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Skullcandy - Hesh 2.0 Wired Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black/Gunmetal-Angle_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for mainstream music listeners.

    Posted
    iSaveAcorns

    Design and Build: These revamped Skullcandy Hesh headphones look really slick. They're made of nice glossy plastic, excluding the head band and padding. There is no creaking whatsoever. The head band is made of some type of rubber material, which is nice, but there is no padding on it. Now, this isn't a problem for me because I have a fairly small head and most of the weight is going on to my ears, but some of my friends tried them on and the headband just drilled into their heads. So I would strongly recommend going into a retail store, such as BestBuy, and trying them on. As for the cable it's detachable, has a nice thickness to it but not too thick, and small jack housing, so you'll most definitely be able to fit this in a iPhone with a case on. But a major con for me was that the opening for the detachable cable was extremely small in diameter, it could only fit two of my auxiliary cables, but this isn't a con for most people. I can't vouch for durability because I only owned these headphones for merely two months. Sound Quality: This is the most important trait of headphones, in my eyes. First off I want to say I used my iPod Touch 4g without using any of my amps. Let's start with the bass, since these are more geared towards it. The bass is definitely punchy, but it's not in your face, and it stood out relatively well. The highs were slightly rolled off, but nothing an average person will notice. Vocals stood out really well, quite surprising actually, and had some life to them, not a lot though. It had average soundstage at best, wasn't expecting phenomenal soundstage for something closed back and under $100. But EQing it makes it sound even better. So I really liked listening to these, and I would buy it again. Verdict: It has great build quality and fantastic sound quality for under $100. These are great for most genres. And I'm happy Skullcandy has a new director of Acoustical engineering, and hope to see more improved headphones from them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    iSaveAcorns

    (This is the review I wrote for the white version) Design and Build: These revamped Skullcandy Hesh headphones look really slick. They're made of nice glossy plastic, excluding the head band and padding. There is no creaking whatsoever. The head band is made of some type of rubber material, which is nice, but there is no padding on it. Now, this isn't a problem for me because I have a fairly small head and most of the weight is going on to my ears, but some of my friends tried them on and the headband just drilled into their heads. So I would strongly recommend going into a retail store, such as BestBuy, and trying them on. As for the cable it's detachable, has a nice thickness to it but not too thick, and small jack housing, so you'll most definitely be able to fit this in a iPhone with a case on. But a major con for me was that the opening for the detachable cable was extremely small in diameter, it could only fit two of my auxiliary cables, but this isn't a con for most people. I can't vouch for durability because I only owned these headphones for merely two months. Sound Quality: This is the most important trait of headphones, in my eyes. First off I want to say I used my iPod Touch 4g without using any of my amps. Let's start with the bass, since these are more geared towards it. The bass is definitely punchy, but it's not in your face, and it stood out relatively well. The highs were slightly rolled off, but nothing an average person will notice. Vocals stood out really well, quite surprising actually, and had some life to them, not a lot though. It had average soundstage at best, wasn't expecting phenomenal soundstage for something closed back and under $100. But EQing it makes it sound even better. So I really liked listening to these, and I would buy it again. Verdict: It has great build quality and fantastic sound quality for under $100. These are great for most genres. And I'm happy Skullcandy has a new director of Acoustical engineering, and hope to see more improved headphones from them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice headphones

    Posted
    Cghe911
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    Got these as backup. Wanted a set of headphones that I could hook up quickly when my wireless headphones needed a charge. I use a rather high dollar, in ear bluetooth set of headphones and couldn't believe how this over the ear, wired set of headphones compared. The sound may not be exactly what I get with my expensive set but it is very close. The built in mic works great from what I have been told when I ask people I have spoken with on my phone. Some say they couldn't even tell I was connected to the skull candy rather than my normal pair. The headphones look nice. Not super bulky on my head. Also not heavy like some over the ear sets I have tried. The feel nice. I did get a little discomfort after about an hour of use the 1st time I wore them. But after adjusting them a bit I have not had any problems at all. I also like that the cord comes with a protective layer over the plastic/rubber wire coating. Looks and feels nice. The price was also great for the product. I didn't expect the wonderful quality with the low price I paid. Skull Candy has shocked me. I will look into more of their products in the future. I would definitely buy this product again and I would 100% recommend this item to anyone. And my son wanted me to make sure to let potential customers know that he had to borrow the headphones from me to use with his Xbox OneS when his mic to his gaming headset messed up in the middle of a fortnight game. He said they hook into his wireless and wired controllers and work great. He can hear everything in his game and all his chat buddies could hear him fine. So they are multi purpose headphones. Normal phone and tablet use and can also be a gaming headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bargain for Excellent Headphones

