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Skullcandy S6HSDZ-161 Hesh 2.0 with Detatchable Cable - Black/Black Reviews

KodaO

SKDY Hesh 2.0

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Pros: Great bass, shocking highs, attractive, built well

Cons: Comfort, mids are recessed, diaphragm easily displaced with pressure (crackles when adjusted)

To start off, these aren't my cans. They were a gift to my brother and he wanted my to review them for him, and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with this remake of the Hesh. I owned the previous model of the Hesh and they weren't great, but the Hesh 2.0 bring a pleasant SS similar to the DT770. Not the SAME SS, but it has that U-shaped sound curve the Beyer's are famous for.    In terms of sound quality, the 2.0's deliver a wonderful bass response, with decent bass extension. Not as deep as some may like, but the mid-bass has enough UNF to satisfy bassheads IMO.    Mids are slightly recessed, but vocals are still clear and guitars/other instruments...
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CrystalT

I am pleasantly surprised.

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Pros: Detatchable cable, balanced sound.

Cons: Driver grattle. Surprisingly, only a problem with certain metal genres.

Mild u-shape. Rather than going the XB500 route, it goes more for sub-bass extension, then mellows out in the higher bass/lower mids, roll offs where appropriate to keep the sound balanced, and smooth. Another roll off in the lower treble. Just a bit of sparkle.   Detail retrieval is inferior to some other 'phones in the price range. Superlux, and Grado have the Hesh beat in detail, and separation, and of course, headstage, open vs closed.   The Hesh perform much better with classical, acoustic, hardstyle/freeform/jumpstyle/hardjump/hard dance/etc. It isn't a problem with some genres of metal, but there was an obvious distortion, probably some sort of driver grattle,...
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Johnnythegeek

Good step up from $15 headphones

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Pros: Solid bass, efficient and fairly comfortable

Cons: Somewhat muddy treble, short cord

So I consider myself a audiophile of old. I grew up on music being important. I liked slow cut Albums and speakers with emphasis on being flat and not bass heavy. That said, I have used mostly headphones from Sennheiser for my listening. Having just bought a iPod Nano 6G I wanted a more isolated choice for listening. I decided to try a pair of Hesh 2's. I found them to be comfortable except if you wear glasses. I also found they are pretty efficient as the iPad Nano had no problem driving them to higher levels. But their were some drawbacks. Such as weak treble, muddy bass and distant midrange with vocals. They did not always sound this way with all music. So I can assume without some...
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