Skullcandy SK Pro
- Above average sound, Closed design works well for blocking out sound
- Mid range distortion, Clamping effect on the head
A solid pair of headphones that has sound quality belying their rather eccentric design.
Price$ 199.95 (AUD)
Skullcandy's line of extreme sports headphones float right on the edge between cool and just plain over the top and the noise cancelling SK Pro are no exception. With a unique aesthetic and a bass heavy sound, the quality of their audio surprised us, and while their balance isn't suited to all types of music, for certain listeners it will be quite satisfying.
The SK Pro aren't quite as out there in terms of design as some of Skullcandy's other models. They sport a fairly plain black motif, with cream coloured padding around the headphone cups. Of course they are still emblazoned with Skullcandy logos which look a little strange, but quite frankly we're just glad they don't replicate the white, padded, studded aesthetic of their sister model, the Ti.
They are quite comfortable thanks to plenty of padding and rotatable, extendable cups. However the noise cancelling nature of the design means they do put quite a bit of pressure on your head, so you may need to take a break every so often. We found they are adequately isolated from external noise, but they won't totally block out things like busy city ambience; the SK Pro don't have active noise cancelling technology, instead relying on their closed design to keep sound out.
Of course sound quality is the key element of a pair of headphones, and the SK Pro, while far from the best we've heard, manage to produce above average sound that will please a variety of listeners. They offer quite energetic presentation that we found best suited to fast paced music like dance and hip hop. It was also quite reasonable for rock music, although there was a bit of distortion present in the mid range which was most noticeable when listening to this genre.
Our rock tests also revealed that the SK Pro have quite a metallic sound, very evident in guitar solos. They are noticeably weighted towards the lower registers, with the prominent bass and low mid range giving them quite a warm tone. This was enhanced by the slow nature of the bass, which reverberated for quite some time after a note was struck.
The highs were vibrant and powerful without being harsh, which contributed to the energetic style of the SK Pro; they did however tend to get drowned out a little by the bass. There was great separation in the upper registers, but the mid range got a little congested at times, which again had an impact on complex rock or heavy metal. This is definitely a pair of headphones that is much better suited to some musical styles and not others.
We were a little disappointed by the SK Pro's soundstage; the one area this product seemed to really be lacking. The positioning of instruments felt quite fake to us, and it didn't create the immersion we're used to feeling when listening to other pairs of headphones.
Join the newsletter!
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 14
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
cloudandco Smart Cane
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-77EZ1000U
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-55EZ950U
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
Toys for Boys
Bose SoundLink Micro
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
UBTech First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
Google Daydream View VR Headset
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
Lego Mindstorms EV3
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
Xbox One X
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Fallout Geeki Tikis
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Hisense takes the fight to home entertainment heavyweights with flagship Series 8 and 9 ULED TVs
- 2 Sony's latest Ultra HD OLED debuts in Australia
- 3 Panasonic Ultra HD OLED TV Review
- 4 D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD DSH-C310 review
- 5 Oppo A77 smartphone: Full in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- Sony Offer Some Hush in the Christmas Rush For Chatswood Shoppers
- Harman ANZ relaunches AKG into the consumer market with new range
- Plantronics Expands its Award-Winning BackBeat FIT Family
- Google marries AI, hardware and software with Made By Google
- Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixelbook, Google Home Mini & Max: Everything Announced At Today’s Google Event
PCW Evaluation Team
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
- LG V30+ review: The videographer's smartphone arrives
- Fitbit Ionic review: Impressive but not quite iconic
- Xbox One X review: Brave new world
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- TPTest CoordinatorQLD
- FTDevOps EngineerOther
- TPBusiness AnalystQLD
- FTApplication Support SpecialistVIC
- CCSenior MySQL Database AdministratorNSW
- FT.Net Technical / Team LeadOther
- CCJava Developers (EOI)QLD
- FTService Manager - Solution ArchitectOther
- CCControl Systems SpecialistQLD
- FTSolution DesignerOther
- FTITSM Senior Business AnalystOther
- CCControl Systems SpecialistQLD
- FTSolution Designer/ Architect | 6mth ContractOther
- FTSecurity Technical LeadOther
- FTBusiness AnalystOther
- CCOrganisational Change ManagerNSW
- TPWeb Communications OfficerACT
- CCSenior Program CoordinatorNSW
- FTNetwork ArchitectVIC
- FTSenior Front End Developer - (Urgent)Other
- FTApplication Support Technical LeadQLD
- CCLead Technical Specialist ? SQL Lead -DBAVIC
- FTSenior BI ManagerNSW
- CCNetwork DesignerQLD
- FTLevel 2 Support Engineer | 12mth FTCOther