Skullcandy Hesh: Listen in Style

by paulb on December 22, 2011

The Skullcandy Hesh line is the loudest of all Skullcandy headphones. But don’t be fooled – being the loudest doesn’t mean that these headphones sacrifice sound quality. The Skullcandy Hesh is made to provide the best sound quality output, allowing you to hear your music in a clear and crisp manner even if you set the volume to maximum. This feature, coupled with the various designs and colors the headphones come in, makes the Skullcandy Hesh a popular choice among music lovers.

Sound Quality

As mentioned, this particular line is considered as one of the loudest Skullcandy products. Its 50-mm drivers and sound-boosting dome shape deliver the loud sound you need for listening to your type of music. The headphones’ frequency range is in the 18-20KHz range which means you can clearly hear any sound that humans are able to pick up. This feature makes the Skullcandy Hesh headphones ideal for listening to music with quality bass.

Stylish Design

The Skullcandy Hesh comes in various colors and eye-catching designs, making it easier for you to choose one that fits your music choice and fashion sense. Skullcandy has also collaborated with high profile personalities to produce the Paul Frank and NBA Hesh range.


The headphones also come with a 1.2m cable so you can easily move around even with the unit plugged into an audio supply. With a shorter cable, you might tug on the cord or unplug the headphones with minimal movement. The Skullcandy Hesh headphones also feature in-line volume control and a nylon-braided cord for extra durability.

For an even longer lifespan, the makers use a gold-plated 3.5mm jack to help prevent oxidation. High end audio equipment such as this pair of headphones uses the best materials to produce the best sounds. In this case, gold is used because it’s one of the best signal conductors.

The Skullcandy Hesh line uses durable plastic instead of metal. This provides additional flexibility so that sudden or frenzied movements of the user won’t cause the unit to break easily. Plastic is also more comfortable than metal, and since you’ll likely be using the headphones most of the day to listen to your music, you’ll need yours to be comfortable.


Many users consider Skullcandy Hesh headphones to be worth their price. The headphones produce good sound quality and come in stylish designs; they are also comfortable and durable unlike other higher priced headphones. As with most products, Skullcandy Hesh also receives some negative comments. Some users say that the headband doesn’t fit comfortably and that the headphones’ sound quality is just average. If you’re looking for high end audio equipment that provides superb sound quality, then you’ll have to spend more on a different set of headphones. As it is, the Skullcandy Hesh line provides good sound quality and a few additional features, making any pair of Skullcandy Hesh headphones worth your money.