Best noise cancelling headphone:Skullcandy hesh anc review
Nov 28,2023 | David
With more and more people working at home and taking classes online, one of Skullcandy noise cancelling headphones——Hesh ANC, provides outstanding active noise reduction technology, which shields the noise of the world with one button and instantly provides quiet space. The listening time of wireless noise reduction in Hesh ANC is as long as 22 hours, and the listening enjoyment of 3 hours can be completed in only 10 minutes. When consumers need to perceive the surrounding environment, the transparent mode of Hesh ANC can enable them to enjoy music while still hearing the outside voice, switch between the two modes freely and touch back to reality.So what is the actual sense of use? This article collected some real reviews from users to give you an answer.
Basic parameters of Skullcandy hesh anc：
Package Dimensions：9.13 x 7.48 x 5.59 inches
Item Weight：1.3 pounds
Item model number：S6HHW-B957
Batteries：1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Battery Life：22 Hours
Number Of Items：1
Form Factor：Over Ear
Skullcandy hesh anc review from users：
Product name:Hesh ANC Price: $119.69
Rating: 4.1 Where to buy: Amazon or official website.
User review 1：
User:Wall•E Nation:United States
“This is a very versatile set of headphones. I wouldn’t say it’s great in any area but it is very good and almost all of them.
it’s made of plastic but the high quality good looking kind of plastic that gives you the look and feel of quality. They are extremely comfortable and they fit very well. So I think that’s the area where they excel the most but it’s no slouch in terms of sound quality or a noise cancellation both of which are very good. Just shy of great.
The only shortcoming I’ve seen is that these just don’t get very loud. You shouldn’t probably be playing headphones any louder than these get but let’s face it, we all want to raise the volume when we get to a song that we like.
I’m going to give these 4 1/2 stars as a great all-around performer at a really reasonable price. The noise cancellation is very strong and I don’t know why they cost less than the noise isolating ones. I would think that those would be less expensive than active noise canceling but I’m not complaining.
Do you have a good strong Bluetooth connection that seems to have better range than some of my other Bluetooth items. And the latency is low enough that there’s no problem watching movies or making phone calls. I don’t think these are specifically a gaming headset but I don’t think you would have any problems using these to play most games. You might need a dongle for certain consoles though.
They have a pretty long battery life and they charge up very quickly which is another huge plus. These are fantastic all-around performers and I’m tempted to go five stars but I think a lot of younger people are going to have problems with the lack of volume. And they might not quite have the punch that some of the headphones that people are used to.”
User review 2：
User:Critiques Unleashed by Niecole Nation:United States
“Upon receiving these headphones, my 14-year-old and I were eager to test them out. Setting them up with our cell phones and MacBook Pro was a breeze, and the quick 3-hour charging time definitely caught our attention. The build quality seemed solid, and wearing them was comfortable.
The sound quality impressed us and proved suitable for a variety of audio needs, including music, podcasts, and team meetings. However, in comparison to my $200 Bose noise-canceling earbuds, the difference in noise cancellation was noticeable. The Skullcandy headphones allowed more external sounds to pass through, especially higher-pitched sounds and voices. While the combination of active and passive noise reduction did help reduce noise to an extent, they didn't quite achieve the same level of isolation as my Bose earbuds.
Despite not being completely blown away, the Skullcandy headphones do have their own merits. They offer an easy pairing process, quick charging capabilities, and commendable audio quality. Additionally, the built-in Tile tracker is a useful feature for keeping track of your headphones, although the associated monthly fee is worth considering.
The Skullcandy Hesh ANC Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones deliver a notable experience. While they may not match the premium noise cancellation of my Bose earbuds, they offer a balanced combination of performance, comfort, and additional features. Whether for music, calls, or virtual meetings, these headphones could be a practical audio companion for many situations.”
User review 3：
User:ciel Nation:United States
“The quality is perfect!! It's nice and affordable and have a great fit. The mic quality is good too, so it has great privacy. It has a nice bass as well, so every song sounds surreal. One of my best purchases!!”
User review 4：
User:Aidan Nation:United States
“I'm not sure if they're worth it at $80. I mean I got them for 2 reasons. (1) Because my Crushers kept breaking and I had to 3d print a replacement headband that didn't work too well. And (2) because my family has some INSANELY annoying dogs that bark CONSTANTLY. So I figured I'd kill two birds with 1 stone and get these. But immediately after getting them, (literally within a minute of putting them on) I could hear the annoying barking dogs despite the "ANC". The ANC kinda works, as in it cancels out my PC fans and stuff, but not for actual annoying sounds that someone would want ANC for. And then I tried to listen to some music but even that disappointed me. My crushers just sounded better. Period. The highs sounded better and the bass sounded WAY better. (The latter is to be expected but not the former) I mean they sound alright, (better with ANC off) but they leave a lot to desired at such a price point.”
