Skullcandy Sesh Evo
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The Sesh Evo are the new entry-level model of wireless in-ears at Skullcandy. As the successor to the Skullcandy Sesh , they are available in the colors Bleached Blue, Pure Mint, Deep Red and True Black for 59$. The price has risen compared to the Sesh, whose recommended retail price is 59$. The tested true black variant differs from the Sesh in that it has a darker color on the outside of the earphones, which is light gray in the first generation.
In addition to the earphones and the case, the Skullcandy Sesh Evo comes with a short USB-A to USB-C charging cable, three silicone earmolds and a quick guide. The changes and improvements compared to the Skullcandy Sesh are also numerous with the Sesh Evo.
Price and scope of delivery
As expected from entry-level wireless headphones, the Skullcandy headphones come with the standard scope of delivery. The box contains:
- Charging case
- Left and right earplugs
- Two pairs of additional earplugs
- Charging cable
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo cost 59.99 dollars and are available in light blue and black.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo: design and workmanship
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo succeeds its predecessor from 2019 – the “original” Skullcandy Sesh. While there have been several hardware and software updates for the new model, the overall picture hasn’t changed. The new Sesh Evo therefore looks exactly like its older brother. As expected from an entry-level product, the Sesh Evo appears to be made entirely of plastic – albeit of excellent quality. While the charging case isn’t the most ergonomic to carry around with you, it feels pretty well built and has a nice “weight” which adds to the overall feel. I also really liked the way the case opens and closes. With the strong magnet you can close the lid tightly and at the same time it is not too tight, which hinders the opening process. The case also has four small LEDs that show the charging status.
The earbuds and charging case appear to be made of identical materials, which gives the whole build a more coherent feel. The earbuds themselves are quite tiny and weigh next to nothing. The Skullcandy logo can be seen on the sides of the earbuds (it also doubles as a button for quick controls). However, the logo was difficult to see on the “True Black” color option that we tested. Personally, I would choose the black color variant simply because of its subtle appearance. The other color options will appeal to people who prefer something a bit more flashy.
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo offer protection class IP55 for protection against water and dust. This is a great trait to have, especially if you are someone who is exposed to dust and sweats a lot during exercise. However, headphones may not be taken into the pool or bathtub.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo: COMFORT
The Sesh Evo have taken over the very comfortable, not too firm wearing comfort of the Sesh and also do not develop any disturbing pressure in the ear. But again (with the tester) they are not so tight that they are fully suitable for sport.
SKULLCANDY SESH EVO :SOUND QUALITY
These in-ears have an amazing essential sound which offers extensive profundity to bass-situated hip-bounce or electro creations. The plentiful low bass reach has a slight bluntness to it, however in any case the full bass establishment sounds characterized and incredible. For your listening joy, there is additionally an amazingly clear and completely definite mid and high recurrence generation, which isn’t concealed and places vocals at the center of attention. Albeit a slight drop is observable in the high pitches, they are liberated from pinnacles or sharpness, making them wonderfully inconspicuous. The virtual stage is likewise shockingly open and in no way, shape or form restricted for an in-ear framework in this value class, which is a positive element for tuning in to pieces with more unpredictable game plans, and by and large a wide scope of utilizations is covered. While Android gadgets with the standard codec SBC are supported, iOS clients will profit by the help of the better AAC design.
The EQ, which can be flipped by squeezing the catch multiple times, can be changed from music to digital recording and film mode. When improved for spoken substance there is an altogether decreased bass reaction and spotlight on the coherence of voices; in film mode the bass reach is furthermore intensified, which gears it towards the satisfaction in activity stuffed amusement. The apparent commotion likewise increments, despite the fact that the earphones themselves as of now have a high yield. There is no compelling reason to settle on sound quality here, yet the EQ modes are a decent method to make acclimations to the sound.
SKULLCANDY SESH EVO : MICROPHONE
I haven’t used the Sesh Evo extensively for calls, but the voice reception was decent and the person on the other end could understand me pretty well. But the Sesh Evo is certainly not the best in this segment in terms of call quality. Another thing I noticed was the effect my jaw movement (while I was talking on the phone) was having on the earbuds. In my case, the Sesh Evo didn’t fall out because it was tight. This problem plagues most other in-ear headphones.
Skullcandy products are known for delivering tight, punchy bass, and the Sesh Evo is sure to give the best results in this regard. The tiny 6mm drivers do a commendable job of reproducing the lower frequencies. However, the bass is sometimes arrogant and eventually even affects the mids. Certain titles sound confused.
However, you can use a graphic equalizer to curb this. The Sesh Evo also has its own set of preset sound modes that can be accessed by pressing the button four times. The three modes offered are podcast, film and music. For soft tracks with an emphasis on the mids and highs, switching to podcast mode made a big difference.
To judge the sound stage of the Sesh Evo, I played my favorite track, ‘Hunter’ by Bjorg. The peculiarity of this track are the continuous drum beats that ebb over the right and left channels for almost the entire duration of the song. The Sesh Evo managed to reproduce the track to my satisfaction. The sound could have been a bit wider, but I understood the limitations of small in-ear headphones with a 6mm driver. Overall, the Sesh Evo offers good value for the money.
