A Review On: Skullcandy Uprock On-Ear Headphone S5URCZ-033 (Black/Black)

Skullcandy Uprock On-Ear Headphone S5URCZ-033 (Black/Black)

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Pros: Cheap.... Bass is ok

Cons: No Sparkle whatsoever, bass drowns out mids and highs, comfort and build quality

There's not much to say about these. They are cheap Skullcandys.

I won these with an Ice-cream promotion.

The Build Quality:

These headphones kinda feel like a toy. The fake screwholes don't really do much and I don't think they make them look any better. The head band wont really suit people with large heads and while they are flexible, I'm scared about the fact that they might break. The cable is flat but plasticy and if it's creased than the creases stay for a while.

The Sound:

These sound pretty bad but then again, it's target audience is bass loving "Swag" teens.

The bass is strong but not exactly what I would call tight. Sub-Bass is very strong but doesn't as natural as I'd like but I've heard worse.

Mids and highs are virtually non-existant compared to the bloated bass. The Highs suffer badly and in the 8k+ area, they roll off quickly to the point where there is no sparkle at all. Any attempts to get anything results in minor Sibilance and not much improvement. Low mids are existant but it's probably because of the strong bass roll off.

So in a way, Bassy and muddy.... not looking good

The Comfort:

For on-ears, they're kinda ok. After a long period of listening, they begin to hurt your upper ears and the pads are a bit too firm and instead of a cloth near the drivers, they have a cloth where it meets your ears. They still have cloth at the drivers, too but they are dense and thick and it has a bad effect on highs and high mids. I took the pads off and the sound actually improved a lot! biggrin.gif

My ears were throbbing with pain after about 45 minutes but I am used to HM5s so I'm used to very comfortable headphones


Well they aren't worth the RRP over here, that's for sure.... I wouldn't even pay $20 for them which seems to be a regular price for these. Heck, Cheaper phillips or sony headphones sound better and are more comfortable


This is my first review after coming to head-fi but you gotta start somewhere smily_headphones1.gif


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