Skullcandy Uproar Review
Skullcandy are one of the worlds biggest headphone companies and compete in consumer portable audio especially in heavily stylized and fashion forward headphones. The Skullcandy Uproar are on of their budget headphones and can usually be found for under $50 in the US markets.
What are the Uproar?
The Uproar are a portable set of wireless Bluetooth headphones that are simple, lightweight and portable. They claim a 10 hour battery life and we found that to be pretty spot on during the course of this review. They come with Bluetooth 4.0 and we were able to attain a range of about 50 feet with a solid audio connection. Pairing was easy with a long press of the power button to put them into pairing mode where you simply connect via your phone of media device.
Build quality and Styling
Build quality is nothing special but they do feel solidly put together for a headphone in this price range. The are an on ear headphone meaning the earcups sit directly on your ears as opposed to over them. The headband folds just above the earcups meaning they can be folded over into a pretty small package.
Construction is predominantly plastic and the are extremely light weight. The headband slider is also plastic so just be careful with them when extended as this tends to be more prone to breaking on other headphones we have reviewed in the past.
Overall we found them to be very well made (price considered) and they could make an excellent choice for people looking for an inexpensive headphone to work out with or for people who use the headphones when out and about.
The uproar, due to its lightness, is a very comfortable headphone and the pads and headband generously padded. I had no problem going 5+ hours with them without any discomfort or heat build up.
The sound on the Skullcandy Uproar is fun. The low end is very emphasized meaning they have a lot of bass so go well with energetic music like hip-hop, rap and EDM. The midrange is smooth with a warm presentation making vocals and stringed instruments sound engaging. Mids are very rolled off and recessed. The sit further back than the midrange and thankfully display no signs of harsh sibilance.
They are distortion free even at high volume which is something a lot of cheap Bluetooth headphones struggle with and they also do get very loud. I for the most part had the volume at about 60% of max inside the house and office and 70% when used at the gym or on transport.
The obviously aren’t an audiophile headphone but for the price they do sound quite good and I think a lot of people will enjoy the tuning of them.
The Skullcandy Uproar are a solid set of budget friendly Bluetooth headphones. They are comfortable, reasonably well build and have a fun bass heavy sound that many people will enjoy with modern music Genres. Battery life was solid at around 10 hours and the connection was stable with good reach. A nice set of headphones and well worth a purchase at the current prices.