Skullcandy Crusher Wireless review – Sound Guys
Some people want the very best sounding pair of headphones, full stop. While everyone perceives sound differently, trained ears definitely have a few favorite go-to brands and pairs of cans they’d recommend. For everyone else, there’s Skullcandy—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The company is probably one of the most well-known audio companies due in no small part to them being available in everything from electronics stores to the local drugstore. Today, we’re looking at the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless one of its more interesting headsets.
Is it good or just good for “most people”? We spent two weeks with the Crusher Wireless to find out.
Editor’s note: this Skullcandy Crusher Wireless review was updated on August 4, 2022, to address the product’s discontinuation and what alternatives are worth considering instead.
- Commuters will appreciate this set of non-noise canceling headphones as it has plush earpads that do a fine job of blocking outside noise.
- Anyone on a budget with a little patience should watch the price of these headphones. You can get the Crusher Wireless for $99 or less, if you wait long enough.
What’s it like to use the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless?
The Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones have folding hinges for a more portable way to carry.
Skullcandy isn’t exactly known for its—ahem—luxury build. While the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless is made of cheaper plastic, it’s still sturdy. The matte black coating resists fingerprints, and the headphone and headband faux leather padding is pretty substantial. The combination makes for a fairly comfortable pair of headphones. People with glasses might find the clamping force is a touch too strong.
The buttons along the bottom of the headphones feel cheap, but the tactile response is almost perfect. There’s also the bass slider on the left ear cup, which is a bit stiff, and inside each ear cup is a low-end driver setup that only provides haptic feedback. This slider lets you control how much (if any) extra bass you want.
On the headband is a small cutout that makes the rubber plastic headband way more comfortable for long listening sessions.
The padding on the bottom of the headband is made of a similar cheap rubber that you’d find on something like the Beats EP. This kind of rubber pulls at hair constantly and can be a literal pain. Skullcandy minimizes this problem with a small cutout.
The only branding you’ll find is a discreet logo just above either ear cup. The all-black option we’re looking at here is also understated enough to wear on a commute or around the office without a problem. I can see just about anyone rocking these, which is something that can’t be said for many headphones in this price range.
How do you control the Crusher Wireless?
The headphones have plenty of plush padding that makes them fairly comfortable.
Playback controls are all fairly simple as well, with three buttons on the right ear cup letting you pause/play music, adjust volume, skip between tracks, and access your phones personal assistant. My only problem with them is that they’re a little too loud when you click them and you can even hear them over the music in some cases. On the bright side, there’s no noticeable audio lag when watching videos so if you tend to watch a lot of videos you don’t have anything to worry about here.
How do you connect to the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless?
Pairing to the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless may not be as seamless as some Beats headphones with the fancy h2 chip, but it still isn’t hard at all. If you’re pairing to a device for the first time simply turning the headphones on by pressing the circular multifunction button will enter pairing mode. You’ll know you’re in pairing mode when the tiny LED begins flashing between blue and red. From there just go to the Bluetooth settings on your source device and select the headphones. If this doesn’t work for you then it might be a better idea just to reset the headphones completely.
There are only three playback buttons on the right ear cup and a bass slider on the left.
The Skullcandy Crusher Wireless runs Bluetooth 4.1 (so, no multipoint here) with a solid connection in everyday use. There is some notable skipping once you’re teetering around the 10-meter limit of the Bluetooth range which is to be expected. If you prefer a wired connection there’s also a 3.5mm input on the bottom of the left ear cup.
Keep in mind that the Crusher Wireless only uses the SBC codec, which given the choice between the usual AAC and SBC found on many headsets, we’d say pick SBC if you’re using Android. For iOS users, it’s a bit of a downer, as AAC tends to perform better than SBC when paired with an Apple iPhone.
Follow these directions to reset your Crusher Wireless if you’re having issues.
- Go into the Bluetooth settings of any devices that are paired with the headphones and click to forget the Crusher Wireless.
- Power off the headphones by holding down the middle button.
- Power them back on by holding down the same middle button and continue holding the button for a few more seconds until the headphones enter pairing mode.
- Then hold down the + and – sign buttons simultaneously until you hear two beeps.
- Now you should be able to find the headphones in the Bluetooth settings of your device.
How’s the battery life of the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless?
On the bottom of the left ear cup are a 3.5mm input and a microUSB charging port.
