LAST UPDATED: May 20th, 2022 | BY:
Like the other Skullcandy earbuds, Indy Evo Truly Wireless are portable, justly sturdy, and offer good controls at a wallet-friendly price.
The headphones are stylish and available in vibrant colors, thereby making them an excellent choice for those who want to exercise or listen in style.
However, the sound profile is somewhat dark due to their poor treble accuracy. But the bass stays reliable and generally offers a consistent listening experience. The Indy Evo earbuds are adequate for commuters, sports, and office use.
Rated IP55, these remain sweat, water, and dustproof. They last for less than 3 hours on a single charge, which could be highly annoying to some users. Despite their flaws, if your search is for a well-built pair of headphones, then the Skullcandy Indy Evo is a clear choice.
Let’s probe in deeper to find out what these headphones exactly offer:
Overall we give a rating of 3.5/5 to the Indy Evo earbuds
Audio Quality + Performance – Not Good, Not Bad. (3/5)
Excellent audio quality was never the strong point of Skullcandy. I do not mean to say that they sound bad, but they aren’t the best either. Even with the Skullcandy Indy Evo, this stays true.
The frequency response misses a decent bass while the highs & mids are delicate, but the sub-bass and lower mids are so under-rated that it’s hard to recommend these to users besides Zoom calls or Podcasts.
While I used the EQ music function (it comes as a default feature), I found it somewhat dim. Skullcandy claims to offer an accurate bass response, but the die-hard fans of hip hop and EDM (electronic dance music) may want some more thump and rumble.
Sadly, their massive under-valued treble mutes are much more refined, and the close details keep them unsuited for delicate genres such as jazz and classical.
Integrated with three built-in EQ modes, you can experience different content such as Music (the default setting), Podcast, and Movie.
Design, Features, And Comfortable Fit (4/5)
The Skullcandy Indy Evo Fuel is designed tastefully. Constructed using matte plastic, the standard-looking TWS (true wireless stereo) earbuds with a stalk design do not stick too far out of your ears.
Furthermore, the build quality is quite decent and uses a dense matte design which prevents fingerprints and any damage by small bumps. Like the other Skullcandy versions, this one is also rated IP55 – sweat, water, and dust resistant.
The earbud case is a muscular build, but you need to place the earbuds precisely to let the lid appropriately shut. Like the Apple AirPods, Indy Evo uses silicon tips and stabilizer ear gels rather than one size fits all to accomplish a decent fit. Even during my strenuous workouts, the buds never became loose.
But after long listening sessions, one may experience ear fatigue. The earbuds miss out on the ANC – Active Noise Cancellation, but the snug fit allows passive noise canceling to cut out adequate external sound.
Battery Life – Good Or Great! (4/5)
The battery performance of the Indy Evo earbuds is average. The battery’s maximum time lasts roughly 5 hours and 40 minutes which is approximately 6 hours as advertised by Skullcandy in their promotional content. However, you get an additional four charges by the case, which stays sufficient to cater to your daily needs.
The earbuds get charged quickly, and with a 15 minutes charge, we got 2.5 hours of playback for our test unit (tagging them as a set of economical headphones). Yes, the earbuds can be used solo while keeping one in the charging case.
Sadly, the charging case uses a micro USB, which remains problematic keeping in view as most of the phones use USB-C or lightning. Hence, carrying another cable will be required for you.
Microphone Quality (3/5)
The Skullcandy Indy Evo’s microphone quality is reasonable though the sound produced by earbuds is slightly faint.
Keep in view how difficult it is to pack a good-quality microphone into wireless earbuds. And the reality is; to send your voice to your phone, Bluetooth is required, and this is undoubtedly miraculous for the earbuds to possess microphones that work perfectly.
- Brilliant controls
- Decent battery life
- Refined bass
- Good build quality
- Stable and secure fit
- Tile tracking
- Low continuous battery life
- Struggles to block-out ambient sounds
The Bottom Line:
The Skullcandy Indy Evo earbuds are no particular kind of headphones but promise a brilliant fit and user controls with slightly tight bass. Indeed, these aren’t the features that will decide when a user selects a pair of earphones.
The things that matter are sound quality and unique features that give an upper edge to your piece of the wireless phone over another.
And the Skullcandy’s Indy Evo also doesn’t travel further and reaches the acceptability point. I am not saying you will be disappointed with these earphones but won’t be thrilled either.
The Indy Evo ticks only the crucial boxes and goes no beyond this. If you are a fan of the brand Skullcandy, then hierarchize a fit that suits you and enjoy.