Amazing product! (don't buy it)

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Designed by ex-Apple engineers, the Syng Cell speaker is a wireless wi-fi speaker with some really cool spatial audio tricks up its elegantly designed sleeve.

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0:00 Intro
0:47 Industrial Design
1:25 Specs
2:50 Features
4:19 Sound
5:40 EQ & Connectivity
7:40 Conclusion
8:49 Warning


  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech TipsBulan Yang lalu

    You GUYS. The comment about Metal was a JOKE. We listen to Metal. We love it.

  2. Fatboy Dan

    Fatboy Dan4 hari yang lalu

    Good thing to cover one's arse.

  3. Amir Haynes

    Amir Haynes5 hari yang lalu

    This was so ridiculously hilarious.

  4. Pab Z

    Pab Z10 hari yang lalu

    I do think Korn would be great with high bass

  5. Mickey Dangerez

    Mickey Dangerez14 hari yang lalu

    You still get dislike from this metal head.

  6. Cody Bradley

    Cody Bradley16 hari yang lalu

    The great Canadian metal singer Chad Kroeger approves

  7. Dans Bosquet

    Dans Bosquet5 jam yang lalu

    Looks plastic and cheap. After first day, ohh it so dusty got to clean it. Next day, oh crap it's all scratchy.

  8. the flamingbanana

    the flamingbanana11 jam yang lalu

    Hey! I like metal. And all the other stuff... Or um older stuff......

  9. Master Basser

    Master Basser17 jam yang lalu

    1800 for that, or contact danley sound labs and get a proper actually good sounding setup.... pro grade. yea thats concert baby. seriously.

  10. Rodrigo Ferreira Maciel

    Rodrigo Ferreira Maciel2 hari yang lalu

    lienus: "we are not not recommending it." me, looking at the title: "I cannot understand you anymore, lienus"

  11. nope!

    nope!2 hari yang lalu

    hipster crap.

  12. gmonkman

    gmonkman3 hari yang lalu

    What a load of marketing BS

  13. thecocopopscroc

    thecocopopscroc3 hari yang lalu

    Meh i have a grand and a halfs worth of sound syetem that will kick the arse of that both in sound quality and looks bearing in mind my mid drivers are 61/2 inch and i have 8 9f them and a much bigger sub if you want afordable sound that sounds good buy dali or monitor audio you wanna speand more? I hear b&w have you sorted Also before anyone asks yes my neighbors hate me and yes their house is 12 ft away from mine and yes they can feel my music its wayyy louder than it needs to be and quality is on point These speakers are glorified bluetooth soeakers with no blutooth and no battery i cant see eho its for... other than retards

  14. Cason Childs

    Cason Childs3 hari yang lalu

    what you need to plug in is that phone 6:02

  15. JeredtheShy

    JeredtheShy4 hari yang lalu

    $1800 and no Bluetooth. Cool beans

  16. Feint

    Feint4 hari yang lalu

    From all of the compromises, lost signals, lack of functionality, over-stylization, over-hyped website description, lack of user-control, etc., you can tell the designer worked for Apple for years and helped design the iPhone.

  17. Tsuboi "Klein" Ryoutarou

    Tsuboi "Klein" Ryoutarou5 hari yang lalu

    Lol, why the sad music when parties was mentioned? Does nobody wanna have parties with you? Guess I’m missing the joke.

  18. Berecz

    Berecz5 hari yang lalu

    nice miniature synergy horns :)

  19. nothlur

    nothlur5 hari yang lalu

    Yeah I'll stick with a good DAC, AMP, and headphones, that aren't shit and overpriced. (also god damn that thing is ugly as fuck)

  20. TOGSolid

    TOGSolid6 hari yang lalu

    So they Appled a Devialet Phantom?

  21. Jonathan Patry

    Jonathan Patry7 hari yang lalu

    Oh linus. That wink on metal. Not everyone is a cool kid :p

  22. Benjamin Wood

    Benjamin Wood7 hari yang lalu

    You are supposed to deploy these in a circle to cut through the atmospheric interference so O'Brian can beam you up.

  23. Mp Extory

    Mp Extory8 hari yang lalu

    $250 for a metal stand... yep. they stick to their roots.

  24. CherryPye

    CherryPye8 hari yang lalu

    Imagine needing a 50 dollar cable, jut to use your overpriced speaker properly. lmfao

  25. Shae Salazar

    Shae Salazar8 hari yang lalu

    I would buy it if I could use it with my tv as really good surround sound

  26. timothee marchal

    timothee marchal9 hari yang lalu

    Wouldn't this product's competition be Devialet more than sonos ? i mean they have a relativelly similar "revolutionary" speaker design and a similar price !