    Posted
    Wilson27

    After researching headphones for a while and trying out a lot of friends' pairs (mostly Beats or Sony) I decided on these. From the moment I tried them I knew I had made the right choice. For about $150-200 cheaper than a comparable set of Beats, the sound quality on these is almost unnoticably different! I primarily listen to rock (all kinds really) and these seem to be great for that, like all Skull Candy's. They have nice, rich bass and clear, undistorted highs. The removable cord is also something I'm very fond of, because I can easily replace it if need be. But that's another thing; these headphones haven't shown the slightest bit of wear-and-tear even after a few months of daily use! They still sound like they used to are as solid as a rock. However, there are a few caveats I should mention. First of all, people will constantly make fun of how big they are. These are not discreet headphones, it's like attaching a ball to either side of your head. Another thing is the headband, which though big and easily adjustable, does not have any kind of a cushion, which can get annoying after a little while of constant use. And finally, Because they are bulbous and the band lacks a cushion, they are not the most comfortable to relax with. You can't really rest your head on anything without being uncomfortable or knocking them off. Oh and another thing: You have to wear both at the same time. There's no one on, one off business here. It's all or nothing. They don't flip or fold to let you listen to music and talk to someone. These are for a purely listening experience. And they don't store very easily, since they don't fold or flip in any way. So, in short, if you're looking for headphones to take on long bus trips or to carry around in your backpack or to chill out on the couch with, these probably aren't for you. But, if you want some excellent quality headphones for a bargain and and planning on listening to music because you actually want to focus on the music, then I recommend these all the way!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Have been looking forward to these since CES

    Posted
    CaptainxHampton
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    I've tried these at CES back in January and would have bought them on the spot if they allowed it. I had tried on several pairs and found that I liked the sound of the Hesh 2.0 versus the others I have tried and especially since they were only going to be $60. These headphones are great for being able to listen to any sort of music and not suffer any imbalance when switching genres. They are great at delivering mids, lows, and highs without sounding muddled especially with some music that uses a huge range. Actually the first pair of headphones that I used that I set to not have an EQ on my iPod and iPhone, but slight eq adjustment on my laptop in iTunes. The cord isn't the longest but for my application it is just right length, best part is that you can use practically any 3.5mm cable since it detaches. This a great feature and I like that more and more headphones are coming this way. The bag that came with it is a nice touch, but doubt I'll use it much. There are a few things though I would like to see. When these were showcased at CES they had it hooked up with an in-line mic cable as well. I thought it would come with the headphones and I could use these for gaming and chatting with friends or even on calls with my phone. It did not come with that cable that was showcased. Frustrating, but they said that they will sell it hopefully soon. The headband part is a bit hard on the head but this is really trying to be picky. I know those that like heavy bass will probably wish there were more bass but without it being heavy bass it reproduces actually has range instead of being just flat heavy bass. Overall I really love them and would give them a 4.5 instead of just a 4. I would recommend these for those that need headphones that reproduce accurately in many ranges rather than being fake bass heavy that I see a lot of other headphones being.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The sound is descent

    Posted
    Albert
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    They are a little heavier than I am used to but they work great. They don't squeeze your head super tight. The sound is descent better than ear buds and certainly a good match for this price range. These aren't $100+ dollar headphone. The ear cups are very comfortable. I do wish the cord was longer a 5ft or 6ft cord would be ideal for my purposes since I use these at work and move around my desk. I can see how these would about the right length if your using with an Iphone of laptop and sitting a lot. I do like that its a fabric covered cord hopping it will stand up to my abuse. I took one star away because they are a little heavier than what im used to my Sony MDR were much lighter. And because the cord really could stand to be 1 or 2 feet longer. I'm happy with the overall quality of the head phones and the sound is about what I thought it would be for this price range. Haven't used the mic doubt I will but I like that its there and bonus it says you can switch tracks and hit play with phone etc. I haven't tested that out but Since that's not why I bought them I will consider that bonus if it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wired headphones but...

