Do Beats Headphones Still SUCK?

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    We try on 4 of the most popular noise canceling over-ear headphones in the $350 range and decide which ones we think are the best.
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  • Neji Khang
    Neji Khang 13 hours ago

    Maybe it’s just me but, I’ve never, still to this day, used type C cords. All my cords are micro usb

  • Droonie
    Droonie 13 hours ago

    Noise cancelling headphones are better at blocking out constant noise frequencies like the airplane turbulence by using destructive interference. It's harder to cancel out inconsistent frequencies like baby cries so don't really too heavily on noise cancelling headphones to get rid of the noise of baby cries...

  • UnknownSpiral
    UnknownSpiral 15 hours ago

    "premium" my ass

    Although that's properly the most "premium" that noise cancelling will get because real headphones are sound isolating not noise cancelling so you don't ruin the sound signature

  • noodlefoo
    noodlefoo Day ago

    But Beats has the best box, that's why you pay $300 for the box and $50 for the headphone.

  • Jacob Mirabella
    Jacob Mirabella Day ago

    litteraly fuck this guy i got beats and they are good u dumb fuck
    i dont get y yous got it in ur heads that beats suck, yeh mabye some of the old ass ones did but from experience, beats do sou d good

  • andreas menicou
    andreas menicou Day ago

    Still did not compare the best out of them. Sennheiser pxc 550

  • Mohanad Alreqeb
    Mohanad Alreqeb Day ago

    Oh lol in the end he said do your research ...oh wait what im doing here?!

  • Yusuf Aslanyurek

    The summary is; let the audiophile companies make the headphones and you god damn apple and Microsoft focus on making good computers who works smooth with those headsets.
    Oh and gamers want OpenAL (or A3D) back if you aren't going to make real 5x2 drivers in headphones which can deliver positional audio.
    There are bunch of applications like spatial sound which works but terrible sound quality; none of them satisfying.

  • Nord VPN 66% Off

    2:16 I really hope this was a joke and you don't seriously think audio jacks are for cavemen at this point

    • Harvey Boereau
      Harvey Boereau 13 hours ago

      Nord VPN 66% Off he was talking about the type of audio jack I believe

  • anonymous anonymous

    I would ostentatious about my audiophilia. Ain't got no shame.

  • greenrefrigerator

    Beats seem more like a 50/50 display of wanting people to see you have them on your head than wanting to have the best possible headphones in the same price range

  • Andrew Woods
    Andrew Woods Day ago

    Wanted the Sony's for a plane trip, didn't have em in stock, decided to not get anything 😂 after my 1st layover I went in a airport store and had to choose between Bose or Beats, liked the heavier feel of the beats and went with them. I hate to admit I like em. Had an older version wired beats studios and definitely didn't like those.

  • Rhythm Mania
    Rhythm Mania Day ago

    Beats Studio is not only over priced but quality is unbelievably unreliable and they breaks too easily. Normal headphones that costs less, delivers that comfortableness, built quality and sound is better option.

  • orangeapples
    orangeapples Day ago

    So I can see how Microsoft had to make concessions in comfort for the interface, but what is up with those Beats? It’s like they were never designed to be good headphones but rather a fashion accessory. Oh wait.

  • James Moss
    James Moss 2 days ago

    Valuable. Thanks.

  • BallerTheSnake
    BallerTheSnake 2 days ago

    bEAts ArE thE BEst lOOkIng hEADphOneS
    People who say that ain’t see the smooth and clean look on the Sony headphones

  • J A.
    J A. 2 days ago

    @4.15 squeeze mine, not impressed :D

  • Kerathen On hunt
    Kerathen On hunt 2 days ago

    beats looks nice, so i wear them on my neck while listening music via Bose.

  • Hamza Emam
    Hamza Emam 2 days ago

    Linus is the gordon ramsay of tech.

  • Edward Hawkins
    Edward Hawkins 2 days ago

    I hate Beats headphones simply because they drove headphone prices through the roof. I bought some Sony headphones in 2006 for $100. The exact same pair now costs $400 because people are stupid and didn’t know anything about headphones until beats came along with their overpriced garbage

  • James M
    James M 2 days ago +1

    Another one, another one.... Nothing can best my beats headphones at grabing the dogshit from the floor! they keep your hand clean while you grab the shit (well... most of the times at least)

  • James M
    James M 2 days ago

    It may be that way... BUT!...nothing wins you the first place at saying "hey look at me, I'm a douchbag" like a beats headphones

  • Dragoverse
    Dragoverse 2 days ago

    “beats if u want to get laid” lmao

  • Guillermo
    Guillermo 2 days ago +2

    Beats are for Ni🅱️🅱️as who like to waste their money on lit shit.
    Don't trigger, just humor.