  27. Rex Holes

    Rex Holes9 hari yang lalu

    This looks like a huge waste of money , just buy a small amp with bluetooth and some decent bookshelf speakers you be rocking better than this bizzare setup.

  28. Martha Gomez

    Martha Gomez9 hari yang lalu

    My Sony SRS-xb23 is amazing and only cost 100 bucks

  29. ENZY

    ENZY10 hari yang lalu

    Actually i dont even like the design 😂

  30. mr1337357

    mr133735710 hari yang lalu

    This will look great next to my juicero!

  31. DoodleNoodle

    DoodleNoodle10 hari yang lalu

    It's so ugly oh my god 😭

  32. Aither

    Aither11 hari yang lalu

    rich ass bt speaker that hands down loses to (2x) JBL partybox 1000 at roughly the same price. If they left the eq curve flat, this would definitely be a high end product.

  33. Lordenzus

    Lordenzus11 hari yang lalu

    5:29 TE KILL YOU

  34. Clampy

    Clampy11 hari yang lalu

    You can tell it was designed by someone from Apple, because of the plethora of arbitrary limitations it has.

  35. Fockinmokybokka

    Fockinmokybokka11 hari yang lalu

    It’s hideous.

  36. C4rnal063

    C4rnal06313 hari yang lalu

    "Who listens to that crap anyway?" *cries in Pantera and Slayer* xD

  37. Obsidian

    Obsidian13 hari yang lalu

    So... You mean this is just another Apple product right??? . I mean Apple knows what you want more than you do right? So well done Apple, I mean Syng, erm whatever 👍

  38. Fluterra

    Fluterra13 hari yang lalu

    It looks cool, if you’re a tech nerd - but it’s not that nice aesthetically overall. I can see wives not liking it - at all! I want this to succeed- but it will be a major flop.

  39. Fluterra

    Fluterra13 hari yang lalu

    This is why high end audio is so tough. There’s TONS of competition and most buyers want to buy almost nothing.

  40. hooptiej

    hooptiej13 hari yang lalu

    "lofty and pretentious" repeatedly uses "zed" and instead of "zee" isnt an aussie or a brit. i see some overlap.

  41. Meelix

    Meelix14 hari yang lalu

    typical apple product, great idea - absolutely terrible user experience, stupid implemention of those ideas, highly incompatible with everything but 1-2 devices and on top of that it's unreasonably overpriced :c

  42. Meelix

    Meelix14 hari yang lalu

    oh - and there's no user input possible

  43. Callum Evans

    Callum Evans14 hari yang lalu

    This seems like an Apple product from 2012. Pointless limitations, bonkers design, expensive beyond reason and hard to like but will probably have its dedicated niche.

  44. Frank Allen

    Frank Allen14 hari yang lalu

    I wouldn't pay 100 for any sound system, sure as hell not this stupid price

  45. Eric A Carter

    Eric A Carter14 hari yang lalu

    So, a speaker that most people cannot afford, which doesn't do the most basic thing a speaker should do (universal audio output not limited by input type/method)... Yep, sounds exactly like an Apple product.

  46. Matt D

    Matt D14 hari yang lalu

    $1800 and it only has support for Apple products and the app is still lame. Wow.

  47. YOutsider

    YOutsider14 hari yang lalu

    we gotta kill this toxic bass pollution. it’s ruining product dev.

  48. yungdy1

    yungdy115 hari yang lalu

    when he said “the foreskin, i mean….”🤣

  49. Matthew Thegreat

    Matthew Thegreat16 hari yang lalu

    what the fuck did you just say bitch (the metal thing) :P

  50. whizzkid

    whizzkid16 hari yang lalu

    This is an overpriced homepod in disguise

  51. Sweet-Jay

    Sweet-Jay16 hari yang lalu

    A usb record player? Analog to digital to analog again? Yeah thats a no from me dog.

  52. Luke Westfall

    Luke Westfall17 hari yang lalu

    "A single Cell Alpha costs $1799 USD." HOLY BALLS that's expensive.

  53. scalywing1

    scalywing117 hari yang lalu

    Star Wars vibe? Yes. It kinda looks like the interrogation droid from when Princess Leia was a prisoner in the Death Star.

  54. Lee Soulsby

    Lee Soulsby18 hari yang lalu

    Who has a listening space lol I've never in my life thought of such a thing but now I want one

  55. Elliot Declet

    Elliot Declet18 hari yang lalu

    At no point in the development process did someone think to make it work on anything other than an iPhone, they should be ashamed of themselves

  56. beln

    beln18 hari yang lalu

    So it's a half-baked novelty. meh.

  57. jimbo dabimbo

    jimbo dabimbo19 hari yang lalu

    dont lie to me, LTT. thats woody harrelson.