    Posted
    NoRest4wkd
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    We purchased the Skullcandy Hesh 2.0 headphones as a Christmas present when the sale price was just too low to pass up. Normally they're $59.99, which is still a pretty fair price, but we paid about half that during the holidays. First the good: They sound amazing and are really comfortable. While they are wired, the cord is detachable (simply plugs into the headset) and has an inline microphone with 1 button (click once to answer/hang up or play/pause music, twice to advance to the next track, and three times to go back a track). The bad: Luckily it's not too bad, but when we first tried the headphones, the inline "remote" didn't work. No amount of pressing resulted in a "click" at all. However, after getting ready to take them back, our daughter managed to pull the cover off the inline remote and once she reversed it - it worked! Very frustrating to give a present only to see it not work right initially, but glad she figured out a fix. Overall (now that everything works right) we are very happy with the purchase and our daughter is completely thrilled with these headphones. Understand that they are not bluetooth, but there is a very similar bluetooth model (also with a detachable cable to give you the option to go wired or wireless).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the price, great buy

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I bought these out of curiosity, I was in my local Best Buy with 160 dollars to spend, they (at the time) didn't have the Sony headphones I wanted to pick up, so to satisfy myself, I picked up these with the hope of making a good buy. I proceeded to the checkout, and already saw three people with these headphones on. I asked for a quick review from the group, they told me the most positive things. Great bass, price was nice, the comfort was amazing. So I was naturally excited. So I go home and tested these bad boys out. I was seriously so amazed when I tried these, the sound quality is comparable to Beats By Dre* and even Sony*. I went back to the store and tried on the test pairs, First, Sony's* X headphones (Priced at $250) They sounded great. Then I had tried Beats By Dre* Studio headphones (Priced $300) Also sounded great, I lastly tried on the Skullcandy Hesh 2.0 headphones yet again (Priced at $60 or $70 if you buy it with an in-line mic) and I stood there for each pair of headphones for 10 minutes. Beats By Dre are a fashion statement, the sound quality isn't nowhere near Skullcandy Beats By Dre - 9/10 Sony had great sound and build quality, I could seriously compare it to Skullcandy Sony - 9.5/10 Skullcandy, took the cake with a whopping 10/10 I was honestly blown away from these headphones. Its a great buy and I assure you, these will not go to waste.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones at a very reasonable price

    Posted
    MsLady269
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    I was looking for some inexpensive over the ears for when I don't want to use my Bose ear buds. I paid $150 for those and wasn't going to spend that kind of money again. When I saw these on sale and the mostly good reviews, I figured I'd give them a try. I have not been disappointed. I know a lot of people who buy Beats for the name and I think they are absolute c-r-a-p. I had a pair once and I was not impressed. To compare these Skullcandy headphones to the Beats, these win, hands down. I'm over wearing Bluetooth headphones because I've had too many negative experiences. There have a single cord that can be swapped out, so I don't have to be concerned with the possibility of that becoming damaged. These are also fairly comfortable. I have a big head, so they might be a bit snugger than a smaller-headed individual, but it's not too bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    WRCHICK

    Pros: They sound exceptional for the price point, to me. Under $100, and the sound is very crisp, they're not like those cheap ones that sound echoey. Bass is not overwhelming, mid tones are great. I listen to a lot of dubstep, and I was worried how these would handle the electronic sounds mixed with bass. They surprised me. Plus, they look pretty sick. (I got the white ones.) Cons: Mind you, I use them at work, so I listen to them 8+ hours a day, and after a while they do become uncomfortable a little bit. Because the muff part that goes over your ear is circular, not elliptical, it doesn't fit the natural shape of the ear. They bend the top of my ear down just a tad, but it's enough to get painful after a few hours. I just take them off on break, to give my ears a rest then they're fine again. Also, they don't get near as loud as I thought they would. I like to absolutely jam out, and these just don't quite cut it on that aspect. All around great for the money, I would certainly recommend to anyone who needs a good quality set but, like me, just can't seem to part with $300+ for a pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Weird Sound stage

