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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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Feb 11, 2019

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Le Harj
Le Harj 2 hours ago
Beats are/for sheaps (cheap+sheep)
Brandon Harry
Brandon Harry 3 hours ago
If you do another one of these in the future it would be good to see AKG even if they aren't quite as high end as the others as they are Samsung equivalent of Beats.
Ahmed Almahdawi
Ahmed Almahdawi 3 hours ago
squeeze mine, hehe
David
David 3 hours ago
Got free beats with a MacBook. Found that they work better when connected to an iPhone... not sure why
Dan Age
Dan Age 5 hours ago
6:32 AAAHHH
Sonoran Gaming
Sonoran Gaming 10 hours ago
Who needs airplane adapters now? Every plane ive been on in recent years that has the option, just uses standard 3.5mm now.
Isaac Herrera
Isaac Herrera 10 hours ago
Real reviews!! Thanks
Xmetal
Xmetal 13 hours ago
I am not sure ... I know they probably have better sound but i just cant pay $300+ for headphones ... I just cant .... there were in my view ... in the late 90's and early 2000 a decent pair of Sony earbuds but even the last two or so pair of those I had broke right away and had NO BASE ... the ones I liked I remember sounding good (maybe not great) across the board..... I actually just ordered (at a lower price-point I admit) two pair of Sony's ... not the model that broke on me after two years of daily use ... but a model or two "up" ... they may need some EQ help depending on the device but if set right (EQ), they can sound really good ... the fact that I could get a really good (say 1/2 price or less on both pair) ... I just couldn't pass the deals up, even though I have not had these models before
Mobile_Gamer 717
Mobile_Gamer 717 14 hours ago
I was out of battery on these headphones and I used the little aux cord to use them “wired” rather than wireless and they did not work
Diego Hinojosa
Diego Hinojosa 15 hours ago
No wayyyyy, I'm looking into all 4 of these headphones 😍😍❤️❤️
patpat
patpat 17 hours ago
Going to college and got a pair of studio 3s for free with the macbook I bought. Just gonna sell them to someone dumb enough to want them :)
Nida Jenuzi
Nida Jenuzi 19 hours ago
why is no one trying sennheiser head/earphones out?
Collin Watson
Collin Watson 19 hours ago
How many people can actually afford half of these to be honest … looking at you Beats.
R.J. Chaffin
R.J. Chaffin 20 hours ago
Try cowin headphones
Murphy
Murphy 20 hours ago
Listening to this video on my Nuraphones.
TheGoldenWolf
TheGoldenWolf 23 hours ago
You guys forgot the Sennheiser momentum 2.0s
Spencer Reid
Spencer Reid 23 hours ago
It’s popular to hate on beats that’s why people do it. In blind tests, beats have proven their superiority.
Spencer Reid
Spencer Reid Hour ago
Just go to the search bar and type “blind headphones test”. You’ll get hundreds of examples.
Random comment boi
Random comment boi 15 hours ago
Can you provide an example please?
Syed Ahmed Faruque
With this budget I will normally buy a smartphone, a Bluetooth headphone, a wired headphone and a meal.
Classified community
answers yes, one its apple, there products are awful and 2. they fall apart in a year. have some and ear cups are almost completely worn off and the headband rubbers separated on the front so it digs into your head and hurts. just get something like the arctis 5, there only £80 and a lot better
MyVanite
MyVanite Day ago
beaats only wins when it come to how far away you can go from your streaming device... beats range is about 10 time more
xZotic Blight
I got the series 3 beats for free so in my book there great lol. Also no I didnt buy a macbook a friend did and gave me the headphones.
VeryZestyLemon
Audio technica ath m50xbt for the win
VeryZestyLemon
Beats don't sound good cause they ain't headphones..... They're a over priced fashion product
Shane Viola
Shane Viola Day ago
I used beats for a few years. Someone bought me them as a Christmas gift. I didn't have any problem with the sound quality but my biggest problem was the actual hinges it had. I have long hair and it would get caught in between the hinges all the time. I eventually switched to Bose noise-canceling headphones. I have autism and the noise-canceling has changed my life. Another thing about the bose that is great is that when I listen to music on max no one near me can hear my music. With the beats, I had to listen to music on low volume whenever I was in public. Only bad thing I would say is the audio cord. It is proprietary and it has broken three times. The beats headphones audio cord I never had a problem with.
