Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Skullcandy Hesh 3

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT review
vs
Skullcandy Hesh 3 review

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Skullcandy Hesh 3. They both are closed back and wireless. An audio cable comes with each of the over-ear appliances.

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Features

The sensitivity of Skullcandy Hesh 3 is 113 dB which is higher than Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT has — 97 dB. There is a significant difference in their impedance. The headphones made by Skullcandy have 18 Ohm and this is quite low compared to the product of Sennheiser that has 32 Ohm. When it comes to frequency response, the first device works in a range between 18 Hz and 22 kHz, while the second one has a frequency response of 20 Hz - 20 kHz.

Their battery life can't be called very long but it is pretty ok. Skullcandy Hesh 3 works for 25 hours after 3 hours of charging and the battery life of Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT is 22 hours. Both appliances have a battery-free listening mode.

Sound

Skullcandy Hesh 3 vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT are bass-heavy headphones. It has very deep bass with quite a bit of excess thump and rumble. The bass is punchy with a great impact. However, consider that it will bleed into the mids, recessing vocals at times.

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT has excellent bass depth and solid high-frequency clarity. Vocals sound natural, although it can sound a little shouty on certain tracks.

Comfort and design

They both have an adjustable headband and come with a carry case. An audio cable of Skullcandy Hesh 3 is 140cm long and Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT has a 120cm long wire.

You have to be incredibly sensitive to feel the difference between their weight since it's only 25 g. Skullcandy Hesh 3 has 225 g and Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT has 200 g. The second one is easier to carry as it folds.

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT pros and cons

Pros

  • Speed charge is available
  • Quite easy to drive in wired mode
  • The swivel joint of a headband is robust and sturdy and does not feel cheap in any way

Cons

  • Sub-par isolation performance
  • Vocals sound a bit wonky

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Battery level indicator
  • Solid build quality
  • Earpads block out a substantial amount of ambient noise
  • Has a tight fit on the head, therefore is stable enough to go running with

Cons

  • No in-line remote on an audio cable
  • Not suitable for those who wear glasses

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
6.8
Skullcandy Hesh 3
6
7
10
8
8
8
7
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Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Model

HD 4.40 BT
Hesh 3

Brand

Sennheiser
Skullcandy

Reviews

7184
5823

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

Impedance, Ohm

18
32

Frequency response, Hz

18Hz-22KHz
20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.5
2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

113
97

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

225/7.9
200/7

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

140/4.6
120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind
volume, answer/end, play/pause, microphone on/off

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

25
22

Charging time, hrs

2

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

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Skullcandy Hesh 3
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 6.8Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
  • 6Skullcandy Hesh 3

The Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT price