Skullcandy Hesh Evo Review

Skullcandy Hesh Evo Review

Written by Kenneth Sawyer, In Headset, Published On
October 8, 2023

There is no denying that the world is paying a price for the booming consumer electronics industry. Is there a way to get the rewards of cutting-edge audio without contributing to its negative environmental impact? Skullcandy’s new Transparency collection aims to mitigate these negative effects on the environment with products like the Skullcandy Transparency Jib True 2 Wireless Earbuds ($49.99) and the Skullcandy Transparency Hesh Evo Wireless Headphone. We’ve evaluated the Transparency Hesh Evo headphones, and they’re the kind of headphones that will garner you some strange looks if you dare to wear them in public.

Skullcandy Hesh Evo Specification

Type Circumaural (over-ear)
Weight 213 gm
Colours Black, Blue
Noise cancellation Yes
Bluetooth version 5.0
Microphone Yes
Max frequency response 20000 Hz
Min frequency response 20 Hz
Driver Type Dynamic Driver


  1. Audio performance that is solid and sculpted, with deep lows and clear highs.
  2. The perfect fit
  3. Affordable


  1. Sparse on optional components

What are some eco-friendly ways to use headphones?

Skullcandy Hesh Evo Review

Skullcandy claims that the Transparency Hesh Evo leaves behind no carbon footprint at all because of the company’s partnership with TerraPass and EcoChain, two organizations whose mission is to assist corporations in creating more sustainable goods and supply chains. Purchasing carbon offset credits cancels out the 12.14 kg of carbon emissions from each pair of headphones. Offset credits are generally recognized in the green business world, but not everyone in the environmental movement agrees that they are the best way to address climate change.

Audio Performance

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The headphones provide an outstanding low-frequency response, even on tracks with heavy sub-bass content like “Silent Shout” by The Knife. They deliver tremendous thump without distorting even at unsafe listening levels, and the lows are still pretty apparent even at more reasonable volumes on this bass-heavy music. By comparing the Hesh Evo to Bill Callahan’s “Drover,” a song with far less sub-bass, we may get a clearer idea of the speaker’s basic sound profile. The track’s drums can seem distorted via bass-heavy headphones, but in this mix, they retain their rich, powerful sound without being artificially amplified. The low-mids of Callahan’s baritone are enriched, but this is balanced by his rather sharp high-mid delivery, which helps distinguish the voices. Higher-register percussion strikes and acoustic strums are very loud, while the background tape hiss is brought forward in a significant way. That is to say, our sound has been carefully crafted to have deep lows and crisp highs. Overall, it strikes a good balance, although purists hoping for fidelity and bassheads will not enjoy its sound.

Battery Life

Skullcandy Hesh Evo Review

When fully charged, the Transparency Hesh Evo Series can play for 36 hours, and a quick 10-minute charge will give you another 3 hours of listening time. The battery life is undoubtedly improved by not having ANC built-in. The controls are superb and obvious to the touch. The “+” button controls volume and track navigation; the “circle” button pairs the device with your Bluetooth device. Pressing the “-” button for an extended period of time lowers the volume or skips to the previous track. The headphones may be turned on and off with a lengthy push of the raised spherical bump that sits between the two volume buttons. You also receive a built-in microphone, so you can use that protruding ridge to answer or end calls. You may activate the phone’s voice assistant with two presses of the button. Too many high-priced headphones offer superb sound but have unresponsive touch controls. If you’re in the business of making high-end audio equipment, you should study this Skullcandy headphone to learn how to make intuitive touch controls.


Skullcandy Hesh Evo Review

I listened to an Apple Music radio station for a few days straight, with the ’60s band The Left Banke as the featured act. The Transparency Hesh Evo cans really stood out to me because of how little ear strain I experienced even after several hours of listening at a moderate level. This headset excels in sound quality for everything less than lossless audio, including streaming radio applications and podcasts. However, when put up against the somewhat more expensive Soundcore Space Q45 headset, the Hesh Evo’s shortcomings become more obvious. The Transparency Hesh Evo is a great wireless headset, but for $150, you can get a pair of cans called the Q45 that are competitive with headphones costing twice as much.

Worth To Buy?

Skullcandy is not in the business of producing high-end audio equipment, but their earbuds and headphones have a loyal fan base for good reason. The Transparency Hesh Evo are the perfect headphones since they are stylish, durable, and long-lasting. The Transparency Hesh Evo has a nice but not exceptional sound quality. However, they may be used as wired headphones if necessary, and Skullcandy is making genuine attempts to lessen the environmental effect of their production. The Transparency Hesh Evo headphones are a good option if this is a priority for you.

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