Skullcandy offers budget-friendly wireless headphones for all the music and movie lovers out there. In particular, the Crusher and Hesh 3 models both have exciting features that make your overall listening experience one-of-a-kind and hassle-free. But how do they differ?
In summary, Skullcandy has a long list of top-notch wireless headphones that are perfect for music lovers. However, the Skullcandy Crusher provides better audio quality and battery life than its Hesh 3 counterpart. Meanwhile, the Skullcandy Hesh 3 headphones offer more levels of comfort.
So without further ado, let's take a look at the best specs of each wireless headphone.
The audio quality of your wireless headphones is likely the most crucial thing you need to check before making your purchase. While Skullcandy's models offer quite comparable sounds, I've discovered that the Skullcandy Crusher was far more supreme in this aspect than the Skullcandy Hesh 3. Why?
The Skullcandy Crusher delivers a deep and bass-heavy sound on both earpieces because of its additional subwoofer drivers. That means you can enjoy excellent audio quality similar to what you hear in live concerts. It's also highly adjustable because of its unique bass slider, which allows you to modify the level of thump and rumble on your headphones.
Meanwhile, the Skullcandy Hesh 3 comes with 400 mm high-quality drivers. That may be why they come in second to the Skullcandy Crusher in terms of their audio quality. In effect, these wireless headphones deliver too much bass and highs on their earpieces. So without a feature that could minimize this, its bass could overpower the vocals and instruments of your audio.
Besides having supreme audio quality, I also prefer wireless headphones with better battery life. The Skullcandy Crusher has one of the most powerful batteries for an earpiece. It allows you to listen to music for up to 40 hours. You can also expect a quicker charge time when its battery drains out.
The Skullcandy Hesh 3, on the other hand, only gives you 22 hours of listening time. Nonetheless, it comes with an AUX cable, so you can continue listening on any device. However, I find it quite a hassle, especially if you're on the go.
So for this round, the Skullcandy Crusher wins my heart once again.
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Some wireless headphones can drown ambient noise to make your listening experience one-of-a-kind. I compared the Skullcandy Crusher and Hesh 3 and found that the Skullcandy Hesh 3 can block some noise.
The Skullcandy Hesh 3 comes with a soundstage that blocks small amounts of noise when you're on a commute or flight. Unfortunately, the Skullcandy Crusher doesn't have this component because of its open-backed design. That's why I prefer the Skullcandy Hesh 3 if you want to drown out background noise when listening to music.
In terms of functionality, the Skullcandy Hesh 3 and Crusher are at par with each other. Both models provide you with extensive buttons and built-in controls for accepting calls, changing your volume, and moving to a new track. They also have a button to connect you to Siri effortlessly.
Even though both the Skullcandy Crusher and Hesh 3 are wireless headphones, I enjoyed using the Skullcandy Crusher because of its stable Bluetooth connection for up to 10 meters. The Skullcandy Hesh 3, on the other hand, had some extent of latency or delay when in use.
I had trouble choosing among the available colors of the Skullcandy Hesh 3. It comes in four variants — the usual black or grey and more diverse styles of blue and red. Meanwhile, the SkullcandyCrusher only comes in neutral colors for a much sleeker look. I had to choose among their black, white, and tan variants.
Portability & Comfort
Comparing the Skullcandy Crusher and Hesh 3, I didn't see a significant difference in their weight. They were both lightweight around my head despite the Skullcandy Crusher being 75 grams heavier than the other.
On the other hand, the Skullcandy Hesh 3 was far superior in its comfortability. It provided my ears with maximum comfort because of its foam-based earmuffs. The only downside is that it becomes painful when worn for long periods because of its tight band. Nonetheless, I still found it better than the Skullcandy Crusher, which may come off as it swivels on my sides.
As of writing, the Skullcandy Hesh 3 is priced at $98.99, while the Skullcandy Crusher costs around $94.99 to $158.99.
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Now that you've reached the end of their specs, which of the Skullcandy Crusher and Hesh 3 is better? Well, that decision primarily depends on their use.
If you want wireless headphones with supreme audio quality and battery life, I highly suggest getting the Skullcandy Crusher. But if you're looking for better comfortability and color options at a more affordable price, I recommend getting the Skullcandy Hesh 3.