Welcome to a review on a relatively new and incredibly well-priced pair of headphones from Skullcandy, today we will be taking a look at the Skullcandy Uproar Wireless headphones. With Bluetooth being such a big trend I have noticed more and more companies creating products that are aimed at those who hate wires and personally I really dislike wired headphones after using a good set of Bluetooth headphones.
Whether you’re walking down the street or gaming on the couch, Bluetooth functionality makes it possible to take your audio anywhere you go.
10-HOUR BATTERY LIFE
Enjoy the comfort and sound of your headphones for a full 10 hours, without having to worry about recharging. Carefree listening is yours wherever you choose to take your soundtrack.
Take calls and navigate your playlists with the built in microphone and easy-to-access buttons on the ear cup. Use the + and – buttons to adjust volume, change songs and hit the circle button to take answer/end calls or play/pause the music.
Once you get the Uproar wireless out of the box, you’ll be greeted by a pair of headphones that feels like it fits in the price range chosen for it. Made entirely from plastic with an adjustable headband you should probably use these with a little bit of caution, whilst most headphones are made from these materials I can speak from experience that plastic bands are the easiest of them all to break. Which is surprising, because the Skullcandy Grinds featured a metal headband making them super sturdy.
On one side of the headphones you’ll see the TapTech remote which allows you to skip tracks, change the volume, pause music and answer calls all without getting your phone out of your pocket. The headphones also feature a built-in microphone, and very soft ear cups.
PERFORMANCE AND TESTING
My favorite part of the review, I get to listen to music for hours on end and try to compare the sound to other products on the market. Skullcandy claims that the Smoking Buds offer “Experience attacking bass” and “Crisp vocals”, which I hope is the case. Now with cheaper headphones usually the audio quality actually becomes very flat and dull, so we look for audio that is rich, almost warm. For those that listen to audio across a range of platforms you’ll know what I mean by this. Lastly, we want audio that doesn’t feel overwhelming, bass that is subtle yet lifts the vocals into existence.
Now the uproar wireless looks and feels very simple, so the audio should be something similar? Well in Skullcandy fashion they have yet again out done themselves. For £30 in the UK these headphones are some of the cheapest Bluetooth headphones on the market, but the sound doesn’t pull any punches. For those that love bass the Uproar will impress you. Whilst punchy bass is part of the symphony, we really want a lot more to our headphones, so what about the other frequencies? Well, the high end compliments the punchy bass line, but does feel a little drowned out. The mid range also brings the track into existence, but it is very clear that the bass is overwhelming on most of the tracks I tested.
As I’ve said about a few Skullcandy products, the performance is excellent and delivers crisp tones that are backed up by an intense bass line. Whilst this might not be to everyone’s taste, I think the target market will really enjoy the product. And for those that love bass, you’ll love these headphones.
At the end of the day Uproar Wireless headphones set you back a modest £30 which puts them in the budget sector market. With enough pinch on the headphones to ensure a good grip to your head without feeling tight, and the cups themselves feel good on a day to day basis. Without wires the product has already paved the way for a good review, providing ten hours of battery life and easy listening the Uproar headphones are great for the price. My one dislike with the product was actually the lack of a 3.5mm cable to use the product if the battery runs out. Other than that? These headphones produce audio that will appeal to bass junkies and aesthetics which will make people envious of your new pair of cans.