LAST UPDATED: May 20th, 2022 | BY:
Decent audio at a wallet-friendly price – Truly wireless earbuds introduced by Skullcandy Sesh Evo.
The Skullcandy earbuds are perhaps an excellent choice for the people who are sports & fitness freaks due to their stable fit and feather lightweight. No frills, just plastic build earphones, the Sesh Evo offers a bass-heavy sound profile delivering fierce thump & boom. They are efficient enough to block out a fair amount of ambient sounds.
Battery life of approximately 4.7 hours may not be sufficient throughout the day, but thanks to the case design, it holds additional three charges. Rated IP55 for sweat, dust, and water resistance, and the easy connectivity feature make them a good option for many.
Tile tracking is one of the most significant selling points, and you can use the earbud in ‘Mono Mode’ too while you want to stay aware of your surroundings.
Some of the users found the sound slightly muddy, but there are built-in EQ presets that may help you make sound adjustments as you like.
Yes, these are wireless earbuds and have much to offer, so let’s dive into the details.
Design - It's Just Plastic
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo blatantly carries a plastic design with no frills and a plastic charging case. At 0.005 ounces, it is pretty light.
Apart from this, the dull case of Sesh Evo is rescued by the nifty LED lights (in front), indicating the battery status. This was quite helpful when I wasn’t in a mood to go to the Bluetooth settings for the battery information.
The feather-light buds offer a snug fit but slipped out of my hands several times without an anti-slip coating. However, the control buttons come with a silicone coating.
Usually, the earbuds have a tap or swipe feature, but in the case of Sesh Evo, you need to press the buttons manually. Picking the button along the top ridge will be more comfortable for you (sharing my experience).
Remember, the controls of this headset aren’t an easy affair. I can illustrate it in a better way:
One press will start and stop the audio. I guess it’s super easy to remember.
You press twice; it will raise the volume on right earbud. If you pressed it thrice accidentally, you launched the intelligent voice assistant on your work from a home laptop, which you have paired with the earbuds.
You have the sound modes under your control when you make four presses: Music, Movie, and Podcast. To change the mode, you will need to press the earbuds four times, and that’s every time, and you cannot go backward.
You need not worry as the earbuds are IP55 sweat, dust, and water-resistant.
Any in-ear design could be a real struggle to use. Even with the Sesh Evo, I faced the hassle of them being slipped out of my earlobes while moving intensely. Every 7 minutes, I had to push and adjust them. But the Evo is decently comfortable if you find the right-sized ear tips as it won’t be a pressure on your ear canal.
The ear hooks aren’t designed to provide sufficient grip, and I changed the ear tips too, but the problem persisted.
Yes, the buttons are another thing that is problematic to deal with. As I mentioned above in detail about the buttons, they do not lodge any input with ease. While pressing the buttons, I hurt my ears but finally, to change tracks or adjust the volume, I trusted my smartphone controls more.
Having a clear conversation with the callers was also hard to deal with. Faint voices were a complaint many times by the callers, and on speaking loudly, the jaw movement displaced the earbuds.
Everything isn’t wrong about the Sesh Evo as it has built-in tile trackers, so if you misplace your belongings frequently, the Tile app can help you (on the condition that the earbuds are in juxtaposition).
They come with a bass-heavy sound profile. Though the rich bass is something that the earbuds miss and the sound profile and tuning of the economical Sesh Evo earbuds inclines towards the treble and mid-range.
The earbuds offer intense boom, thump, and rumble, which prove highly suitable for genres such as hip-hop and EDM. But some users did not find them much satisfying due to the sound muddiness, dark vocals, and lead instruments.
The higher-priced Amazfit PowerBuds can be on your list if you want a strong bass. The standard frequency range shared by both the Sesh Evo and PowerBuds has a standard frequency range 20Hz – 20kHz, but the former have small 6 mm drivers compared to the latter with 9 mm drivers. For earbuds, the standard range generally falls between 8 mm to 15 mm, which clarifies why the Sesh Evo sounds slightly thin.
The in-app equalisation will benefit Sesh Evo as Skullcandy has an app for most of its products. This is what I would prefer for getting through 3 restrictive presets. It’s pretty challenging to hear the difference between Podcast, Movie, and Music modes.
Sesh Evo is designed to regale casual listeners who aim for high fidelity but want an ambient soundtrack for music or news. The good part is they have varied EQ presets which can be adjusted as per your choice: the default one being ‘Music’ and the ‘Movie’ & ‘Podcast’ also was tested.
The Skullcandy Sesh Evo comes with mediocre battery performance. You can expect them to last around 4.7 hours on a single charge, probably less than their counterparts, such as the Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless.
The battery performance is highly dependent on the usage, and the life experiences may vary for all.
The carrying case grips three additional charges while you won’t be able to ingress controls like track skipping or volume, but you can use one earbud when the other is on charge.
The connectivity feature of Sesh Evo is one of the most powerful as how flawlessly they establish a connection to your device. If you have already paired them with your phone or laptop, they will connect with the earphone in no time as soon as you take them out of the case.
If they are sitting out of the case, then pressing the control buttons on the earphone for a few seconds will pair with your previous connected device immediately. When you do not have the charging case within reach, this feature proves to be greatly helpful.
- Built-in tile technology
- Stylish design
- Easy to carry
- IP55 Sweat, Water, and Dust Resistant
- Super easy to connect
- Decent battery life
- Not so durable
- Thin sound
- Problematic controls
The absence of noise-cancellation and customizable sound keep the Skullcandy Sesh Evo superbly simple.
The sound quality takes a mediocre position, but a budget-friendly price attracts many who are tight on funds. While on a road trip and if you want to keep kids entertained or busy with some sports activity of yours, Sesh Evo earphones can be on your purchase list.
As I mentioned above, Tile tracking is one of the impressive features, and a 2-year warranty gives you adequate peace of mind in case you are habitual of losing your belongings.
Apart from this, other presets also (mentioned in the write-up) add value to the Sesh Evo.