The Skullcandy Smokin' Buds 2 Wireless ear buds offer Bluetooth connectivity and a 6 hour battery life. A handy in line control allows you to adjust volume, advance or go back to a song, and answer your phone. The flexible collar conforms nicely to the back of your neck and even has notches in it that allow you to adjust the length of the cord to the ear buds. Want the cords shorter and out of your way? No problem. One unique feature, of the ear buds, is the ability to remove the low profile collar if you choose to do so.
To in line control has three buttons. A +, -, and the Skullcandy logo, which doubles as the power on/off and the answer call/hangup button. To power on you hold down the button and a light on the collar turns blue. Syncing to my phone was easy. After syncing on my iphone, it showed the battery life on my screen. Sound was surprisingly good for ear buds. It was clear and the bass actually sounded like bass but they are still ear buds so don't expect over the ear noise canceling quality.
Comfort was decent but so far I have yet to use them for extended periods of time. Honestly, when Iâm out riding, hiking, or skiing I prefer to not listen to music. I like hearing the sounds around me, my chain shifting, tires rolling in the dirt, or bears rumbling around in the bushes. However, these will work well for the days at the gym, walking around town, or listening to a podcast when waiting for a meeting, and so forth.
So far the collar has stayed put and there is not much movement when jumping or running around. I've been playing with the cord length and found that anytime you shorten them and use the notches in the collar, the cords form little loops. They have not caused a problem snagging on anything but the could potentially interfere with helmet straps or catch on a backpack.
I did have an issue attempting to switch the earbuds from my phone to my wife's and back again. I contacted Skullcandy and they never ran into that problem and instantly sent out a new set. Top notch customer service just adds to their product and customers. No problem with the new set.