Skullcandy claims a battery life of roughly 40 hours of constant playback, which would be fairly impressive all on its own. However, in our objective testing, it surpassed even that clocking in at 57 hours, 28 minutes. To be fair though, this was with the bass slider turned all the way down, so if you think you’re going to be using pumping bass often you should expect a little less.
The biggest downside here is that in order to charge them you’re going to have to use an older microUSB cable instead of the newer USB-C. While that may not be a problem for most people now, it will get a little more annoying in a few years when everything is USB-C. On the bright side, 10 minutes on the charger will give you roughly 180 minutes of constant playback.
How’s the isolation of the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless?
While the isolation isn’t great in the low end, these do a decent job at blocking much of the higher frequencies.
Passive isolation is the name of the game with the Crusher Wireless. Over-ear closed-back headphones typically do a pretty good job of this, through sealing off your entire ear from the environment. As demonstrated in the graph, high-pitched noise will get blocked, while low sounds will still reach your ears. You’ll still hear airplane din and air conditioners, but at least babies crying on the bus will be quieter.
How does the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless sound?
The Skullcandy Crusher Wireless put a slight emphasis on the lower end, with another dip around 600Hz as well.
For the sake of testing, we kept the bass slider turned off. That said, they still have plenty of low-end emphasis which makes these great for bass-heads, especially considering that you can adjust the bass even more with the slider. If you’re looking for Beats-level bass and then some, crank that slider all the way up. Be aware: doing so causes severe auditory masking, and makes it hard to hear mids and treble notes.
Lows, mids, and highs
This can be heard throughout the song Patient is the Night by The Blasting Company where the bassline masks the soft strumming of the guitar in the background. You can barely hear the chords as the lacking clarity because of the loud bass notes.
Treble notes never sound too loud, but the soft hi-hats through the chorus of You’ve Got Me Running in Circles by Sonny Cleveland don’t really sound the way they should compare to everything else going on. This is likely due to the fact that most headphones with a consumer-friendly sound tend to boost frequencies in the highs to compete with the ranges of emphasis elsewhere, but the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless doesn’t quite do that here.
Should you buy the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless?
Well, the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless is discontinued, but you can still find it from certain vendors like Amazon. Unfortunately, it’s no longer on Skullcandy’s website. The company has so many headsets the choices are dizzying, but if you want something similar to the Crusher Wireless, we recommend the Skullcandy Hesh ANC. The Hesh ANC features very good noise canceling that makes low frequencies sound one-half to one-quartier their perceived loudness, making it a great ANC headset that costs just $99 USD. You don’t get any water resistance here, but few headphones carry that kind of durability anyway. Bass heads who want good noise canceling, go ahead and read our full Skullcandy Hesh ANC review.
Skullcandy Crusher Wireless
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What are some other options to consider?
The Monoprice BT-600ANC doesn’t have a mobile app.
If you want to stick with Bluetooth options, then you should check out the Anker Soundcore Life Q35. It also emphasizes bass notes, perhaps a bit too much, but you can equalize the sound in the Soundcore app. It supports SBC, AAC, and LDAC streaming, which is unique for headphones that cost $129 USD.
Another great option is the Monoprice BT-600ANC. Like the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless, this also costs $99 USD. With Monorpice’s headset, you get very good active noise canceling and aptX HD support, along with Bluetooth multipoint. Sure, it isn’t the flashiest headset but it works very well. If you want to see some other headphones that are sub-$100 and have made it through our review process with flying colors, check out our complete list.
Frequently asked questions about Skullcandy Crusher Wireless
Yes! Connect like you would any other Bluetooth device.
Yes, like most Bluetooth headphones the Crusher Wireless uses the A2DP profile.
We haven’t tested the Skullcandy Crusher ANC, so we don’t have measurements for its frequency response. Unlike the Crusher Wireless, the Crusher ANC has a companion app with custom user EQ, which means you can adjust bass. The Crusher ANC also uses aptX HD codec which provides higher resolution audio, so it wins in that department.
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The Skullcandy website really lays on hyperbole when it comes to its headphones. “Better than 98% of fancy-a** noise-canceling headphones out there” screams a promoted user review of the Skullcandy Hesh ANC headphones that’s as bold as it is, well, bolded. “Best headphone under $100. Period.” says another prominent purchaser’s seal of approval, this time for the Skullcandy Hesh Evo. Judging based solely on sound quality, both the Skullcandy wireless headphones fall short of the hype compared to elite competition. Judging these Bluetooth headphones by performance for the price more than premium precision, however, the Skullcandy Hesh line definitely doesn’t disappoint. We tested both the Hesh ANC and the Hesh Evo and found them to be over-the-ear headphones that won’t work for audiophiles and power users, but will definitely take care of business for everyday listeners. Let’s look past the caps-lock-style statements and see what these Skullcandy headphones actually offer.
