Now, Skullcandy is one of the popular names on the earbuds market today, and getting a pair from Skullcandy can be a great purchase. However, just purchase isn’t the end of the story; you also need to know how the charging works as it’s a bit different from conventional wireless charging. Today, I’ll show you how to charge Skullcandy earbuds properly in this article. So, without further ado, let’s begin.
How to charge Skullcandy earbuds
As a wireless earbud, battery backup is always a key concern for most users. However, if you own a pair of Skullcandy earbuds, you should be relieved to know that most earbuds from Skullcandy have a battery runtime of 6 to 9 hours. Add the case’s battery, and it should comfortably provide you with a day of constant use.
Charging the earbuds
Now comes the charging part, and it’s pretty much the with Skullcandy earbuds as with other’s brands. You have to put them inside the carrying case to charge the buds. As soon as you put the buds in for charging, the LEDs on each bud will turn red, indicating the buds are charging. After the battery is fully charged, the charging and the red LEDs will turn off automatically.
Charging the case
Now comes the charging of the carrying case. Not only for Skullcandy, but most earbuds’ cases also have batteries inside to charge the buds when necessary. You can consider it as a power bank for your buds. The case can usually fully charge its buds about two times. But for that, you also need to charge the case itself.
Again, Skullcandy earbuds case charging is exactly like other brands. There are two ways you can charge your Skullcandy Earbuds.
1. Wired Charging
The first one is charging with a type c cable. Every Skullcandy earbuds model comes with a USB-C charging cable in the box, but you can also charge with any type c cable as well. You can plug the cable into your power outlet, laptop, PC, power bank, basically anything with a USB port, and it should start charging.
2. Wireless Charging
The second method is a comparatively newer technique, charging the case wirelessly. However, you need to keep in mind that not all earbuds from Skullcandy support wireless charging. This wireless charging has its pros and cons as well. With wireless charging, your earbuds will remain truly wireless, but they’ll also take a severe toll on your charging speed. So, that’s one thing to keep in mind.
I think most people out there don’t own a wireless charger since it’s not mainstream yet. Also, buying a wireless charger exclusively for the earbuds is most likely not going to happen.
If you ask how to charge wireless Skullcandy headphones, let me tell you that wired charging is the more convenient and faster-charging solution for Skullcandy earbuds.
Charging percentage check
Unlike the earbuds, there is no way to actually monitor the precise percentage of charge Skullcandy earbud case has. In this part, the charge monitoring is the same as in most other earbuds cases. There is a button at the front of the case. By pressing it, the four LEDs at the front of the case will light up, depending on the remaining charge of the case. Each of these lights lit indicates 25% of battery.
Skullcandy Earbuds charging troubleshoot
If your Skullcandy earbuds are not charging correctly, there are a few reasons why it’s happening. Before panicking about the situation or claiming the warranty, here are some tips you can try.
- Typically, it takes a few seconds to start charging, so don’t consider that period an issue.
- After rough use, the charging pins on the case or buds can often get dirty or covered in debris. That can be a potential reason for the charging issue. Clear them out and try again.
- Charge with adapters, a power outlet, or cable that is below the maximum recommenced power output. For most Skullcandy earbuds mode, it’s 18-Watt (5 Volts/3.6amps).
- Often the ear tip can on the buds be attached incorrectly, preventing the buds from sitting in the charging chamber properly. Make sure the buds sit correctly in the case.
- If the Skullcandy earbuds are not charging, the last resort drains the battery. Keep both buds out of the case, and it’ll drain searching for a device to pair. Once fully drained, see if the charging works.
With the popularity of earbuds growing every day, I know many of you guys are considering moving onto the earbud train, leaving standard wired or wireless earphones behind. If you have just purchased a new pair of Skullcandy earbuds, this article should be helpful to you. Now that you know how to charge Skullcandy earbuds, you should be able to choose the method of your convenience.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Sound Production. He has worked with a number of studios as a Recording Engineer, with over 10 years of servicing experience in both re-recording mixing and sound editing.