Do Beats Headphones Still SUCK?

  • Published: 11 February 2019
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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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  • Jack Ball
    Jack Ball  11 hours back

    Beats do not suck those Microsoft sucks like if agree

    • Paradise Lost
      Paradise Lost  19 hours back

      Headbang testing? Y'all better do a running test

      • Paradise Lost
        Paradise Lost  19 hours back

        Yes they still suck.

        • 22 22
          22 22  1 days back

          Apple and Beats are the worst cost performance.

          • Thomas Kiser
            Thomas Kiser  1 days back

            PSA: I purchased the Bose and the sonys, and if you have large ears that stick out the sonys probably aren't the right choice. I have large ears that stick out and the sonys were killing my ears. My ears were smashed up against the inside of the headphones and it was very uncomfortable. My ears don't touch the insides of the Bose at all, making the Bose VERY comfortable. Both headphones sound great and have great ANC, but I think that the sonys have too much bass(you can change the EQ in the app though). The touch controls on the sonys are frustrating and it's not because I'm using them in cold weather, they are just frustrating to use and don't work well like a touchscreen phone does. I LOVE the buttons on the Bose. The bose look nicer imo. The Bose have a nice feeling metal outside(though the plastic on the sonys feels nice). I updated to 4.5.2 and had no issues. And no I'm not sponsored by Bose(I wish I was). I'm just a guy who has spent a lot of money on headphones and is trying to look out for others. Also I didn't notice an improvement in ANC over the Bose.I felt that the Bose do a better job with the ANC despite all of the reviews that show how much better the ANC on the sonys are. I felt that the Bose did a better job all around especially with the higher frequencies. My recommendation is to try out both and see for yourself like I did, or just trust me and buy the Bose. Also, I haven't tried the NC700s yet, and I don't plan on it. They are super expensive. (I got the QC35iis for 247$ on google shopping BRAND NEW) and apparently not as comfy. That is all I hope I help everyone that reads this.

            • Magyari Paul-Stefan
              Magyari Paul-Stefan  1 days back

              Yes they do
              The only good ones are the urbeats 2

              • spieletippser
                spieletippser  2 days back

                Bought the SONY headphones. and Yes they are the best headphones EVER

                • War Inc.
                  War Inc.  3 days back

                  So for gaming... Headphones with mic attached or a mic on desk and regular headphones?

                  • Ambardo A. Balgobin
                    Ambardo A. Balgobin  3 days back

                    2:16 What was that Linus? Caveman??? 😕

                    A headphone jack is for those who want an incredibly reliable audio medium and want to feel absolutely confident in there listening experience, with no audio lag, no poor sound quality or no confusion of what USB type-C to use for your specific device....or for those who are straight up old timers who prefer the legendary, traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack!

                    My phone still happens to have a headphone jack and they are still quite a lot of new recent phones still keeping the headphone jack.

                    • LilRask _
                      LilRask _  3 days back

                      One thing that many of these tests forget is to test for " Audio Leakage " , as in can the music be heard by other people? Also battery life, how long it takes to charge and do they have equivalent apps?

                      • levelheadsteve
                        levelheadsteve  3 days back

                        Are there any noise cancelling wireless headphones that are loud? I've returned the Beats Studio 3 Wireless. Not impressed as they were not loud at all. I've heard the same complaints about the Bose QC35 and the Sony WH as well.

                        • HSC Delta
                          HSC Delta  4 days back

                          Sennheiser: premium
                          Beats: claim to be premium but are actually trash but still cost as much.

                          • Jami Salama
                            Jami Salama  2 days back

                            @HSC Delta Okay, I was just less familiar with those models then. You might be right.

                          • HSC Delta
                            HSC Delta  2 days back

                            @Jami Salama Well I would not necessarily say that they aim for different goals. Sennheiser makes noise cancelling outdoor headphones too.

                          • Jami Salama
                            Jami Salama  3 days back

                            Sennheiser and Beats aim for totally different goals though, I'd say Sennheiser is more for the home listening/studio listening markets, and Beats are a lot more for the on the go listening stuff. I don't like Beats either and think they're totally overpriced and outclassed by other even cheaper alternatives, but I don't think most of Sennheiser ones I've tried at least are a particularly good comparison.

                        • Battle Eagle
                          Battle Eagle  4 days back

                          Who is listening from like some babys from Razer?

                          • Jacob Johnson
                            Jacob Johnson  4 days back

                            “squeeze mine”
                            “yeah, actually not impressed”

                            • Bubby the Bear
                              Bubby the Bear  4 days back

                              Maxell anybody?

                              • Lizzybetty
                                Lizzybetty  5 days back

                                Was going to buy beats then I saw this... At least I get to save my money now. 😅

                                • Boinbo
                                  Boinbo  5 days back

                                  AirPods users: I can’t hear you over my richness
                                  Beats users: What you say?
                                  Sennheiser Orpheus users: Gtfo peasants

                                  • Spreehox
                                    Spreehox  6 days back

                                    Why didn't you use the NC 700s?

                                    • Abdullah Studio’s
                                      Abdullah Studio’s  6 days back

                                      How the fuck do they such

                                      • David W
                                        David W  7 days back

                                        DO NOT buy the Bose as close as they are to the Sony. It's only by virtue of consumers withholding purchase decisions that ALL manufacturers will move to USB-C. For that reason alone, choose the Sony over the Bose. When my Bose were left on a plane by my wife I replaced with the Sony.

                                        • aquillaoov
                                          aquillaoov  1 weeks back

                                          How come noone ever tests microphone quality? Especially in noisy environments

                                          • Lon Denard
                                            Lon Denard  1 weeks back

                                            There's a brand new company out there you may have not heard of... Sennheiser... Not to mention AKG. B&O...

