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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Rhythm Mania
Rhythm Mania 2 hours 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 5 hours 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 6 hours ago
Valuable. Thanks.
BallerTheSnake 8 hours 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. 8 hours ago
@4.15 squeeze mine, not impressed :D
Kerathen On hunt
Kerathen On hunt 10 hours ago
beats looks nice, so i wear them on my neck while listening music via Bose.
Hamza Emam
Hamza Emam 10 hours ago
Linus is the gordon ramsay of tech.
Edward Hawkins
Edward Hawkins 12 hours 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 18 hours ago
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 18 hours 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 18 hours ago
“beats if u want to get laid” lmao
Guillermo Day ago
Beats are for Ni🅱️🅱️as who like to waste their money on lit shit. Don't trigger, just humor.
Matthew Pollard
Where’s the Logitech headphones? Cheaper and better sound quality along with noise canceling and high comfort
um02122 Day ago
I'd like to see some girls reviews from you guys.
bk kedairy
bk kedairy Day ago
Who else watching with beats on
Ryan Boyd
Ryan Boyd Day ago
Wrote a negative review for an earlier version of these on apple’s website... DELETED. Wrote it again... DELETED
Michael O
Michael O Day ago
Yes, cables inside are bad..
Royal Explosion
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. Day ago
Its like me unboxing my razer kraken
D Newman
D Newman Day ago
You forgot Nuraphone , they are the best.
Orion Wilson
Orion Wilson Day ago
Beats suck. Just don't let Dre.
Not a fan of the headphones, but Powerbeats are my favorite wireless earbuda
REfan Day 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 Day ago
And im over here with my iHip headphones that snapped when I put them on
Jens Droessler
Jens Droessler 2 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 2 days ago
Bro....they were hating on beats the whole video.
Riot_Pubg Mobile
Riot_Pubg Mobile 2 days ago
I use a Superlux HD681
Stephen Parks
Stephen Parks 2 days ago
These are the ones I was looking at amzn.to/2UIgmCC
Lorenzo G.C.
Lorenzo G.C. 2 days ago
I have the Bose Quietcomfort and I enjoy them very much!
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 2 days ago
where are the senheissers
Quinton Crockett
Quinton Crockett 2 days ago
Is Linus a Broney
Jon Arbuckle
Jon Arbuckle 2 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 3 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 3 days ago
Give the nuraphones a go, they are incredible
Lorenzo Rocci
Lorenzo Rocci 3 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 3 days ago
Beats headphones are basically Apple products on steroids. It’s all about brand-name to an unnerving degree.
Mondayism 3 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 3 days ago
"just to totally confuse everybody" XD
Rhonin 3 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 3 days ago
Beats are for the clout
VheCorina_G23 '
VheCorina_G23 ' 3 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 3 days ago
They are audiophiles so...
Quan Harris-Holley
Yeah but beats will get you laid easier than all the others. So they win, boom!
Frank Trickey
Frank Trickey 3 days ago
Mdr 7506 Sony studio headphones. Professional, studio standard headphones. Best in the world
Ginger Ninger
Ginger Ninger 3 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 3 days ago
Just sound: sony Comfort: bose Interface: microsoft Plain trash: beats
TechnoCurry 3 days ago
LOL linus "actually that would matter allot" {to himself - "well yes, but actually no" }
Atlas Games
Atlas Games 3 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 3 days ago
6:03 Linus' face is awesome
horane messam
horane messam 3 days ago
4:33 gaaay
Beard BeBig
Beard BeBig 3 days ago
bose sound quality is trash
Beard BeBig
Beard BeBig 3 days ago
+AL1V3 Yeah at least they'll stay in one piece instead of coming unglued.
AL1V3 3 days ago
Beats is worse
Ahnaf Munir
Ahnaf Munir 3 days ago
Hi Linus What happened to the Bose headphones
Rinnegan Neko
Rinnegan Neko 3 days ago
what's with the Hindi subs by defualt? LOL
Ryan Lai
Ryan Lai 3 days ago
because you own the s10, you are a caveman. because it has a headphone jack
AlexWarFire 03
AlexWarFire 03 3 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 3 days ago
Honey, honey, honey, you save me money
gurban2013 3 days ago
skull candy venue?
Master Julez
Master Julez 3 days ago
Did you hold the Sony optimise button that configures the noise cancellation to your environment and adjusts the atmospheric preasure you complained about?
Kazu 3 days ago
My girlfriend has the Bose QC35 II and they sound amazing.
Sadnehs 3 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 3 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 4 days ago
6:00 If you're trying to get laid.. by GOLD DIGGERS ofc..
greg 4 days ago
If you have an iPhone beats is better
Peter Rudolf
Peter Rudolf 4 days ago
Using earbuds that came with something? Is that some pesant joke i am to rich to understand?
