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Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 Gaming Headset Headphones


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Skullcandy PLYR 1 White Wireless Gaming Headset

With the PLYR 1 7.1 Surround Sound Wireless Headset, Skullcandy brings their expertise and passion for audio to gaming. The PLYR 1 is uniquely designed to combine the immersive accuracy of Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with the best in gaming functionality. Wireless freedom allows you full motion without the worry of wires. The Flip–Up Mic Mute system, onboard Voice Balancing and Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC compatibility are just a few of the features Skullcandy brings to the PLYR 1.

2.4 GHZ Wireless Headset

The PLYR 1's fully wireless headset operates on the 2.4 GHZ spectrum for interference–free, cordless freedom. Fully embedded controls onboard the headset allow for full control of your settings without stopping play or getting up to fiddle with the transmitter stand.

Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound

Experience your games and movies in their highest form with the best in Surround Sound. The PLYR 1 will decode a Dolby Digital 7.1 input from both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 as well as Blu–Ray/DVD players while also supporting Dolby PLIIx for non–digital inputs.

Over Ear Design

No need to cut your campaign short. With plush ear cushions that adapt to individual ear shapes and resist heat build up, the PLYR 1's over–ear design provides the perfect seal and eliminates ear fatigue during epically long play sessions.

3 Position EQ Switch

Get the most out of all your games and media with the PLYR 1's 3 Position EQ. Quickly switch between Bass Mode for beat heavy music and explosive action movies, Supreme Mode for custom tuned full frequency response across any type of media or Precision Mode to highlight the experiential mids and highs of footsteps and weapon reloads in FPS games.

High Sensitivity Mic

Designed for gaming communication, the PLYR 1's High Sensitivity Flip–Up Mic picks up your voice clearly without broadcasting background noise. When you're done talking, simply flip up the mic to end transmission and go mute.

Voice Balancing

Cranking the soundtrack or talking trash with your teammates couldn't be easier with the PLYR 1's onboard Voice Balancing. Quickly dial in the balance between game sounds and voice chat, and adjust the onboard volume, with one intuitive control.

Transmitter Stand

Homebase for the best in gaming, movies, music and more. The PLYR 1 Transmitter Stand features USB ports to charge up your headset in style, plus the option to hook up other audio devices with Toslink Optical Digital inputs for the highest–quality connection and pass through.

MP3 Input

Plug in and play with the additional 3.5mm stereo input for running any MP3 player, music player or audio device into the PLYR 1 Transmitter Stand.

What's In The Box?
  1. Skullcandy PLYR 1 Wireless 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset (White)
  2. Antenna Station/Transmitter Stand
  3. Standard 3.5mm Mini Jack Cable
  4. RCA Adapter Cables
  5. USB Cable
  6. Optical Cable
  7. User Guide
  8. Warranty Information

General Features:

  • Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
  • Designed with Your Gamer Centered Lifestyle in Mind
    • Adjustable headband for comfortable listening sessions
  • Integrated Microphone
    • Adjustable volume controls for use with iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Smartphones
  • Dual Function Stand
    • Casual, and stylish as the stand is, it actually doubles as the wireless transmitter for the headphones, and offers multiple audio inputs
  • Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    • Test the very limits and boundaries of your newly found wireless freedom, for hours on end
  • Primary Color: White
  • Manufacturer Part Number: SMPYFY-072 (SMPYFY072)
  • Brand Series: Skullcandy PLYR 1 (PLYR1)
  • The Skullcandy PLYR1 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is Also Available in Black
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Speaker Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium Magnet
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 104 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Less Than 0.1%
  • Nominal Impedance: 29 ohms
  • Decoding/Playback: 7.1 Dolby Digital AC-3 and Digital Surround Sound
  • Power Supply: Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Compatibility:
    • PC
    • MAC
    • Microsoft Xbox 360
    • PlayStation 3 (PS3)

Also found as: Skull Candy SMPYFY-072, Skullcandy SMPLFY072, Skullcandy PLYR1 Gaming Headphones Headset, Skull Candy Player 1 WHITE PLAYR 1

Sonic Electronix Insights (Scale from 1-5, 5 Being the Best)

