Something about the Skullcandy Hesh 3 makes it distinguishable from the other Skullcandy products. The previous releases normally sport bold designs and colors. This one looks way more subtle. In fact, it will likely catch your attention the last if it’s put together with other Skullcandy headphones.
Simple isn’t necessarily bad. In this case, the Skullcandy Hesh 3 still looks pretty despite the minimalist approach. It comes with a matte finish. The Skull logo is still there, it’s just more understated this time around. When it comes to colors, we also like the new combination because they don’t look obtrusive. All in all, there’s nothing negative about the changes. The new headphones are just different, but still visually pleasing. While they feature new design cues, the Skullcandy design language remains visible. Another thing we like about the design is how portable it is. It’s clearly not the first to have multi-folding hinges, but it’s still better than the regular type because the hinges make the headphones foldable. When they are collapsed, you can put them in the backpack or even purse.
Being smaller than the Crusher headphones doesn’t stop them from having an over-ear form factor. As a result, these headphones feel comfortable to wear. However, the clamp is considered too tight by many. On the one hand, it is good for soundproofing, but on the other hand, it can cause discomfort during long listening periods. If you want headphones that really fit in your ears and provide good insulation, then the Skullcandy Hesh 3 is a terrific choice. The padding is thick, which further boosts the comfort levels.
Skullcandy is no stranger when it comes to fabulous-looking, high-quality headphones. Regarding sound quality, this pair doesn’t lack anything. The bass, for instance, is well-tuned. It doesn’t sound muddy or overpowering. Not everyone likes excessive bass, and for those who do, there seems to be something inside the headset that controls this element very well. It’s nicely tuned even when you raise the volume.
The same goes for the mids, which are equally well-tuned. The low-mids in particular provide a warm listening experience. The high-mids could’ve been pushed a little bit to showcase guitar range and other elements. The headphones start to show their dominance at high frequencies. Vocals, cymbals, and everything are properly highlighted. Music sounds crisp and clear in this range. Overall, the sound quality is good, but not exactly something we’d recommend for a true audiophile.
One thing that has been significantly improved is battery life. The Hesh 2 delivers up to 12 hours of playback in a single charge. The new generation outlasts it with 22 hours of playback. If you had to stop enjoying music every now and then, the new headphones will get you through a whole day of use. Some wireless earphones only offer the enjoyment of music by improving the audio quality, but they fall short as far as battery is concerned. Who needs an eye-catching headset when it only lasts a few hours on a single charge? Some buyers would take a long battery life any day over impressive features. And the Hesh 3 truly shines in this area. Apart from the durable battery, it also features fast charge technology that can extend the use up to 4 hours in 10 minutes of charging.