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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  • Ranjith Murali
    Ranjith Murali 19 minutes ago

    MKBHD made the Surfaces headphones look great though. Hmmm

  • Morgue Original Music
    Morgue Original Music 40 minutes ago

    Beats customers = Apple customers = clueless brand consumers

  • Someone Somewhere
    Someone Somewhere 48 minutes ago

    Whether they suck or not is's the price. Name does not equal quality or better than something cheaper. Sound is also extremely subjective.
    "Has your 3.5 mm jack in case you're a caveman and your phone still has one of those on it" well that sums it up. Clearly an Apple slowpoke. Yep I want my phone to have choices....not like a Apple. Don't forget, Apple doesn't lead the market on anything.

  • Florian Behncke
    Florian Behncke 48 minutes ago

    where are nuraphones?

  • Eduard Ragimov
    Eduard Ragimov 3 hours ago

    Microsoft/Bosse/SONY ... others, often, are shit.

  • Natas du Vall
    Natas du Vall 3 hours ago

    You forgot to include the Bowers & Wilkins PX.

  • Desastreger
    Desastreger 3 hours ago

    I don't know if Sony fixed it on the XM3, but the XM2 has a terrible microphone. Otherwise, they're just amazing.

  • Ty Xanders
    Ty Xanders 4 hours ago

    I just came here to point out the love for using correct aspect ratios for auto adjust on screens that aren't 16:9 and not hard coding them in.

  • Felix Teupke
    Felix Teupke 4 hours ago

    I'm definitely Team Linus here

  • Felix Teupke
    Felix Teupke 4 hours ago

    I personally like the Sonys best out of the bunch. I also like the NC on them better than on the Bose, I think that's just personal preference.

  • Yanni Spanos
    Yanni Spanos 5 hours ago


  • Ben
    Ben 6 hours ago

    What about teufel? Are they a thing on the other side of the pond?

  • Richard Gibson
    Richard Gibson 6 hours ago

    Testing noise cancelling using only airplane noise is so short sighted.

  • Paul K
    Paul K 7 hours ago

    Thanks guys for this Awesome Review i was looking at the Bose and sony made my life a little easier

  • Charmander
    Charmander 9 hours ago

    Is that dennis on your shirt?

  • MFS Ware
    MFS Ware 10 hours ago

    Who the fuck uploaded hindi subs

  • L Jr
    L Jr 11 hours ago

    Beats are over hyped, they are worth almost $15. that's how much it is to make it

  • Denis Franco
    Denis Franco 12 hours ago

    "apple is the king of haptic" wtf?? have you ever user that ridiculous macbook touchbar? it has literally no feedback at all

  • Dhruv Srivastava
    Dhruv Srivastava 13 hours ago

    10 12, what is said about canadians is true

  • Dhruv Srivastava
    Dhruv Srivastava 13 hours ago

    please tell me that that tshirt is not staff only, PLEASE

  • Filip Sz
    Filip Sz 13 hours ago

    That was a really good video, one of my favourites as of late. The dynamic between you two, the editing, and the comparisons within the review were really useful. I laughed a lot (I usually smirk at most). The "overall" joke was really funny, hahahaha.

  • Laquer IOS
    Laquer IOS 13 hours ago

    Although you appreciate the Bose headphones more I think I'm gonna get the Sony headphones due to the sleeker looks.

  • Javier Pérez Urrutia
    Javier Pérez Urrutia 14 hours ago

    No audio technica?

  • mrmotchmaster
    mrmotchmaster 14 hours ago

    I don't get Linus's obsession with USB c.

  • Crazy Lighthouse
    Crazy Lighthouse 15 hours ago

    Hear let me answer you that. They Never Were.

  • maaaaaarkus
    maaaaaarkus 15 hours ago

    Plantronics Backbeat Pro - Using them for about four years now. Great sound, battery life and noise cancelling.

  • Daniel Christiansen
    Daniel Christiansen 15 hours ago +1

    its so annoying because the beats look the best but they are the worst otherwise

  • jamal elidrissi
    jamal elidrissi 16 hours ago


  • Mantas Budrys
    Mantas Budrys 16 hours ago

    Beats is overpriced shit Sony is the best.

  • johan jensen
    johan jensen 17 hours ago

    I thought everybody was using Sennheiser these days.

  • JJ J
    JJ J 18 hours ago +1

    I've tried all except the Surface headphones. I would pick up the Bose in an instant. The Sonys are great as well, but the comfort isn't quite there for me and I can't say fast charging USB C is a top priority on headphones for me. The Beats are in no way trash, they're just worse.

  • Teddy Butter
    Teddy Butter 18 hours ago


  • Baleur
    Baleur 18 hours ago

    300 dollars for those, when you can just get 30 dollar Nubwo's here in China that sound almost as good
    Seriously do a test of those, they're great.

