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Beats Studio Buds
Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (S6HTW)
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Beats Studio Buds vs Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (2017)

Analysis:

The Beats Studio Buds has done really well in a number of roundups conducted by sources that perform reliable hands-on testing, like Popular Mechanics, headphonesaddict.com, and Gear Patrol - it ended up getting the "Best Earbud Value" title from Popular Mechanics, "Ranked 3 out of 7" from headphonesaddict.com, and "Ranked 1 out of 6" from Gear Patrol. That's high praise coming from reliable sources.

Moving on to the Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (S6HTW): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like PCmag, Headphone Review, TrustedReviews, Techradar, Rtings, What Hi-Fi?, and headphonesaddict.com, enough for them to include them on those lists.

As for a direct Beats Studio Buds vs. Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (S6HTW) comparison of their review performance, we examined sources that tested and rated both products, like PCmag. It turns out that all such sources consider the Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (S6HTW) to be the superior product.

We also looked at the available data to find which sources liked each of them best and learned that the Beats Studio Buds most impressed reviewers at TechSpot - they gave it a score of 7.9, whereas the Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (S6HTW) got rated best by PCmag - 8.

Lastly, we calculated their review averages and compared them to their competitors. The average review score for Over-Ear Headphones in general is 7.5 out of 10, while the Beats Studio Buds and Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (S6HTW) earned averages of 7.4 and 7.1, respectively.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
SoundGuys
PCmag
Rtings
MakeUseOf
Gear Patrol
Popular Mechanics
headphonesaddict.com
TechSpot
Reviewed
Headphone Review
Tech. Specs Comparison
Beats Studio Buds
$99
Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless (S6HTW)
$53
Noise-cancelling
-
No
Wireless
-
Yes
Has average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Over-Ear Headphones
7.4
Avg. Review Score
Score
Below average expert review score
7.6
Overall Avg. for Over-Ear Headphones
7.1
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 7.3 out of 10
in “Best Beats headphones” 
Last updated: 18 Nov 2021
Popular Mechanics
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Earbud Value
in “The 7 Best Beats Headphones for Bass Lovers” 
Last updated: 9 Dec 2021
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Wireless Earbuds of 2022” 
Last updated: 5 days ago
Gear Patrol
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 7 Best Alternatives to Apple's AirPods” 
Last updated: 25 Apr 2022
Gear Patrol
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best and Biggest Gadgets of June 2021” 
Last updated: 26 Jun 2021
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