Will This Trick Your Ears? (Audio Illusions)

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  • Jacky Manky
    Jacky Manky Day ago

    That talking piano scared me jeez

  • Nikola Hajdukovic
    Nikola Hajdukovic 2 days ago

    I only know a bit of the song and I here the singer then but in the part I don’t know it’s a digital piano

  • ferniarex
    ferniarex 3 days ago

    1:26 i think the screen shaking when landing makes you hear something..

  • LilyPlayzGamez
    LilyPlayzGamez 3 days ago

    That speaking piano is demonic.

  • NoobGod132
    NoobGod132 4 days ago

    Clearly it is not a illusion but years of listening to the memes

  • mossy1
    mossy1 4 days ago

    "Does this sound like its doing a thing?" -CONTINUES TO TALK OVER EVERY THING.

  • Ken V.
    Ken V. 5 days ago

    I really like this video and have watched it multiple times. The only downside is there is very little time to listen to an example before the the voice-over kicks back in and ruins the example. Good stuff though.

  • Gabe
    Gabe 5 days ago

    i didnt hear all star... im using airpods

  • Annoyin’ Banana
    Annoyin’ Banana 5 days ago

    I hear Laurel

  • lol lol
    lol lol 6 days ago

    somebody once told me

  • Leah Osborne
    Leah Osborne 6 days ago

    Look up the talking piano

  • Your Boii Grey
    Your Boii Grey 7 days ago

    Bug bang theory outro

  • Frozen Fox Music
    Frozen Fox Music 8 days ago

    Who new I'd learn something from an "All-star" video.

  • Squivv
    Squivv 9 days ago

    All I heard was someone slamming their face on the piano

  • Mr BluFinz
    Mr BluFinz 10 days ago

    ❌Ear rape❌

  • Similian
    Similian 10 days ago +3

    That speaking piano is creepy af

  • Tyson Williams
    Tyson Williams 11 days ago

    Not really an illusion is it?

  • lesley hernandez
    lesley hernandez 11 days ago

    that cough scared me so bad lmaooo i had the volume all the way up in my earbuds

  • Marlik Sullivan
    Marlik Sullivan 11 days ago +1


  • Ethan G
    Ethan G 11 days ago

    That's so fake

  • Thatrobloxguy 90
    Thatrobloxguy 90 11 days ago

    It’s just a piano

  • Agent 7
    Agent 7 12 days ago


  • The Joshywatt
    The Joshywatt 12 days ago

    Glad he chose the national anthem as the first midi example.

  • ChellCellys
    ChellCellys 12 days ago

    i could hear the repeat because i’ve been playing musical instruments for 10 years so i am akin to hearing even the slightest change in pitch

  • Samuel Ogunyebi
    Samuel Ogunyebi 13 days ago

    This is cool

  • Becca The Bunny
    Becca The Bunny 13 days ago

    I was literally just watching a video of the piano thing, and happened to click onto this video in the middle of the all star part so when i heard all star playing in the beginning I thought i was still trippin out and hearing the piano in my head.

  • Robbie Muhummed
    Robbie Muhummed 13 days ago


  • 10000 subs With only 2 videos

    If you don’t believe then turn on captions

  • Me me big boy
    Me me big boy 14 days ago

    Omg I can't hear anything cause you too damn loud

  • Deaconator22 Official
    Deaconator22 Official 14 days ago +1

    I thought you were going to talk about 8d.

  • Cisco lol
    Cisco lol 14 days ago


  • Pokenite
    Pokenite 15 days ago

    This is called MIDI right?

  • Alexis Smith
    Alexis Smith 15 days ago

    I felt the thud instead of hearing it

  • Jorge Melara
    Jorge Melara 16 days ago

    It’s clearly fake

  • OMEGAKiller12345
    OMEGAKiller12345 17 days ago

    O shit

  • Toms 115
    Toms 115 18 days ago

    Wtff this is sick

    ODSTMAN25 18 days ago

    Thanks now i have trust issues

  • ReeceCarmello
    ReeceCarmello 18 days ago

    When all u heard was terrible piano lmao

  • Miggy 7264
    Miggy 7264 19 days ago

    Kinda like the ssbb lyrics

  • Matthew Gupta
    Matthew Gupta 19 days ago

    Oh shit

  • donald trump
    donald trump 19 days ago

    I dont know the song

  • Mark Benn
    Mark Benn 19 days ago

    I wonder if being a musician changes some of this stuff

  • Ira  Emano
    Ira Emano 21 day ago


  • Florence Bishop
    Florence Bishop 21 day ago

    My brains weird, none of them worked

  • Colin Wammy
    Colin Wammy 21 day ago


  • 1-800-273-8255
    1-800-273-8255 21 day ago

    That’s so creepy

  • ItßKaiłyn Łucas
    ItßKaiłyn Łucas 21 day ago

    I didn’t hear anything

    • Starco 2312
      Starco 2312 20 days ago

      You're deaf or your volume is off

  • Emily L
    Emily L 23 days ago

    That cough of definitely covering up a fart

  • Elana - Chan
    Elana - Chan 23 days ago

    Fricking brain

  • Theesramae aarts
    Theesramae aarts 24 days ago

    umm? all I can hear is banging piano keys

  • \\karmen_knight// /
    \\karmen_knight// / 25 days ago

    I’m quaking

  • This Is not My Name
    This Is not My Name 26 days ago

    OK, so can you explain why I heard the piano talking with a British accent?

