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Cheap Hi-Res audio comes to headphones: Sharkoon SKILLER SGH50

With the SKILLER SGH50, Sharkoon intends to change the rules and not only by integrating the Hi-Res Audio certification in a relatively cheap product, but also because it is not aimed at audiophiles but at gamers, as a good product within the manufacturer’s SKILLER family.

Sharkoon SKILLER SGH50, Hi-Res audio for gamers

Sharkoon SKILLER SGH50
Type closed circumaural
connectivity 3.5mm minijack cable
Battery No
Maximum distance 1x 3.5mm stereo jack cable (TRRS):
110cm+150cm
2x 3.5mm stereo jack cable:
110cm+150cm+15cm
Frequency response 10Hz – 40KHz
Sensitivity 112dB±3dB
Impedance 55Ω @ 1kHz
Driver size 50mm
Microphone Omnidirectional – detachable
100Hz – 10KHz
-38dB (+/-3dB)
Noise Cancellation No
RGB No
software No
RRP €59.90

With a closed circumaural design that completely covers the ear and with its pads covered by synthetic leather, these Sharkoon SKILLER SGH50 facilitate a great immersion thanks to the fact that they isolate very well from outside noise. According to the manufacturer, the 50mm diameter audio drivers have been optimized for greater immersion, generating clear and crystal clear sounds. In addition, as we have already mentioned before, one of the novelties is the Hi-Res Audio certification, achieved thanks to its frequency response that ranges from 10Hz to 40,000Hz (instead of the conventional 20-20,000 Hz), providing vastly more nuanced sound.

Inside the earmuffs we find soft foam pads that, together with its self-adjustable suspension headband, make these headphones comfortable for any type of user, regardless of the size or shape of their head. For added convenience, the microphone is detachable, ideal for staying out of the way when you just want to listen to music or a movie and aren’t gaming.

To provide greater comfort and versatility, it should also be noted that the Sharkoon SKILLER SGH50 incorporate what the manufacturer has called an “intelligent wiring system”. In essence, this means that we have different cables and options to connect the device, and in fact a cable of 270 cm in total is included with TRRS jack connector to simply enjoy the sound, and on the other hand another cable of 285 cm in total is included with double 3.5 mm minijack connector, now it is designed to be used with a microphone.

In both cases we find a simple control console on the cable that will allow us to control the volume of the device in a simple way, as well as mute the audio and, in the case of the double minijack cable, also mute the microphone if so. we want. As we have already mentioned before, the microphone is detachable, and in this case it is more “standard”, with 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz frequency response and omnidirectional pickup pattern. As an added bonus, Sharkoon includes a custom windscreen.

Of course, and since we are dealing with completely analog headphones, compatibility is guaranteed with practically any audio source that supports TRRS or minijack connectors, which includes PCs, Macs, Tablets, Smartphones, MP3 players, and even PlayStation 4 consoles. and 5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.

Price and availability

Sharkoon SGH50

With a manufacturer’s recommended retail price of €59.90, these headphones are probably the cheapest Hi-Res Audio certified product on the market, or at least one of the cheapest. According to Sharkoon they are already available in stores, although it is true that at the time of writing these lines we have not been able to find them yet in stores, which means that in reality Sharkoon has already sent it to distributors and we should see it on the shelves of stores in a week or less.

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