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Updated April 11, 2024·

For superior noise isolation and a longer battery life, choose the JBL Live 770NC. This makes them particularly suitable for air travel and busy environments. However, they're more expensive than the Skullcandy Hesh ANC, which offer a similar overall sound quality and are also noise-cancelling but have a shorter battery life. If cost is a concern and you require decent noise isolation with a durable build, the Skullcandy Hesh ANC might be the better option. Neither model is well-suited for gaming or watching TV due to poor performance in those areas, and both have a midrange price point, with the Skullcandy being somewhat less expensive. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the JBL Live 770NC
  • Good for music
Advantages of the Skullcandy Hesh ANC
  • The Skullcandy Hesh ANC has no clear advantages over the JBL Live 770NC.

Key differences

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Music

7.4
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
6.7
The JBL Live 770NC is good for music, while the Skullcandy Hesh ANC is only fair.

Noise Reduction

7.0
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
8.7
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC is very good for noise reduction, while the JBL Live 770NC is good.

Battery

76.0 Hours
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
23.0 Hours
The JBL Live 770NC has 76 hours of battery life. The Skullcandy Hesh ANC has 23 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

8.0
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
7.0
The JBL Live 770NC has very good build quality, while the Skullcandy Hesh ANC has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

5.6
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
5.6
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC and JBL Live 770NC are both poor for gaming.

Phone Calls

5.2
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
5.3
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC and JBL Live 770NC are both poor for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.9
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
6.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Skullcandy Hesh ANC to be only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the JBL Live 770NC is poor.

TV and Video

5.8
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
5.8
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC and JBL Live 770NC are both poor for TV and video.

Cost

$130
Live 770NC
Hesh ANC
$135
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The JBL Live 770NC has a price of $130 and the Skullcandy Hesh ANC costs $135.

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How the JBL Live 770NC and the Skullcandy Hesh ANC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JBL Live 770NCSkullcandy Hesh ANC
JBL Live 770NCSkullcandy Hesh ANC

GENERAL

Price
$130
$135
Brand
JBLSkullcandy
Release Date
March 1, 2024December 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/106.8/10
Phone Calls Score
5.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
5.6/105.6/10
TV and Video Score
5.8/105.8/10
Exercise Score
6.1/106.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
76 Hours23 Hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2 Hours1.6 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.35

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
7/108.8/10
Virtual Surround
YesNo
Android App
YesNo
iOS App
YesNo
Mic Quality
7/107.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8/107/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
MediumN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
220 Grams226.7 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated

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Maike Paeßens | 2021
"Skullcandy’s Hesh ANC are compact, wireless over-ears for everyday use that are tuned for bass and designed to suppress or amplify ambient noise as required. In addition to Bluetooth 5.0, optional tracking via the Tile app is supported so that these headphones can be found if they get lost."

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About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

About Skullcandy

Skullcandy is an American, consumer-oriented, earbuds and headphones manufacturer with 20 years of market experience. They sell a wide variety of, budget-friendly and unique, wired and wireless products that are sure to please the vast majority of users. Among their most popular offerings, the Crusher headphones, includes a pair of actual subwoofers inside the cups which makes the bass extra prominent for a unique and extra fun sound.

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