Connor Hedley
Did Linus just admit to being a brony. I like the music of My Little Pony?
foursec
foursec Day ago
2 ads in 1 Video rly? and a merch plug
xd Insanityy
xd Insanityy Day ago
I have money imma buy all 4
Hussin Sein
Hussin Sein Day ago
Beats headphones SUCK 😂😂😂
SM23
SM23 2 days ago
Short answer: yes Long answer: yes
Liam Edwards
Liam Edwards 2 days ago
Please do more of this type of video.
Erick Cisneros
Erick Cisneros 2 days ago
I love Sony products!
Scotty MSU
Scotty MSU 2 days ago
Beats always suck and is all around Trash.
Mister Nobody
Mister Nobody 2 days ago
Beats headphones are nothing more than fashion accessories. They aren't for serious sound quality. Bose aren't either really, they are to bassy and lack mid range.
BreadMan
BreadMan 2 days ago
I've honestly never had any good experiences with Beats, I had a few pairs of Solos, mostly thanks to an ex, and a pair of Studios, and compared to JBL, I'm not impressed in sound or quality
DewDew 1598
DewDew 1598 2 days ago
Will the google assistant button on the Bose headphones work with Siri
karifurai
karifurai 20 hours ago
n o
thtspreegud
thtspreegud 2 days ago
I’m calling bs on the beats noise cancellation. They’re not that bad, especially when I’ve been on the train it’s like night and day taking it off. They may have not charged enough, ANC turned off below 20%
Maku ThreeSixty
Maku ThreeSixty 2 days ago
I once dropped Beats solo in a bathtub while shaking my head like that
Maku ThreeSixty
Maku ThreeSixty 2 days ago
@Mike Marroquin on one ear... the last time I used them
Mike Marroquin
Mike Marroquin 2 days ago
Maku ThreeSixty do they still work?
timothydavidmoore
What about senheiser
AratrikD
AratrikD 3 days ago
Sennheiser PXC 550??
I HAVE THE DOCUMENTS
Imagine actually buying beats. The world is full of simpletons.
Max Cool
Max Cool 3 days ago
the Sony headphone also has a mute function by holding your hand on the right side btw
im really bored
im really bored 3 days ago
I’m listening with my beats
Ben Robinson
Ben Robinson 3 days ago
First time I saw this video, but bought wireless noise-cancelling headphones back in May. I had a shortlist of four - Sony , Bose, Bang & Olufsen H9i and Bowers & Wilkins PX. The Microsofts were an outsider, but Beats never got a look-in. For design & looks alone, I really wanted to like the B&W PX, but they were uncomfortable on my (large) head. B&O sounded great and had goo controls, but felt weird on my ears. The Bose were good, but felt a bit flimsier, so it went with Sony (What Hi-Fi's Best Buy) and I've been really happy with them.
AGFuzzyPancake
AGFuzzyPancake 3 days ago
Finally somebody thinks to do the important headbang test! We deathcore fans thank you.
Nutt Nutt
Nutt Nutt 22 hours ago
You: *picks AGFuzzyPancake as name* Also you: *listens to death metal*
FØRTÑĮTĘ ÊPĪÇ GÆMËR
so I got a free pair of studio beats that came with my new MacBook Pro because of my school discount and I hate them so much, the pairing is kind of annoying because It never seems to connect to the right device and the sound quality is got awful. My AirPods are so much better and I have a friend who owns a pair of Sonys (the ones in the video) and they were superior in every way, I am a big fan of apples products but I must say what a bad job they did with the beats, I got them for free then again so Idrc I mean its a free headset but the music always sounds distorted and I hear buzzing within my headphones just the same as I have experienced with other low quality headsets, vocals are bad and I agreed so much when they said there is NO BASS!
Ru Mo
Ru Mo 3 days ago
beats sucks. Bose sucks. Not good for the money. But they are good in PR
Electrikal NZ
Electrikal NZ 4 days ago
Anybody watching this after getting them beats for free from buying a Mac from Apple?