                                            • Nu Focus
                                              Nu Focus  1 weeks back

                                              I swear by Sony headphones. Always use them, sound quality on them is always amazing

                                              • Boinbo
                                                Boinbo  5 days back

                                                I suggest not writing comments like this, because butt hurt people will be like “uh no they suck begone germ”.

                                            • Dylan Paul
                                              Dylan Paul  1 weeks back

                                              Bose looks like a pair of headphones you find at goodwill

                                              • Dylan Paul
                                                Dylan Paul  1 weeks back

                                                Beats have always sounded great and i found them comfy....maybe yall bias because bose was first. Sure bose is nice but beats look and sound better.

                                                • Dylan Paul
                                                  Dylan Paul  5 days back

                                                  @Chocolate Goose lol relax goose im yankin ur chain. I have one pair of beats solos, chill.

                                                • Chocolate Goose
                                                  Chocolate Goose  5 days back

                                                  @Dylan Paul You sound exactly like the kind of person that would own Beats.

                                                • Dylan Paul
                                                  Dylan Paul  6 days back

                                                  @Chocolate Goose it's overpriced if ur broke lol

                                                • Chocolate Goose
                                                  Chocolate Goose  6 days back

                                                  Beats are super overpriced and the sheep buy them because they are made by apple and have a """""fancy""""" design.

                                              • Anton Wörndle
                                                Anton Wörndle  1 weeks back

                                                I'd always go with Bowers & Wilkins ones.

                                                • Robert Kelly
                                                  Robert Kelly  1 weeks back

                                                  Anything Apple suck a 1 week out of the box Sony headphones smartphones cameras TV Home Cinema Hi-FI systems and Blu ray players the best in the industry.

                                                  • Mastermind
                                                    Mastermind  1 weeks back

                                                    I would feel embarrassed to walk around with beats on my head

                                                    • An Ché
                                                      An Ché  1 weeks back

                                                      I think they do a good job working together!

                                                      • Tigrou7777
                                                        Tigrou7777  1 weeks back

                                                        Nothing new here : Sony and Bose are very close (one might be better than other depending personal preferences). Surface is OK. Beats is crap.

                                                        • Prayanshu Singla
                                                          Prayanshu Singla  1 weeks back

                                                          Should i get studios if I'm getting new pair for 170$?

                                                          • That Guy Who People Hate

                                                            God I love cocaine

                                                            • guga gum
                                                              guga gum  2 weeks back

                                                              I’m planing to get some new headphones on Black Friday hoping to save some money beats r so expensive and look so week and shit

                                                              • Elijah Atchley
                                                                Elijah Atchley  2 weeks back

                                                                That was definitely a foregone conclusion.

                                                                • Youtube Pizzer
                                                                  Youtube Pizzer  2 weeks back

                                                                  bose ftw
                                                                  I agree that they’re comfortable for longer periods, but the padding wears pretty bad. Around-Ear Soundlink 2 user, I don’t know if it’s a good think that after 2 years of heavy uses the rubber has started peeling, the paint has starting scraping and both the cable port and the padding wears over time too.

                                                                  • Tyler Dawson
                                                                    Tyler Dawson  2 weeks back

                                                                    As a beats and Sony owner I can say the bias is hilariously funny.

                                                                    • Suhaas Kodimyala
                                                                      Suhaas Kodimyala  2 weeks back

                                                                      You are my kind Linus

                                                                      • KATHyourfirstrate
                                                                        KATHyourfirstrate  2 weeks back

                                                                        Yeah beats always sucked. In my experience they are just hard on bass. Switched to sony 2 years ago and Sony headphones are perfectly tuned.

                                                                        • Jami Salama
                                                                          Jami Salama  3 days back

                                                                          The only Beats I've liked was like from their boutique shop or something that had like a different calibration or something, a friend had those setup for him in some special order.

                                                                      • Banditrabbit Yt
                                                                        Banditrabbit Yt  2 weeks back

                                                                        Hold down on the sony touch pad with with your palm with sony for microphone to hear the outside

                                                                        • Kyleisopツ
                                                                          Kyleisopツ  2 weeks back

                                                                          This review is really not honest. They just don't like Beats so they're not giving a good review. Also most people in the comments probably never even used Beats. For an honest review click here:

                                                                          • Erlend Myhre
                                                                            Erlend Myhre  2 weeks back

                                                                            Where is the Jabra Linus?

                                                                            • Joshua Garibay
                                                                              Joshua Garibay  2 weeks back

                                                                              10:57 😏 That’s what he said!

                                                                              • Brayden Lau
                                                                                Brayden Lau  2 weeks back

                                                                                Ya didn’t try the Sennheiser PXC 550’s. They got the best sound I’ve heard in ever for that price range.

                                                                                • Quang Huy Nguyễn Thạc

                                                                                  who's watching this with their Sony on haha

                                                                                  • Michael J
                                                                                    Michael J  2 weeks back

                                                                                    You forgot battery life, the Sonys can last up to 50 hours on a single charge. I can get on a plane at 30% and 4 hours later I’m still jamming out. That along with adaptive noise cancelling makes the Sonys the clear winner in my eyes

                                                                                    • James Stent
                                                                                      James Stent  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I know a guy who owns beats. He also wears double denim everywhere, wears his mum’s Gucci belt and just bought fake balenciagas.

                                                                                      • Jude Bennett
                                                                                        Jude Bennett  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Yes beats over ears suck but there in ear headphones are very good especially there Bluetooth

                                                                                        • Priceps !
                                                                                          Priceps !  2 weeks back

                                                                                          After watching this video i bought a pair of Beats studio 3, all the others one looks ugly af ??