Can Bluetooth Actually Sound GOOD?!

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
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  • kelvin ricafort
    kelvin ricafort Month ago

    How to do dual screen

  • Sriraam P - Architect
    Sriraam P - Architect 2 months ago

    Smooth sponsor feature.

  • Lordofall Infinite
    Lordofall Infinite 2 months ago

    lol My Bluetooth headphones are better than all of My friends headphones

  • Lloyd Wilhelm
    Lloyd Wilhelm 2 months ago

    No! nothing sounds good to someone with hearing problems like I have.

  • Kru
    Kru 2 months ago

    what about midi tho?

  • gameflux
    gameflux 2 months ago

    I will stick with wired ! Thank you !

  • Multiversal Sapien
    Multiversal Sapien 2 months ago

    My suggestion for the next TQkie: *'The Truth behind the various BT Codecs located in the Bluetooth Audio Codec option inside the developer options of a software-based (for eg. Dirac) android smartphone'*. I wanna know the truth.

  • El Guapo
    El Guapo 2 months ago +1

    That gay techie guy, Jonathan Morrison, said in a video that there are Bluetooth headphones that sound really good. Obviously, he’s NOT an audiophile.

    • Carlos Eugenio
      Carlos Eugenio 2 months ago

      Audiophiles sometimes go too far into their "high fidelity" adventures.
      Some recordings really SUCK in high fidelity.
      Trust me, even on a budget edifier 1280t speaker which isn't anything to brag about any music that is not recorded PERFECTLY sounds like crap after, imagine how horrible they will sound on high end gear.

  • Hans Meier
    Hans Meier 2 months ago

    I never had problems with sound latency or forgetting to charge my headphones. I just use a cable. I even build a cable with which I can listen to two sound surces (for example pc and smart phone) at the same time.

  • xeaon26cz
    xeaon26cz 2 months ago

    I know I'm just being rude here... but has somebody drop an egg on his head?

  • Mitchell
    Mitchell 2 months ago

    Standard CD formating will astonish most people on real Hi-Fi system. Before you get it, no need to picky on codecs, much larger file will make everything difficult, unless you like a nerrow range of music and want to keep them for long.

  • Invincible YT
    Invincible YT 2 months ago

    One word, devialet.

  • web1bastler
    web1bastler 2 months ago

    44.1ksps at 16bit is more than enough as it will perfectly reproduce sounds up to 22.05kHz (see nyquist-shannon sampling theorem) and 16-bit is moooore than enough dynamic range even for classical music (even bolero). Therefore: Wires are overrated and average audio equip is underestimated. Accoustic data is very low bandwidth.

  • Javo Nielsen
    Javo Nielsen 2 months ago

    I am liking this videos just for that face in the thumbnail

  • Parker Reed
    Parker Reed 2 months ago

    Yes. LDAC is great

    EDIT: Also if you use a sane operating system, it's easy to tell what codec is being used.

  • Dalena
    Dalena 2 months ago

    How many channels this motherfucker have?

  • mrED123
    mrED123 2 months ago +1

    Damm that was a smooth sponsor spot

  • DragonboltBlastter
    DragonboltBlastter 2 months ago +1

    *Thinking black guy meme*

    You can't have latency if you use a 3.5mm cable

  • Nosidda
    Nosidda 2 months ago

    Yeah, no, I'm not buying Bluetooth headsets anymore of any kind. I wasted a ton of money on them. I hate Bluetooth audio. I use an Audio Technica M50x now, wired and modular. Couldn't be happier. Incredible sound quality, very comfy, easy to store away when I'm not using them, and they're modular, so I can use different types of cables. I can swap between super long cables, super short cables, curled cables, etc, depending on the situation. Love these babies, and the price is a steal for the audio quality you get. They're $150, and they sound like a $400+ professional headset. And if you're a person who absolutely must have it wireless, it has an optional Bluetooth add-on that you can buy that plugs right into the headsets modular port, and rests on the headset. If anyone is looking for a great wired set that can support Bluetooth add-ons, definitely look at the M50x. It's a favorite among streamers too.

  • Sugurain
    Sugurain 2 months ago +1

    I got a better solution: Use spring/coiled cables for your headphones.
    Since I modded mine for use any 3.5mm male to male cable, I've been using this kind of cable, first advantage is that it lasts much, much longer, as the coil absorbs sudden pulls in ankward angles.
    Second, if you forget you're wearing headphones and try to walk away, you'll feel increasing amount of resistance pulling you back, you'd notice it pulling back long before your PC dropped to the floor.

