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Skullcandy Hesh 2.0 Review - Avoid at all costs. - Page 2
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I found the Hesh 2.0 in a display at Target last night. I tried them and, while it may have been the source, they sounded a lot better to me than the previous generation Hesh. To be honest they sounded a lot better than the Sony XB600 set up next to them on a different source. The Skullcandy display also had the ROC Nation Aviators and they are pretty nice too except that they seem a little too fragile for my use. I would really like to have been able to try them out against my 8323's on my own source.
I agree, this thing is really uncomfortable, i can't wear it for long periods of time which sucks because i generally listen music when travel =(
in the sound deparment i don't complain, this is not the best set of headphones obviously but they fit to me and my electronic music(with powerfull bass).
I've always been pretty happy with my original hesh set. Picke em up in 09'. One thing everybody seems to be missing out on is the fact that skullcandy has a lifetime warranty. Yup, that's right. I'm pretty hard on headphones, but the build quality on these things tends to give out on me in around a year, even if I just leave them at home, next to the bed (with fairly constant use ~3hrs a day average). So I send it back in and get a new pair for the price of one way S&H and never have to worry about breaking an expensive pair. Plus they've got a 50% warranty to cover any sort of accidental/crazy stupid damage as long as you give them the story. Now that they no longer stock the original hesh, I'll probably have to shell out 10$ to upgrade when I return them and get store credit, but I bought my damn headphones for something like 33-40 dollars when they were on sale, and I'm getting a pair of 60 dollar headphones with a lifetime warranty for 10$ whenever the current pair gives out. I mean I've been through something like 5-6 sets of these, and I pay something around 4-6$ SH to choose a new model every time the plastic wears out. I'm happy enough with this arrangement that I ended up returning a pair of beats I got for christmas so I wouldn't have to worry about breaking them (not that they necessarily would have been all that big an improvement sound wise...).
I honestly Don't agree with you. The are very comfortable except that my earrings jab into my neck when I put them on, but that happens to me with ALL my headphones. I do agree, however, that the bass sucks!! If you're looking for some headphones with awesome bass to be listening to dubstep or rock, like me, then don't buy them.
While possessing exactly zero audiophile cred and none of the terminology, I thought that while the sound overall was definitely decent (for $50 bucks anyway), I wanted to do better. I started doing some research. I spent a lot of time online, I spent a lot of time here:) It began to seem to me that I could probably enjoy a least a decent, if not excellent, "audiophile experience" with the right headphone setup, I began to get a bit obsessed! I read on....
Finally I pulled the trigger and purchased a set of Hifiman HE-:400's, I plugged them into my ipad and hmm a bit more research. 90 minutes after owning them, I ordered the Fiio e07K. I've got some more to learn for sure and I've got to make some time to rip some music at better quality, but I'm thrilled with the setup.
I went into all that to say this, I have the new gear and I'm loving it. But truth is its gear, its a setup and its all upstairs;) When I just need something for a short time, or simple I still grab the SK Hesh's. I'm becoming vividly aware of the huge contrast between them and my new toys, but they still sound at a minimum, acceptable to me, they aren't terrible by any means.
If one of the resident experts were to say that there are 12 other headphones that cost what the Hesh's do and are better, I'd be in no position to argue. But honestly for $50, and maybe more, you could(And I have), have done a lot worse.
This is actually my first post so I'd also like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have posted so much helpful information and insightful reviews. I feel like I made some good choices, like I have a really good starting point and I'm really looking forward to learning more and enjoying my music at a whole new level, thanks!
Edited by Synthros - 4/18/13 at 8:14pm