Skullcandy Venue vs Skullcandy Hesh 3

Skullcandy Venue review
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Skullcandy Hesh 3 review

Looking at the comparison Skullcandy Venue vs Skullcandy Hesh 3, the first thing you realize is that the first one is heavier. Other characteristics are pretty similar, as both appliances are wireless and closed back. They have an over-ear wearing style and you always get an audio cable together with the device.

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Features

Let's take a look at the specifications. Skullcandy Venue and Skullcandy Hesh 3 have an identical impedance which is 32 Ohm. Their frequency response is between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. These two headphone models have the same sensitivity — 97 dB.

The battery life of Skullcandy Venue is 24 hours which is a bit more than the battery of Skullcandy Hesh 3 lasts — 22 hours. Only using the first device you can see how much battery is left as it has a special indicator. Both pairs of headphones have a speed charge function and do not support aptX.

Sound

Skullcandy Venue headphones do not have a typical bass-heavy sound. The device has some extra bass punch, however, it is almost exclusively in the very low and sub-bass region.

Skullcandy's signature bass-heavy sound is alive and well in the Hesh 3. The bass is punchy with incredible impact but will bleed into the mids, recessing vocals sometimes.

Comfort and design

The weight of Skullcandy Venue is 275 g which makes it 75 g heavier than Skullcandy Hesh 3 (200 g). Another benefit of the second headphones is that they are foldable. The height of these devices can be regulated as they have an adjustable headband. They also have a built-in microphone and an audio cable with a 120cm length.

Skullcandy Venue pros and cons

Skullcandy Venue pros and cons

Pros

  • Five buttons are tastefully arranged across the two cups within two rubbery lozenges that avoid a button-peppered look
  • Allows to get rid of the sound of air conditioning units, and most irritating office noise
  • Balanced sound

Cons

  • ANC struggles with loud, very low-frequency noise
  • Build feels quite cheap

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Skullcandy Hesh 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Constructed with soft-touch plastic which feels nice in the hand, resists fingerprints and makes for a very lightweight headphone
  • The pads do an excellent job at blocking out ambient noise without the need for active noise cancellation
  • You can get 4 hours of playback from just 10 minutes of charge

Cons

  • The faux-leather ear and headband pads are uncomfortable if you wear glasses
  • Tight clamping force

Votes 4 4
Rating 3.3 3.3

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Skullcandy Venue
6.5
Skullcandy Hesh 3
6
7
10
8
8
9
7
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Common

Product

Skullcandy Venue
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Model

Venue
Hesh 3

Brand

Skullcandy
Skullcandy

Reviews

1657
6180

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

32
32

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.1
2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

97
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, noise cancelling
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

24
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 Venue
Skullcandy Hesh 3
Skullcandy Venue
Skullcandy Hesh 3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 6.5Skullcandy Venue
  • 6Skullcandy Hesh 3

The Skullcandy Venue is better headphones in this comparison. Check Skullcandy Venue price