I am Trash
I am Trash 4 days ago
Beats cost 14 dollars to make
LOoOn ARTs
LOoOn ARTs 4 days ago
I find it hilarious, Apple wants to enter the audiophile market, their entire line-up just sucks and isn´t appealing to audiophile at all. Take just the shitty iPod with it´s iTunes force, that´s nothing any audiophile would ever want, because you would be bound to a certain library. The crapy audio quality and their audio codec can´t keep up with the other formats and those Creeps headphones............sounds like a joke by Apple, convincing audiophiles.
Skeeter 907
Skeeter 907 4 days ago
Lmao watching this on the same exact pair of beats shown. Got them because on sale for 280. And I don’t want to look like my grandpa wearing headphones
José Miguel Velásquez Gallardo
Lmao imagine 280 being a good price for Beats
Touch MyPod
Touch MyPod 4 days ago
those Microsoft cans are a joke - maybe the interface is novel, but why bother to touch it since everything else sucks? Can't even pack them up for heebeegeebee's sake. Those Bose do not sound as good as anyone says including these two. AND they compare them to the 1000XM3's? ANY OTHER REVIEW has Sony beating the pants off of those Bose, period. If you prefer their very vanilla / plain / non exceptional sound yea the grandpas choice Bose is for you. Beats are not that bad. Overpriced sure. But they are not that bad. There was a booth at electronics expo for sound that was doing blind tests and you would be so surprised how many users blindly voted beats over the likes of Beyerdynamic and Sennheisers. I'm not as brand biased as most and I was shocked. Just do what I do and laugh at reviews, and test yourself at a store.
Robert Stewart
Robert Stewart 4 days ago
uk.creative.com/p/headphones-headsets/creative-sxfi-air give these a try
dessnom
dessnom 4 days ago
somybody with expensive beats headphones: get these , rthese are exxelent me with bydget anc sony headphones: turns on anc
DxMania
DxMania 2 days ago
Did you have a fucking stroke Jesus
CommanderTaco
CommanderTaco 4 days ago
Linus: *shows headsets* Me: *WhAt AbOuT gAmInG hEaDsEtS???? REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*
Jonathan Leigh
Jonathan Leigh 5 days ago
There doing it in all kitchen
Joseph Leichtnam
Joseph Leichtnam 5 days ago
People actually buy beats too...... It's a mad world
Luuk van Uden
Luuk van Uden 5 days ago
For the price, yes
luffy san
luffy san 5 days ago
'-' for android:yes beats suck for iphones: nope
Goby G-Major
Goby G-Major 5 days ago
Beats auto detects from iOS 11 and up, also, I can’t get the triple tap rewind to work but the play, skip and seek forward works.....
Jankubist Jk
Jankubist Jk 5 days ago
Beats sound like cheap logitech speakers thrown in a trashcan
praetorxyn
praetorxyn 5 days ago
Yes. Yes they do. Beats and Bose are the Apple of audio.
Austin Wayne
Austin Wayne 5 days ago
i'd still stick with the ATH-M50xBT from Audio Technica
lambent ort
lambent ort 6 days ago
This review is full of double entendres...
TeamBallistic79 -
if i were to say ok google on the sony's would it activate the assistance
Drummer Karim
Drummer Karim 6 days ago
you guys forget JBL much better than any of them even with price cheaper and amazing sound
Umair Usman
Umair Usman 6 days ago
Sony's TVs compete with the best in the world Sony's headphones compete with the best in the world Sony's cameras compete with the best in the world
Tronix212
Tronix212 9 hours ago
Not really, Sony's Headphones only compete with the best wireless headphones in the world
Umair Usman
Umair Usman 3 days ago
@Sky Zhang edited!
Sky Zhang
Sky Zhang 3 days ago
don't forget about their cameras
Eco LuX
Eco LuX 6 days ago
Linus first ASMR 4:23
SOME TECH CHANNEL
Who wishes headphones had auto volume levels based on background sound levels just like screens have auto brightness levels based on background light levels
KidtheBilly
KidtheBilly 3 days ago
@SOME TECH CHANNEL thats not possible the video creator (while editing the video) decides how loud or quiet a video is also that's a bad idea because if youre in a public space and its super loud your audio will get cranked up to max and bust your eardrums
SOME TECH CHANNEL
@Sam Smith thanks, I also really wish RUvid would equalise their videos because I will watch one video and it be super loud and then another one and it be super quiet and constantly adjusting my volume levels.