  • Baleur
    Baleur 19 hours ago

    No 3.5mm headphone output on headphones = No buy! How the fuck do they expect me to plug it into my laptop?
    With a fucking dongle permanently attached? Ridiculous. I got my fucking MOUSE on the right of my laptop, i dont need a 4cm dongle sticking out onto my mouse mat bumping into my hand all the time. "Caveman tech" yeah sure, my 32gb ram 1070gtx laptop is "caveman" xD
    Only retarded phone manufacturers remove headphone jacks to sell proprietary overpriced garbage earbuds, has nothing to do with caveman or not.

  • Young Royalty
    Young Royalty 19 hours ago +1

    No Audio-technica ?
    I'm dissapointed in you Linus.

  • Hamza Malik
    Hamza Malik 19 hours ago

    watching on the sony xm3 they're amazing got them In October

  • Anter Dogan
    Anter Dogan 19 hours ago

    Happy with my Marshall Major II ... Although I sat on them and now I need new ones :/

  • alex ale
    alex ale 20 hours ago

    Sony are best for sure.

  • 4ksandknives
    4ksandknives 20 hours ago

    To increase decrease the sound on the Sony, you stroke up or down on the side of the ear cup. To hear ambient sound, you place your palm against the ear cup. It's a good UI

  • [GA] - SniperReady
    [GA] - SniperReady 20 hours ago

    Linus, why nowadays videos come with upper and lower letterbox?

  • Dan Kotzar
    Dan Kotzar 21 hour ago

    THE PINK PRINT?!?!? im soo shocked lol highlight of the video

  • I eat pancakes For Dinner

    Air pod user: Ew these broke boys buying android headphones sorry but I don’t speak broke
    Beats user: Fuck off, at least I get more pussy than these broke boys🤢🤮.
    Me: I can’t afford these🤷‍♂️

  • Percy Jackson
    Percy Jackson 22 hours ago


  • TextuReProG
    TextuReProG 23 hours ago

    My parents bought me Beats solo 3's for £220 just because i talked about them looking quite good before Christmas... they lost the recipe and now im stuck with them, DON'T ever buy Beats please guys, Airpods are amazing but not Beats .. Total waste of money, and no i will not sell them on Amazon or Ebay i would feel bad doing this...

  • Steve Shaw
    Steve Shaw 23 hours ago +1

    Bowers and Wilkins PX slightly better than the Bose and Sony imo. But some people find them very uncomfortable.

    • Magnus Furulund Flø
      Magnus Furulund Flø 17 hours ago

      I have them, and i really like them. The only downside with them is that they are heavy and a bit uncomfortable. I love the sound and how it looks though!

  • BIll Geo
    BIll Geo Day ago

    ESTABLISHED BRANDS??? Where the f@#$ are the Sennheiser, the AKGs and the AudioTechnica headphones???

  • Christiano Rocco

    As far as I know, the Bose can connect to multiple devices at once seamlessly, while the Sony is limited in that realm. That is a major drawback for Sony, IMHO.

  • Stephan Osther
    Stephan Osther Day ago

    The only option imo: Wait for the new Bose with usb type c.

  • Alejandro Sarmiento

    6:00 just look at linus's face hes so hurt

  • Aczxser
    Aczxser Day ago

    White t-shirt dude looks like Jack from This is Us

  • StarBorn881
    StarBorn881 Day ago

    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x - Flat frequency response across the board, very comfortable as well. $150 on amazon. I'm an audio engineer and these come to every one of my sessions.

  • drop2001
    drop2001 Day ago

    The microsoft headphones have the most useful controls i have ever seen!

  • Nikolai Sverdrup
    Nikolai Sverdrup Day ago +5

    I actually get a little triggered when I see people walking around with beats

  • Mohammed Bin Sultan

    Beats studio 3 is the best headphone for gym and active people in general. it is just convenient

  • Guillermo Sandoval

    The sound quality of Sony wh1000xm3 is the best especially when you watch movies you feel like you are inside the movie also is more better when you activate 3d sound

  • trololo
    trololo Day ago +2

    headphones is for show off. audiophile choose iem

  • Mason S.
    Mason S. Day ago

    Audio technicia?

  • Ruben Uithaler
    Ruben Uithaler Day ago

    Biggest problem to this video is the crappy music they listen to . No one going to spend on these headphones and listen to linus looney toons...

  • Mason S.
    Mason S. Day ago

    I don’t know why but this video was go good

  • Niclas Peyerl
    Niclas Peyerl Day ago


  • NayDeSancho
    NayDeSancho Day ago

    I wish you guys would’ve optimized the audio on the Sonys and Bose....then listen to music. I chose the Sonys and once you tweak the audio interface in app ... they are outstanding and put the Bose way behind!

  • ICANanimations
    ICANanimations Day ago

    Bose is clearly the winner

  • Bonswally
    Bonswally Day ago

    anyone who wears large headphones in public is an idiot.

  • tcgcity
    tcgcity Day ago

    This video is biased in so many ways. So sad...

    • tcgcity
      tcgcity Day ago

      Complaining about bad controls at beats but not mentioning the fiddly controls of the Bose f.e.