  • Tcll5850
    Tcll5850 2 months ago

    never had the issue forgetting about the wire
    but have had the issue of wondering if I could reach for something, trying, and unplugging my headphones in mid-reach followed by ear-rape from my speakers.
    (not joking, my speakers are loud enough to rumble my house, when at the same volume, my headphones are just comfortably hearable)

  • Red Phoenix
    Red Phoenix 2 months ago

    @4:16 Yes, but does the measurable difference in latency translates into noticable difference in latency in the real world if you don't excatly stand at the other end of the room?

  • S1lent
    S1lent 2 months ago

    Audionerds only yelling that Bluetooth audio is bad or shit. Never tried an actual decent bluetooth audiodevice like Bang&Olufsen e8...

  • Joshua Champion
    Joshua Champion 2 months ago

    I listened to the video with my Bluetooth speaker. Not intentionally, I use it all the time.

  • Joseph Salomonsen
    Joseph Salomonsen 2 months ago

    The line between commercial interests of Linus and technical knohow is becomming increasingly blurry... 😥

  • Anthony Villarias
    Anthony Villarias 2 months ago

    I bought Bose QC35II a month ago. Connected to Samsung PC (model 2012) no issues. But now I have some trouble with latency. What’s the best Bluetooth dongle to buy?
    Ps. I don’t have the budget to buy a new PC. Please help! 😂

  • Brian Jr Spero
    Brian Jr Spero 2 months ago +1

    2:40 My phone supports AptX...BUT...DO THE QC35s?

  • Brian Jr Spero
    Brian Jr Spero 2 months ago

    The answer is yes...With PREMIUM HEADPHONES (I LOVE my Bose Quiet Comfort 35)

  • Michelle Sussi Kuld Baruj

    WHY would you ever use bluetooth??

  • fanish ojha
    fanish ojha 2 months ago


  • Pieter Rossouw
    Pieter Rossouw 2 months ago

    Sure you can get a good quality digital signal using LDAC/AptX from the source to the receiver, but unless you go very high end, the DAC and speakers themselves just aren't good in my experience. Many of these Bluetooth speakers have auxiliary input and sound equally trash through that... Get a good set of speaker set first, then buy a decent Bluetooth adapter or Chromecast audio and use that.

  • John geezee
    John geezee 2 months ago

    So what do we call it when my device(lgv30 with ink skull bluetooth headphone) runs the audio in what apears to be advance of the image im watching... Namely you in this video.

  • Soylent Green
    Soylent Green 2 months ago +3

    Codecs or not, I haven't heard any Bluetooth speakers that don't sound terrible.

    • Dentariunoux
      Dentariunoux 2 months ago

      I have some Sennheiser PXC 550s that are bluetooth that sound like milk and honey

  • Acem Craft
    Acem Craft 2 months ago

    Modmic is more expensive than my headphone

  • KontrolStyle
    KontrolStyle 2 months ago

    fiio btr1k is freaking amazing, but it connects to your already badass headphones. dac/amp it's freaking amazing. (had mic too which is OKAY) bam! done! :) 🌲🌲🌲

  • PanzerIV
    PanzerIV 2 months ago +1

    Highly interesting as I had the Mod Mic 4.0, best wired mic ever but it's too late I already bought an open box (Blue Yeti Blackout) for cheap at Amazon, otherwise I would had bought that bluetooth thingy though it's a bit bulky and ugly on a super expensive headphone and it isn't good to block the vents on a planar magnetic as it mess up the sound (Audeze LCD3)

  • 3D printing and more
    3D printing and more 2 months ago +1

    I have only used bluetooth for music so not noticed any delay but I am going to try it now and see.

  • Chris D
    Chris D 2 months ago +7

    Bluetooth audio is like cancer.

    • SyncF
      SyncF 5 days ago

      Lordofall Infinite No there aren’t. Nothing beats a pair of Audio Technicas plugged into a AMP/DAC.

    • Lordofall Infinite
      Lordofall Infinite 2 months ago

      Not true most headphones suck but there some really good ones

    • Carlos Eugenio
      Carlos Eugenio 2 months ago

      If you take into account that it is radiofrequency, it IS cancer.
      Scientists say it doesn't have enough energy to ionize but i'd rather stay WIRED for now :P

  • Mr Skeedle
    Mr Skeedle 2 months ago +4

    so i just got some sony wh-1000xm3 and i need a bluetooth dongle for my pc. what should i get, cheap as possible because im bankrupt after buying these bad bois xD

  • night- knight
    night- knight 2 months ago

    is there graphics card stronger than rx550 and same price or rx550 is the better graphics card in that price

  • TOPV Trending
    TOPV Trending 2 months ago

    Woooow coool

  • stoneheart
    stoneheart 2 months ago

    S9 and jbl headphones sound just as good as wired headphones. But wireless is way bigger.