  • Isabella Beltran
    Isabella Beltran 26 days ago

    2:41 made me so overwhelmed I almost cried holy 0.0

  • Isabella Beltran
    Isabella Beltran 26 days ago

    pfft dont lie to me, that piano has been possessed by a human

  • kawaii
    kawaii 26 days ago

    thats creepy

    TRIPPY UH 26 days ago +1

    *I feel like my piano is watching me*

  • Moosifer
    Moosifer 27 days ago

    Never heard the thud

  • PonyoNoodles
    PonyoNoodles 28 days ago

    That talking piano is creepy for some reason...

  • Payne Pogatchnik
    Payne Pogatchnik 28 days ago


  • xtina chan
    xtina chan 28 days ago

    OH MY!

  • iluvcatz4
    iluvcatz4 28 days ago



    It’s only true if it can do Mariah carey emotions

  • xxhalogamer22xx
    xxhalogamer22xx 29 days ago

    1:26 I hear it

  • Trevor Patrick
    Trevor Patrick 29 days ago

    I couldn't hear the cable tower thing

  • sibsing
    sibsing 29 days ago

    all I could say is
    Holy sh*t

  • Sarah !
    Sarah ! 29 days ago

    I don’t know why but that video was sooo scary to me 😂

  • IDK
    IDK 29 days ago

    I heard my pulse when the transmission tower was jumping

  • JustJordan
    JustJordan Month ago

    what intros should be like

  • N Marc
    N Marc Month ago

    I hear it

  • Mareeah Tlc
    Mareeah Tlc Month ago +1


  • Isaac CHEUNG
    Isaac CHEUNG Month ago

    You can do this by converting an mp3 into midi, then playing it in a instrumental software. Ah, I can’t unhear Garnet in that black midi.

  • Daniels Dinsbergs
    Daniels Dinsbergs Month ago

    Last one is defenetly fake!

  • Tanishka tea
    Tanishka tea Month ago +1

    Lilly Singh actually react to this

  • Snow Goleming8
    Snow Goleming8 Month ago

    The only one i was fooled by was the speeding up one AKA the last one.

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Suomi

    1:32 no i dont hear it i just feel like im Bouncy

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Suomi

    I dont know that song

  • Chrisi Christian
    Chrisi Christian Month ago

    Can anybody else feel the jump of the transmission tower instead of hear it?

  • Jame Nguyen
    Jame Nguyen Month ago


  • DasHackii
    DasHackii Month ago

    do you hear it now? CUTS AWAY. TWICE.

  • Ralph john Tuscano
    Ralph john Tuscano Month ago


  • Noodles Are Good
    Noodles Are Good Month ago

    And wow!

  • Dan Panah
    Dan Panah Month ago +1

    Even with my eyes closed I heard his voice

  • Maximilian Wihlborg

    this is fake

  • Daniel Kime
    Daniel Kime Month ago


  • justin why
    justin why Month ago +1

    1:36 wtf i feel. it... whAIT A MINUTE WHAT TH

  • Bertram Johnsen
    Bertram Johnsen Month ago

    I can actually hear myself when I tap I can you do ABCs a b c d e f g oh my god fast I can see it goes up and down over now instead of that's like you I can see your face going but they don't but I put my bill up Austra prophet give me a sound and you play this Pacific Quay and I played it has to be fast because there this summer how much longer is

  • Vipul Ravat
    Vipul Ravat Month ago

    Make a video on Graphene

  • Calebrated Gamer
    Calebrated Gamer Month ago

    Pianos are making contact?? *Oh God I'm having flashbacks to that piano from Super Mario 64 all over again...*

  • MasterPoog
    MasterPoog Month ago

    do you hear it?
    how am i supposed to hear it if you wont shut the hell up?

  • Mihir Celly
    Mihir Celly Month ago

    2:01 "So do you hear anything now?"
    0.000000001 seconds later
    "Our Brains....."

  • Rosy Rose26
    Rosy Rose26 Month ago

    OMGGGGGGG!!! I can hear it!!!! 🤯🤯🤯🤯

  • Tension 89
    Tension 89 Month ago

    This is trippy af

  • Galaxy
    Galaxy Month ago

    Bloody Wizard

  • filipi pradogrimm
    filipi pradogrimm Month ago

    Só eu não escuto nada na torre pulando corda?

  • PatukaKanuka
    PatukaKanuka Month ago +4

    About that transmission tower thing. I literally can't hear anything cause it was played for 2 seconds

  • Toxic Burns
    Toxic Burns Month ago

    So... Ear rape?😕

  • nate Hulton
    nate Hulton Month ago

    Sing in tune to allstar. Somebody once told me the world was macoroni so i took a big bite of a tree, it tasted kind of funky so i spit it at a monkey then the munky started cursing at me

  • Andrew Resler
    Andrew Resler Month ago

    I didnt hear words in the beginning because I have good music taste and therefore I don't know that song

  • Harald Hey
    Harald Hey Month ago

    I only hear terrible piano music.