I watch quite a few YT videos at 1.25 or 1.5x speead, and I will skip forward over sections I'm not interested in. If, for example, they are waffing on about cables, packaging, accessories, etc., which for me aren't very important. I have several IEMs and they all came with a little storage case/wallet that I never use.Since YT "algorithm" started favouring longer videos, there has been a trend to drag 5 videos to 25 mins, going on and on about boxes and cables and whatnot. It is an annoying trend.
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the review is rubbish not a spoken word of english so can't hear , sorry do not speak french and no , do not care for the rubbish headphones , savages using animal skin shame on them
I particularly like their videos about room acoustics and in-depth guides on setting up audio-equipment. They tell you lots of things a product manual won't. Basically they put in a lot of effort and in the end sum everything up in an easy-to-follow format. VERY helpful!I like the Audioholics guys (Gene and Matthew Poes) for the most part.
I'm not qualified to rate anyone, so there is that. No need to tell me I'm wrong
Since starting this thread, I came to realize everyone has a very different set of people in mind when they say YT audio reviewers.oh boy this is going to be a controversial thread
Yes I thought it was a very good video as well. That video is one of the reasons why I said you like Crinacle or not but at least he has a thought through system. It also hit close to home for me as I bought a pair of floorstanding speakers based on whathifi recommendation back in the day. Only had I known almost all their reviews are 5 stars...I thought Crinacle's video on the subject of useless reviews was quite good:
You're right. Left picture is from 2017, right is a week old. He's looking a lot paler.I was shocked how frail Hans looked in one of his recent videos. He has really aged as of late. Made me think how long I can do this before I look that way!
I would say anyone technically (i.e. objectively) reviewing a product without the necessary tool(s) is ridiculous. What can anyone gain from hearing someone's view? I like it, no I don't like it, is not a review!To expect a guy in a living room filming with a Webcam to think on that level is pushing it, and frankly ridiculous.
If the youtube guy presents himself as some sort of authority on good sound and offers qualitative assessments of the sound quality of devices relative to other devices with the intent that those views might guide viewers buying decisions then yeah, pretty much anything presented without measurments needs to be taken with a big ol grain of salt. A boulder of salt. THe fact that most youtubers can't afford a Klippel doesn't matter...because a couple do have a klippel. The others can safely be ignored.I guess it depends upon one's threshold for information. Think about it. How many U Toobers can afford a Klippel? Could we say in a like vein that anyone reviewing amps without an Audiograph PowerCube or Active Loadbox connected to an AP is doing it wrong, and that their opinions must be taken with a grain of salt?
All this stuff is mostly tools for designers. To expect a guy in a living room filming with a Webcam to think on that level is pushing it, and frankly ridiculous.
YT 'reviews' are mostly clickbait opinion stuff. Don't take it too seriously. You can find the engineering stuff, but almost no one interested in hi-fi as a casual 'hobby' is watching those. For my part, YT is about the bottom of the barrel, for entertainment. FWIW, I never watch anyone with their eye's bugging out, and mouth open, looking like a total moron. What is it with these Y-toobers? They have no self-respect?
Oh that old classic.. love it!I have never watched YouTube as a means of purchase analysis but of learning something. I don't learn anything by watching talking heads babble about their subjective opinions of audio gear. IMO this is a good use of YouTube on audio An oldie but goodie.
ASR provides good videos as well that will actually teach me something useful.
You pretty much summed up the way I feel about the whole YT audio reviewer thing.I actually don't really watch any of them anymore because I have my gear, I know what it's doing, and I know that - given my specific situation and circumstances - I won't notably improve my sound in any meaningful way by buying anything new. If I wasn't in an apartment I'd add a sub. I'm a perfect example of why the traditional audiophile gear industry is so terribly against notions such as measuring gear and doing ABX testing and so forth. Subjectivity promotes sales.
However, I love to comment on stuff and I have watched some of these guys in the past. so...
Cheapaudioman - I find this guy pretty annoying. He's essentially pretending to be someone who "cuts through the audio BS" but in fact he's just another golden ear.
Steve G - I mean...nice guy but come on.
Techmoan - I do watch this fellow. I don't really consider him an "audio reviewer" really. Mostly just an interesting channel about old gadgets.
Joshua Valour - he's an example of someone who's videos are so well done in a presentation sense that I find it off-putting. It comes across as almost professional advertising more than anything else.
I like Alan's bluetooth speaker reviews. He's pretty funny and he does actually do some measuring and so forth. I like bluetooth speakers...its sort of where I've gone to satisfy my GAS a bit. Has nothing to do with actual hi fidelity sound of course...just a bit of fun.
I find his waifu obsession is a tad bit creepy.Zeos is the BEST guy to watch IF one wants to heavily indulge in this hobby's subjectivism and randomness.
he's like a big anime/manga fan and yeah it can look out of place or awkward at times.I find his waifu obsession is a tad bit creepy.
That's not him being paler, that's the lighting being different. Look at the rest of the room behind him, you can clearly see the window shades, window sill, and wall are all brighter in the new video.You're right. Left picture is from 2017, right is a week old. He's looking a lot paler.
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