  • Time-Lapser PRO
    Time-Lapser PRO 2 months ago

    Y'all should hold a vote: Should techquickie go black? Like pure amoled black!

  • Nurpus
    Nurpus 2 months ago +4

    Goddamn Linus.
    I wish I had the confidence to have my hair like that out in the street.
    Not even talking about on camera in 4K.

    • DudeSkinnyTall
      DudeSkinnyTall 2 months ago

      Away with the highly defined imperfections of human hair!

  • Rockman
    Rockman 2 months ago

    Can bluetooth sound good???? Wtf.

  • Aria Nugroho
    Aria Nugroho 2 months ago

    I thought you were going to explain how good an audio quality in bluetooth enabled device... Using high mids low things....
    But you only talk about its data transfers.....
    You should talk about not every device with aptx enabled will sound good.... If it using crappy cheap dynamic or BA drivers.... And silly tuning inside......

  • MasterElement YT
    MasterElement YT 2 months ago +1

    The thumbnail looks like Jim Carrey

  • Alex Capi
    Alex Capi 2 months ago

    Thumbnail looks like that nigga from the “guess I’ll die” meme

  • Yaeka
    Yaeka 2 months ago +1

    This is bothering me terribly. Every time you say "codec", I hear "codAc" and it reminds me of "Kodak"

  • Zipp4Everyone
    Zipp4Everyone 3 months ago

    Actually: Using the Sony MDR 1000x i can clearly hear the difference between the same file playing on a device that doesnt support LDAC vs one that does.The Non-ldac send stream is much more flat and lacks the clarity that the LDAC device can present.

  • gentuxable
    gentuxable 3 months ago

    Well I'm one of those who says I can hear a difference. For me a 24Bit/96kHz song sounds like I'm on the stage with lots of variation in position of the instruments and singers. With 16Bit/44.1kHz I feel like I'm surrounded by walls which have two holes where my ears are and sound comes out of those only.

  • stili774
    stili774 3 months ago

    My Surface book has MicroSIP installed.

  • Francisco De Aguirre
    Francisco De Aguirre 3 months ago +1


  • Will Power PCs
    Will Power PCs 3 months ago

    WHy s floatpplane broken :(
    Im in NY and cant watch the videos the freeze for loooong periods. I have 100/100 Fiber internet and cant even download the files in less then 25min.

  • thebloxxer of world
    thebloxxer of world 3 months ago

    Fast awnser no

  • Daniel Gómez
    Daniel Gómez 3 months ago

    I have been to find some good and not so damn expensive AptX (or AptX HD) headphones but it is hard to find.

  • uuu
    uuu 3 months ago


  • Alex
    Alex 3 months ago

    3:02 This actually felt much better then the normal video since i am watching on a Bluetooth headset that has a biiiiiiiig delay

  • bot owner
    bot owner 3 months ago


  • AO1337
    AO1337 3 months ago +1

    Had a cheap set of earphones once 15$, almost 2000 millisecond delay sometimes and sounded like crap.

  • Dan Casey
    Dan Casey 3 months ago

    This subject like many techquickies deserves more of a techlengthy.

  • Dragon Grandpa Gamer
    Dragon Grandpa Gamer 3 months ago

    This was low on info high on commercial. R ally an infomercial.

  • c0pyimitati0n
    c0pyimitati0n 3 months ago

    Bluetooth is absolutely perfectly fine for 99.99% of people. WAY too many people are susceptible to outside influence, instead of just liking what THEY like. Get a UE Boom and some Sony XB950BT headphones and you're set.

  • Nitin Stark
    Nitin Stark 3 months ago


  • Dhawal Joshi
    Dhawal Joshi 3 months ago

    why not still prefer a better wired connection wherever its needed?

  • darknessviking
    darknessviking 3 months ago +1

    saying mp3 is bad and flac is better is like saying linus need to record in 8k

  • Garfish
    Garfish 3 months ago

    Glad to see mention for AptX.
    Bluetooth isn't trash, it's the method used to send and receive it that matters.

  • soul2776
    soul2776 3 months ago

    ur codec link doesnt work btw c:

  • Red Euro M.
    Red Euro M. 3 months ago

    That is the EXACT SPEAKER I have in the thumbnail and it's creeping me out wtf

  • Moe Lester
    Moe Lester 3 months ago

    Who is listening to this video with a Bluetooth speaker?

