- The Indy ANC are the first TWS from Skullcandy to come with ANC.
- They promise 19 hours battery life and come with IPX4 sweat and dust resistance.
- At Rs 10,999, they are priced in the same range as the Oppo Enco X and the Galaxy Buds+ and will face some tough competition.
If you are in the market for a TWS with ANC, you now have another option – Skullcandy has come out with its first truly wireless earphones with Active Noise Cancellation. Called the Indy ANC, these are priced at Rs 10,999. Skullcandy has a number of ANC products in its lineup – most notably the Venue, the Hesh ANC, and the Crusher, but this is the first time the brand has brought ANC to its totally wireless segment.
As the name indicates, the Indy ANC are of the well-known Indy series, and well, they come with the Personal Sound option that customizes the listening experience for every user, provided you use the Skullcandy app for it. Also promised are an “enhanced” fit and the ability to use each bud on its own if needed. Battery life stands at a very respectable 19 hours with ANC running, and the buds come with IPX4 sweat and water resistance.
“Skullcandy products are always made with our fans in mind as we look to infuse new technologies in our headphones and earbuds,” said Amlan Bhattacharjya, CEO, Brand Eyes, Distributor of Skullcandy in India. “When it came to Indy ANC we listened — giving our most popular line the upgrades that customers have been wanting. We stand behind building quality products for every experience. Indy ANC do just that!”
A lot is going to depend on audio and sound quality and it will be interesting to see if Skullcandy goes for its traditional heavy bass signature or opts for a slightly more balanced sound. Interestingly, Skullcandy seems to have opted to go for a slightly more premium-priced product for its entry into the ANC TWS segment – considering that there are TWS available at less than Rs 4,000 at the time of writing. In terms of price, these would go up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ and the Oppo Enco X, as well as even non-ANC options from Sennheiser and Sony.
We will let you know how they fare in comparison. But it is always good to see more options in the market.