Sesh Evo not Charging? Here’s how to fix it

Being able to listen to music without having other people be able to hear what you’re listening to is always a nice thing. This is easy to do when you’re at home, but when you’re outside, you need a little extra help. Headphones and earbuds have only become more convenient and better quality as time has gone on, and the Sesh Evo earbuds – made by Skullcandy – are a more recent example of earbuds. For as good as they are, some users of the Sesh Evo earbuds have reported problems, including the Sesh Evo earbuds not being able to charge. But why does this happen?

What do you do if your Sesh Evo earbuds still are not charging though? Is there any way to fix this? And can you get them repaired or replaced?

How to Fix Sesh Evo not Charging?

The charging case needs to be charged

As mentioned above, the most common reason why the Sesh Evo earbuds are not charging is if the charging case it comes with is not charged itself. The charging case needs to have its battery charged as well, and if you allow the battery to die, you will not be able to charge your Sesh Evo earbuds until you get an adequate charge for the charging case as well. Make sure that you are patient, as it may take a few seconds to connect the earbuds to the charging case.

The charging case is not charging anymore

If your earbuds are failing to charge in the charging case, this may indicate that the charging case itself cannot hold a charge anymore. The charging case normally charges using a USB cord, which can be plugged into an outlet, computer, and more. If the charging case does not appear to be charging with the USB cord, there may be an issue with the USB cord itself. The longer you own a cord, the more likely that the cord will become less effective. To test if the cord is the issue, find another USB cord – ideally a newer one – and try to charge with that one. If it charges, then you know that the USB cord needs to be replaced. Thankfully, getting a USB cord replacement, even a very good one, is not going to be very expensive.

The earbuds need to have their batteries drained

There may be a glitch occurring that prevents your earbuds from charging unless you first drain the batteries in your earbuds. You can either use them as normal until the batteries run out, or you can simply let them sit unused until they drain, although this is a significantly slower process and not recommended.

Dust or debris is preventing proper contact between the earbuds and the charging case

The charging case needs to be able to make proper contact between the earbuds and the contact points, and dust and debris are able to prevent that from happening. This should not be difficult to clean, as much of it can be blown out without any issue. Anything that cannot be cleaned this way should be cleaned using a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. If this is still not enough to get the charging case cleaned, you may slightly dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol. After you’ve cleaned out the charging case, let it sit to dry. Be very careful that you do not get any alcohol in the case’s charging ports, as this could damage the charging case.

The earbuds are not properly placed in the charging case

The contacts are fairly specific, and you need to make sure that the earbuds are carefully placed in the case. If you do not do so, one or both of the earbuds may be uncharged, wasting time, and possibly leaving you without adequate, private audio. This may be exacerbated by the above-mentioned issue with dust and debris obstructing the contacts. A good way to tell that the earbuds are not properly placed in the charging case is if a device they are connected to connects to the earbuds.

The earbuds or charging case can no longer hold a charge

No matter what the technology is, eventually, your devices will stop working. Now, some devices will last a lot longer than others, but they will degrade, and your Sesh Evo earbuds are no exception. Thus, it may be that either your earbuds or charging case are no longer able to hold a charge. This is more commonly seen in items that have been out for a long time. However, while some older rechargeable earbuds and headphones may experience a lot of battery loss over time, the Sesh Evo earbuds are relatively new, having only been released a couple of years ago. Thus, either of these devices having zero charge after only a couple of years suggests that something is going wrong with them.

The earbuds or their charging case have broken

However, another issue that could be faced – a much more serious issue – is that one or more components of your Sesh Evo earbuds are broken, or otherwise non-functional. These devices are small and relatively fragile, meaning that if, say, you stepped on the Sesh Evo earbuds or their charging case, you could easily break them. Thus, always be sure that you treat your devices gently.

The power source you are plugging them into has no power output

This problem may be a much bigger one than merely fixing your Sesh Evo earbuds or charging case, but sometimes, the issue may simply be that you do not have power going to the outlet you are plugging the charging case into. Figuring out whether this is the case is an easy thing to do, as you only need to verify whether the charging case works in other outlets and/or verify whether other devices work in the same outlet. If either is the case, you need to reset the circuit breaker. To find out how to do this, check this article. Be careful about messing with anything to do with electricity. However, if the solution requires the skills of an electrician, be sure to consult with an electrician.