Sam Smith
Sam Smith 5 days ago
That's actually a good idea
Light- ning
Light- ning 6 days ago
WHAT ABOUT SENNHEISER!!!???!!???!
S. P.
S. P. 5 days ago
The PXC550 have a good sound quality, but below average noise isolation / cancellation
Daniel Huckabay
Daniel Huckabay 6 days ago
Came for the Beats beating. Was not disappointed.
chris chong
chris chong 6 days ago
I would definitely agree with them on all the things that they said about the Beats. I purchased my Studio 3s off of amazon for $220 and they do work decently well. I have used them on long plane trips and they do block out 90% of the noise while watching movies at about 60% volume. They are very correct in saying that the noise cancellation on its own is fucking awful with nothing to back it up, but if you're listening to something along with it, it is more than sufficient for most people. I have only tried a pair of QC35 once and they absolutely provide a much better noise-canceling experience than the Beats ever could. I'm not sure how many people are paying the full $350 retail for the Beats from Apple, but there are many sellers listing them far under $300 in the low to mid $200 range. I certainly wouldn't have paid the full retail for them if that were my only option. Overall they are less than stellar headphones compared to the competition.
Herman de Villiers
Bought the Sony's thanks Linus
Herman de Villiers
I also bought the others, just to make sure. Regret that now
NateTheGreat 28
NateTheGreat 28 7 days ago
Ppl be making beats seem like their just horrible
Lyle
Lyle 7 days ago
ye they do lol
ORO 0147
ORO 0147 7 days ago
Instant dislike because of the sin towards the headphone jack
Arvin Sabido
Arvin Sabido 7 days ago
Omg.. You dont know how sony works.. My god.. How unbiased... Just go to sleep
Fred Bauers Jr
Fred Bauers Jr 7 days ago
I'd be curious as to how much better these are over budget headphones. I am using the CB3 Hush and I love them.
S. P.
S. P. 5 days ago
Probably at least as good as the Beats
SOME TECH CHANNEL
REMOVE THE SONY AND BOSE RUBBISH AND IT'D BE A GOOD REVIEW
Thicc Pancake
Thicc Pancake 6 days ago
That was the most retarded thing I have ever read. Higher bass for rock? Rock has higher bass extenuating that makes it worse... Also, I use android and windows. And I objectively think about them. You seem like a fanboy without any facts spewing bullshit with terrible grammar. THEY ARE HUGE COMPETITORS SO THEY SHOULD BE IN THIS.
SOME TECH CHANNEL
Thicc Pancake i just don’t think you can compare them because they are for different markets, Beats is heavy on bass for people who like rock, R and B music and nice aesthetically looking headphones whereas Sony and Bose are all about balanced ranges and functionality over aesthetics. It’s like comparing Macs to Windows and iPhones to Android. People who like Android and Windows always like to compare them both purely based on functionality and disregard any artistic UI animations, sounds, clicks of buttons feeling, nice looking phones, stuff like airdrop and the whole very under appreciated ecosystem, I’ve tried Bose and because I’m more of a Surface Headphones or Beats person than Sony or Bose I thought they sounded rubbish, but thats because Mac people think a Windows is rubbish, Windows people think Mac is rubbish, Android hate iPhone and iPhone hate android, there were no points in this video for anything that Beats does good at apart from the nice click feel, I have beats and I do have a complaint, because they’re not fully Apple, but I wish they were aluminium and had more features for Apple a health like heart rate and stuff, but they are perfectly calibrated for Apple Healths hearing health monitoring thing which is recorded in the background how many decibels they are and how many decibels background sound is and how background sound affects volume of headphones
Thicc Pancake
Thicc Pancake 7 days ago
uh they were the best
Rub3n
Rub3n 7 days ago
I got my Beats Solo 3 Wireless for free by buying an iMac last year. I have to say they’re fantastic and the W1 chip really makes them fit into the Apple ecosystem. No other headphones have the same flawless software integration as Beats
Vikingkombat
Vikingkombat 7 days ago
Haven't watched it yet and I can tell you yes, yes they are.
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