearing these under a helmet) – these should be on your shopping list. Save yourself a pretty penny, and keep your ears stoked, those extra coins can go towards a new whip after all…

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