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Skullcandy Grind Wireless headphone: A budget Bluetooth contenderThe Grind Wireless offers a comfortable fit and good sound for its relatively modest price.
[MUSIC] Skullcandy's Grind is one of our favorite budget on-ear headphones and now comes in a wireless Bluetooth model called the Grind wireless, which retails for 90 dollars. From a design Stand point the Grind Wireless is very similar to the Grind and is available in six different colors at launch. This headphone is lightweight, but seems sturdily constructed with a metal headband and plastic ear cups that don't look or feel cheap. It's comfortable to wear particularly for an on ear model and has a microphone built into the right ear cup along with volume controls And a pause play button that also answers and ends calls. You hold the volume up button to advance tracks forward and hold the volume down button to go back a track, battery life is rated at twelve hours. Alas it doesn't fold up or come with a carrying case but that's a relatively minor gripe. The important thing is that this is a very good sounding bluetooth headphone for the price With well balanced sound, pretty tight bass, and decent clarity. It's still a blue tooth headphone however, so you'll still get a touch of bluetooth dullness when you listen to it. But this competes well with bluetooth headphones. I've tested the cost. $150 or even $200 Over time, the wired Grind has come down in price and now can be had for around $40 on line. This wireless model will hopefully come down a bit too, making it an even better bargain. I'm David Carnoy from CNET, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]