Comfort & Ergonomics
Rates how comfortable the headphones are, taking into account build quality and materials used. Judged on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being uncomfortable and 5 being so comfortable you could sleep while wearing them.
Overall Audio Quality
Overall rating of how well the headphones perform with 1 being an unimpressive audio quality and 5 being the absolute best.
Hip-Hop, Rap, EDM, Dubstep & Pop Optimized
How well the headphones perform for hip-hop, rap, EDM, dubstep and pop music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Rock & Alternative Optimized
How well the headphones perform for rock and alternative genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Instrumental & Classical Optimized
How well the headphones perform for instrumental and classical music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Optimized for All Genres
Rates how well the headphones perform for all music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 being top-of-the-line music reproduction.
Build Quality
Overall Construction quality of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall construction quality of the headphones with 1 being the poorest quality and 5 being as close to indestructible as a pair of headphones can get.
Overall design of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall design of the headphones, including construction, sound quality and accessories with 1 being the lowest and 5 being top-of-the-line.
Rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being no isolation and 5 being complete isolation, this gives you an idea of how well the headphones seal your ears from your surrounding environment.
Value refers to the quality of headphones (how they sound, how they're built, etc.) for the price.

Sound Signature

Sound Staging & Imaging
Sound Staging and Imaging refers to the ability of a pair of headphones to create the placement of instruments and vocalists in a recording. A small sound stage is very difficult to determine where the instruments are in relation to the vocalists, everything sounds like it's coming from the same place. An extra large sound stage separates the instruments and vocalists so that you can clearly tell where each is on the sound stage.
Refers to how clear the headphones audio reproduction is.
Refers to the quality of a music note that distinguishes different types of sound production (voices, musical instruments, etc.).
Refers to the bass performance of the headphones. Rated from Light bass to extreme bass.
Bass Detail
How accurately a headphone can reproduce bass notes; a culmination of attack, speed, decay and clarity. Attack is how precisely it can begin a bass note without delay. Speed is the ability to continue to attack an array of bass notes without lagging. Decay is the length of time after a bass note ends that the sound is still heard. Clarity is how easily all bass frequencies are heard. It gives perception of loose, tight, or muddy bass.

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Headband Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

Acoustic Principle

The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types:

Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source.

Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room.

Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.


General Features

Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Device Controls & Compatibility
Refers to the devices the in-line controls are compatible with.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Smartphone/Tablet App Available
These headphones have a companion app available from the manufacturer. These apps are generally available on both the Google Play Store and iTunes for Android and iPhone use. They usually include an equalizer and other controls to give you complete control over your music.
This means the sound of these headphones can be customized to your listening preference through either an app or on-board controls.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Home/RF Wireless
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Bluetooth Version Compatibility
Which version of Bluetooth the device is compatible with. Is it important that the both devices being paired are the same version of Bluetooth. For example, a Bluetooth version 2.0 cell phone can be paired with a compatible version 2.0 headset.
aptX Codec
Refers to whether these headphones feature aptX Bluetooth audio streaming.
Jack Size
Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
Jack Angle

The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.

Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.

Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

Included Adapters
Refers to the connection adapters included with the headphones like 3.5mm or 1/4" input adapter as well as airplane adapters that let you use your headphones with airplane specific headphone jacks.
Detachable Cable
Refers to whether the cable can detach from the headphones. If a pair of headphones has a detachable cable, the cable can be replaced with a longer cable, one with (or without) a microphone or if you accidentally damage the cable.
Color Shades
Primary color shades of the headphones.
Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from. Ear cushions and earbuds are available in a variety of materials, ranging from basic rubber eartips to plush leather ear cushions intended for maximum comfort.
Replaceable Ear Cushions
Refers to whether the ear cushions can be removed and replaced. Often times on heavily used headphones, the ear pads can wear out long before the actual headphones. Headphones with replaceable earpads often last much longer than headphones without replaceable earpads.
Protective Case
Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
Water Resistant
This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
Child Safe
Refers to whether a pair of headphones are designed specifically for children. Child safe headphones feature volume limiting technology so that your child can’t damage their ears while listening to music.
Refers to whether a pair of headphones can be folded up. These headphones feature hinges in the frame above the earcups that allow the headphones to neatly fold into a much more manageable size. Folding headphones are perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time traveling and needs a compact pair of headphones that can fit in their bags.
Ear Hooks
These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.

Gaming Headphones

Compatible Systems
Refers to what system(s) these headphones are compatible with.
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
USB Connection
Refers to whether these headphones can be connected via USB.
Noise Cancelling Microphone
Refers to whether the microphone eliminates ambient noise for crystal clear conversations.
Detachable Microphone
Refers to whether the microphone can be detached from the headphones.
Microphone Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
Microphone Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the microphone will pick up (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better.
Surround Sound
Refers to the surround sound type used by the headphones.
Separate Game & Chat Volume Controls
Refers to whether the headset has separate volume controls for the game and chat channels.

