Review: Skullcandy Supreme Sound Hesh 2 Headphones
November 29, 2012 by Bill Palmer
by Bill Palmer
Skullcandy’s Hesh 2 over the ear (large cup) headphones are marketed at those who want to express themselves, but offer an audio experience that’s plenty strong for their $59 price tag as well. Whether you want your Hesh in all blue, or black with pink skulls, or a reggae look, or a Miami Heat or Yankees logo for that matter, distcintive options abound.
Visually distinctive headphones which are well under the $100 mark tend to treat audio quality as an afterthought, particularly ones which sport team logos. But in my tests, that turned out to simply not be the case with the Hesh 2 headphones. Across various genres I found their audio output to be solid on the low end and respectable in the upper ranges, not standing out as being particularly aligned for any one genre but instead doing a nice job across the board. I’ve heard better audio elsewhere at this price, only by a slight margin.
The Hesh 2 starts at $59 for a few base models including all black, all white, and one with a monkey logo. If you want a mic and buttons built in to the cable, that’ll push it to $69, while the licensed team logo models are $79.
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 • Price: $59 and up • skullcandy.com