Comparison

Quick Points


Fit In Ear

Enclosure Closed Back

Connectivity Wireless

Best For iOS & Android

Noise Canceling No

Microphone Yes

Fit In Ear

Enclosure Closed Back

Connectivity Wireless

Best For iOS & Android

Noise Canceling No

Microphone Yes

Colors


What Comes Inside The Box


Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100

Charging Cable

Charging Case

User Manual

Warranty Card

Push Ultra Earbuds

Charging Cable

Wireless Charging Case

User Manual

Warranty Card

Our Score


7.5

7.4

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them


Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 True wireless buds are IP57 certified, to handle sweat and splashes, better than regular earbuds during a workout

The “Always Aware” design allows you to be alert to your surroundings while running or cycling, at the expense of sound quality

Silicone around-ear hooks eliminate ear canal pressure for a more stable and balanced fit

Up to 5 hours battery life on a single charge and 10 hours of extra power with the charging case

Quick charging technology provides up to 1 hour of playback from 15 minutes of charge

Four status LED battery indicators inside the charging case to check the amount of juice left

On-board physical and touch sensitive controls to answer calls, power on/off, Bluetooth pairing, volume adjustment, skip tracks and connect with phone’s voice assistant - Siri or Google Assistant

Dedicated app to customize on-board controls, firmware update, start a stopwatch/set a timer or select your favorite playlist directly from your earbuds for a personalized workout experience

The Skullcandy Push Ultra is a pair of sporty and stylish earbuds, look durable (albeit entirely made of plastic) and come in bold, vibrant and fun colors like electric yellow and bleached blue along with regular black. Don't forget that the wireless charging case is also available with the same matching color

Their over-the-ear moldable hooks, which are similar to Powerbeats pro, can be easily molded according to the shape of your ear for a comfortable and secure fit during outdoor activities or gym workouts

Like all other new Skullcandy models, these Skullcandy Push Ultra earbuds also have a built-in TILE technology that is quite useful for tracking one or both missing buds from the Skullcandy app

Their IP67 dust and waterproof construction is a good advantage that can withstand extreme weather conditions or sweat better than normal headphones. If necessary, they can be easily washed after workouts

If you're a frequent runner or love cycling on city roads, then you'll appreciate its design that won't penetrate deep into the ear canal to block out external sounds and keep you aware of your surroundings

12.5mm drivers offer respectable sound quality (largely dependent on the fit achieved) with decent low-end bass, well tuned midrange but little weak treble. There are also 3 prebuilt EQ modes (music, movies, and podcasts) that you can select based on the type of music you're listening to

They have built-in physical controls and microphone on each bud that allow you to answer phone calls, control music playback, adjust volume, skip tracks, change EQ modes and connect to the phone's virtual assistant

Thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 technology, both buds receive their own Bluetooth signal, so each bud can be used independently for music or calls in Solo mode and keep the other ear free for external announcements or conversations

According to the company, the Skullcandy Push Ultra true can offer 6 hours of music playback on a single charge and the charging case extends it to a total of 40 hours, and the fast charging function offers more than 2 hours of juice with just 10 minutes of charging

Skullcandy Push Ultra are inexpensive truly wireless earbuds (you can buy one for 99 US dollars) that won't break your bank account. Their unique design with over-ear hooks is perfect for outdoor activities and running

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them


Due to the lack of seal created by the Ambient Aware ear tips, it takes away almost all of the bass and tracks sound flat and slimmer

It's hard for some users to get a perfect fit because they come with one-size-fits-all silicone tips that you can't alter or change

Lack of sound customize options in the app like no manual EQ adjustment or create custom sound profiles, etc. for a better listening experience

For $149, BackBeat Fit 3100 are expensive true wireless sports earbuds, especially when you can get better sounding Jabra Elite 65t for $169

No support for superior Bluetooth codecs like aptX, aptX HD, AAC or LDAC (only SBC codec support) for better audio quality

Obsolete micro USB charging port instead of the new USB Type-C

The charging case is twice the sizes of other models, as the buds themselves are much larger than most truly wireless models

No Active Noise Cancellation, a feature now quite common in high end models

The main drawback of the over-ear hook design is the lack of a suitable in-ear seal that greatly affects sound quality. If you can't get the tight seal, then they sound thinner than they should

They are not the loudest headphones in their category due to their ‘stay aware’ design that does not filter out the external sounds. Even if you increase the volume to the highest level, you always want more

This over-the-ear hook design is not for everyone, especially for users with small ears. They can also be uncomfortable for others, as the hooks hold the headphones in place and, in doing so, exert some pressure on your ears

Onboard physical controls lack tactile feedback. They are still better than touch controls, but they are not very intuitive to use and need a little extra pressure to work, which pushes the buds further into the ears, which can be frustrating for some users

Skullcandy Push Ultra true wireless earbuds case is quite large and bulky; almost twice the size of the Apple Airpods charging case. This is due to the massive battery and the size of the earbuds, which is quite larger than the normal truly wireless earbuds

Regardless of the distance to the sound source, sometimes one or both buds lose their connection and need to be re-paired with the device. This is a long and tedious process

The companion app has a fairly basic functionality, such as registering the earbuds and accessing the user guides, and that's it. There is no battery level indicator for headphones or case, and you can't change EQ mode for a more personalized listening experience

The quality of calls is below average, it feels thinner, details are missing, and the person you're calling can hardly hear your voice in a moderately noisy environment

Although Skullcandy Push Ultra true wireless have Bluetooth 5.0, there is no multi-device connectivity, which is quite common today. This means that only one device can be connected at a time

You may notice a delay when watching 4K videos due to lack of support for higher quality audio codecs, such as aptX, aptX HD, and aptX LL. These headphones only support SBC and AAC codec