Home Wireless Headphones

Hub Connection Type
Refers to how the hub connects to your home stereo system
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
Wireless Range
The maximum distance the headphones can be from the hub and still work in feet.

Audio Features

Driver Type

The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

Balanced Armature:
A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

Planar Magnetic:
A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
26 ohms
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
104 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
40 mm
Power Output
Refers to the power output rating (in watts) of the headphones.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20,000 Hz
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Built-in Amplifier
This refers to whether the headphones have an amplifier built-in.
Amplifier Recommended
This refers to whether a separate headphone amplifier is recommended for use with a specific pair of headphones. It is highly recommended that any headphone with an impedance greater than 100 ohms be amplified.
Pass Throughs
Refers to whether a pair of headphones has an output to connect to another pair of headphones.

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A. Tan

Houston, TX

Solid performer, but could improve on the controls

May 17, 2014

This is a good looking headset. I bought it for PS4, and I was considering an upgrade from the cheap plastic felt in more Turtle Beaches headsets at this price point(I have own 3 TB headsets and the last one was the Bravo headset Call of Duty edition).
It still has a lot of plastics on this one, but they are quality plastics and feel sturdier. All 3 of my TB headsets have damages on them because the plastics are so brittle, and if you drop them, parts of them will chip off. Since Skullcandy bought Astros Gaming, I am sure they took some of the good points from their $300 A50 while making this one, so the value is great.
I was somewhat disappointed that the headset still doesn't work completely wireless for PS4. The PlayStation will detect the headset and mic, but it won't allow for wireless chat. You still need that $10 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable from TB(which I also think Skullcandy should have included with the headset).
Another thing about the functionality, I am not too big of a fan with the limited EQ presets for this(and to be honest, it's hard to hear the differences), plus it's hard to tell where your volume is going using the game/chat volume joystick, and I think I much prefer to have a separate control for chat and game volume. The headset is also not as loud as I would prefer. The mic boom mutes automatically when it is rotated upwards, which is a very cool and convenient feature.
Other than that, the headset looks good, and feels good. The memory foam around the ear is a bit small, and I'm 6'2 so my ears are on the large side. Eventually you will feel like it's pinching your ears after 3-4 hours of gaming with it.
The base works as the stand for the headset as well, which I think is a neat feature.

Look/Design, Style
Light weight
Sound quality
Memory foam ear cups
Value(it's hard to find so much quality for this price really)

Not 100% wireless with PS4(Still need a chat cable connected to controller)
Chat cable not supplied
Game/chat volume joystick control is not as definitive
No separate chat and chat volume control
Only 3 EQ presets
Volume not loud enough
Ear cup size is a little on the small side.

I would recommend it to a friend, but due to the fact that it is not 100% wireless with PS4, my TB Bravo actually has similar functions and works as well as this headset. TB Bravo has bigger ear cups (but no memory foam). But until Sony fixes the PS4 issues with its wireless chat compatibility issues, I would stick to Sony's own $99 headset which seem to work very well despite the bad mic and sound quality.

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Las Cruces , NM


October 6, 2014

The product was in good condition and I was very happy

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April 5, 2014

My son loves these headsets. The sound is so awesome it's like u are in a theatre.

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Arnold L

Slidell, LA

Equal to My Klipsch Surround Sound

March 23, 2014

I have a $3500 Klipsch Surround Setup in my Media room with a 60-Inch Samsung 3-D TV, but I prefer the headset when playing BF4 because the Clarity & 7.1 Surround sound is on another level. I've owned Turtle Beach, & currently on a pair of Tritton 720's, but I must say that these are hands down my favorite in sound quality. The 3 different sound settings are perfect for 1st Person Shooters, I use them differently depending on the Game Mode I'm playing, I use Precision Mode on team Death Match to hear footsteps & reloads & high base in Conquest & Rush ect. U won't be Dissapointed with these puppies. The only slight downside is, if you have a larger head or huge ears could be a problem kinda on the smallish side. For measuring purposes I wear a 7 1/4 baseball cap & it fits me perfectly, & I have average size ears. A PS4 Owners Dream Headset at a great price the best bang for your buck on the Market. I've spent $250+ on headsets but nothing compares to these. I'm somewhat of a sound fanatic. Salute to SkullCandy!!!

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Great Value, still nos PS4 full support :(

May 6, 2014

Actually I'm really satisfied with this product as the quality is just great, what made me a bit sad is that it is not fully supported by the ps4 system makin it hard to custom configure the sound output.

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