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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018)
Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016)
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 (2018) vs Skullcandy Crusher (2016)

Analysis:

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) and the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016) are decent Closed-Back Headphones at their respective price points, but don't manage to stand out from their direct competitors in any meaningful way. We suggest that you also look at some alternatives that can be found for around $220 or $100.

If you're still interested in learning a bit more about the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) and the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016), however, read on for a summary of what we could gather about them:

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) hasn't managed to earn a top spot in any roundups from sources that conduct trustworthy hands-on testing. Nevertheless, reviewers from sites, such as Techradar, PCmag, and Wirecutter (NYTimes) all gave it a spot on their list.

Moving on to the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Head-fi, Headphone Review, Rtings, Techradar, and PCmag, enough for them to include them on those lists.

When we thoroughly analyzed their review scores, we learned that all of the sources that tested both Closed-Back Headphones, including Techradar and PCmag, preferred the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) over the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016).

We also took a look at which sources they managed to impress the most. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) was liked best by Lifewire, which gave it a score of 9.4, while the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016) got its highest, 9.1, score from Gadget Review.

Lastly, we averaged out all of their review ratings and observed that the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018), with its 8.5 average, performed considerably better than most Closed-Back Headphones - the mean score for the product category being 7.4 out of 10 - while the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016) managed an average of 7.4.

There's one caveat here - it might not be entirely justifiable to do a direct Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) vs. Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016) review average comparison since they aren't priced the same and more expensive products tend to get higher review scores from some sources.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
PCmag
Rtings
Tom's Guide
TechGearLab
SoundGuys
Techradar
Headphone Review
Head-fi
Lifewire
Tech. Specs Comparison
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018)
$303
Skullcandy Crusher Wireless (2016)
$98
Noise-cancelling
Yes
No
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Higher than average expert review score
7.5
Overall Avg. for Closed-Back Headphones
8.5
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Bluetooth Wireless Headphones” 
Last updated: 4 days ago
Recommended by trusted experts
TechGearLab
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 4.0 out of 10
in “Best Wireless Headphones” 
Last updated: 20 days ago
TechGearLab
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 4.0 out of 10
in “Best Over Ear Headphones of 2020” 
Last updated: 1 Oct 2020

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