Skullcandy Crusher vs Skullcandy Hesh 3

Skullcandy Crusher review
vs
Skullcandy Hesh 3 review

Skullcandy Crusher vs Skullcandy Hesh 3 is a comparison of two over-ear pairs of headphones. There are closed-back and wireless, however, you get an audio cable in each case.

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Features

Skullcandy Crusher has 33 Ohm impedance which is 1 Ohm higher than Skullcandy Hesh 3 does. Their frequency response is identical 20 Hz - 20 kHz. The sensitivity of the first headphones is 90 dB while the second ones have 99 dB of SPL.

There is a huge difference between their battery life, as you can use Skullcandy Crusher for 40 hours after 2-hours charge. And this is almost twice longer than a battery life of Skullcandy Hesh 3 — 22 hours. Speed charge and a battery-free listening mode are available for both devices.

Sound

Skullcandy Crusher has a bass-heavy sound. It comes with a bass slider that lets you adjust the level of low-end thump and rumble.

The entire frequency range of Skullcandy Hesh 3 seems to be fairly balanced. Bass is present and clean, mids are good and highs are smooth.

Comfort and design

The use of both of them is convenient as they are foldable and have an adjustable headband. For talking there is a built-in microphone. Whatever headphones you choose, you will get a 120cm-long audio cable.

Skullcandy Crusher is heavier than Skullcandy Hesh 3, as the first headphones weigh 275 g while the second ones only 200 g. The entire outer casing of Skullcandy Crusher directly around sides of the earmuffs is plastic. The headphones have swivel hinges on the side that also are covered with plastic and seem like they could also be a weak point with continued use. Skullcandy Hesh 3 also has a disadvantage. After 6-months use the U shaped plastic piece that connects the earpiece to the headband snapped, often breaks. And it can not be replaced.

Skullcandy Crusher pros and cons

Skullcandy Crusher pros and cons

Pros

  • Solid "basic" sound
  • Soft plush ear cups
  • A possibility to increase bass response with slider

Cons

  • The ear pads don't swivel horizontally
  • If you have hit the headphones or if you step too hard, you feel a very low twang in the headphones, even if they're off

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • The earmuffs are very soft and form to your ear right away
  • The buttons are easy to find
  • Blocks out ambient noise

Cons

  • Blue blinking light that is always on with Bluetooth
  • The overall bulbous style that left a lot of room between side of the head and the band

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Skullcandy Crusher
6.1
Skullcandy Hesh 3
6
10
10
8
8
8
7
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Common

Product

Skullcandy Crusher
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Model

Crusher
Hesh 3

Brand

Skullcandy
Skullcandy

Reviews

6917
3123

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-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

3
2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

90
97

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

275/9.7
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

120/3.9
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
volume, answer/end, play/pause, microphone on/off

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

40
22

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

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Skullcandy Crusher
Skullcandy Hesh 3
Skullcandy Crusher
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 6.1Skullcandy Crusher
  • 6Skullcandy Hesh 3

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