  • Matthew Pollard
    Matthew Pollard 2 days ago

    Where’s the Logitech headphones? Cheaper and better sound quality along with noise canceling and high comfort

  • um02122
    um02122 2 days ago

    I'd like to see some girls reviews from you guys.

  • bk kedairy
    bk kedairy 2 days ago

    Who else watching with beats on

  • Ryan Boyd
    Ryan Boyd 3 days ago

    Wrote a negative review for an earlier version of these on apple’s website... DELETED. Wrote it again... DELETED

  • Michael O
    Michael O 3 days ago

    Yes, cables inside are bad..

  • Royal Explosion
    Royal Explosion 3 days ago

    Beats suck. I bought 3 for my kids all needed to be returned. Those inferior headphone should be sold at dollar tree. The price tag does not match the quality. They just look good. Wish I never spent all that money.

  • YuMr.
    YuMr. 3 days ago

    Its like me unboxing my razer kraken

  • D Newman
    D Newman 3 days ago

    You forgot Nuraphone , they are the best.

  • Orion Wilson
    Orion Wilson 3 days ago

    Beats suck. Just don't let Dre.

    EC SYOREY 3 days ago

    Not a fan of the headphones, but Powerbeats are my favorite wireless earbuda

  • beth
    beth 3 days ago

    Anyone with an ear for music can hear how bad beats are. The treble distorts at high volmes and bass is overdone. They went way down hill after monster stopped making them. Theyve always been for the trendy rather than having a quality product. U can pretty good sound cool looking customizable headphones like vmoda for half the price

  • Smander 15
    Smander 15 3 days ago

    And im over here with my iHip headphones that snapped when I put them on

  • Jens Droessler
    Jens Droessler 3 days ago

    Yeah, no, sound quality is the biggest part of the decision for me. The Bose sound like... well, Bose. And that's not a good thing in the world of high quality audio. But the noise cancellation is indeed the best with the Bose.

  • Jordan Morris
    Jordan Morris 3 days ago +1

    Bro....they were hating on beats the whole video.

  • Riot_Pubg Mobile
    Riot_Pubg Mobile 4 days ago

    I use a Superlux HD681

  • Stephen Parks
    Stephen Parks 4 days ago +2

    These are the ones I was looking at

  • Lorenzo G.C.
    Lorenzo G.C. 4 days ago

    I have the Bose Quietcomfort and I enjoy them very much!

  • TheRealUnconnected
    TheRealUnconnected 4 days ago

    Sony and Bose are very close by USB C is a deal maker. Being able to charge them with the same cord as your phone is always better.

  • sschnarr
    sschnarr 4 days ago

    where are the senheissers

  • Quinton Crockett
    Quinton Crockett 4 days ago

    Is Linus a Broney

  • Jon Arbuckle
    Jon Arbuckle 4 days ago

    Seen the surface headphones at a stand and tried them, they feel really nice but I own the Bose and WHOOH they are nice, less bass but still great

  • Hadouken TV
    Hadouken TV 4 days ago

    You guys should do a follow up because speakers have a burn in period usually after 20 hours of playback at medium volume

  • lol
    lol 5 days ago

    Give the nuraphones a go, they are incredible

  • Lorenzo Rocci
    Lorenzo Rocci 5 days ago

    the beats are sold for the community. For example; white family buys it for their spoiled kid, kid brings them to school, black kid robs him, black kid gets them stolen by older brother, older brother shows them off, father steals them from oldest son and then pawns them for crack. Crafty consumer buys them from pawn shop and the cycle starts again.

  • W0Y4K
    W0Y4K 5 days ago

    Beats headphones are basically Apple products on steroids. It’s all about brand-name to an unnerving degree.

  • Mondayism
    Mondayism 5 days ago

    Your video about the Xbox Adaptive Controller was the first of yours I saw. You've really got it going for you man, keep up the great work. The way you guys approached this here is fantastic. A person can really make a sound decision after seeing this video. Hats off to both of you.

  • Hunter
    Hunter 5 days ago

    "just to totally confuse everybody" XD

  • Rhonin
    Rhonin 5 days ago

    What about microphone tests on these headphones? It is important for work when I have to speak through Skype 4 business etc

  • YuhYuh Yuh
    YuhYuh Yuh 5 days ago

    Beats are for the clout

  • VheCorina_G23 '
    VheCorina_G23 ' 5 days ago

    Tbh my studio 3 beats are amazing and it has bass idk where you bought yours but mine work like they are suppose to.

    • AL1V3
      AL1V3 4 days ago

      They are audiophiles so...

  • Quan Harris-Holley
    Quan Harris-Holley 5 days ago

    Yeah but beats will get you laid easier than all the others. So they win, boom!

