Skullcandy Hesh ANC combines a 40mm driver unit for better sound quality. At the same time, it is equipped with active noise cancelling (ANC), four-microphone noise cancelling, ambient mode + normal mode + noise cancelling mode, battery life up to 22 hours, can be connected to a 3.5mm headphone jack, supports folding storage and more.
I bought the black version of Skullcandy Hesh ANC. In addition, Hesh ANC is available in white and gray. It can be seen from the packaging box that it is still quite heavy, the packaging is black, which also echoes the color of the product, and the outer box is designed in English as a whole. Not only is Skullcandy’s “skull and crossbones” logo, the whole reveals a distinctive fashion brand style.
The box contains: headset, storage bag, cables, etc.
Skullcandy Hesh ANC over-ear noise cancelling headphone has a simple appearance. The seemingly simple earmuffs contain a unique acoustic architecture. Through the cooperation of the chip and the sensor, a unique noise cancelling experience is created. Allows listeners to have active noise cancelling, transparency mode, and call noise cancelling experience.
The headphone has built-in multiple noise cancelling modes and a 4-microphone noise cancelling system to form a multi-scene noise cancelling system, which is suitable for noise cancelling requirements in different scenarios. From the appearance point of view, Skullcandy Hesh ANC is quite textured, and my first impression is exquisiteness.
The earmuffs can be turned, which can adapt to different groups of people. And on the inside of the head beam is attached with the common left and right channel marks.
The earmuffs of Skullcandy Hesh ANC are delicate and soft to the touch. Due to the advent of summer, before buying this pair of headphones, I was a little worried about whether the earmuffs would be stuffy or hot. In actual wear, the air permeability of the headset is good, which shows that the workmanship of the Hesh ANC headset is still very elegant.
There is a thick sponge inside the head beam of the headset, which makes it comfortable to wear. The size of the head beam has ample force-receiving area, which greatly reduces the unsuitability of the headphone.
Skullcandy Hesh ANC can be adjusted in height on both sides, which can be adjusted according to the shape of your head.
The parts of the right earphone from left to right are: ambient sound/active noise cancelling switch, volume +, status switch, volume -, Type-c interface, 3.5mm headphone jack. You can even use these buttons to summon the voice assistant. These buttons are conveniently placed, easy to use, and have sufficient tactility. A Type-c charging cable and 3.5mm audio source cable are also included with the headphone.
After reading the appearance, let’s explore the interior of the headset. Now that it is a head-mounted headphone, in addition to active noise cancelling, another advantage is that a larger unit diameter can be used. Just like the Skullcandy Hesh ANC headphone that I experienced today, it is equipped with a 40mm sound unit.
Active noise cancelling & Ambient mode
Active noise cancelling is one of the most important functions of Skullcandy Hesh ANC over-ear headphone. In terms of active noise cancelling, I would not say that Hesh ANC is the best noise cancelling headphones, but it is definitely one of the best noise cancelling headphones I have tested in this price range. Skullcandy’s noise cancelling technology can eliminate human voice, road noise and wind noise, which makes it ideal for commuting or sports.
Not only that, the headset also has the Ambient Sound function, which can emit ambient background sounds internally, so there is no need to worry about safety for commuting or sports.
According to the official Skullcandy announcement, the Skullcandy Hesh ANC has a battery life of 22 hours, and it can reach 30 hours after turning off the active noise cancelling function. In my actual experience, its battery life performance is very close to the official 22 hours. In addition, the fast charging function supported by Skullcandy Hesh ANC allows you to get three hours of music playback after only 10 minutes of charging, so there is no need to worry about battery life. Since charging the Skullcandy Hesh ANC, three days have passed and I have used headphones for voice calls and listening to music at home. It still has nearly 80% battery life.
The sound of Skullcandy Hesh ANC is impressive, with strong bass but slightly dull. The performance in the midrange is crisp and accurate, and the headset can bring higher midrange focused sound characteristics, which makes the human voice sound very comfortable.
Combined with the warmth of the lower midrange, the timbre is also richer, making it also perform well in female voices. When listening to some classical music, the extensibility of the treble is good, with a slight burr, the sound field is generally wide, and the positioning of the instrument is fairly accurate. The overall style is popularization, the sound is clear and mellow, and the mid-frequency performance is good.
The first is the battery life of more than 20 hours. I can work without charging for a few days when I go out. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, it can reduce power consumption, and it will not feel uncomfortable to the head and ears for a long time.
Ambient sound and active noise cancelling. Ambient sounds are very useful for commuting, taking transportation, or talking with people. You can pay attention to the surrounding environment while listening to music, and will not isolate the external sound due to the over-ear design. You can also choose to wear the Skullcandy Hesh ANC to turn on the ambient sound and enjoy the atmosphere of bird calls in nature. And when you want to enjoy the one-person world, the active noise cancelling function can be used, suitable for coffee shops, personal workplaces, etc., so that you will not be disturbed by any ambient sound.
In terms of sound quality, if you are a person who likes to listen to pop music, then Skullcandy Hesh ANC is very suitable for you. The sense of hearing can only be described by the word “clear”. Overall, Skullcandy Hesh ANC is a head-mounted headphone with both texture and comfort.
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