The process of searching for the best headphones is more like looking for the best pair of shoes in the market. The pair of shoes you select should perfectly fit and serve its purpose – whether football or running shoes.
If you are an audiophile, expect your list of conditions to be longer because your hunt for a great pair of headphones is more complicated than searching for your wedding heels. However, Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones has become a sure choice for most people and this review has everything you should know about Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones.
What is Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphone?
The Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones is one of the most affordable wireless pair of headphones in the market. The headphone comes in a variety of colors including silver, black, gold, white and camouflage.
The device boasts a basic design with large earpieces that might do little to accentuate your appearance unless you desire a chunky-sound-geek appearance.
You can wear and use the device for around 15 hours before you are interrupted by low battery, however, from our tests, the result varies depending on how you use the wired and the wireless connectivity and how loud you choose to play your music. In addition to the Bluetooth feature, the pair of headphones come with a cable for individuals who like wired connection. Even though the wired connection is better than the Bluetooth connection, you can still get a great sound through its Bluetooth and the manufacturer has included a noise reduction feature to allow lesser distractions when listening.
Who Produces Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones?
Skullcandy, the producer of the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones, is among the leading brand names in the manufacture of earphones, headphones, and many other sound devices.
The company, started by Rick Alden in the year 2003, offers many styles of headphones that feature hands-free cellular technology which allows consumers to listen to their favorite music from portable audio devices while receiving and making calls through their phones.
The company holds a patent for LINK technology (the technology that allows a wireless connection between ipod and mobile phone) wireless version. In the year 2008, their products were named as “world’s coolest ear bud.”
Main Features of Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless
Skullcandy is notorious for overly bassy headphones and over-the-top logo placement. However, this product, the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphone strikes the balance.
It is a fun pair of headphones that is available in amazingly mute colors contrary to what you expect with the vibgyor models that Skullcandy distributes. And if you are still feeling dangerous, the product boasts the light gray lime model that produces Skullcandy trademark funkiness. With the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones, Skullcandy managed to show off their sound signature. The following are other important features of this device suitable for the young generation.
USB charging connection
The manufacturer placed the USB connection for the device’s charging cable on the cover of the left ear cup. They possibly placed it in the awkward area so that you would have to put the ear cup in a particular position to expose it. That makes plugging the device in the charging cable a bit of a hassle, however, the fact that you don’t charge it frequently makes this less of an issue.
On audio with strong sub-bass content, the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones does a wonderful job because it delivers deeper lows without any distortions. If you are a bass fiend, you will still find this set of headphones’ sound signature interesting as it delivers clearer bass response sound that is just perfect, neither overly boosted nor thin.
The wired mode
You can also use the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones through the wired mode – the manufacturer includes a cloth-bound cable. Most importantly, the cable features an inline remote and microphone to allow fielding of calls and controlling the device without having to reach the pocket. Immediately you connect the cable, the Bluetooth pairing is disconnected.
After disconnecting the cable, the headphone immediately re-pairs with your audio device so that you can listen through the Bluetooth connectivity. The device also comes with a drawstring protective pouch and USB charging cable.
The lightweight, circumaural set of headphones is available in blue, black, yellow/gray or camouflage models. The manufacturer has properly cushioned the earpads but they can still become uncomfortable during longer listening hours if they are not adequately placed.
The volume controls work together with – and not independently of – the mobile devices volume. The LED status indicator and the multi-function button situated on the headphones’ right ear cup controls playback, power, and call management. You can also use the volume to control for track navigation, but that depends on how long you hold them down. These controls are also ergonomically designed and the manufacturer has raised the buttons and shaped them more like + and – symbols. Therefore, you do not need to see them to use them.
Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless’ Pros and Cons
- The device has wireless capability supported by a rechargeable battery.
- The product offers over 13 hours of Bluetooth connection – before the rechargeable battery drains.
- The oversized ear cup design does not only offer style, but also provides a superior sound and comfort.
- It allows the user to play and pause music when need arises and to make or receive calls.
- The detachable cable allows easier storage and reduces cable tangles.
- Whenever it runs out of charge, it can work on 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable connection.
- The headphones are to carry and the sound quality if top-notch.
- The round ear cups does not fit perfectly on people with big ears.
- It can get uncomfortable if you listen for much longer hours.
The bottom line
This device can pep up any music playlist with spicy bass and balanced harmony that provides sound with substance. The bass can easily reach the lows and remain there.