User review 5：
User:AliciaMarie Nation:United States
“Skullcandy used to be my go-to fit wired earbuds back in the day, so I was excited to try these wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. In typical Skullcandy fashion, these are completely plastic. I think the sleek design and all black parts are modern and stylish. I really wish these came with a carrying case, but do like that they can be tracked with the Tile app. The controls are simple and basic and there is no way to control the noise canceling aspect like there are a certain brand of pods and there's no custom equalization like other brands of both earbuds and headphones I have. Sound wise these are just okay. The bass is really there but it lacks in mids and highs. They also seem to have some sort of built in loud noise control. They just don't seem to play as loudly as other headphones. They lasted a couple days on a single charge and it does include a USB-C for fast charging. All in all, these are decent headphones for the price.”
User review 6：
User:Chrishel Nation:United States
“These headphones are really comfortable to wear. I'm really sensitive to headphones and have gone through several pairs trying to find ones that work for me. I was hesitant to get these because of the noise canceling. Noise canceling makes me sick to my stomach. I have no idea why. With this set, it's easy to turn the noise canceling on and off. This is good for me, but bad for the normal user that wants this feature. Until you get used to the operations, you can fumble around and turn it off easily. I also found that the noise canceling wasn't very effective. Sitting about 5 feet away from my singing parakeets, I couldn't tell the difference between the noise canceling on or off. The parakeets sounded muffled, but that was an effect of the ear pieces. For me, not an issue. No nausea. For anyone else, this would be disappointing.”
User review 7：
User:Lori J. Bjork Nation:United States
“I've been seduced before by a brand name and disappointed.
I AM familiar with the Skullcandy name and kudos for to me, the great name it is.
Now I prefer to in full disclosure share that my scale when writing reviews is an item gets four stars when it shows up as I expect and five stars when in some way it WOWs me.
I would like to imagine in a perfect world that someone who is really great at...you know has an ear for bad sounding speakers and amazing sounding speakers is reviewing these and it is totally based on that. That is not me. Although, I like to think if these were bad, I could at least tell that and share it.
As I AM wearing them and listening to something (which to me here is part of the WOW, yes these are Bluetooth, they also include a cord to plug into the microphone port so you don't have to take up prime USB real estate on the laptop AND a cord so I can plug it into my phone if I don't wish to do Bluetooth). I could hear other noise outside what I AM listening to via my laptop. I thought that is what noise cancelling is about.
So, not too much of a fan of having to use instructions. Still, I thought these are supposed to be noise-cancelling and doesn't that mean I can't hear outside noise? I consulted the User Guide to see how to turn on the noise cancelling feature. Glad I looked at the guide. There is some useful info in there. I pushed the appropriate button for noise-cancelling multiple times and nothing seemed to change. I could still hear outside sounds.
Okay, so I did a search on noise-cancelling headphones and I do not think it is what I thought it was. Nor do I care enough to try to understand it. Which means I cannot speak to how great the noise-cancelling feature works with these.
Lastly, I, of course, had to try this out with my phone and Sirius Radio...give it the DMB test. I first tried the USB-C to USB-C connection. I could not get this to work. As mentioned, I was psyched they included this. And I AM not ruling out operator error. Plus, my Android phone has the microphone type plugs and if I don't desire to go blue tooth, that worked for me.
I did not listen to DMB until after pairing via Bluetooth. These make my beloved Dave tunes sound sweet, sweet, very sweet. One might say like Skull Candy.”
User review 8：
User:Dawn Nation:United States
“I've been hearing about Skullcandy headphones for a while now but I figured my ear buds were just fine for my needs. After seeing this show up on Amazon I decided to give these a try.
Bohemian Rhapsody is an amazing arrangement, but I truly had no idea how beautifully done the song is until I listened to it on this set of headphones. I heard EVERYTHING. Each note, every voice, every nuance, and it seemed to swim through my head from one ear to the other absolutely surrounding me, drowning me in music.
Those ear buds might just end up in the trash, honestly.
They're also really good looking with their velvety matte black finish and the stylized skull emblem on the band. The cushioning is very comfortable and even the top of the headband is padded for comfort. It's adjustable to accommodate different size heads but I think if you have large ears these might be a bit too small to be perfectly comfortable.
Pairing was as easy as it gets. I turned my tablet's Bluetooth on, pressed the pairing button on the headphones and it popped right up on my screen. I clicked on it and was listening to music within minutes of unboxing them.
