Style and sound quality in Skullcandy Hesh headphones

by paulb on November 24, 2011

If you value sound quality and looks in your headphones, then Skullcandy Hesh headphones may be the way to go for you. This is actually a mid-range Skullcandy model, and is designed both for casual music listeners and pros. They’re popular mostly because they are affordable and stylish, plus it doesn’t hurt that they produce high quality sound as well. Let’s take a closer look at what these Skull candy headphones have to offer.

Sound Quality

Sound quality always comes first as far as audiophiles are concerned, and the Skullcandy Hesh delivers quite nicely in this department. It’s equipped with 50mm diameter speakers, with a frequency response of 18 to 20KHz. This is pretty good especially if you’re looking for headphones that can deliver amazing bass. Whether you like listening to hip hop, rock, heavy metal, or classical music, the sound quality remains the same – or at least, with only slight differences – across different audio devices. For a mid-range pair of headphones, the Skullcandy Hesh offers superb sound quality.

Product Quality

The Skullcandy Hesh headphones feature a gold plated 3.5mm jack which is durable since gold doesn’t oxidize. The gold plating also allows for better signal conduction and hence, better sound quality. The headphones are made from a mix of moulded plastic and leather and cloth. The moulded plastic allows for more flexibility while acting as a solid backbone for the headset, while the leather and cloth covering the earpieces and headband provides comfortable use even for extended periods. Skullcandy Hesh headphones also come with a braided cloth cord that adds durability to the product.


One quick look at all the designs the Skullcandy Hesh is available in reveals a very wide range of choices. If you’re not very particular with design, you can opt for the simple colours. If you are though, you can check out the different designs, ranging from NBA teams to Paul Frank designs. These are even available in designs that were especially made by artists. With the wide range from which to choose, you should be able to find a style that fits you.

In conclusion, the Skullcandy Hesh stacks up quite nicely against its competitors. It’s affordable, provides great sound quality, and is made with quality in mind so it should give you good value especially in the long run.