"The AKG K72 is a great headphone to be used indoors. A good buy for audiophiles who are on a tight budget.
But, if you want headphones that can be used on the go and produce blasting bass, then the Skullcandy Crusher should be your Pick.
STURDY AND DURALE BUILD VS FOLDABLE AND POTABLE DESIGN
The Skullcandy Crusher is evidently designed for the bold and brazen. Featuring a glossy body, these plastic build headphones comes in three colour options- white, red and black. The Crusher has a simple design by Skullcandy's standards but is definitely much more flashy as compared to the AKG K72.
Skullcandy is known to make the most strikingly flashy headphones, and the Crusher is definitely a breath of fresh air. The plastic body is very lightweight but does not do much in terms of durability. It also feels cheap and the leather does feel like it will wear off with time.
We do like the small detailed touches of the thread stitch. The silver skulls on the earcups and the silver vents at the bottom of each earcup add much-needed oomph.
A feature that sets the Skullcandy is the bass booster feature. The way you do this is pretty primitive. The plastic slider on the side of the right earcup lets you alter the level of bass or turn it off completely.
In order to facilitate portability, the Crusher comes in a collapsible body. The headphones can be folded upto 40 percent its actual size and can be easily stored in your bag when on the go.
When it comes to comfort and usability, the AKG 72 offers the best comfort among headphones in this price category. The large earcups house large earpads that engulf your ears. The synthetic leather used to wrap the earpads is of high quality too, thus, the comfort found with these in-ears is something you will love the most.
Although closed-back, noise isolation is decent and nothing to write home about.
The headband also aids in making these in-ears extremely comfortable. The fabric headband gently cradles your crown, making long listening hours a real pleasure.
The cable is 3 meters long and thicker than most usual cables that we have come across. Although it does make the cord strong and durable, it does restrain easy portability. A big issue, the cable is not detachable, something that is particularly common among monitoring headphones.
AKG'S BEST IN CLASS COMFORT VS SKULLCANDY'S DETACHABLE CABLE
The earcups of the Skullcandy Crusher are large and do resemble the shape of a computer mouse. They gently caress your ears, but definitely don't feel as comfortable as the AKG K72.
A nice feature of the Crusher, the cables are detachable. The included cable features a one-button mic and remote. The one-button lets you carry out basic functions, but you will not be able to control the volume of your music.
The headphones easily fold down into the drawstring pouch that comes included in the package.
When it comes to warranty, the Skullcandy Crusher comes with a 1-year warranty, while the AKG K72 comes with an astounding 2-year warranty.
BALANCED SOUND SIGNATURE VS THE BASS BOOSTER
The Skullcandy Crusher employs a bass slider and has been designed to produce a substantial amount of bass. With the slider on, you will find that these over-ears deliver extreme thump and your music sounds more than lovely. The headphones actually vibrate at top volumes, yes you read that right. So if you are looking for music like at the club- then this pair will satisfy your want.
The Crusher is clearly not meant for purists and you should back off if you love to listen to your music with perfection. The mids and highs get terribly muffled and get buried deep down. The soundstage is not great and there are other headphones in this range that do much better.
The vocals come clean and do sound distorted even at high volumes. All being said, the Crusher does add its own sparkle and is a good choice if you want to up your spirits during rigorous activities.
The headphones will work well with genres such as jazz, hip-hop, and pop, but more subtle music genres will be mangled and misrepresented.
The AKG K72 is the best buy if you want to get your hands on serious studio monitors, without robbing the bank. Delivering crisp and clear balanced audio, these Over-ears are the best you will get at this price budget.
The Skullcandy Crusher is an interesting pair of fun headphones that delivers on its promise of extra bass. If you like your bass, then these will be pleasing to your ears.
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