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A Nice Set of Mid-Tier Over-the-Ear Headphones
Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017
I have used Skullcandy ear buds in the past. Once Bluetooth headphones began increasing in popularity, the first/second generation of LG Tone's (these are the headphones with the halo that goes around the neck) became my goto. As time went on, the Tone's became more and more unreliable, and eventually I lost sound completely in one of the buds.
So, I began searching for a set of wireless headphones that could be used as a substitute. I have had good luck with Skullcandy products in the past, and since I didn't want to break the bank, I decided to order a pair of the Skullcandy Hesh 2 wireless. I'll break it down into a couple of categories.
Sound: The sound is pretty good for the price. Nothing that will blow your mind, but it is good. Now, bear in mind, I primarily listen to podcasts. As long as the sound quality is decent, that is fine by me. I will listen to the occasional music album or two with these, and I still found the sound quality to be good. I would mention that the bass is lacking on these. Otherwise, just fine for music.
Battery Life: In the description, it says that the battery life is 15 hours. I swear it is longer than that. I regularly forget to charge these bad boys and they still stay on. I would say that the 15 hours battery life is true to the description, if not going above and beyond this (though I have never actually counted the specific amount of hours).
Functionality: No concerns here. Basic power button which functions as the pause/play if memory serves me correctly, and forward/back buttons. Work as expected
Connectivity: The connection isn't quite as strong as other wireless sets I've used. But generally speaking, if you are using these in an average sized apartment and have your device centrally located, you should be able to go about your business without too many drops. If you run low on battery, it does come with the direct aux cable options which also has function buttons on the cord.
Comfort: This is the biggest downfall of these headphones. They are not particularly comfortable when wearing for long periods of time. I used these when I am cleaning around the house, or working at my computer, etc. So, I am typically wearing these for 3+ hours at a shot. The foam around the ears is pretty dense, which does not feel good on the side of your head. The headband on the top also feels like it is pressing into my skull, and it is just a rubber material with no cushioning, so this is pretty uncomfortable. Lastly, despite adjusting the headband placement, the ear pieces always feel like they are applying way too much pressure. To combat this, I end up taking 5 minutes "breaks" every hour or so to give my head a break.
Conclusion: All in all, this is a pretty good set of headphones. It gives you decent sound, good battery, and functions without issue. The biggest issue has to be the comfort, so you will have to evaluate how you would be using these before purchasing, and if the comfort would be an issue for you. If so, you may want to look at shelling out a bit more for a more comfortable pair. If you think this wouldn't bug you, then this is the perfect set.