Skullcandy has been busy in 2020, putting out four new headphones, all of which are wireless and offer different features. At the top of the heap are the Skull Candy Push Ultra earbuds. These affordably priced earbuds are dust and waterproof, offer a secure fit, and have a big sound.
The Push Ultra earbuds use ear loops to keep the buds securely in the ear. For those that prefer to have a sealed fit in the ear canal, this approach may not be a strong selling point, but for many others, the ear loop approach is exactly what they are looking for. The loop clips over the top of your ear, allowing the earbuds to sit just outside of your ear canal.
The loops hold the earbuds in place even while running or participating in other activities. The Push Ultras have been awarded an IP67 rating—meaning that they withstand dust and water, and can even be submerged in water up to 3.2 feet. That doesn’t mean you should be taking laps in the pool while wearing them, but you won’t have to worry about sweat or rain while listening to your music. The controls are mirrored on each ear, with plus/minus buttons handling volume and track navigation. Another button controls power, by pressing and holding, or playback and call management with taps. Three taps will summon the voice assistant, while two taps and a hold will select the EQ modes: Movie, Music, and Podcast.
For sound quality, the Push Ultra relies on 12.5 mm drivers in each ear that operate at a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range. The earbuds use the Skullcandy app, which is available for both Android and iOS displays. The connection is accomplished via Bluetooth 5.0. The earbuds come with a charging case that closes with a zipper. The case connects to power with a USB-C port. Battery life for the earbuds lasts approximately six hours per charge, with the case bumping that 34 more hours. You can get your own pair from Skullcandy directly for $249.95 AUD.