  • Frank Trickey
    Frank Trickey 5 days ago

    Mdr 7506 Sony studio headphones. Professional, studio standard headphones. Best in the world

  • Ginger Ninger
    Ginger Ninger 5 days ago

    For me it's redundant because they're wireless. They lose, that said, I'd go for some passive Bose if my presonus died. Also, equalisers can level all of these he they have the range but lack in areas

  • Lugnut
    Lugnut 5 days ago +45

    Just sound: sony
    Comfort: bose
    Interface: microsoft
    Plain trash: beats

    • W Tf
      W Tf 20 hours ago +1

      Hotel: Trivago

  • TechnoCurry
    TechnoCurry 5 days ago

    LOL linus
    "actually that would matter allot"
    {to himself - "well yes, but actually no" }

  • Atlas Games
    Atlas Games 5 days ago

    something notable and odd is that the Sonys have an extra gesture which i didn't really see anywhere in the instructions that you get with it, if you put three fingers or your palm on the gesture panel it enables ambient temporarily like a pass-through button.
    Also if you don't link the headphone specifically for google assistant and just as an audio device you can press and hold on the gesture panel for google assistant instead of loosing the mode button.

    (I'm assuming this is how it would be since that's how I've setup mine previously and didn't link the google assistant and that button didn't do anything but change modes but i was using a Sony phone so it might work different)(also I'm not a Sony buff or anything I've just coincidentally got a lot of Sony stuff)

  • iObsidianROTMG
    iObsidianROTMG 5 days ago

    6:03 Linus' face is awesome

  • horane messam
    horane messam 5 days ago

    4:33 gaaay

  • Beard BeBig
    Beard BeBig 5 days ago

    bose sound quality is trash

    • Beard BeBig
      Beard BeBig 4 days ago

      +AL1V3 Yeah at least they'll stay in one piece instead of coming unglued.

    • AL1V3
      AL1V3 4 days ago

      Beats is worse

  • Ahnaf Munir
    Ahnaf Munir 5 days ago

    Hi Linus
    What happened to the Bose headphones

  • Rinnegan Neko
    Rinnegan Neko 5 days ago

    what's with the Hindi subs by defualt? LOL

  • Ryan Lai
    Ryan Lai 5 days ago

    because you own the s10, you are a caveman. because it has a headphone jack

  • AlexWarFire 03
    AlexWarFire 03 5 days ago

    I had beats studio wireless and they broke like 6 mouth after I bought them, urbeats is same story, never buying them again, I am enjoying my new Bose sound sport wayyyyy better !

  • rick beckers
    rick beckers 5 days ago

    Honey, honey, honey, you save me money

  • gurban2013
    gurban2013 5 days ago

    skull candy venue?

  • Master Julez
    Master Julez 5 days ago +3

    Did you hold the Sony optimise button that configures the noise cancellation to your environment and adjusts the atmospheric preasure you complained about?

  • Kazu
    Kazu 5 days ago

    My girlfriend has the Bose QC35 II and they sound amazing.

  • Sadnehs
    Sadnehs 5 days ago

    I hate active noise cancelling
    And I hate the idea of needing to charge my headphones.
    I don't know why I watched this video.

  • luigi Rois
    luigi Rois 5 days ago

    I’d love to see a earbuds vid like this one... featuring a couple of respectable brands. Sennheiser and Bose ones f.i.

  • MeowMiau343
    MeowMiau343 5 days ago

    6:00 If you're trying to get laid..
    by GOLD DIGGERS ofc..

  • greg
    greg 5 days ago

    If you have an iPhone beats is better

  • Peter Rudolf
    Peter Rudolf 5 days ago

    Using earbuds that came with something? Is that some pesant joke i am to rich to understand?

  • Yasir Javed
    Yasir Javed 5 days ago

    Why do all bloggers forget to tell about connectivity ?Sony sucks ?

  • Alexis Rivera
    Alexis Rivera 5 days ago

    Beats have always been trashy, they relied on marketing for people to associate them with a premium product. They are not anywhere near the worth of their cost much less their insane markup.

  • djlapio93litlebro
    djlapio93litlebro 5 days ago

    TLDR: awnser to the title: Yes

  • M3h3ndr3
    M3h3ndr3 5 days ago +1

    My brother recently bought the sony ones and ive been using the bose for years now the bose are really only a tick stronger in nc and the sony seem to be a tick stronger in music quality also the sony have softer cussions id really recommend making a buying desicion on wether you want real buttons or not, ill go with sony next i really like the touch control, what they didnt mention is that you can pause the sony and activate ambient noise when covering the touchcup with your hand if you need to talk someone quicklu or have to listen to something, music or whatever will continue when you remove your hand from the cup. Also i use the bose every day several hours and they last around a week and the sony also have around 30h uptime i think.

