The Skullcandy Venue is a good looking headphone but apparently this American brand didn’t put any effort in the looks at all. If you look to the Skullcandy Hesh 3 you almost don’t see any difference. So I don’t really know if you look to the design what makes this headphone a unique headphone with unique design. But beside that it still looks great. I’m reviewing the black edition and there is a minor point that comes with it. On the headband you have the Skullcandy logo but it’s in the same color than the whole headset so it’s not easy to even notice the logo at all.
The controls are not that easy to use if you have big fingers. The buttons are really on the small side and are situated in the back of the headphone so you have to control them with your thumb. Not that bad, but my thumb in combination with the small buttons was not always a nice experience.
The power on button it the most difficult button of all. It’s difficult to feel you are pressing the right button. Also it is not popping out what makes it more difficult. The volume up and down buttons are straight forwarded and easy to use. The pause/play button is between the the 2 buttons but still easy to use.
So after all you can conclude the looks are better than the usability.
If you look to the way the Skullcandy Venue is packaged, you see a nice product. You have the feeling you are unboxing something worth the value you paid for it. You get a nice case where you can order your stuff. Inside your box, they provide you with a photo where they explain what everything on the headset stands for. In my first hours of using this headphone, it really helped me a lot. Because when I was using the Skullcandy Venue for the first time it was not that clear which button you had to press.
The ear pads are really comfortable. They are soft and look great. The Skullcandy Venue’s ear pads are made out of comfortable memory foam. You feel the pads are made out of quality. Which gives you a better on ear-experience.
When using this Skullcandy Venue for the first time. It was a little bit searching for me how to pair the headset with my phone. I had to look it up in the picture provided on the box which buttons I had to press to be able to connect with my Venue. Once you are connected it is really straightforward. Connection is great. I never had any issues to connect with my headphone. Also on my MacBook my Bluetooth connection was really good.
The audio experience you get from the Venue is good. Not outstanding in it’s category. The bass is decent and the other frequencies are also good. When you play music in combination with monitor mode (active noise-canceling) you can really create your own space. If you are a person that wants a decent headphone in combination with active noise-cancelling, the Skullcandy Venue really does it job.
In my opinion the Skullcandy Venue feels a little bit cheap. It Is really light, what makes it a better headset. But if you have the Skullcandy Venue in your hands and you bend it a little bit or just take it, it makes noises all the time and you here it squeaking very much. Besides the squeaking, you have the feeling this headset is made out of decent quality.
This headphone is delivered with Tile. This new piece of technology helps you find your headphone when you lose it. With the Tile app you can you “find” your headset and it will play some music through your headset.
The Skullcandy Venue does it job. It provides you a great on ear experience and if you are someone who really wants a headset providing you good bass you should consider this one. Every thing together makes this a decent headphone but for me the price is too high for what you get. They provide in all aspects a decent headset, but for this price, you can get headset with better noise-canceling or bass.