Today I bring you a dual review of both the Skullcandy Sesh in-ear sound isolating truly wireless headphones and the Skullcandy Sesh Evo in-ear sound isolating truly wireless headphones. If you enjoy listening to music while on the go—and without having to worry about pesky wires getting in your way, then join me below for full details and my testing experience of each of these headphone sets.
But before we get into all the nitty gritty of these headphones and what I thought of them, please take a few minutes to watch my video overview of the two sets. In it you’ll see plenty of footage of both sets of phones up close and personal, and you’ll hear my opinion on each set after a few days of use:
Skullcandy Sesh in-ear sound isolating truly wireless headphones
Not only are the Sesh in-ear sound isolating headphones water, sweat, and dust resistant, making them perfect for everyday use in a variety of situations and circumstances—everything from relaxing on the couch to working out at the gym, but they also have a number of other great features and specs going for them.
For instance, they offer Bluetooth 5 wireless connectivity, three different ear gel sizes for a long lasting and comfortable fit in virtually anyone’s ear, up to 10 hours of useful battery life per charge (charging time is three hours), a handy charging case with 2 full 10 hour charges in it (see photo below), and an IP55 water resistance rating so you won’t have to worry about sweat or rain causing you problems with your headphones.
This particular set, which is the more budget option of the two I’m looking at today, also comes in three different colour options: Black, Red, and Blue. The set I received is blue, and pretty much everything looks just like the higher end Sesh Evo Headphones.
Complete with 6mm drivers and NdFeB magnets, these headphones provide great sound quality that’s worthy of a full sized speaker yet packed into a compact and comfortable size. But just how did these headphones perform in real world testing?
Testing the Sesh Headphones
Testing these headphones was truly a pleasure. Not only were they incredibly comfortable to wear for an extended period of time (I like to listen to music or talk on the phone while I’m hiking in the park), but the sound quality was as good as any other headphones I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried plenty!
To test the microphone for calling, my wife and I each put in a pair and used them for a call. I actually used them for a few other calls as well, and in every case there was no trouble for the person on either end of the line for hearing the conversation clearly. When I called my family across the country, they couldn’t even tell I was using headphones, which is frequently not the case when I call using my wired phones (the mic on those always scrapes on my jacket zipper and makes a horrible noise for anyone on the other end).
Overall I was very impressed with the standard Sesh headphones—every aspect of them. I can easily recommend them to others in need of a nice set of comfortable wireless headphones. In fact, I would even recommend them above the Sesh Evo Headphones purely on a cost basis—provided you’re ok with not having the extra bells and whistles of the Evo set. More on those extra features immediately below.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo in-ear sound isolating truly wireless headphones
The Sesh Evo in-ear sound isolating headphones offer many of the same features as the regular Sesh headphones, and then some more. For instance, Bluetooth 5 allows you to enjoy cord-free listening to music, podcasts, and more—directly from your smart phone or music player without the necessity of being tethered to your device by wires. In fact, you can even use them to talk on the phone (same goes for the standard Sesh headphones).
They also include the portable, pocket sized charging case; an IP55 water, dust, and sweat resistance rating; a USB-C charging cable; 6mm drivers & NdFeB magnets for the clearest possible sound; and their rechargeable battery gives you as much as 24 hours of total listening time (that’s more than double the standard Sesh phones). There’s even the option to do a quick 10 minute charge that will buy you an additional 2 hours of listening time. Most of these features actually go for both sets of phones.
One of the coolest features of the Sesh Evo headphones, as well as where they really begin to differ significantly from the Sesh headphones, is their Tile technology integration. This means that if you ever lose or misplace your phones, it’ll be super easy to locate them. You’ll need to download the Tile App to use this feature, but it’s free and easy to do so, so no problem there.
Finally, the Sesh Evo headphones give you 3 different sound quality modes to choose from (music, movie, and podcast EQ), and they even have a built-in assistant to help you get the most out of them. They’re a truly unique headphone set that excels in sound quality, cool features, and overall construction.
Testing the Sesh Evo headphones
Testing the Sesh Evo headphones was every bit as nice as testing the standard Sesh headphones. The sound quality was always great, they hold a charge for what seems like an absolute age, and they’re super comfortable to wear. You almost forget that you’ve even got them in.
In fact, that leads me to the only issue I had with this pair at all: one of the headphones fell out once. Just one headphone, and only once, so I’m really not complaining about it. It was at the end of a rather long, sweaty walk, and I wasn’t really paying attention at the time. The good news, though, is that even though it fell a good 5.5 feet to the paved road below and rolled a little ways away from me, the headphone never even got a scratch on it. These things seem as durable as they are comfortable!
I really like the Sesh and Sesh Evo headphones from Skullcandy. If you’re looking for a nice set of wireless Bluetooth headphones, either of these sets is worth giving a look. The standard Sesh headphones offer all of the features that most users are likely to ever need, while the Sesh Evo headphones are great for the hardcore headphones user who wants to explore all of the additional features. Both sets perform at a high level and offer a great deal of quality to the user.
As I mentioned above, if you don’t need features like the longer battery life and the ability to track lost or misplaced phones through the Tile App, I would probably go with the cheaper Sesh headphones option rather than the Sesh Evo, but you really can’t go wrong with either of these headphone sets. Highly recommended!
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