  • Ben Krause
    Ben Krause 5 days ago

    I have had my Bose for I believe over 5 years now. They aren't even Bluetooth and require AAA batteries, but I love them. They are still my go-to for taking on the airplane and even daily gaming. They are extremely comfortable and sound great. It will be hard to consider buying a different brand now unless the price was a decent amount cheaper. Definitely a solid purchase. Also I have replaced the ear pads 2 times so far, but the headphones still work like new!

  • Mike Morales
    Mike Morales 5 days ago

    Ever review budget noise canceling phones? I'd love to see the gap in quality.

  • Mc12Demonkiller
    Mc12Demonkiller 5 days ago +1

    1. Bose charges 1 gold ingot for laser sword
    2. Sony charges 1 gold ingot for laser short sword
    3. Microsoft charges 1 gold ingot for hardened steel sword
    4. Apple charges 1 gold ingot for a pile of dog shit with a picture of a sword on it.

  • I Suck at Games
    I Suck at Games 5 days ago

    What about the bang and olufsen h9

  • Mr.Hartog
    Mr.Hartog 5 days ago +5

    So, I watched this episode when it came out and now, two months later, I'm watching it again. Don't know why...
    Really like the chemistry between James and Linus.

    • Jojoba 24
      Jojoba 24 5 days ago

      Hi! I just got this video recommended after I searched for headphones

  • Appleloucious
    Appleloucious 5 days ago +5


  • Adrian Kuhnt
    Adrian Kuhnt 5 days ago

    Comparision to some Sennheiser Headphones would've been nice

    • Adrian Kuhnt
      Adrian Kuhnt 5 days ago

      +BoxHead 42 I dont know the whole lineup but the PXC 550 seems to be a good opponent for the bose qc 35

    • BoxHead 42
      BoxHead 42 5 days ago

      Does Sennheiser make a wireless variant, in this class?

  • EK89
    EK89 5 days ago +7

    Imagine buying expensive headphones and then using lossy ass Bluetooth to listen to them.

    • AL1V3
      AL1V3 4 days ago

      +Mysteries Of Stupid Life hd800s

    • Mysteries Of Stupid Life
      Mysteries Of Stupid Life 5 days ago

      +Persason what do audiophiles buy

    • Persason
      Persason 5 days ago +3

      People who buy these do so for the active noise canceling. Not to mention that the Bose and Sony sound DECENT. Not audiophile grade but decent even for an audiophile. I like my Bose.

    • Mysteries Of Stupid Life
      Mysteries Of Stupid Life 5 days ago

      +Lada. Sony and Bose sound good

    • Lada.
      Lada. 5 days ago +6

      Imagine watching the video all the way thru and realizing these headphones aren't for audiophiles.

  • Manjnerd Productions

    Why is beats even on here? Beats are complete shit, you even say to never buy them.

  • Nicola Worthington
    Nicola Worthington 5 days ago

    Really enjoyed this format. Found it super helpful. Thanks guys.

  • murderdogg
    murderdogg 5 days ago +1

    6:00 James i like the way you break it down.

  • Yato God of War
    Yato God of War 5 days ago

    Ehh i have a creative draco .....and its ok

  • J M
    J M 5 days ago

    6:00 "you tryin to get laid, these are the ones you want"
    ..... TF? not buying that shit

  • JustCallMeChad
    JustCallMeChad 5 days ago

    no seinhessier?

  • Jasper
    Jasper 5 days ago

    when you watch this with beats studio 3
    *sadness noises*

    • TheRealOmega
      TheRealOmega 5 days ago

      Jasper sell them and get the sennheiser pxc 550 or bose qc35

  • George Silviu
    George Silviu 5 days ago

    Bose:) i had Sony but i sold them over a pair of Bose. Long term use i feel Bose are better.

  • Let Tice
    Let Tice 5 days ago

    Get massdrop sennheiser headphones, with a lifo they do better than all of these.

  • Tyrek Simmons
    Tyrek Simmons 5 days ago

    bose: 1
    surface: 2
    beats: Gucci garbage

  • Nathan Hammack
    Nathan Hammack 6 days ago

    As he looked into his eyes he said with great confidence, 4:33 (with no hint of a hidden innuendo)

  • H H
    H H 7 days ago

    Stop fucking belittling beats. They are the best. I don’t want those cheap ass other head phones. Beats are the only way to go. I bet you didn’t even have them turned on. Did you see the light on? Maybe it’s because you didn’t have an iPhone and they are the best phone.

    • AL1V3
      AL1V3 5 days ago

      Lol this comment is comedy gold