One of my favourite tech reviewers once told he never do earphones/headphones reviews because it’s impossible to show how good is the product. He ment he can’t take video that gives opportunity to viewer to hear sound produced by earphones/headphones.
Because of the same reason I always was sceptical about those reviews. Even you trust reviewer you should keep in mind that your sound preferences and hearing abilities can be totaly different comparing to reviewer’s.
I did found some new generation reviews on Youtube recently. Those reviews are called binaural. While recording those reviews reviewers are placing small binaural microphones deep in the ears. This helps to record sound made by device. You should use your headphones to watch such review.
Quality of binaural microphones used for recording and headphones used for watching can affect sound quality, but you can hear sound profile and understand how effective is ANC.
Such reviews are extremely usefull in case of comparison videos.
There are a couple links to binaural reviews on Life Q30 below. Don’t forget to use your headphones/earphones while watching.
What are your impressions about binaural reviews?
- I am impressed. Will search for binaural reviews in future.
- Nothing special. Will keep watching traditional reviews.
- Don’t have headphones/earphones so didn’t watched videos.