    Posted
    jmotyka
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    I have owned many pairs of headphones in my lifetime. These are actually pretty darn good sounding for the price. The bass is hefty, but muddy at times. The mids are there but seem distant(has to do with sound stage) and treble is great. I hate when a headphone sounds like every song is live, or that every song has to sound like its coming from the trunk of a car. But these types of headphones are marketed toward the younger generation and thats what they want. But i cant complain because i love my bass, i am a bass head, but i also like my music to sound more analytical. For instance i love building care audio systems, but im not going for the loudest system around, im going for the best over all sound, and when it comes to car audio i found that the best MFG of car audio as far as clarity goes is Alpine and JL audio. So i guess what im saying is maybe i should look elsewhere for headphones. I have bought numerous headphones though, shure se215, sol by ludacris, klipsch s4( love these) , klipsch x10( hate these and they were $300 i read reviews that said they had great bass but they had none) , shure ie60's ect ect ect and i cant find my nitch. I might be just too picky but i will eventually find my headphone that makes me go ahhh. And i get the feeling that Either the Sony XBA-30's or XBA-40's or westone 3's are going to be the ones. This is the last pair of OVer the ear i buy unless they are Grado's or sennheiser's!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Became a Do It Yourself Fix-Up because of problems

    Posted
    Hyenas
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    I bought these headphones with really high hopes. The description was good - headphones where you could replace the cord. The last two headphones I had were replaced due to the cord being bad. I saw a few reviews complaining of defects but I figured there are a few lemons and whiners in anything. So, I got them. Two problems. The first was that the audio was really bad. That was due to the cable that came with them being defective. Well, that was supposed to be replaceable. I tried one from a set of speakers. It didn't fit - the plastic didn't get into the hole in the headphones. I wasn't going to make the hole bigger so I had to take the replacement cable and grind it down to size on my bench grinder. Now they fit and the audio is pretty good. The other problem is that they are just not that comfortable. I think the spring in the band is just too strong. It's not horribly uncomfortable, just not super comfortable like my dead Sony studio headphones. It was improved by putting the foam padding on the head band from the Sonys on these. Fortunately I have the tools and the scrap materials to improve them but for $60.00 they shouldn't be a do it yourself project.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Very Honest Review

    Posted
    Joejaxon

    Here's the most honest review you will hear about the Hesh 2.0. As I'm writing this review I'm listening to them. I've owned the Rasta editions for a year now and ill be honest they were a great buy. They go everywhere with me. Football, Baseball games, car rides, vacations, and every school event I can think off. They have been put through the ropes and have survived. The only thing is the rubber on the head band is starting to peel off slightly. The sound quality is obviously a little less than more expensive headphones but all my friends own beats studios and these stack up against them fairly well. I listen to a lot of EDM, Dubstep and Rap and Pop Music and they always surprise me with how good the highs and lows are. The bass is there but I wish it had a little more. Obviously they don't run on batteries so they aren't as loud as battery operated headphones. To sum it up they are great headphones so if you want over the head headphones but don't want to pay 300 bucks get these. Honestly you won't be disappointed! I always recommend them to friends and the cups haven't blown yet after a year of max volume constantly so there you go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect product for music

    Posted
    CollegHSkid
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    I can not suggest a better headphone product for price. This product isn't about drowning out music with bass; instead, it balances bass and treble with the music clarity. I recommend this product over any earbud for reasons of comfortable padding that one's ears fit in well, the sound is that much better, and the price isn't much more than an earbud at all. In fact, compared to some earbuds other companies make, it's much cheaper. $60 for a pair of headphones like these is a deal. Many people don't want to wear it outside their house because it's big, but I don't mind it. If you want a bargain, Hesh 2.0 headphones are the answer unless you need something small. I'm highly satisfied with this purchase. My neighbor, who is in his mid 30s, loves these because they fit his ears perfectly (no rubbing/irritating edges), they provide great sound (he was surprised it wasn't much higher priced), and the noise canceling is just right. *Chord is on one side making removing the headphones easy (chord is also detachable). Many people are concerned that the headphones won't be comfortable because they are big, but I guarantee it is comfortable and more comfortable than many smaller headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, solid product

    Posted
    matlinp
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    First, I should qualify the "bad". There is no volume control or other interactive ability for controlling iPods or iPhones. But I knew this going in, so there are no real demerits for this. However, anyone buying these should be aware of that going into it. That said, these are good, solid headphones. While not designed as noise limiting, they do a passable job of keeping out extraneous noise nonetheless. The sound quality is pretty good for the price. I often donate platelets at the local American Red Cross, a process that can take up to two hours. I've gotten into the habit of loading movies on to my iPad, having gone through most of what the ARC has to offer and bring along my own headphones. After several sessions of wearing these for two hours at a time, I can say that I have had no problems either with the sound or the comfort - the latter particularly important since once the donation process starts, you can't move your arms. I've also worn these while mowing the lawn. In short, you can't go too far wrong in getting these as long as you're not interested in something that's just a basic set of headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pieces breaking and others falling off