What are the Skullcandy Hesh headphones?
Skullcandy isn’t new to affordable audio. This is the company behind the unapologetically cheap Dime earbuds (reviewed here), which deliver a way more than acceptable sound for an exceptional sub-$25 price. Selling for almost $200 less than many active noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones—such as the “fancy-a**” Sony WH-1000XM4 (reviewed here)—the Skullcandy Hesh ANC and Evo aim to be an equivalent to the Dime (and its big big brother the Indy ANC) by punching well above their price point. But even Skullcandy’s own Crusher ANC wireless headphones are substantially more expensive, so what do the Hesh ANC and Hesh Evo bring to the table and leave at the door?
The Skullcandy Hesh headphones’ design
The primary place the Skullcandy Hesh line falls short of the exclamations is that superior sound. Yes, the Hesh ANC features the same 40mm drivers and 20 Hz-20 kHz frequency range as its older Crusher cousin. But size isn’t everything. The Sony WH-1000XM4 also has 40mm drivers but can reproduce tones up to 40 kHz (and extensively tailor its response through an extensive app). The Hesh ANC offers a sensitivity of only 99.63dB, compared to the Crusher’s—and Sony’s—105dB. The Hesh Evo offers just 91.3dB. Plus, the Crusher limits the total harmonic distortion to less than 1 percent, while the Skullcandy Hesh ANC expands that to 3 percent. Press that volume and you’re quicker to reach distortion (not that you should attempt to reach anywhere near max sound pressure levels). In addition, the Crusher headphones are compatible with the Skullcandy app’s customizable sound features, including the ability to create an individual EQ blend. Spending more gets you a pair of wireless headphones with expansive sound and personalization options that better replicate the original recording and/or how you want to hear it.
Still, the Skullcandy Hesh are well-designed headphones with a lot to like. Weighing 226 grams for the ANC and 213 grams for the Evo, the Skullcandy Hesh headphones are lightweight and feature a noise-isolating fit thanks to comfortable—albeit thin—padding around the ears and on top of the head. (Compare the weight to 254 grams for the Sony and more than 308 grams for the Crusher set.) The Hesh headphones feature a flat-folding, collapsible design, but only a travel bag (no hard storage case). The Hesh ANC is available in “Mod White,” True Black,” and “Chill Grey,” while the Hesh Evo is in grey, black, and a blue with red and gold accents. The wireless headphones charge via an included USB-C cable, and they also come with a 3.5mm aux cord, in case you want to listen to devices that don’t support Bluetooth 5.0.
The bottom line on these wireless headphones is that if you have an acutely tuned ear, the Skullcandy Hesh line probably won’t topple top-of-the-line models. But if you’re looking for an affordable, lightweight pair of Bluetooth over-ear headphones that are easy to use, the Skullcandy Hesh headphones are way above the mean.
The Skullcandy Hesh headphones manage to be compact but immersive. Andrew Waite
Setting up Skullcandy Hesh headphones
Four buttons on the right earcup give you complete control over tracks, calls, and volume without ever touching your phone. To start the pairing process, press the top “O” button for one second. Then open the Bluetooth settings on your phone, click on the now-discoverable Skullcandy Hesh headphones and start listening. As Skullcandy’s instructions point out, it’s as easy as one, two, three.
The controls themselves are similarly simple to use. However, because all four buttons are oriented in one line, I accidentally hit the wrong one enough times to consciously feel from the top down until I became more oriented to the layout. The plus sign turns the volume up with one push and advances tracks by pressing and holding. The negative sign does the opposite with the same actions. Meanwhile, the middle button is your power button, pause button, and connection to your virtual assistant or to answer a call. And on the Hesh ANC, that top “O” button not only lets you pair a new device, but it switches between ANC and Ambient Mode.
Key features of the Skullcandy Hesh headphones
So Skullcandy Hesh headphones aren’t giant killers, but they more than deliver in the $100-$150 category.