  • Karl Roldan
    Karl Roldan 3 months ago

    I still prefer my wired Audio Technicas

  • Xemerius Sieben
    Xemerius Sieben 3 months ago +1

    Im using WiFi to transfer my music, no latency and high bandwidth

  • Flupkees
    Flupkees 3 months ago +1

    Regarding sync issues and low latency: Bluetooth devices communicate about the latency and video is delayed automatically to get the image in sync with the audio, so for movies there's no reason to look into this. Gaming is different of course

  • Uncle Ron
    Uncle Ron 3 months ago


  • Maarten Bos
    Maarten Bos 3 months ago

    "which is similar to Spotify's bitrate..."(paraphrased)
    Linus... You're not comparing Spotify's bitrate, which its 192 bitrate is similar to 320 kbps MP3, to sbc I hope?

  • Panav Jain
    Panav Jain 3 months ago

    Someone with Bluetooth headphones i experiencing this 3:02 at an even higher level😂

  • The Collector
    The Collector 3 months ago

    still need to find a decent wireless headset thats actually noise canceling. still don't know why companies don't make their headsets sound proof for sounds outside the headset. if your gaming you don't want to hear the cars on the street. you don't want to hear the neighbors having to much fun all you want to hear is the game so why has not a single company managed to think of this and do it for a price thats acceptable (since the cheapest i found with decent noise canceling was over 300 euro)

  • Coolshows101
    Coolshows101 3 months ago

    0:27 OnePlus X! I love that phone, but it's old and I didn't have enough space on it, now I have the OnePlus 5. 😢

  • Cube Lover
    Cube Lover 3 months ago
    Happy Holi

  • bhargav bhatt
    bhargav bhatt 3 months ago
    Happy Holi

  • TayToria
    TayToria 3 months ago

    I have a pair of JBL E55BT Quincy Edition headphones and use them on my Galaxy Note9 and the Bluetooth sounds really good.

  • LiK
    LiK 3 months ago

    The answer is yes.

  • Aegis Fox
    Aegis Fox 3 months ago

    that Power Rangers.mp3 file in the background is awesome

  • thegamingwaffle8
    thegamingwaffle8 3 months ago

    What’s the difference between techlinked and techquickie?

  • Franz
    Franz 3 months ago

    Planning on buying a pair of p9s by bowers and wilkens before christmas my p7s are starting to show age although they are still great 10/10

  • Mark B
    Mark B 3 months ago

    Apt-X and BT 4.0 .....3 years old now?

  • Guardian Arias
    Guardian Arias 3 months ago

    I've used LDAC and Dolby Atmos on my pc for gaming with unnoticeable latency after i changed my Bluetooth antenna. Some made it worse tho went thru 5 different sets. I stumbled upon this after the first swap seeking longer range Wi-Fi for when i was on the road in hotels.

  • Glen O'Riley
    Glen O'Riley 3 months ago

    THE biggest issue is getting a device that's not got shit speakers and electronics lol.

  • Nitin Gopinath
    Nitin Gopinath 3 months ago

    LDAC best wireless codec dont @ me

  • Wilbert Collante
    Wilbert Collante 3 months ago

    Bro I hate this videos
    Making stuff sound like its shit to buy the newest crap

  • Gordon Freeman
    Gordon Freeman 3 months ago

    Can't beat biology and physics, human hearing get worse with age, those claiming to notice the difference between "high-res" audio and normal stuff are lying to themselves :P.

  • Alex Montoro
    Alex Montoro 3 months ago


  • Little Waffles
    Little Waffles 3 months ago

    Zero times because im not a dumb ass who forgets im wearing wired headphones, especially when I can damn see and hear them.

  • James Gifford-Hull
    James Gifford-Hull 3 months ago

    My experience with bluetooth hradphones is pretty bad. Tried those bluetooth headphones that also support 3.5mm jack and every case 3.5mm headphone jack wins hands down against wireless bluetooth. Its ok for making calls but high quality music audio??keep that bluetooth abomination away from me!

  • imperia777
    imperia777 3 months ago

  • Shayan
    Shayan 3 months ago +1

    I have Sennheiser HD4.50 BT NC with aptx and it sounds great and it even lasts for 20+ hours

    • moochincrawdad
      moochincrawdad 3 months ago

      I have these as well, the best bluetooth headphones I've ever owned, I'm using them as I type 😊

  • Diggnuts
    Diggnuts 3 months ago

    You really are a stupid fucking son of a bitch....

  • Erixson99 Gaming 101
    Erixson99 Gaming 101 3 months ago

    Bluetoth is digital. Audio jack cable is analog.

  • Randy Fuson
    Randy Fuson 3 months ago

    I'm watching this with my phone Bluetoothed to my car, so yeah there's some crazy audio lag, and then he did his bit about it and I lost my fucking mind.

  • squalltheonly
    squalltheonly 3 months ago +1

    Kung Pow has excellent dub
    I dont know what you talking about
    Birdie...birdie...pretty birdie