Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones Review
Also referred to as the Hesh 2 unleashed wireless headphones, the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are Skullcandy’s novel Bluetooth version. The headphones are listed in the mid to lower price range and offer an incredibly good sound delivering an extremely rich low-end response as well as uniquely sculpted highs. Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless headphones also boast a decent build providing a comfortable wear that hugs your head snugly (not too snugly). The package comes with a removable cable that lets users use the headphones passively which adds value to the already affordable price and saves battery life when you are not using the wireless stream. Other features that will make you fall in love with the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless headphones include:
Design and construction
The headphones come in different colors: blue, black, yellow and other camouflaged models. Though a little bulky the headphones are lightweight adapting an over the ear design. The ear-pads are well-cushioned using regular foam and faux leather which gets you wearing the headphones for over an hour. The volume controls and LED indicator/multifunction button are located on the right ear cup. They also function as navigation keys when long pressed and since they assume +/- symbols users barely get confused when using them. With the cloth-bound cable, you can use the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones in a passive, wired mode. What’s more, the cable comes with an in-line microphone and remote so users can receive calls and control their devices without reaching their pockets. Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless headphones boast a fifteen-hour battery life, but it largely depends on how loud you play music and mix of wired and wireless usage. The headphones come with a USB charging cable as well as a protective carrying case.
The sound quality of the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones is exceptional for its price range with the bass somewhat balanced so as not to overwhelm you. As such, for tracks that feature great bass-content, the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless headphone does an impressive job of producing deep lows without causing disruptions. Bass enthusiasts may find the quality a little meager, but the headphones deliver a clear bass response that isn’t too thin or over-toned. Perhaps the best feature about this headphone is its ability to smooth out even poorly recorded tracks (in the form of MP3s).
Thus a track with less bass sounds crisp and full gracing the drums with an extra low-frequency presence so that it doesn’t sound dull. The typical audiophile who prefers rumbling when listening to music may attach the cable to this wired headphone to bring out a different sound quality. There’s more treble and bass, so the music feels hyped and adds more edge to it. However, the Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are inclined to boost tracks with low-mids and lows than those in the sub-bass realm.
Summary The Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth Wireless headphones make a decent buy for hobbyists and amateurs. It's well-built, reasonably comfortable, user-friendly and users get to enjoy lots of add-ons (detachable cable along with an inline remote) for the price range. The audio performance is excellent delivering decent low-end response and sculpted high sounds.