  58. George Vadasis-Gkourlias

    George Vadasis-Gkourlias19 hari yang lalu

    ffs 1800, its not like you can mine ethereum on that, geez!

  59. Jayden Sydes

    Jayden Sydes19 hari yang lalu

    I was very happy when Linus brought up ls50 metas. I have them and love them

  60. Aziz Khambati

    Aziz Khambati19 hari yang lalu

    Linus totally got it wrong, it hangs from the ceiling like a disco ball. I mean look at the designer and tell me his does not like to do 60s disco.

  61. Mace StillMace

    Mace StillMace19 hari yang lalu


  62. MarioLuigi0404

    MarioLuigi040419 hari yang lalu

    >sound is not flat Welp that’s an instant no-buy, even if I had money.

  63. Jay S

    Jay S19 hari yang lalu

    1800 xD hahahahahaha not a chance its worth that

  64. bitkarek

    bitkarek20 hari yang lalu

    nice product that is half useless.... could be an Apple.

  65. ImProvement Media

    ImProvement Media20 hari yang lalu

    Think that is one of the most ugly speakers I've seen tbh

  66. Kamiel Foskey

    Kamiel Foskey20 hari yang lalu

    Oh that thing sounds horrible. It's exactly the type of "cutting edge" new products in tech devices that my stepdad would snatch up in a heartbeat. Definitely not for me though.

  67. Prjndigo

    Prjndigo20 hari yang lalu

    How's it work with Bluegrass? If it doesn't work with Bluegrass and Chamber quartets then it is garbage.

  68. bruh wagner

    bruh wagner20 hari yang lalu

    My dad worked at syng and it was so weird seeing a speaker that I have seen since it was a concept made out of cardboard in my dads old studio being reviewed by i channel I’ve watched for years thanks for being honest and staying true great vid.

  69. Ian Harrington

    Ian Harrington20 hari yang lalu

    yup its for rich people

  70. falsemcnuggethope

    falsemcnuggethope20 hari yang lalu

    Looks like the perfect accompaniment to a trash can.

  71. suicidalkatt

    suicidalkatt21 hari yang lalu

    How is it that we don't even get a sample of what it sounds like?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!

  72. A1 Adventures Gaming

    A1 Adventures Gaming21 hari yang lalu

    I gave a dislike for dissing metal music

  73. A1 Adventures Gaming

    A1 Adventures Gaming14 hari yang lalu

    @Max Z still disliking

  74. Max Z

    Max Z18 hari yang lalu

    May want to take a look at the pinned comment.

  75. Ross Jackson

    Ross Jackson21 hari yang lalu


  76. Tokanova

    Tokanova21 hari yang lalu

    I don't know why but this product makes me irrationally angry.

  77. Deswill

    Deswill22 hari yang lalu

    I was kind of hyped when I saw something fresh in the audiophile market but it seems like it still needs a huge amount of attention to details

  78. rezaka116

    rezaka11622 hari yang lalu

    Jesus, even my soviet era speakers have more functionality than this

  79. bruh meme

    bruh meme22 hari yang lalu

    yeah sorry, you need a REAL sound system to play metal properly, simple ones like this can't handle the complexity ;)

  80. Thomas Bolman

    Thomas Bolman22 hari yang lalu

    Who the hell tunes to a flat frequency response? The human ear does not have a flat frequency reception. They should have tuned it to match the Heil Response Curve as a baseline. Then everyone can ruin it by punching the High's and Bass and losing the Mid's.

  81. Jonny Fandango

    Jonny Fandango22 hari yang lalu

    6:06 Clearly the best device to connect to is "farts".

  82. Awesomeotastic

    Awesomeotastic22 hari yang lalu

    yo at 3:50 that was trippy with the video volume fading to the left and right corresponding to what you were setting in the app. Well done

  83. Dudeomfgstfux

    Dudeomfgstfux22 hari yang lalu

    IS this a showcase note a review?

  84. DataStorm

    DataStorm23 hari yang lalu

    lol, the showoff footage clearly shows the see thru surfaces being scratched and dusty

  85. James Holbrook

    James Holbrook23 hari yang lalu

    Cells plural at $1800 OK

  86. James Holbrook

    James Holbrook23 hari yang lalu

    I don't think it's beautiful

  87. Cursed Planet

    Cursed Planet23 hari yang lalu

    This has to be the worst design I've ever seen for an audio experience. I'm not even a fan of soundbars but I'd rather have a decent soundbar over this

  88. ZFazzershroudvietcynide64 Eczxio

    ZFazzershroudvietcynide64 Eczxio23 hari yang lalu

    Linus you stupid. metal is good not crap, it has more meaning and emotion put into it than edm and hiphop LMFAO

  89. Max Z

    Max Z18 hari yang lalu

    Check the pinned comment lazy

  90. Potatopotatopotatopotatopotatopotato POTATOPOTATO

    Potatopotatopotatopotatopotatopotato POTATOPOTATO23 hari yang lalu

    What a shit product honestly, i feel bad got the idiots who went out and scammed themselves when buying it

  91. Tyler Tenebrae

    Tyler Tenebrae23 hari yang lalu

    "No, wait, no, what are you doing? Are you insane? That's too good, we can't sell that! And make it less compatible, it's a luxury product!"