They do not have noise-canceling functionality to block external noise, especially if you want to use them during the trip. You may need an extra pair with better sound isolation to filter out ambient noise and enjoy your favorite playlist

Highlights


Always Aware eartips allow you to hear your surroundings for safer training in any environment

The "My Tap" feature provides customization through the BackBeat app

No cables on your way, so you can move freely anytime and anywhere with the true wireless design

IP57 rated sweatproof and waterproof design to withstand most rigorous training

Soft, flexible and secure earloops offer a comfortable fit

The soft case stores earphones and provides additional power for up to 10 hours

13.5mm drivers provide full and detailed audio

The built-in microphone for a simple hands-free conversation

Truly wireless headphones to take your music farther than ever

Moldable hook design for a comfortable and stable fit during workouts

Built-in TILE technology to find missing earbuds

Combined battery life of 40 hours (earbuds plus case)

Sweat and water protection with IP67 rating

Full controls on each bud for music playback or volume control

3 built-in EQ presets to enjoy music, movies and podcasts

Qi compatible wireless charging case

General

Dimensions


Headphone Fit In Ear

Enclosure Closed Back

Size In/Cm 4.4 in (11.2 cm)

Weight Gm/Oz 22 g (0.78 oz)

Foldable Design No

Headphone Fit In Ear

Enclosure Closed Back

Size In/Cm 2 in (5 cm)

Foldable Design No

Connectivity


Connectivity Bluetooth

Connect Multiple Devices No

On Device Controls Power, Pair, Call, Volume, Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Voice Assistant

In Line Mic & Controls No

Voice Assistant Google Assistant + Siri

Companion App BackBeat App

Connectivity Bluetooth

Connect Multiple Devices No

On Device Controls Call, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Switching b/w EQ Modes, Voice Assistant

In Line Mic & Controls No

Voice Assistant Google Assistant + Siri + Alexa

Companion App Skullcandy App

Audio


Noise Cancelation Type No

Sound Isolation Yes

Echo Reduction No

Sound Mode Stereo

Volume limiting No

Noise Cancelation Type No

Sound Isolation No

Echo Reduction No

Sound Mode Stereo/Mono

Features


Waterproof Yes

Heart Rate Monitor No

Step Tracking No

Waterproof Yes

Heart Rate Monitor No

Step Tracking No

Battery


Battery Life Up To 5 Hours (Up To 15 Hours With Charging Case)

Auto Pause & Play No

Auto Shut-Off No

Quick Charge Charge 15 Minutes = Up To 1 Hour Playback

Battery Life Up To 6 Hours (Up To 40 Hours With Charging Case)

Auto Pause & Play No

Auto Shut-Off No

Quick Charge Charge 10 Minutes = Up To 2 Hours Playback

Technical

Technical Data


Driver Size 13.5 mm

Driver Unit Dynamic

Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20000 Hz

Sensitivity (dB/mW) 94 dB/mW

Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB Less than 0.5%

Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB Less than 0.5%

Supported Codecs SBC

Driver Size 12.5 mm

Driver Unit Dynamic

Magnet Neodymium

Impedance (OHM) 32 Ohms

Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20000 Hz

Sensitivity (dB/mW) 107 dB/mW

Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB Less than 0.5%

Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB Less than 0.5%

Supported Codecs AAC, SBC

Wireless


Bluetooth Version 5.0

Bluetooth Profiles A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.5, HSP 1.2, HFP 1.7

Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz

Wireless Range Up To 10 m (33 ft)

Bluetooth Version 5.0

Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

Radio Frequency 2.4 Ghz

Wireless Range Up To 30 m (100 ft)

NFC No

Noise Canceling


Noise Canceling Adjustment No

Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch No

Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing No

Ambient Sound Mode Yes

Noise Canceling Adjustment No

Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch No

Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing No

Ambient Sound Mode No

Audio Cable


Audio Cable Length N/A

Audio Cable Length N/A

Microphone


Microphone Feature On-board MEMS Microphone With DSP (Digital Signal Processor)

Microphone Feature On-board Microphone

Power


Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

Charge Time 1 Hour

Charging Cable Micro-USB Cable

Battery Indicator Yes

Operating & Storage Temperature 32°F - 113°F

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

Charge Time 3 Hours

Charging Cable Type-C Cable

Battery Indicator Yes

Compatibility

iOS


Connection Wireless

Audio Yes

Microphone Yes

Controls Yes

Connection Wireless

Audio Yes

Microphone Yes

Controls Yes

Android


Connection Wireless

Audio Yes

Microphone Yes

Controls Yes

Connection Wireless

Audio Yes

Microphone Yes

Controls Yes

Windows


Connection Wireless

Audio Yes

Microphone Yes

Controls Limited

Connection Wireless

Audio Yes

Microphone Yes

Controls Limited

Xbox


Connection No

Audio No

Microphone No

Controls No

Connection No

Audio No

Microphone No

Controls No

Playstation


Connection No

Audio No

Microphone No

Controls No

Connection No

Audio No

Microphone No

Controls No

TV & Home Theater


Connection No

Audio No

Microphone No

Controls No

Connection No

Audio No

Microphone No

Controls No

Service & Support

Owner's Manual https://www.poly.com/content/dam/plantronics/documents-and-guides/user-guides/backbeat-fit-3100-ug-en.pdf

How to Operate/Quick Guide https://info.skullcandy.com/Support?Dest=hc%2Fen-us%2Farticles%2F360043750314-Skullcandy-Push-Ultra

Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts 1 Year Limited Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour 1 Year Limited Warranty

Helpline 1 (888) 363-0726

Contact Click Here

Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts 2 Years Limited Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour 2 Years Limited Warranty

Helpline 1 (888) 697-5855

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