The Skullcandy Sesh are the latest true wireless in their range which come in at an affordable price offering great features for those who do not want to fork out big money and wants something that sounds good and these deliver in these aspects, With the traditional packing you’d expect from the company you get all you need in the box from the get go which will not break the bank and what I found great with these was the fit.
These come with a charging case which is one that will not open on shaking or if left open your earbuds will not fall out and the case has USB-C charging which is most welcome in 2019 and an area where others are still playing catch-up on. The case is plastic with a Matt Black finish just like the earbuds themselves so a standard affair here which is no big deal, I Would like to see more colours though than the traditional Black or White options we tend to see these days.
The case has LEDs on the front to give you a battery status and whilst battery life itself here is not the best in the world it is sufficient at the price point and fine for commuter journeys and so on but you can use these in the gym or walking in the rain as they are IP55 rated but just keep in mind this is not the highest rating out there, The charge case is an average size like the buds themselves and are pocketeable. These are also not difficult to take out or put in the box,some earbuds can be but this is just a muscle memory thing.
When it comes to fit these are a solid one, for me they fit nice and snug and do not budge when jogging or walking and with that have good passive isolation sealing out a good bit of the outside world but they do not have audio pass through which is fine at this price. They have been one of the better fitting ones I have tried of late and thats a good thing but everyone’s ears differ and there is extra tips in the box to get that perfect fit.
When it comes to sound is probably most that matters for people and overall these where pretty good with a nice bass level present, On using my usual test case music, You Tube and Netflix these where pleasantly good all round especially with voice giving you a crisp clear audio experience and good direction, With my music they where well balanced,as mentioned there is a nice bass element here that does not drown out the rest, With mids lows and highs these where fine and well tuned you could say offering a generic balance and again good directions and instruments where easily heard, They do have a slightly higher bass element than most earbuds of late I have tried which is what people like to see from my reading anyway and another thing to note there was no lag latency either.
I feel if there was an app you could fine tune some more but depending on how loud you listen to your music it will differ, As most know I love it loud and these get plenty aloud in a quite environment and watching the likes of Netflix is a treat making you feel part of the picture and immersed.
The controls on the Sesh are great end of story the easiest touch controls I have used in a while and nothing complicated, One thing I need to get out of the way first is that they will not work individually, If the left ear is in the box charging the right will not work but vice versa the right still works if the left is charging, This again at this price point is not a huge deal but needs to be mentioned as some folk like the option to use individually, , Now if they are just taken out of the ear they can still work on their own which is fine. Call quality is great and clear both ends where good on testing and calls are on both sides.
To change tracks is a joy to use and easy with the good surface area at hand to switch, One tap for play and pause on either side,same for calls answer and ending, Skip a track tap and hold for two seconds on the right and to reverse its the same on the left.Three taps activate the voice assistant, All these worked perfectly all the time and thats good to see.
If you are in the market for new earbuds from a known brand these are certainly worth the look,the battery life is on the lower end but you get 10 hours in total which is not bad at this price so overall they are a great pair of true wireless with USB-C and IP55 rating that are robust.