Skullcandy Hesh 2 vs Skullcandy Hesh 3

Skullcandy Hesh 2 review
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Skullcandy Hesh 3 review

Skullcandy Hesh 2 vs Skullcandy Hesh 3 has a different design and technical characteristics. However, they both are over-ear and closed back. To listen to music with them you do not need a wire, but an audio cable comes with the devices. Also, these headphones do not have a noise-canceling function.

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Features

Skullcandy Hesh 2 has impedance 33 Ohm, while Skullcandy Hesh 3 has 32 Ohm. Their frequency response is identical — 20 Hz - 20 kHz. The first one has a higher sensitivity, which is 105 dB, and the second one has 97 dB.

Skullcandy Hesh 2 has a relatively short 15-hours battery life and Skullcandy Hesh 3 works 22 hours. It is worth mentioning that only Skullcandy Hesh 3 has the speed charge function. A battery-free listening mode is available for both appliances.

Sound

The headphones Skullcandy Hesh 2 provide a well-balanced sound across the spectrum. The basses here are quite deep, while the trebles are incredibly crisp and clean. This appliance allows you to hear very warm vocals that sound natural, and precision highs.

The soundstage of Skullcandy Hesh 3 has decent width, depth, and headroom, which turn into a slightly above-average separation between vocals and instruments. Treble performance is really impressive.

Comfort and design

Skullcandy Hesh 2 weighs 180 g which makes it lighter than the other model which weight is 200 g. A headband is adjustable in both cases but the third model of Skullcandy Hesh is more convenient to carry as it is foldable.

These headphones have a built-in microphone and an audio cable which is 120cm long.

Skullcandy Hesh 2 doesn’t have any issue withholding meanwhile ears do not ache after hours of listening to music at all.

Skullcandy Hesh 2 pros and cons

Skullcandy Hesh 2 pros and cons

Pros

  • LED indicator will warn you with a red color when the battery is at 10%
  • The Bluetooth connection holds very well and it is simple to set up
  • The durability is very excellent — even if it falls on the floor, it will not brake

Cons

  • Not very convenient when you wearing it for a long period
  • Their sturdiness makes them quite heavy

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Although the ear pads clamping your glasses to your temples, I did not have any pain or discomfort at all
  • Earpads block out a lot of ambient noise
  • Attractive minimal design

Cons

  • The plastic on the headband adjustment might chip off as it is low-quality material
  • You can not rotate the headband that may cause slight discomfort

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Skullcandy Hesh 2
5.6
Skullcandy Hesh 3
6
7
10
8
8
7
7
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Common

Product

Skullcandy Hesh 2
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Model

Hesh 2
Hesh 3

Brand

Skullcandy
Skullcandy

Reviews

4521
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), %

0.1
2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

105
97

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

180/6.3
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

15
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 Hesh 2
Skullcandy Hesh 3
Skullcandy Hesh 2
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

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  • 5.6
  • 6
  • 5.6Skullcandy Hesh 2
  • 6Skullcandy Hesh 3

The Skullcandy Hesh 3 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Skullcandy Hesh 3 price