I am a big fan of headphones and use many different ones depending on what I am listening to. Don’t get me wrong I am not an audiophile and I do not buy high-end units, but I really enjoy listening to certain types of content using headphones. In addition, headphones provide isolation from your environment and offer me a sense of serenity. I have both wired and wireless headphones from, Sennheiser, Beats, Sony, and several no-name Bluetooth headphones. I typically use different models for certain things. For example, I use the Sony wireless Bluetooth for watching movies in the bedroom, Sennheiser wireless (not Bluetooth) for the home theater system when I want to watch in the living room and do not want to wake up the neighborhood, as well as the Sennheiser HD and the Beats headphones for wired audio on my PC.

All that said, there is an area I have always struggled with and that is Bluetooth headphones over a portable device such as my iPhone or iPad. Besides Bluetooth audio being of questionable quality, as many of you have already experienced, pairing multiple headphones to multiple devices is not always a rewarding experience. I have various in-ear devices that are great for things like audiobooks or podcasts, but I was not happy with anything I had for listening to music or an occasional movie on my iPad Pro. Unlike many people, I absolutely refuse to plug anything into a headphone jack on a portable device so I really wanted a good quality Bluetooth headphone.

Enter the Hesh 3 from Skullcandy. I am always suspicious of “lower” cost devices that proclaim great sound, high-quality construction, and comfort as their key features. As I do not want to spend $250-300+ on a pair of headphones, the price of the Hesh 3 ($129) was very intriguing to me as it puts it in reach of many consumers. I did my usual research and found mostly positive reviews so I decided to give these a try as I have always liked the Skullcandy products from the past.


The hardware

The Hesh 3 came with very simple and elegant packaging with very little fluff. It comes with very basic accessories which comprise of a USB cable for charging and 3.5mm cable so they can be used with a wired connection.