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Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016)
TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085)
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Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016) vs TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085)

Analysis:

Neither the Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016) nor the TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085) is worth your money. We strongly recommend that you take a look at some other Closed-Back Headphones at the $55 budget range.

However, if you'd nonetheless like to find out more about the Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016) and the TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085), here's what we know about them:

While the Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. SoundGuys, PCmag, Techradar, CNET, Expert Reviews, and Rtings have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.

Taking a look at the TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085), it got featured in roundups from two reliable sources that conduct their own testing - TrustedReviews and Wirecutter (NYTimes) - but it fell short of earning a top spot in either.

We tried doing a direct Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016) vs. TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085) review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016) most impressed the reviewers at SoundGuys, who gave it a score of 8.2, whereas the TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085) did best in its TrustedReviews review - it scored 7 points.

Lastly, we compared their review averages and found that the Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016) did much better than the majority of its competitors, with an average review score of 7.8 out of 10, compared to the 7.4 overall average of Closed-Back Headphones in general, whereas the TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085) hasn't managed to perform quite as well, with an average rating of 7.0.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
SoundGuys
Rtings
CNET
PCmag
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Techradar
Expert Reviews
TrustedReviews
Lifewire
Tech. Specs Comparison
Skullcandy Grind Wireless (2016)
$59
TaoTronics SoundSurge 85 (TT-BH085)
$44
Noise-cancelling
No
Yes
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Has average expert review score
7.5
Overall Avg. for Closed-Back Headphones
7.8
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
7.5
Overall Avg. for Closed-Back Headphones
7.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 6 Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100 - Spring 2021” 
Last updated: 9 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Holiday Gift Guide 2016: TechRadar’s best tech gifts you can actually afford” 
Last updated: 14 Nov 2016
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 5 Best Headphones Under $50 - Spring 2021” 
Last updated: 11 days ago
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones” 
Last updated: 18 days ago

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