  • cac2244
    cac2244 Day ago

    Thanks guys...i have the Bose QC35 ver 2 and was about to get the Sony's...not anymore... Just saved me 450$ cdn

  • Francisco Zermeno

    Still suck? They have always sucked.

  • Chicken Nugget
    Chicken Nugget Day ago +1

    You should do beats against bass head headphones

  • Normal Viewer
    Normal Viewer Day ago

    I wanna by Apple

  • Riasat202
    Riasat202 Day ago

    Yes, yes they do. Sennheisers come with 2 years limited warranty. Apple will shit on your face if anything goes wrong a month outside the warranty period.

  • Drew Thomas
    Drew Thomas Day ago

    Or Sony I’m fine with ether

  • Drew Thomas
    Drew Thomas Day ago

    Or I can have the Microsoft headphones or that’s a no but thx answering if you even do

  • Drew Thomas
    Drew Thomas Day ago

    Linus can u pls send me the Bose headphones or the beats I need headphones and my birthday is on March 28 if you do want to message me thru TVclip

  • I'm a Developer
    I'm a Developer Day ago

    Only broke people hate on Macs and Beats

  • Pedro Peixoto
    Pedro Peixoto Day ago

    Did Beats ever sucked?

  • The Real Gamer
    The Real Gamer Day ago

    how ever Sony has been do speakers stuff lot longer then every else so ya and i am a fan of Sony

  • Michael Negranol

    ... You could effectively interrogate prisoners with that crackling from flexing those Sony phones...

  • subscribe to pewdiepie

    Yeah James is cool and all but have you ever tried letting Dennis host?

  • yahmad
    yahmad Day ago

    This title does not match the video at all

  • mebombu
    mebombu Day ago

    Basically the difference between Bose and Sony here is comfort. I don't like the ear cups on the Sony ones, so I prefer Bose becasue they're way softer and more comfortable. If you like the Sony ear cups, do those. Also like he said, the Sony ones put a lot of weight on the top of the head and that feels uncomfortable for me, so I would buy Bose.

  • Joshua Espinosa
    Joshua Espinosa Day ago

    They need to do something with the Dolby Dimension headphones now!!

  • Uwais Hafizal
    Uwais Hafizal Day ago

    holon... he says that the beats hurt as much to pay for as the others combined, but theyre all the smae price on the amazon links? The microsoft is even cheaper. Was it sarcasm (i can't tell)

  • Joshua Espinosa
    Joshua Espinosa Day ago

    Question: Can the USB-C port on the Sony/Surface be used for a wired audio connection??

  • notanewbie dude
    notanewbie dude Day ago

    6:00 r/Teenagers take note

  • wot
    wot Day ago

    the filmer is so wtf

  • Matt Knowlton
    Matt Knowlton Day ago

    Went and bought the sony headphones. I am extremely happy with them. The noise cancellation is some of the best I've heard, and the sound signature is a bit bass heavy but definitely decent.

  • Yousuf 95
    Yousuf 95 Day ago

    4:33 lol like if you get it

  • George Roberts
    George Roberts Day ago

    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 are awesome

  • Noobz Threefortyseven

    Yes. Saved everyone 17 minutes.

  • Leo Przybylski
    Leo Przybylski Day ago

    3:35 "Squeeze mine." "Oh yeah. Actually, not impressed". LOL

  • Shaun Fedrick
    Shaun Fedrick Day ago

    Lmfaooo linus' face at 6:00 when he says you can get laid with beats

  • Peteral
    Peteral Day ago

    Watching this with the Sony headset. Yay!

  • Niwrad
    Niwrad Day ago

    whats wrong with just having camera on a tripod? too much movement

  • Nimrods Legacy
    Nimrods Legacy Day ago

    No shit, i own my Bose since two years and always found it shit i cant forward a song. WHY!? Why didnt i found that. HAHA Thanks alot!!!

  • BoxingMMA Mixes
    BoxingMMA Mixes Day ago

    Everyone hates on beats but at the end of the day everyone got em. I have the bose QC35 and the Studio 3. Beats are way louder and have way better bass. Now noise canceling is dogshit on the beats and flawless on the bose. Now look-wise, the beats look the slickest on anyone’s head, they ain’t bulky like the bose which look like you’re entering in a fuckin NASA spaceship they don’t look good. But if u don’t give a fuck about how they look, then get the bose. Sony blows btw don’t waste your time and those retarded ass fuckin Microsoft headphones cmon. Stick with Bose or beats.

  • pinkjarl
    pinkjarl Day ago

    so he didn't include Sennheiser

  • 404Anymouse
    404Anymouse Day ago

    Still not as good as wired Koss Porta Pro

  • Henry Bishop
    Henry Bishop Day ago

    i would add a sennheiser, but that is just me. i have one and i love it. Also thanks for for the vid

  • MysteryMicrowave

    People feel pressure from the Sonys but I don't feel it at all

  • noob2510
    noob2510 2 days ago

    I like the more professional videos, like this one

  • DerGamerChaot
    DerGamerChaot 2 days ago +1

    No Sennheiser :(