Yasir Javed
Yasir Javed 4 days ago
Why do all bloggers forget to tell about connectivity ?Sony sucks ?
Alexis Rivera
Alexis Rivera 4 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.
TLDR: awnser to the title: Yes
M3h3ndr3 4 days ago
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 4 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 4 days ago
Ever review budget noise canceling phones? I'd love to see the gap in quality.
Mc12Demonkiller 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
What about the bang and olufsen h9
Mr.Hartog 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Hi! I just got this video recommended after I searched for headphones
Appleloucious 4 days ago
Adrian Kuhnt
Adrian Kuhnt 4 days ago
Comparision to some Sennheiser Headphones would've been nice
Adrian Kuhnt
Adrian Kuhnt 4 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 4 days ago
Does Sennheiser make a wireless variant, in this class?
EK89 4 days ago
Imagine buying expensive headphones and then using lossy ass Bluetooth to listen to them.
AL1V3 3 days ago
+Mysteries Of Stupid Life hd800s
Mysteries Of Stupid Life
+Persason what do audiophiles buy
Persason 3 days ago
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
+Lada. Sony and Bose sound good
Lada. 4 days ago
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
Really enjoyed this format. Found it super helpful. Thanks guys.
murderdogg 4 days ago
6:00 James i like the way you break it down.
Yato God of War
Yato God of War 4 days ago
Ehh i have a creative draco .....and its ok
J M 4 days ago
6:00 "you tryin to get laid, these are the ones you want" ..... TF? not buying that shit
JustCallMeChad 4 days ago
no seinhessier?
Jasper 4 days ago
when you watch this with beats studio 3 *sadness noises*
TheRealOmega 4 days ago
Jasper sell them and get the sennheiser pxc 550 or bose qc35
George Silviu
George Silviu 4 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 4 days ago
Get massdrop sennheiser headphones, with a lifo they do better than all of these.
Tyrek Simmons
Tyrek Simmons 4 days ago
bose: 1 surface: 2 beats: Gucci garbage
Nathan Hammack
Nathan Hammack 5 days ago
As he looked into his eyes he said with great confidence, 4:33 (with no hint of a hidden innuendo)
H H 5 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 4 days ago
Lol this comment is comedy gold
Keenan Brodey
Keenan Brodey 5 days ago
Beats users are toxic
Nathan Hafer
Nathan Hafer 6 days ago
I regret buying studio 3s over Sony edit: it’s funny because I bought them to use in a studio :/ And I chose them because they said studio
Yannick Gagné
Yannick Gagné 4 days ago
Basically, you are the target audience for Beats
Silent But Dudley
Sony has more features, and better sound quality. Bose is more comfortable, slightly better noise cancelling. Take your pick.
Billy 3 days ago
+Tom Ess nose
Tom Ess
Tom Ess 3 days ago
Yeah, I actually prefer wearing the Nose as it really is much more comfortable. I wear it all the time even when sleeping. I'm actually also wearing it right now as of commenting.
Billy 3 days ago
Nick O
Nick O 3 days ago
I have the M3's and got the pressure feeling for the first few hours of usage. After that it's completely gone and I can comfortably sleep with them. The noise cancelling is amazing on them.
Enry Frafranci
Enry Frafranci 6 days ago
Flew questions you didn't answers: what's the battery life from full to 0? What is the charging time? how they works with computers(some gives problems with windows and don't work well, or at all)? wich one is the loudest in volume (both in noisy and non noisy enviroment)? At max how earable from outside is what you are listening to(i mean i don't want other people hear thta i'm listening to an audiobut or my shity music)? I think all thees are question thta averyone (at least like me) would ask . . . Great video by the way . . . and sub to Pewdiepie!
Jojoba 24
Jojoba 24 4 days ago
Should be top comment
L76RD 6 days ago
Beats are crap
Mbati Sithik
Mbati Sithik 6 days ago
4:33 listen to this with no context
Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones 6 days ago
Both of them fagets. BEATS ARE TGE BEST PERIODT.
adalaza 4 days ago
What a sad tantrum from a fanboy
AL1V3 5 days ago
They are audiophiles so no fuck you, always listen to the pros
Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones 6 days ago
Trust the people who don’t listen to music at all to give you the worst review of headphones
Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones 6 days ago
Trust the people who don’t listen to music at all to give you the worst review of headphones
Lukeforce 3 days ago
The average consumer doesn't care about how high of a bitrate their headphones support. If they buy these, it's mainly for the noise cancelling and decent audio quality.
bnerd1 7 days ago
thanks to this video i get the Bose QuietComfort 35 II like them more for the buttons
Dellinger the fighting fish
I want beats
AL1V3 5 days ago
You want trash
Dellinger the fighting fish
I want one of those
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