What We Like
An attractive, customizable design that’s totally up-to-date.
Inline remote and integrated mic are always a positive.
The fit is comfortable and secure.
What We Don’t Like
Bass-heavy sound won’t appeal to everyone.
Founded in Utah in 2003, Skullcandy has risen quickly in reputation by combining solid internals with an excellent eye for trendy design. Originally targeting the outdoor, sporty demographic, they have since branched out right into a broader consumer offering.
Fortune magazine called Skullcandy’s products “the world’s coolest earbud” back 2008. And they’ve done well to keep this manner conscious image which, as it happens, was to become major feature of the buyer audio tracks market with larger companies going for a good deal longer to recognize that, for most people, headphones had to look and sound good to become a worthy and acceptable investment option.
Obtainable in six color options (which range from the cool, understated street gray and black to the a lot more garish orange/navy combo), Skullcandy did well to make certain that the Uproar Wireless is often as a lot of a statement as you want them to be whilst maintaining a base design that’s simple, timeless, and incredibly effective. The construction is good-not excellent, but solidly good-and is mainly made up of plastic and synthetic leather for the admittedly very comfortable ear ‘pillows’ themselves.
Shipping with simply a charging cable, the Uproar Wireless is comparatively without included accessories and extras, but that is hardly unreasonable as of this price range. With a built-in microphone and integrated handy remote control, there isn’t a lot else that one is left wanting anyway even though some will miss the insufficient a carrying case.
The controls certainly are a suitably simple affair: your standard, three button inline handy remote control. As you’ll expect, there are two buttons to regulate volume and track navigation, and a central button to control playback, calls, power, and with which to pair the headphones together with your device. This sounds more cumbersome than it really is, and the probability of accidentally turning your headphones off when you truly just wished to pause them are fairly minimal. If it happens once, you’ll really know what to search for and it won’t happen again.
Let’s focus on connectivity. Pairing is surprisingly speedy and simple to manage, and altogether an extremely painless process. Once paired for the very first time, the headphones will automatically reconnect to your device when in range (and, you understand, turned on-that bit’s important too). This is handy, and produces a seamless user experience.
Battery life is solid. The advertised 10 hours is good and seems, overall, a precise estimation although this depends somewhat on the quantity level of which you listen during playback.
Much commensurate with Skullcandy’s self assigned remit for staying firmly on the existing trend, the Uproar Wireless create a notably bass heavy sound which is typical for headphones right now. If most of your listening material will probably be modern music (or elsewhere especially bassy tracks), then this is a positive; in the event that you favor a far more accurate response over the board, then this may become grating after a period. Despite this, the entire listening experience is thoroughly positive, and the sound will not distort when maxing out the quantity levels (which we don’t recommend, but is always worth testing).
Skullcandy has done an excellent job with the Uproar Wireless to supply an basic level product that’s both aesthetically appealing and performs well. The wireless experience is solid over the board, and the audio-although heavy on bass-also exceeds expectations.