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo offers a battery life of 24 hours – a significant improvement over its predecessor. Together with the charging case, the earplugs can easily last a week with normal use. It took me well over two days to fully discharge the battery in the earbuds, using them for five hours over the entire 48 hours. The case can easily be charged overnight using any USB-C cable. Overall, there are no complaints about the battery life of the Sesh Evo.
Skullcandy has also significantly improved the battery life of the Sesh Evo. It increases from the previous 10 hours to a total of 24 hours. The earphones should last 5 hours on a single charge, the charging case then provides a further 19 hours. The Sesh Evo also have a quick charge function that ensures music playback for another 2 hours within 10 minutes. The wireless charging that the Indy Fuel offers in its new edition, however, cannot be matched by the cheaper Sesh Evo. In the test, the Sesh Evo lasted around 5:45 hours on one battery charge at medium volume.
In each earphone there is a button for operation, with the actuation of which the earphones are gently pushed into the ear canal. The operation is again instant and complete – it not only allows you to adjust the volume, but also offers even more with the Sesh Evo and the Indy Fuel. A simple press on any earbud starts or pauses playback. Pressing twice on the left earbud reduces the volume, while on the right it increases it. Triple presses on the left or right earbuds activate the smartphone’s voice assistant.
Pressing it four times is still assigned and switches between the equalizer presets “Music”, “Podcast” and “Movie”. As with the Indy Fuel, the “Podcast” mode takes the bass out of the sound, while “Music” puts the strongest focus on it. The equalizer preset, on the other hand, ensures the most balanced sound.
If the button on the left earbud is pressed and held for two seconds, you will jump back one track, but one track forward on the right.
No transparency mode
Skullcandy has not given the Sesh Evo a transparency mode (“Ambient Mode”) like the Indy Fuel. Therefore, depending on the volume, the wearer doesn’t notice anything of the surroundings when playing music.
No auto-pause and auto-play
The Sesh Evo also does not use the auto-pause and auto-play functions known from more and more in-ear headphones. Playback does not pause automatically when an earphone is removed from the ear and does not automatically restart when it is reinserted into the ear.
There is no cable attached with the earbuds as they are true wireless earbuds. It has only cable with the charger.
The charging case of the Sesh Evo is unchanged compared to the Sesh. It measures 78.4 × 34.3 × 38.5 mm (W × H × D) and has a more elongated, angular shape than the 62.7 × 55.3 × 27.6 mm specimen of the Indy Fuel. The comparable charging case of the Huawei FreeBuds 3i and the Honor Magic Earbuds is slightly wider at 80.7 × 35.4 × 29.2 mm, but narrower. The charging case of the Sesh Evo is not suitable for most pockets.
USB-C and lightweight earbuds
The charging case is charged via USB-C on the back. There are four LEDs on the front that indicate the battery level of the charging case. The battery level can be queried using the button next to the LEDs. The charging case weighs 54 g, each earphone weighs 5.0 g. While the earphones are slightly lighter than the Indy Fuel, the charging case is around 5 g heavier.
The earphones can be easily removed from the charging case, but are so tight that they cannot fall out even when opened. When inserting the earbuds with the largest silicone tip, you have to push them a little into the case to lock in place.
The Skullcandy Sesh Earbuds are protected with IP55.
From the Sesh, Skullcandy has adopted the IP55 certification, which protects against rain, sweat and dust. In addition, both earphones can now also be used individually. Unlike the Indy Fuel, playback is not interrupted in any direction when switching between mono and stereo operation, which makes it much more pleasant. Playback continues without gaps.
Like the Indy Fuel, the Sesh Evo also have Tile Tracker technology integrated so that you can at least hope to find them via the Bluetooth network if they are lost.
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo haa SBC, AAC and Bluetooth 5.0, but no multi connect.Surprisingly, the cheaper Skullcandy Sesh Evo, unlike the Indy Fuel, not only offer the audio codec SBC, but also AAC. Bluetooth 5.0 is used again for data transmission. The Sesh Evo does not offer Bluetooth multi-connect. In order to pair another device, the current Bluetooth connection must therefore always be disconnected first. A quick change between the mobile devices is not possible.
Like all current in-ear headphones, the Sesh Evo switch on automatically when they are removed from the charging case and connect to the last device or start the pairing process. The earphones are automatically switched off when they are put back in the charging case.
SKULLCANDY SESH EVO : APPLICATION
The Skullcandy app only supports the new Indy Fuel, Indy Evo and Push Ultra, but not the Sesh Evo. Due to the almost non-existent additional use of the app, the absence of the Sesh Evo can be got over. A firmware update for the earphones to eliminate any problems or to provide improvements to all customers cannot be played on it. The Sesh Evo retain the functionality and sound with which you buy them.
So Lastly, Ending it with a conclusion that There was a time when you had to spend 100 to 150 dollars on affordable wireless in-ear headphones. I would add the Skullcandy Sesh Evo to my list of wireless, budget-friendly in-ear devices.
The sound will appeal more to bass lovers. The IP55 water rating isn’t exactly that impressive though, especially when there are alternatives like the Tribit FlyBuds 3 that are completely waterproof.
- Good build quality
- Good bass
- Adequate battery life
- The competition has offers of equal or better quality
- The placement of the buttons can occasionally cause pain.