A sound investment
Overall, the Skullcandy Hesh headphones produce solid sound. The ANC does offer increased isolation and a more immersive experience than the Evo, but I couldn’t otherwise detect a huge sonic distinction, despite the slight difference in decibel output. The sound profile skewed toward a brighter treble than equivalent headsets I’ve tested. So while there was enjoyable bass, the sound was nicely balanced and detailed. For instance, the tambourine chimed crisply in the Counting Crows’ “Mr. Jones” and the piano struck the right notes for me in Dave Matthews Band’s “Mercy.” When watching video wirelessly, lag was undetectable. While watching a baseball game, I found the ball clapped against the catcher’s mitt and cracked off the bat satisfying as I saw the action on my screen.
Don’t sweat the fit …
I wore the Skullcandy Hesh headphones during a three-hour project staining the deck in 90-degree heat. If that wasn’t enough to prove their comfort, I don’t know what would be. Yes, I switched back and forth between the pairs because I wanted to compare the sound quality, but outside of a few seconds between pairs I was wearing the headphones for the duration and never felt the desire to take them off or adjust them. Of course, the foam ear covers had pooled sweat around them each time I changed sets, but days later they were no worse for the wear. The plastic arc connecting the two headphones can extend by an inch on both sides, and the foam on the underside of the arch holds the headphones in place and provides nice padding on your head.
Time to play
The Skullcandy Hesh models have enough battery life to watch movies or to game all day. The Hesh ANC can last 22 hours with noise cancellation active, while the Evo can last up to 36 hours. For comparison, the Skullcandy Crusher lasts up to 24 hours (and the Sony WH-1000XM4 can run for 30 hours with noise canceling on). The Skullcandy Hesh headphones also offer rapid charging, which provides three hours of listening with just 10 minutes of USB-C plug-in time.
I wanna be like mic
Onboard in-line microphones in the Skullcandy Hesh Bluetooth headphones let you answer calls or talk to your virtual assistant. Siri correctly reported the temperature and the NY Jets’ upcoming preseason opponent—though she did take a while to answer. I’d blame my wireless speed, but I haven’t experienced a similar delay with other headsets I’ve tested, including the Skullcandy Indy ANC earbuds.
While staining the deck, I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with my best friend. I never told him I was using headphones and he never seemed to have trouble hearing what I was saying, laughing at all the appropriate times. We might as well have been in the same place, though then I would have had help with the deck. Who’s laughing now, sigh…
The Hesh ANC’s four mics are also used to pick up external noise so that the cancellation algorithm can analyze and negate it. And it was effective, letting me do some work in the same room where my 3.5-year-old daughter watched a “Chip and Potato” cartoon. And when I wore the ANC set while staining that deck I switched over to Ambient Mode, which mixes environmental sound in with your audio playback, and had no problem hearing when my neighbor called to me from over the fence. Honestly, unless you find that feature handy, or know that you’ll be in a particularly noisy commuting/work environment, save money and go for the Evo. You get nearly identical sound quality and both models feature a noise-isolating fit that does a nice job of passively muting your surroundings.
Skullcandy headphones prove you don’t have to pay a lot to get plenty. Andrew Waite
So, who should buy the Skullcandy Hesh headphones?
If you want the best wireless headphones for your dollar, but not top dollar, you should consider these Skullcandies. The very best Bluetooth headphones will offer superior sound with personalized options. At a similar price point to the Skullcandy Hesh line, the Soundcore Q30 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones offer some of the personalization features found in the Crusher, etc. But the bendable, dependable Skullcandy Hesh headphones delivered on the promise of energetic sound at an inclusive price. They may not be “fancy-a**” but I fancied them.
Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds Review
Though they cost over 10 cents, the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds are the most affordable wireless earbuds we’ve seen, at just $24.99. Yes, some compromises have been made to achieve such a low price: everything here is plastic and looks like this, the charging cable is about the length of a pinky, and the included accessories are kept to a minimum. But in terms of sound, these headphones deliver rich, boosted (but not unnatural) bass depth paired with bright, detailed highs. Their solid audio quality makes it easy to get rid of some of the other issues, such as relatively short battery life and poorly implemented controls.
Skullcandy markets the Dime True Wireless Earbuds as “noise-isolating”, but any headphones that seal the ear canal effectively isolate noise to some degree. If they create a strong insulation, then the sound insulation will be even more effective. So that doesn’t mean the claim is wrong, but don’t confuse these headphones with headphones that use active noise cancellation.
