Skullcandy Hesh ANC

Skullcandy Hesh ANC

Skullcandy Hesh ANC

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.7/10
CALLS: Poor5.3/10
GAMING: Poor5.6/10
TV: Poor5.8/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Fair6.0/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.2/10
AIR TRAVEL: Excellent9.3/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Very Good8.7/10
BUILD QUALITY: Good7.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Skullcandy Hesh ANC headphones are a midrange price option that offers active noise cancellation for a quieter listening experience. They have over-ear, closed design which helps block out ambient noise. They are well suited for those who prioritize noise isolation and comfort with extra features like an integrated microphone for calls. However, these headphones may not be the best choice for those looking for high performance in soundstage or for use in high-noise environments like commuting as their noise isolation is rated as fair. They also lack water resistance, making them less ideal for exercise or outdoor activities. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Lengthy battery life
  • Effective noise cancellation
  • Mic suitable for calls
Cons
  • Heavier than average
  • Mediocre build quality
  • Limited controls customization
  • Not optimized for gaming

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.8
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Music:
3.8
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC offers a 'very good' overall sound quality; however, with a 'good' score in soundstage/imaging and no support for lossless codecs, they might not provide an exceptionally broad or natural sound space which is often desirable for critical music listening. Additionally, being closed-back headphones, they typically have a more confined soundstage compared to open-back models, which can affect the immersiveness of music.
Portability:
3.5
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Exercise:
3.2
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
3.0
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$135
Brand
Skullcandy
Release Date
December 1, 2020
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.8/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.3/10
Gaming Score
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5.6/10
TV and Video Score
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5.8/10
Exercise Score
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6.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
23 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
1.6 Hours
Bluetooth version
5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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8.8/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
No
iOS App
No
Mic Quality
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7.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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7/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Weight
226.7 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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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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