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Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphone Review

Skullcandy Hesh 2 are over-ear style headphones because no one likes getting tangled up in cables, Skullcandy have unleashed a wireless set. The Skullcandy Hesh 2 headphones have been around for a few years but they’ve only more recently added Bluetooth in this Wireless version while maintaining a budget price. The Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless sounds reasonable good for a $100 USD Bluetooth headphone, has decent battery life (15 hours) and comfortable to wear. It’s integrated three-button remote works well and easy to operate by feel. Sound quality is good, but not great, design is generic.

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphone

These headphones are subtle for Skullcandy who I would expect to produce something in neon or, at least, camouflage print. The set I have been loaned are in a rather tasteful matte black finish emblazoned with a chrome-finish skull logo which looks pretty cool. As is the case with Skullcandy’s other headphones, the Hesh 2 Wireless are available in a range of finishes, including black, silver, light gray and more elaborate camo options. A shiny Skullcandy logo sits above the ear cup on the headband. The headphone is equipped with a three-button remote on the right ear cup which is also home to a microphone. The large illuminating multifunction button serves as the power on/off button, call answer/end button, and pause/play button.

Technical Specification of Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless

Body MaterialMetal, Soft Leather
MagnetNeodymium Iron Boron
Driver Size1.96 inch
Weight180 grams
Connectivity3.5mm, Bluetooth
Additional FeatureDetachable Cable, Microphone, Noise isolating, Volume remote

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphone

Hesh 2 Wireless is the Bluetooth version of our iconic headphone with a new sleek profile and plush, synthetic leather ear pads. With onboard controls and a rechargeable battery, Hesh 2 Wireless lets you move freely with your playlist.

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Battery life is pretty great for a Bluetooth headset. The battery lasts for up to 15 hours of playback, there’s an inbuilt mic for calls and chunky buttons on one ear cup let you alter the volume. An included cable lets you use this Hesh pair wired too, should you run out of battery or find the Bluetooth starts playing up.

Sound Specification of Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Hedphone

Operating PrincipleClosed System
Sound OutputStereo
Frequency20 Hz - 20 KHz
Impedance32 Ohm
Sensitivity105dB

As I said, this headphone sounds good for the price. What I mean by that is that is that it’s well balanced, with some bass push but not so much that it will overwhelm you. The headphone’s on the warmer end of the audio spectrum, which means it’s a little soft. But, it’s got enough detail to keep it from sounding muddy or dull. That said, I wouldn’t call this an exciting headphone that will bring out the best in your music. Sound quality is about what I would expect for headphones at this price. There’s a respectable amount of low-end but it’s not aggressive. Highs are a little weak, but, and there’s a distinct warmness to the sound signature. It’s about as far from harsh or sibilant and it can get, and as you might hope, the full-size design and larger drivers deliver the sound of satisfying scale.

PROS of Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless:
  • Decent battery life (15 hours)
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Easy to operate with integrated three-button
  • Distortion-free audio with robust bass

CONS of Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless:
  • Can’t wear for long duration
  • Mediocre bass output
  • Not Collapsible

Conclusion:

The Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless is a competent performer. It’s not a great Bluetooth headphone. It won’t make your music sparkle. If you don’t want to spend more than double or triple the cost, the Hesh 2 Wireless is a decent budget Bluetooth headphone choice. You can also check in-ear headphones within your budget.

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