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Skullcandy Hesh 2 Review

hesh-2-tormentedSkullcandy already holds within their hands; a reputation for great sounding gear and long lasting units. And it’s no stretch to say these headphones don’t fall short.

 

Coming from someone who works in the field of Audio Engineering almost on a daily basis- when first deciding to buy a Skullcandy product the hardest part was choosing which one. I used the Hesh 2 for “Reference Monitoring” which in term; is testing out how the sound will be presented from “non-studio” monitors such as the Alesis Empower 3’s that we frequently use.

The build quality of these headphones are a matter all in their own. With soft ear-cushions they’re a comfortable option for long uses. The adjustable upper part of the headphones provides easy and smooth adjustments when first putting them on, and feels great whilst using. The model above is the Hesh 2 Tormented Type w/Mic but they’re available in a wide variety of colors.

Boasting a smooth glossy finish these headphones are bound to attract some attention; and not to mention the unmatched sound quality of the speakers. We definitely recommend these headphones if you’re looking for a great alternative to a pricey $300 pair since these are only $59.99; which is very reasonable. For the quality of the speakers the price isn’t much to argue.

Tormented Type

With the conical over-ear housing that fits snug over your ears it delivers attacking bass, great voice tones and precision high frequencies; giving users a truly unique listening experience. Check them out here: http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/hesh-tormented-type

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Turtle Beach Ear Force XP510 Headset Review

XP510

We’re not what one might call “heavy gamers” per-say, but when playing games using headsets we look for quality nonetheless. 

 

We have used the XP510’s for just over three months so far and can’t say enough about what to expect when purchasing this headset. Upon research when these first came out we noticed Turtle Beach’s website claiming this headset was capable of 15 hours of continuous game play; needless to say we couldn’t wait to try it out.

When opening the container we noticed very few components and almost nothing to assemble (aside from the actual microphone) and a simply connected set up worked directly out of the box. Our first few weeks of testing had been placed on the newest generation Xbox 360 and had very minimal problems. The second half of our testing was on a Playstation 3 and results mirrored those of the Xbox testing.

Out of The Box

A crisp and clean surround sound audio feed from within the headphones made it feel as if the game was all around you. The instant response of the Headset’s microphone made talking to other players an easy and confident experience. And the battery life was spot on to those stated on the Turtle Beach website.

Another great and useable feature is the Audio Presets. Meaning; you can literally adjust to hear things like: “Unseen footsteps in the distance”, “Weapons reloading” or “Tires screeching around a track”. Giving the user a unique gaming experience when using them.

With all devices one must not forget the obvious and expected flaws of a device; although this device in particular is one of the “less-flawed” devices we’ve used in the passed, it does wield a reputable function and design. One of the only flaws to this device (and this might only go for us); the ear-covers got very hot very quick. Making us play for sessions of 2-3 hours or less. As well as the black glossy finish around the outside of the headphones get smudged easily; we understand this might not be a problem for all of you, but it definitely became a problem to us when something as simple as adjusting a preset meant a wipe down of the device directly following a chore.

Every thing Included

Other than the few “cons” of this device we do highly recommend using this device if you’re looking for a crisp and clear gaming audio experience. They are definitely a low-costing alternative compared to the likes of their Premium Gamer Series. This headset falls under their Heavy Gamer Series and is cost effective to those looking to not spend a small fortune on a headset.

We definitely recommend checking out the Ear Force XP510 Premium Wireless Dolby Surround Sound Headset. It can be found here: http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/recertified-headsets/ear-force-xp510-recertified/490

Tech Talk & YouTube.

We’re in the very early stages of launching our completely remodeled YouTube page (link to come soon!)
We hope you all can wait patient as we get ready to unveil the channel.
This means: Unboxing Videos/Review Videos/ And Tons TONS more.

Hope to see you guys there!