Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones Review

Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones Review

Skullcandy has been making headphones for more than a decade, and its products have generally been quite popular thanks to their funky color schemes. Today, we'll be testing the wireless version of the Riff headphones, simply called the Riff Wireless.

Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones
Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones

The price of Rs 5,999, this pair is not cheap at all for casual, everyday headphones. You are not much in the case of frills, and only the less weight and claim features worth of vanity for 12 hours of battery life. Does Skullcandy Riff Wire Redeem itself by giving good audio? let's find out.


  •     The Riff Wireless sport 40mm drivers
  •     They look stylish but audio quality isn't quite up to the mark
  •     The Skullcandy Riff Wireless is priced at Rs. 5,999 

Skullcandy Riff Wireless design and features

Skullcandy Riff wireless headphones have an on-ear or supra-sorrel pair, which means ear earrings completely sit on your ears instead of covering them like traditional over-ear headphones. Headphones have been completely constructed with plastic, which includes adjustable headbands and earrings hinges.

The hinges have the ability to swivel outside, so when not in use, riff wireless can be worn comfortably around your neck, and can also be folded for easy storage.

Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones
Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones

The Riff Wireless is available in different colors - Black, White, Blue, Gray - and we have a gray version for its review. Matt finish does not attract fingerprints and it looks good too. However, Riff Wireless does not feel like a buck. 6,000 pair of headphones When you take it around, plastic joints get cracked, and you do not even get a cushion on the headband.

On the other hand, riff wireless is very light at just 159g, so you do not feel tired after wearing it for hours at stretch. The earcups have plush cushions, which make them very comfortable.

Under the perforated outer shell of brown, there are well opposite with teal cushions, resulting in a look quite stylish. However, the texture of the impure leather of the outer material briefly heats our ears slightly. It's not very inconvenient, but it's something you'll notice.

There are all buttons in the correct earcups and there is also a micro-USB port for charging. The small rubber strip of the button gives you the opportunity to adjust the volume and play or stop your music. A long press of the volume up and down button lets you move on to the previous or next track, respectively.

Holding down the play button will get the assignment to the virtual assistant on your phone. There is a single microphone for answering and the single, multi-color LED for the battery status.

Riff Wireless uses 40mm drivers for each earcup. They both have a 32-ohm impedance rating and 20Hz to the 20,000Hz frequency range. This pair of headphones does not support any high-resolution audio streaming codec like AAC or aptX, so you're stuck with the default SBC codec. You can connect riff wireless to only one device at a time, which adds to the frustration.

Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones
Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones

The box has a micro-USB charging cable and a quick start guide leaflet. The Skullcandy Riff is a wireless display and battery life.
Pairing headphones is a simple enough process. Hold down the play button until the LED button turns red and blue, and then it's ready to pair with your device. We spent most of our time using this pair of headphones, with an iPhone XS 0196,801 (review) and a MacBook Air for this review.

The Rif Wireless is quite comfortable to wear for everyday use, although we might have liked a little bit of cushion on the headband. With that, we said that we think it's easy to adjust the headband to fit the need according to your needs, and piercing earrings sit comfortably on our ears.

After wearing the Skullcandy Riff Wireless for a while, our ears started to feel a little hot, which is not bad in cold weather but maybe a little uncomfortable in the summer. Finding the right control button by touch is also easy, although we thought that to change the tracks, we have to hold the Volume up and down buttons for longer periods of time.

Riff can be wireless as a comfortable and stylish, sadly, the audio quality is not just up to the mark, especially with its current asking price. Mid-range is generally muddy with weak equipment separation and a narrow soundstage.

Vocals lack clarity and crunchiness and are often overshaded by other instruments and bass. In vocal-heavy tracks like Tracey Chapman's Given Me Region, there was also a lack of good definition and it was very foggy in our tests.

Reef wireless does not have a high volume level. On the plus side, high notes did not sound full or partially sound, which was noticeable by Sam Smith on tracks like Money on My Mind.

Bass was decent but generally boring, and most of the time was in the middle tone and mid-range. It's not tight or porous, which gets a bit thicker if you're listening to a lot of EDM or rock music. For example, the chorus seemed like a complete disturbance in the number of Linkin Park.

Vashikaran Vocals are a problem when watching videos. Looking at Marvel's Punisher on Netflix, we had to maintain the volume in a complete way, and the dialogue was still groin. We found that it is impossible to enjoy any kind of communication-driven video on the road because the riff does not offer too much in terms of wireless ambient noise alienation. The sound leaks slightly but only when you maximize the volume.

On a more positive note, we did not have any audio-video sync problems while watching videos on laptops or phones or playing games like PUBG Mobile. The single microphone did a good job for voice calls, and our callers did not have any problem understanding us, even while using the riff wireless outdoors on this move.

The built-in rechargeable battery is rated to give 12 hours of battery life, and in our experience, we were able to get so much, and sometimes a little bit more. We used riff wireless for about three or four hours on average every day and were able to get it around four days before the need to recharge, which is not bad. There is a quick charge feature that makes you worth two hours with a 10-minute charge.

It took about one and a half hours to charge headphones from zero to 100 percent. Unfortunately, there is no sound signal to tell you the current battery level, but when the battery is actually low you get a sound alert. If there is enough power the LED light becomes blue and the battery level turns red after falling below 10 percent.

Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones
Skullcandy Riff Wireless Headphones


Skullcandy Riff Wireless is a good-looking, lightweight pair of headphones with decent battery life for everyday use, but the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired, especially the price of its buck. 5,999 If you look online, you can sell it a little bit, but it is still much more than its US retail price of $ 49.99 (about 3,500 rupees).

If you are looking for a bass-heavy sound signature, Sony MDR-XB650BT offers better features such as 30 hours of battery life for the same price. For a more balanced sound signature, you can check the JBL E55BT, which usually retail for the bucks too. 6,000

Price: Rs. 5,999


  • Light and comfortable
  • Good battery life


  • Plastic body doesn't feel premium
  •  Muddy mid-range and boomy bass
  • Poor dialogue reproduction in videos
  • Expensive

Ratings (out of 5)

  • Design/ comfort: 3.5
  • Audio quality: 2.5
  • Battery life: 3.5
  • Value for money: 2.5
  • Overall: 3

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