Lightweight plastic earphones in black, blue, gray or matt green fit surprisingly securely into the earphones. The plastic feel of the earphones and the charging case is cheap, almost at prototype level, for that matter. Outside of the Skullcandy logo, there are no design frills on the outer panels of the headphones. The set includes three pairs of silicone eartips, small, medium, and large, and generally speaking, the shape of the earphones is enough to hold items in place when paired with the right earphones.
Headphones are operated by pressing the Skull logo on the rubber outer panel of any earpiece along the shaft. Here’s how you turn your headphones on and off (two-second hold), pair them (four-second hold), and play/pause audio (tap once). These controls are pretty simple, but things get confusing if you want to do anything else. To skip ahead a track, hold down the right earbud’s button for one second – don’t confuse this with a quick press, as that’s for play/pause. (Skip to the previous track is the same one-second hold on the left earcup.) The volume is controlled by two presses – up on the right ear or down on the left ear. Voice assistants are invoked with three taps, and an incoming call is answered with one tap. As you can imagine, mixing presses with holds is bound to result in some misfires with one button handling everything.
The headphones are IPX4 rated, which means they can withstand splashes and sweat. Wearing them in light rain or while exercising shouldn’t be a problem, but don’t rinse them under the faucet. And remember that the charging case is not waterproof, so you need to dry it completely before putting the earphones in.
The case has a cut-out lid that shows when the headphones are docked, showing the rubberized bars. The flip cover is probably the least secure of all the cases we’ve tested, being made from lightweight plastic that the cut-out panels hint at is almost ready for display. The charging contacts on the inside are essentially exposed when the earbuds are not docked, so find a safe and dry place to store the case when not in use. There is a micro USB port on the back for the included charging cable. If the case has one minor touch, it’s a drawstring attached to one of its rounded corners.
Headphones compatible with Bluetooth 5.0, no app, which is not surprising at this price. Skullcandy estimates battery life is roughly 12 hours, meaning the earbuds last four hours on a full charge, and the case has eight hours of capacity. Those numbers are low for true wireless battery life these days, but then again, how much can you expect for $25?
Good sound quality
On tracks with intense sub-bass, such as The Knife’s “Silent Shout”, the headphones provide an impressive low-frequency response. At high, unreasonable listening levels, the track is not distorted, but at more reasonable volume levels, its depth is solid and powerful. Here, the highs seem balanced enough to match the lows and not let things get overly focused on the lows.
Bill Callahan’s “Drover”, a track with much less deep bass in the mix, gives us a better idea of Dime’s overall sonic signature. The drums on this track can sound a little too loud in bass-driven ears, but Skullcandy strikes the right balance here. Of course, there’s some serious amplification going on, but it’s done in the name of giving the drums a steady round sound. Things never venture into unnaturally formidable territory. Callahan’s baritone vocals also get a solid dose of rich bass and midrange presence, coupled with crisp highs and mids. Acoustic drums and percussion hits in the upper register are reproduced with a reasonable amount of detail and brightness in the high and mid frequencies. Things are definitely leaning towards the low frequencies, but they never sound muddy – there is enough clarity in the high mids and highs to keep the mix basicly clean.
Watch us test the headphones
On Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild”, the bass drum loop gets high enough in the middle of its attack to keep its punching power while how vinyl crackle and hiss, which are usually relegated to background status, seems to take a step forward. forward in the mix – so there seems to be some sculpting going on at the high frequencies rather than all over the place boost. The sub-bass synth hits that punctuate the beat are played with a solid subwoofer-like thunder feel without full mega-bass. Here we get a clear idea of the range of the lows without disturbing the balance of the mix. The vocals on this track are delivered with solid clarity and perhaps a bit of hiss, but they never seem to struggle with the slightly pumped low end.
Orchestral tracks, like the opening scene from the John Adams ballet. Gospel of the Other Mary , have a bright, rich sound. The lower case instrumentation is getting some development, but not taken to extremes. The brass, strings and vocals in the higher register sound with their typical clarity and brightness that grabs all the attention. All in all, it’s a balanced sound signature with rich lows and bright highs. There is a lot of sculpting, but the sculpting is well aligned at both ends of the frequency range. The sound signature is certainly not for purists, but for $25 it sounds great.
The microphone provides surprisingly good intelligibility. Using the Voice Memos app on the iPhone 8, we could understand every recorded word without any problems. There was a bit of Bluetooth distortion at the edges of the words, but that was to be expected, and the mic signal was relatively strong compared to what we typically hear from true wireless headphone mics.