Absolutely fantastic and worlds better than the inexpensive ear buds I've been using because I didn't think it would make any difference.
It makes a HUGE difference, people. HUGE. If you're on the fence about whether to spend the money, let me tell you: SPEND IT. You will not regret buying this set of headphones.”
User review 9：
User:Crash Override. Nation:United States
“Sound quality rivaling Bose NC700. Incredibly crisp vocals and base that reverberates yet doesn't overpower. Immerse yourself in sound.
Noise cancelling is reasonable. It works very well for ambient non-spoken noises like fans. However, even with the active noise cancelling on, voices can still be heard relatively clearly (soft yet still heard clearly). Bose noise cancelling IMHO is superior for over ear headphones but so is the price. The upside to these is that they're not reliant on an app.
For the price point, these are fantastice. I've owned many Skullcandy products over the years. Their over ear headphones have always been a favorite of mine. These are no exception. If the earpiece material holds up better than the last pair I owned a few years ago, then I will continue to be impressed with these headphones. Time will tell.”
User review 10：
User:Lance C. Nation:United States
“I was eager to try out a set of Skullcandy Headphones due to the popularity of them, but this model is disappointing, This is supposed to be a budget version and it diffidently is, the build and materials are very cheap, made mostly of plastic, it feels like it is going to break if I drop them or pack them wrong in a bag, the sound quality is average, with a the low end being favored overall, to me was a bit muddy, The Noise Isolation is not great, the controls are a little hard to access, when wearing the headphones, what is good is the battery life, I was able to get around 29 to 30 hours in real world use, I found the overall comfort level to be limited due to the lack of adjustability, Bluetooth works well, there are better options at this price and I think you are paying for the brand here.”
The above are some referential user reviews about Skullcandy hesh anc headphones.From these reviews, we can see that users have praised its sound quality, noise cancelling function and other aspects.It is very suitable for daily life, such as traveling,commuting, studying or playing games.However, if you use it in summer or during exercise, its thick earmuffs will easily make your ears stuffy and uncomfortable. And this headphone has poor waterproof performance, so it can be said that it is not suitable for use when exercising or sweating. Exercise has become an indispensable part of many people's daily life. If you also like sports, it is necessary to choose a pair of sports headphones that are comfortable and stable to wear and have good waterproof performance as the second pair of essential headphones, such as Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones.
Hi Runner sports bone conduction headphones are open-eared and worn directly on the temples, so your ear canal is completely open, which makes it easy for you to hear the sound of cars and traffic lights outdoors in sports scenes such as running and walking, making you safer to use.
In terms of fit and comfort, the whole frame of Wissonly Hi Runner is made of adjustable aviation grade titanium steel, which can adapt to different sizes of head circumference and ensure the stability of wearing. Its earphone surface is made of high-tech low-sensitivity silicone material, which contains no chemical components to avoid allergic phenomena. The overall touch of the earphone is as silky as baby's skin, avoiding uncomfortable situations when worn for a long time. Moreover, its weight is very light, less than 30g, and it will not feel heavy when worn. After wearing it, I took it off at the end of the run. This Hi Runner didn't let me have any extra adjustment. As the flagship model of outdoor sports of Wissonly brand, it is the most comfortable and cost-effective one among all bone conduction at present.
When you sweat a lot when running or doing other sports, or when it suddenly rains when you run or exercise outdoors, then the waterproof performance of sports headphones is very important.As the flagship model of Wissonly,the waterproof grade of Wissonly Hi RunnerSports Bone Conductivity Headphone reaches IPX8 waterproof grade higher than the industry standard. It allows the wearer to work normally when swimming or diving, not to mention sweat prevention or ordinary waterproof.
It is also equipped with 32G body memory, which can store 5,000 songs, and supports Bluetooth and MP3 working modes. You can use it as a Bluetooth MP3 player for underwater sports or scenes without a mobile phone.
Hi Runner is the flagship product of Wissonly, and its overall function is also the most perfect. In terms of sound quality, this bone conduction earphone uses the latest research results of wissonly laboratory, which increases the vibration area of the vibrator by 35%. At the same time, it also optimizes the sound transmission direction to make the sound more concentrated and the music more spatial, and it has a good performance in both high and low notes.
Wissonly has made a lot of efforts to reduce its sound leakage. Its all-wrapped design reduces the vibration of the shell, and through structural optimization, the sound waves of the sound leakage are cancelled, thus avoiding 90% of the sound leakage. Wissonly Hi Runner's sound leakage performance is much better than that of the same gear bone conduction headphones on the market.
In terms of price, it only costs $99.99, which is very cost-effective!