Skullcandy Sesh True Wireless Earbuds 2020 Latest Review
We’re finally seeing affordable true wireless earbuds of decent quality, but there’s still plenty of room more. Skullcandy wireless earbuds is one of our best pick among many others. In this article, all you need to know regarding Skullcandy Sesh True Wireless Earbuds has been given for you below.
About Skullcandy Sesh True Wireless Earbuds
Skullcandy earbuds and headphones have been a popular purchase option for a long time. They brand themselves as the nonconformist and sports headphones of choice.
Ultimately though that has nothing to do with audio quality so don’t get distracted by the branding. When it comes to making headphones regardless of branding tactics, Skullcandy does have a great reputation as being a quality affordable option.
Skullcandy products whether headphones, earbuds or over ear and on ear have maintained a reputation for quality. They are also widely available at pretty much every electronics shop that sells headphones. Out of their products however, their earbuds are their best designed. The Sesh Earbuds specifically are the smallest and lightest wireless earbuds they offer.
- Bluetooth wireless technology
- 10 hours of total battery
- IP55 sweat, water, and dust resistant
- Charging case
- Microphone, call, track, volume control, and activate assistant
- Powerful audio performance with boosted bass and crisp highs
- EQ modes for film, music, and podcasts
- Sound signature not for those seeking accuracy
Skullcandy Sesh Wireless Earbud Instructions
If you are pairing for the first time however, you hold down the left bud for 4 seconds powering them off, and then press both earbuds for 2 seconds turning them back on and into pairing mode. After that its as simple as selecting them on your phone or other device being paired.
As far as the controls are concerned you must learn how to use their single button system. To pause or play your songs you press either bud one time.
If you are looking to increase the volume you must press the right bud twice in quick succession. I mean right bud as opposed to left bud not right instead of wrong though I suppose since the right bud is right than that makes the left bud wrong but I digress.
To lower the volume, you press the left bud twice. Right is up and left is down, pretty easy to remember. To skip in a song forward you have to press and hold the right bud for two seconds and to skip backwards you press and hold the left one for 2 seconds.
In order to keep you from missing calls, they let you pick up calls by pressing either bud once and also let you hang up that call by pressing either bud as well. That call simplicity is quite welcome because there is nothing we like less than saying goodbye and then awkwardly keeping the call going because we don’t know how to kill the Bluetooth call.
To reject a call you have to press and hold either bud for 2 seconds while a call is incoming. Finally, to activate your phones voice assistant you press either bud 3 times in quick succession. See, only a little bit of differential mathematics involved.
Performance and Quality
First, let’s discuss the EQ modes. Predictably, Podcast mode focuses on the human voice range and dials back the bass response a bit. Movie mode seems to accentuate the same aspects of the frequency range you’d expect from a soundbar—the lows are pumped, but the highs are also sculpted for clear dialogue.
Music mode, it should come as no surprise, is what we recommend sticking with for listening to music—the bass is boosted here, but the overall sound signature feels a little less sculpted than the other two modes. This is all relative, of course—all three modes are quite sculpted and don’t really offer an accurate sound signature.
In Music mode, on tracks with intense sub-bass content, like the Knife’s “Silent Shout,” the earphones deliver powerful bass depth. At top, unwise listening levels, the lows don’t distort, and at more moderate volume levels, the bass response is still powerful.
The sounds on the Sesh wireless earbuds is where these things shine. They have phenomenal bass which is true to their products in the past. On top of bass quality the treble sounds great as well. Getting that level of pristine sound out of such small devices caught us by surprise.
The level of value you get per dollar spent on the Skullcandy Sesh earbuds is definitely above average. They come in at an affordable price with excellent sound quality. Where they lag behind is the battery life.
You shouldn’t expect to get a clear connection if you leave your phone upstairs while running to the fridge. However if you are carrying your phone on you or have it sitting near you at the gym, there was zero connectivity issues with the Bluetooth connection. The distance also did not seem to decrease with the dying battery life, it just got to the point where the headphones gave out entirely.
As far as durability is concerned the Sesh earbuds are rated IP55. That means you get some basic protection from dust ingress but if you wear your headphones during a dust storm they are likely going to break.
You also get protection from low pressure water splashing in all directions but again if you fire high powered jets at it or drop them so they are fully submerged in water you can expect them to stop working.
One great little factor regarding their durability is simply a matter of weight. They weight so minuscule that they are able to survive most drops from reasonable distances. This is all due simply to their light weight minimizing impact.
The Skullcandy Sesh are perfect in price and functionality for people that want to take them to the gym or other short workout sessions. Obviously the use cases here have to cope with the battery life. All other factors would get these headphones rated very highly.
Considering most people cannot listen to anything for 3 hours straight the battery life should not cause any notable concerns. As long as you continue to charge them when they are not in use then you should get your days value.