Most Affordable Wireless Headphones
$25 Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Headphones deliver powerful, balanced, rich and vibrant sound. There isn’t much more to say, but the sound is better than you’d expect at this price point. The handling is a little annoying and the build is as cheap as it gets, but most importantly – the sound – is beyond its weight class. There are other true wireless headphones under $50, such as the $30 JLab Go Air and the $35 Tribit FlyBuds 3. The FlyBuds are our top pick in this price range, especially if you’re looking for fully waterproof exercise headphones. But if you just want to spend as little as possible, it’s hard to argue with just $25 for a Skullcandy dime.
Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Headphones
Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Headphones deliver sound that sounds way better than you’d expect for just $25.
A new brand of wireless headphones has appeared in Russia. Price surprises
Skullcandy headphones have always helped informal people, skaters and participants of other bright parties stand out. However, modern realities dictate their own trends – hefty mugs on the ears are no longer in fashion. They have given way to fully wireless and neat TWS headphones. On this occasion, the company has released an inexpensive model Skullcandy Sesh True Wireless with high-quality sound and eye-catching design.
Comfort and Noise Reduction
Day of music
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Day of music
Skullcandy is a truly American brand. Headphones Skullcandy combines a bright and fashionable design. They are highly respected / in demand among representatives of subcultures, extreme people, in informal and creative parties. And the brand is periodically praised by the world’s leading publications. So, The New York Times considers the Skullcandy headphones one of the best in the price range under $50.
Look at the headphones in the official store
The case and the headphones themselves are made of plastic. Plus, in a light and neat design: nothing backlash, does not crawl, the cover of the case closes tightly, with a characteristic pleasant click. The downside is the extremely delicate surface – it is quickly scratched. With the case you need to be extremely careful, do not throw it somehow and anywhere.
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There are four LEDs on the front and a button for checking the remaining charge in the case. At the back is a micro USB port for charging. The low final price left no chance for modern USB-C, there’s nothing you can do about it.
Comfort and noise reduction
The drivers are very secure in the case, but they are easy to remove and fly back just as easily – the magnetic fit is well thought out.
Includes interchangeable ear pads, you can choose the right size for yourself. The fit is very tight, so you can be active and play sports without pain and suffering. Protection against moisture, sweat and dust according to the IP55 standard is another confirmation of this.
A nice bonus – noise reduction, albeit passive. Tight, vacuum fit in the ears creates a good isolation from the outside world. True, talking in Sesh True Wireless is not very comfortable. The interlocutor is hard to hear, so the headphones have to be removed.
Each earpiece has one physical button. In this regard, there is good and bad news. Let’s go in order.
The physical key is much more convenient than the touch pad: no unnecessary and accidental clicks. It takes a long time to get used to each such model. In Sesh, everything is implemented simply and clearly.
Unfortunately, the buttons are very tight, you have to press hard on them, which creates noticeable discomfort. It’s easier to answer a call or pause music on your phone than to push the earpiece deep into your ear each time.
The buttons on the headphones can only adjust the volume (up on the right channel, down on the left) and call the voice assistant with a long press. Additional settings are not presented, the rest is in the smartphone.
Sesh True Wireless will definitely appeal to lovers of powerful, viscous and enveloping bass – here he is the unequivocal king of the party. The rest of the frequencies are in place, but heavily obscured by the bottoms. Perhaps this is a feature of the built-in 6mm drivers. Or maybe a special manufacturer’s setting, which should be borne in mind in advance, before buying. Still, not everyone likes the protrusion of individual frequencies to the fore.
In general, there are no questions about the sound quality. Yes, this is not an audiophile model, but 95% of users will definitely appreciate a completely clear, pleasant sound, albeit slightly overloaded with bass.
A day of music
Claimed 7 hours of battery life together with a charging case and another 3 hours of life on the batteries of the “ears” themselves. In fact, autonomy can be higher – it all depends on the style of music, volume and other side facts. Yes, these are far from record figures. However, given the light and compact design, the result is quite satisfactory.
The category of available TWS headphones is always a lottery. Almost none of the manufacturers guarantees top sound quality, reliable construction and any noticeable emotional charge. And all this at once in one product is even less common. However, there are some good options out there. For example, Skullcandy Sesh True Wireless, for which they ask 3990 rubles in Russia.
Headphones sound good, please with a tight, secure fit and even IP55 protection – there is an eye for sports and activities, which is extremely important on the eve of summer.