How to tell if my Sesh Evo earbuds are charging

One thing you may not know is how to even tell when your Sesh Evo earbuds are charging. When the earbuds are placed correctly in the charging case and the case has power, the lights will be red until the charging is complete. Once the earbuds are fully charged, the red light will turn off. The Sesh Evo earbuds also work with the Skullcandy mobile app.

The app can be used for a variety of features in connection to the Sesh Evo earbuds (and other devices), but in particular, it has a feature that checks to see the battery level of devices linked to the app. It should be noted, however, that the app is not a 100 percent accurate reflection of the battery life, and is instead a close approximation. So, don’t be surprised if the battery dies sooner than you expect.

Why do the Sesh Evo earbuds charge slowly when the charging case is closed?

There have been multiple reports that charging the earbuds while the charging case is closed charges them more slowly than if the case is kept open. It is not likely that this is something Skullcandy meant to have happen, so if this is happening to you, it is likely that there is something strange going on with your charging case or earbuds. It should not be a serious issue if you are fine keeping the charging case open, but it is by no means a convenient method of charging.

What do the lights on the Sesh Evo charging case mean?

In addition to the light indicator on the earbuds, there are also lights on the charging case. But what do these mean? Well, much like that light, the charging case’s lights indicate how much charge the charging case has at the moment. Each light signifies a level of charge, with the more lights lit up, the more charge it has. This usually indicates how much you can charge your earbuds, though there may be situations – like the ones mentioned above – that would prevent the earbuds from being charged properly, no matter how charged the case is. Charging the earbuds while the charging case is plugged in with a USB charging cable has reportedly been a more successful option than charging without it for some people.

How long does it take to charge Sesh Evo?

As technology has evolved, one thing we have seen is faster charging speeds. If you plug the Sesh Evo charging case into an outlet using a USB-C cord, you can get two hours worth of battery life to listen to audio with the earbuds in only 10 minutes. Thus, if your charging case is low on battery, you should not worry about your Sesh Evo earbuds being out of commission for too long. You can plug your charging case in using a USB-C cord into devices like your computer or even an outlet, so long as you have a power brick to plug the USB-C cord into. An outlet is a faster method to charge the charging case, so that is recommended.

Another way to ensure that you don’t run out of battery while out and about is to use a power bank. A power bank basically serves as an extra battery. You can use the power bank to recharge the charging case after it dies, or you can keep the charging case plugged into the power bank to ensure it takes longer to die.

Can I charge my Sesh Evo earbuds without a charging case?

This is a common question, as many would prefer not to have to bring the charging case with them if they can help it. Unfortunately, however, the way the Sesh Evo earbuds are designed does not allow them to be charged through any method besides the Sesh Evo charging case.

Do Sesh Evo earbuds come with a warranty?

If either your Sesh Evo earbuds or the accompanying charging case are broken, you may be wondering whether you can get them repaired or replaced under warranty. Whether this is possible will ultimately come down to the circumstances of why they are not working. All products made by Skullcandy are covered by a one-year limited warranty that activates the moment you purchase the product. In order for the warranty to apply to your Sesh Evo earbuds, however, they need to meet certain criteria.

In most cases, the warranty that is included with a product upon purchase only applies to damages that the manufacturer is responsible for. For example, if the charging case or earbuds are broken because of a manufacturer defect, or if they get damaged while in transit, Skullcandy would be responsible for replacing them with working, undamaged versions. However, if you were the one responsible for the damage, or if a problem was only ever discovered after the warranty period was over, you will not be likely to get it replaced for free.

While the manufacturer’s warranty is limited to only damage caused by a defect instead of normal use, you can look into purchasing an extended warranty. An extended warranty can be multiple things, ranging from extending the length of time the warranty covers to expanding the list of criteria your device has to meet for the warranty to apply. For example, you can get a warranty that covers accidental damage, which means if you break your charging case or earbuds, the warranty will cover a free replacement.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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