  92. kadog

    kadog23 hari yang lalu

    Anyone know the song at 2:47?

  93. AimingAtYou

    AimingAtYou24 hari yang lalu

    Hmmm, I kinda think it looks like shit...

  94. Toby Partridge

    Toby Partridge24 hari yang lalu

    yeh nah ill take two floor standing hifi speakers connected to a amp, dsp and 30 yo cd player anyday

  95. Tom Cline

    Tom Cline24 hari yang lalu

    Any 'Subwoofer" claiming output down to 30hz with a sub 8-10" minimum driver is a straight lie. It may 'do' 30hz, but only at lower sound levels and will roll off extremely fast below 60hz or so. As a result, it sounds incredibly 'boomy' as you described, as it cannot produce 25-40hz anywhere near the same levels as the mid-high bass. Good depth with a small driver can only be achievieved physically at the expense of max output, efficiency, and/or box size. I've designed subwoofer drivers and enclosures and, with subwoofer design, the addage 'bigger is better' could not be more true. Anything that deviates from large size and 2+ drivers for frequencie ranges is a meme and a gimmick. This reminds me of Bose designs. They're literally one of the worst speakers (the cubes + 'bass module') and sell on their marketing and design. There are so many fundamentally wrong design choices with this that I don't know where to start. They got choosing Horns right (I'm a big Klipsch fan) but the rest is trash. At a bare minimum, it should've been two unit to be positioned in typical stereo config, in front of the listener off to the sides, angled in slightly. I'd expect you to know enough about acoustic fundamentals to know that this thing is an utter piece of shit. This video is like a paid sponsorship but you thought it seemed too shill-ish so you psuedo-ironically added 'don't buy' in post.

  96. Paul Hemmens

    Paul Hemmens24 hari yang lalu

    An expensive speaker that only supports up to stereo and will transcode surround... I like that they are trying new things though

  97. Steve

    Steve24 hari yang lalu

    Lost me at IOS exclusive app

  98. Nathan van Dalen

    Nathan van Dalen24 hari yang lalu

    If you want something like this, then you should have checked out the devialet phantom or reactor.

  99. whearywulf

    whearywulf24 hari yang lalu

    That thing is as cool as a pet dust bunny. And by that I mean it's gonna piss off mom and provide zero entertainment unless you have a really good imagination.

  100. SuperFedorGamer

    SuperFedorGamer24 hari yang lalu


  101. Awesome Toodles

    Awesome Toodles24 hari yang lalu

    LTT: "metal sucks" Me: *headbangs unsubscribe button*

  102. Joe Parkhurst

    Joe Parkhurst24 hari yang lalu

    This is an applecentric device. I'm not that generic. That's also why I use droid and PC.

  103. Wyvern

    Wyvern24 hari yang lalu

    When is this bluetooth-wireless-compact fad going to end? I have about 400lbs of speakers, 15 drivers and an amp/reciever to push it all new, but on sale for $800- oh, and it has bluetooth too if you like compression. You can't match the sound staging, you can't simulate the ATMOS height speakers, you can't rattle walls with bass, get a sense of presence with mids or hear crystalline highs without dedicated speaker drivers and ported boxes. Hell, even 4 cheap bookshelf speakers would smack that thing. $300 I could see, $1800 is just a toy for either rich people or stupid people.

  104. Halaku007

    Halaku00724 hari yang lalu

    $1800 and no bluetooth? Forget that....

  105. Cappuccino -

    Cappuccino -24 hari yang lalu

    imagine spending $2000 on a HomePod that can't do what an actual HomePod can do.

  106. Jake Sanserbast

    Jake Sanserbast24 hari yang lalu

    How bout the fact that for $1800 the clear plastic dome shouldn't be so easily scratched. Even if this is just a review unit they had to have know after just a few reviews this thing was gonna start to look like garbage.

  107. trenton carr

    trenton carr24 hari yang lalu

    A great way to display future scratches.

  108. Matt James

    Matt James25 hari yang lalu

    @ 3:47 with headphones was a surprise delight.

  109. Spyynz

    Spyynz25 hari yang lalu

    I respect linus and everything... but why did he say “N *Zed* X T”