Skullcandy Hesh 3 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Skullcandy Hesh 3 review
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Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

Skullcandy Hesh 3 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is completely black and does not have a noise-canceling function, while the other pair of headphones is gray-black and does not let the external sounds. The devices are over-ear and closed back. They are wireless but can be used as wired as well.

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Features

The frequency response of the appliances is different since Skullcandy Hesh 3 has 20 Hz - 20 kHz and Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has 18 Hz - 22 kHz. The rate of impedance in the first case is 32 Ohm, while the second device has 18 Ohm. Also, Skullcandy Hesh 3 has 97 dB of sensitivity, whereas Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has 113 dB.

These devices have a battery-free listening mode. Skullcandy Hesh 3 has a function of speed charge and its battery life is 22 hours, while Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC works 19 hours. However, the second appliance has such a benefit as aptX support.

Sound

If you prefer hard-hitting bass and don't consider yourself an audiophile you will like the sound of Skullcandy Hesh 3. Treble is surprisingly crisp here and highs are rolled off and very laid back.

The sound of Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is super crisp and vibrant. The bass is a bit rumbly and music does lose a little of its luster when the headphones are in NoiseGuard mode.

Comfort and design

Skullcandy Hesh 3 weighs exactly 200 g and Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is a bit heavier as its weight is 238 g. Both of them are easy to carry as they are foldable. In addition, the headphones of these models have an adjustable headband.

The audio cable which comes with Skullcandy Hesh 3 has 120cm length which is shorter than the wire of Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC — 140cm.

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Buttons are sleeved in a soft rubber that will stop dust from getting trapped
  • Five minutes of charging from flat gets you 90 minutes’ use
  • Constructed mainly from plastic but it's of decent quality and free from cracks and creaks

Cons

  • Treble reveals digital noise
  • Its clamping force of this band is quite strong, which can result in pretty serious each ache after a while.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Pros

  • The narrow ear-cup design ensures they feel comfortable when worn around the neck, which makes the device perfect for travelling
  • The narrow cushioned ear-cups block out a lot of sounds even with NoiseGuard completely deactivated
  • Smooth overall presentation

Cons

  • The earpads feature cushy memory foam
  • NoiseGuard tricky to activate

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Skullcandy Hesh 3
6
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8.1
10
10
8
8
7
7
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Common

Product

Skullcandy Hesh 3
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Model

Hesh 3
HD 4.50 BTNC

Brand

Skullcandy
Sennheiser

Reviews

3123
4835

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
32/1.2

Impedance, Ohm

32
18

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz
18Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

2
0.5

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

97
113

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

200/7
238/8.4

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
140/4.6

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

22
19 (25 without noise cancelling)

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

Skullcandy Hesh 3
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Skullcandy Hesh 3
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

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  • 6
  • 8.1
  • 6Skullcandy Hesh 3
  • 8.1Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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