    Posted
    Cort

    I've had these less than a year and just went today to buy replacements. About three months after owning, the plastic housing around the volume control and speaker on the cable broke. It wouldn't snap back together, and less than a week later the remaining piece fell off and wouldn't attach back. Not really a feature I use often, so I kept using the headphones with the bare wire exposed at the spot where the plastic housing used to be. Then three weeks ago the speaker inside the right ear piece broke loose inside the housing. If I lean one way the speaker moves and makes a connection so I can hear sound in it again, if I lean the other way, no sound and there's an extremely annoying vibration of the speaker clanging off the plastic housing. I expected to make it through at least one year, but I guess you get what you pay for, and if you want an unreliable pair of headphones with mediocre sound quality this is the pair for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    SOL Republic is way better honestly

    Posted
    Ironclad79
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    I was in a BB store and wondered around, And took me like 30 Mins to even find someone to help me, Even the employee who was willing to help I think has no taste for music nor sound quality. I asked for advice and been told after Dr. Dre comes Skull candy, So they had Skull Candy Hesh 2 for $60 and just by looking at them I said I'm paying for the name, My previous headset was Sol republic which were in ear headphones "NOTORIOUS SOUND AND AMAZING BASS". So trusting the employees opinion unfortunately using the headphones not more than 5 mins I noticed muffled sound, not strong bass and sound is far from loud. The funny thing there's too many hesh 2s that you'll realise how Skull candy is a desperate company trying anything to gain customers, $60 and not good sound quality? You are Efing kidding me :( Not a good buy unless you have no clue what you want and don't mind throwing money in the trash. So annoyed but you only learn from your mistakes, Never ask anyone in BB unless you feel they know what they're talking about

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good if you don't mind the suction

    Posted
    Beth

    These are made for the tiniest ears imaginable. My ears are small but wow they are not small enough, friends. They will fit over your ears if you don't mind them being squished slightly at an angle. My biggest problem isn't the extremely slightly hint of tin to the sound, you get what you pay for, but that if you try to lift them straight off your ears, or accidentally bump them, they will give your eardrums a suction like you've set a freaking toilet plunger to them. It's soft, it's painful, it builds up over time. First couple times it did it, I was like, oh this isn't too bad. The good out weighs the bad. These are still pretty good headphones. Nope. My left ear feels horrible and it's giving me a slow headache that's ramping up into a worse one over time. It's been two days and they're losing all my patience. My left eardrum is really not happy and I'm going to stop using the headphones before it injures it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Met my specific needs after additional cables

    Posted
    DJRickyV
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    I'm not reviewing as an audiophile who can tell good bass levels or how the sound compares to other headphones, but I was looking for basic headphones for my PC and I did look at ones which were PC or console specific. The Skullcandy headphones were closer to my price range. I also didn't need a microphone (never used the ones on my last no-name and Logitech headphones) so this model was fine. Finally, my big gripe with my last headphones were how weak the cables were. They tended to fray after a year or two and the open wires led to bad signals. Doesn't matter how great the earpieces if the cable is weak and prone to damage. So this model with a completely detachable cable was what I needed. The cable that came with it was fine and one of the thicker ones, but was still too short. But since the headphones have a standard 3.5 mm jack, I easily found ones longer than the 2 m these usually come with. For my basic PC single-player gaming and MP3 listening needs as well as my need for a durable and/or replaceable cable, these were the right headphones for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The specs on this stood out the most with price!

    Posted
    True2lie

    The reviews weren't lying. I'd give this a 4.5 stars headset. No headset is perfect. But this one is far by one of the best one I've used. I spend an hour comparing this to the beats, bose, and seinhesers $200+ sets..which is pretty much on par or similar. I like the bass effect when I set to full volume on my mp3 player. The quality is amazing..normally I dont get most of the words in a lyric but this beautiful headphone fixed my problem and I can hear the words clearly..! For the money on this, it's way worth it than other high-end headphones on the market. All theres to say is CONGRATZ to the owners who found this baby. Enjoy and rock on! Im actually shaking my head to the music beats with this whereas a beats owner doesnt give a slight music jingle to his head. Where's the enjoyment there? SkullCandy Hesh rocks!

    I would recommend this to a friend