The weight of a pair of headphones usually falls on aesthetics, and the Skullcandy Hesh 3 plays on the border of plain and minimalistic. The Skullcandy Hesh 3 has an over-ear or circumaural design and the product is available in red, gray, blue, black color with a matte finish. At first glance, the Skullcandy Hesh 3 looks like a rich, tech product with no markings of any kind. However, with a closer look, the Skullcandy logo can be seen, setting the mood and expectations of the consumer inline with the Skullcandy sound signature.
The Skullcandy Hesh 3 is also comfortable, with plush memory foam earpads and a well-cushioned headband. Inside the headphones life 40mm drivers that deliver high quality audio. In the right earcup of the Skullcandy Hesh 3 lies the main onboard control condensed in a three button remote. The plus and minus buttons control the track navigation and volume while the central button control call management, playback and voice controls.
We are also shipping the double tap feature of the Skullcandy Hesh 3 – if you double tap the middle button, your preferred voice assistant will report to you, whether it’s Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant.
The earpads of the Skullcandy Hesh 3 block out a significant amount of external noise passively. A lot of competitors have been making this claim but only the Skullcandy Hesh 3 seems to deliver successfully during testing.
The earpads of the Skullcandy Hesh 3 are made of faux leather which, as mentioned, are pretty comfortable, but not so much if you are a customer who is wearing glasses. This is also not so highly recommended for people with big ears or large heads because the Skullcandy Hesh 3 has a tight clamping force, which is not really a good sign for those with big heads. However, thanks to the tight clamping force, these cans do a great job to protect the ears from ambient noise.