The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless is a pair of basic true wireless in-ears from Skullcandy. They have a bass-heavy but generally well-balanced sound profile, excellent passive noise isolation, and a solid design. Unfortunately, they don’t have the most secure fit, and the microphone has a hard time distinguishing voice from background noise. They also have a lot of wireless latency, which may not be a big deal if you’re not going to watch a lot of movies or play games while wearing them. They’re a good alternative if you want a set of uncomplicated genuinely wireless in-ears and don’t mind a lack of premium features.
The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless are tiny true wireless in-ears that resemble the Skullcandy Sesh Truly Wireless in appearance. If you choose the black colour option, they don’t stick out too much and have a pattern that blends in with your ears. They’re also available in an eye-catching retro blue colour scheme if you like something a little more attention-getting.
The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless are a pleasant pair of headphones. They’re light, don’t go too deep into your ear canal, and don’t exert too much pressure. The outer buds, on the other hand, are a little hefty, and employing their control scheme causes their tips to protrude further into your ear.
The physical control method for the Skullcandy Jib True Wireless is adequate. Individual multi-function buttons on each bud are utilised exclusively, which can take some getting used to. Double-clicking the left and right buds increases and decreases media volume, accordingly. Holding the left and right buds’ buttons down skips tracks backwards and forwards. A single click of either bud will answer and stop calls, as well as pause and play media, while a triple-click will activate your phone’s voice assistant. You can listen to content on one of the buds while the other charges, but you can’t modify the volume or skip tracks with the controls.
The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless, like other genuinely wireless headphones, are extremely portable. The buds can be simply stored in the pockets of your pants or in a purse. It’s the same with their charging case, which is likewise quite compact.
The charging case for the Skullcandy Jib True Wireless is excellent. Because it’s small and constructed of strong plastic, it should keep the buds safe from mild bumps and drops. A small indicator light is also included in the case to display how much battery life is left.
The construction of these headphones is excellent. They’re made of sturdy plastic that should withstand a few minor knocks and spills. The buds are rated IPX4 for basic water resistance, just like the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless, though we haven’t tested them yet.
The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless headphones have a good fit. Because they lack stabilising fins and wander around even with low-intensity head movements, they’re not the ideal choice for high-intensity activities. If you want in-ears with a more stable fit, look at the Mpow MDots True Wireless or the Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless.
Their noise isolation capabilities are excellent. While they lack an active noise cancellation capability and do not block out low-frequency ambient noise such as bus engines and construction equipment, they excel at passively dealing with background music in the mid and treble frequencies. Sounds like neighboring people’s talking or the hum of an air conditioner should be kept to a minimum.
The noise handling abilities of the inbuilt microphone is subpar, as it struggles to distinguish speech from even moderate background noise. People on the other end of the line are likely to have difficulty understanding you if you make a call in a noisy area.
The sound profile of these in-ears is quite bass-heavy. Their overemphasized bass response offers more thud and rumble to your favorite EDM and hip-hop tracks, but it muffles some vocalists and lead instruments significantly. The rest of their frequency range is well-balanced, resulting in vocals and lead instruments that are clear, present, and detailed.
The battery life of the Skullcandy Jib True Wireless is unimpressive. On a single charge, they deliver roughly six hours of continuous listening duration, which is slightly less than other budget-friendly options like the FIIL T1X True Wireless, however, this might vary depending on overall usage. They have a total battery life of over 22 hours when combined with the nearly three additional charges provided by their case, so they should last you a couple of days at work. You can use one of the buds while the other charges in its case, but you won’t be able to control the volume or skip tracks.
The bass accuracy of the Skullcandy Jib True Wireless is acceptable. It’s severely overemphasised but consistent across the board, giving EDM and hip-hop genres greater thump, body, and warmth. It does, however, give some tracks a boomy quality.
Their stereo imaging capabilities are adequate. Their weighted group delay is completely below audibility, producing in tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers are well-matched in terms of amplitude and frequency response, however there is some phase mismatch. This affects their ability to locate objects appropriately in the stereo picture and create an immersive listening experience. However, these findings apply exclusively to our test unit; yours may behave differently.
The audio leaking performance of the Skullcandy Jib True Wireless is outstanding. Once you’ve achieved an airtight fit with the provided ear tips, virtually no sound should leave your ear canal. You can probably listen to your music loudly without disturbing anyone around you.
The Bluetooth connectivity on these in-ears is adequate. Bluetooth 5.0 is supported, but neither NFC or multi-device pairing. On PC, iOS, and Android devices, their latency is a touch too high to be optimal for streaming videos or gaming without apparent audio lag. However, because different devices and apps compensate for latency in different ways, your real-world experience may differ.
The Skullcandy Jib True Wireless are suitable for a variety of applications. They’re well-made and perform a reasonable job of blocking out background noise passively, so they’re not a bad choice for your everyday commute or even the office. Their relatively unstable fit, on the other hand, makes them unsuitable for high-intensity exercise. Although their mid and treble frequencies are typically well-balanced, they offer a non-adjustable bass-heavy sound profile that may not be to everyone’s taste.