Skullcandy Hesh 2 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Skullcandy Hesh 2
vs
SteelSeries Arctis 9X

In this article, we compare the Skullcandy Hesh 2 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9X specifications to understand their differences and come at a final buying decision. Based on our rating, Hesh 2 has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 vs 7.3 out of 10 for Arctis 9X.

Advantages Skullcandy Hesh 2 over SteelSeries Arctis 9X

  • Higher sensitivity: 105dB vs 98dB
  • Less weight: 6.3oz vs 15oz
  • Voice control

Advantages SteelSeries Arctis 9X over Skullcandy Hesh 2

  • Better high limit of frequency response: 22KHz vs 20KHz
  • App control
  • Longer battery life: 20 hours vs 15 hours

Common features

  • Wired mode available
  • Detachable cables
  • Built-in controls
  • Battery free listening mode
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Skullcandy Hesh 2
5.6
SteelSeries Arctis 9X
7.3
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Common

Product

Skullcandy Hesh 2
SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Model

Hesh 2
Arctis 9X

Brand

Skullcandy
SteelSeries

Reviews

7383
6479

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5
40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

33
32

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.1
3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

105
98

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

180/6.3
425/15

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, microphone volume, microphone on/off, ChatMix Dial

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.1

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

15
20

Charging time, hrs

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

DTS Headphone:X

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Skullcandy Hesh 2
SteelSeries Arctis 9X
Skullcandy Hesh 2
SteelSeries Arctis 9X

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7.3
  • 5.6Skullcandy Hesh 2
  • 7.3SteelSeries Arctis 9X

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is better headphones in this comparison. Check SteelSeries Arctis 9X price