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Who are your top YouTube reviewers? Specifically ones who aren't bought off to make positive reviews. 
There seems to be an awful lot of biased reviews/reviewers out there, and it's getting hard to cut through the noise. 

 

 

 

 

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I think there are a lot of good YouTube reviewers out there. Yes, you'll always get the guys who are bought off, but some are fiercely independent (and very funny). And the best thing is, they can make some money through YouTube's revenue model without relying on ads from the hifi companies. You sadly can't say that for the hifi magazines in general. 

 

In the audio field, my picks are:

* A British Audiophile 

* Andrew Robinson 

* Steve Guttenberg Audiophiliac

* ecoustics 

* DHRME (a very funny channel as well)

 

There are also some hifi and record shops who do some great videos. For instance:

* Skylabs Audio (retro equipment)

* Cheshireaudio (yes, he wants to sell things but he also did the best video on how mm and mc carts are different.

* The 'In' Grove (a record store in the US - the guy does a great series comparing pressings and sound quality of classic albums.

 

Cheapaudioman is entertaining to watch, a lot of the stuff he reviews are more "mid fi" but is entertaining to see what you can get for not much money these days.

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Darko Audio is good. I've been watching him for a few years. Although I find his tone lately to be almost a bit 'annoyed' at his audience for asking him questions like 'what does X sound like compared to Y' ? I.e side by side comparisons.

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I've also seen many videos from the abovementioned group.

 

Cheapaudioman is another popular reviewer.

 

There are quite many many more, once you start watching a few the algorithms will bring up lots of others. Some can be very funny too.

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There are so many. I do like The Audio Belle, refreshing to hear from a younger person who has musical nous and a passion to make connections, learn, grow and share. 
 

 

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I like New Record Day.

 

https://youtu.be/n695jXyvpk0

 

(Sorry not hi-powered enough to include a picture 😛

 

The link is to him setting up a listening room that starts out as a (largish) metal shed. I recall it as a series of videos.

 

I found them very interesting.

 

Like Darko (mentioned above) the quality of his voice talking into the camera is a quite powerful demonstration of what can be achieved with room treatment -- although he goes much further than this to demonstrate. (Darko has done videos on room treatment as well that are well worth viewing)

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Passion for Sound isn't afraid to go against the grain and not buy into the hype train as much as some of the click bait type reviewers out there.

 

Darko is another of my favourites. He gives decent advice and he doesn't talk down to this viewers.  I like his "future-fi" focus and I also believe that there are many many things more important than bit depth and ultra high res stuff.  He doesn't make you feel like you're not a "real music lover" because a 10,000 DAC is out of your reach and isn't afraid to tell the truth that the difference between a 10 grand DAC and a 1 grand DAC is "slight".

 

Joshua Valor makes very polished videos and I like his style and his approach.

 

Passion for Sound https://www.youtube.com/@PassionforSound

Josh https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx9bOYEjkevIDYONBAstK-A

Darko https://www.youtube.com/@DarkoAudio

 

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On 03/05/2024 at 9:40 PM, Tone Malone said:

Andrew Robinson 

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

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4 minutes ago, Grizaudio said:

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

I'm curious! Why don't you like him? (I'm undecided about the value his partner Kristi adds but can usually just avoid that by ending the video 5 mins early)

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12 minutes ago, Tone Malone said:

I'm curious! Why don't you like him? (I'm undecided about the value his partner Kristi adds but can usually just avoid that by ending the video 5 mins early)

 

I cringe... 

 

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Interesting topic 👍. Much like TV series and movies I am sure people connect with different reviewers and approaches.  Good thing about YouTube is there are so many options. 

 

I enjoy watching

- A British Audiophile

- Ana[DIA]Log

- Audioholics

- Darko Audio

- Erins Audio Corner

- Hifi Huff

- HiFight Club - though its you need closed captions to read what is being said

- Michael Andrew

- Paul McGowan

- Tharbamar

- The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

- Vinshine Audio

 

I use to enjoy Zero Fidelity too, but seems he has ceased as I have not seen a clip from him for some time

I still watch Jays Iyagi though only occassionaly nowadays.

 

For Head-Fi

- Headfi

- AndyAudioVault

- Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews

- Currawong

- Dans Audio Review

- GadgetryTech

- Ian Fann

- In Ear Fetish / Z Reviews

- Passion for Sound

- Soundnews

-  the Honest Audiophile

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I have stopped watching some time ago:

-Cheap Audio Man, he had a unique and interesting angle, now just seems over saturated, click bait cartoon headings and cringe worthy IMO. Shame as his channel started out interesting and valuable and now I find it and his reviews awful.

-Thomas and Stereo , I use to really enjoy Thomas stories and reviews, then it became predictable about cables and high end swapping with Mr Kanta etc and put simply I got really bored with his repeated plug and shoe horning of his own product into his reviews

 

 

 

 

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I was really enjoying iiwi (is it worth it) - a Croatian guy who has a really nice style.

 

He unfortunately lost me after a review of an "audiophile network switch". 

 

yeh nah sorry mate..

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4 hours ago, 08Boss302 said:

Interesting topic 👍. Much like TV series and movies I am sure people connect with different reviewers and approaches.  Good thing about YouTube is there are so many options. 

 

I enjoy watching

- A British Audiophile

- Ana[DIA]Log

- Audioholics

- Darko Audio

- Erins Audio Corner

- Hifi Huff

- HiFight Club - though its you need closed captions to read what is being said

- Michael Andrew

- Paul McGowan

- Tharbamar

- The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

- Vinshine Audio

 

I use to enjoy Zero Fidelity too, but seems he has ceased as I have not seen a clip from him for some time

I still watch Jays Iyagi though only occassionaly nowadays.

 

For Head-Fi

- Headfi

- AndyAudioVault

- Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews

- Currawong

- Dans Audio Review

- GadgetryTech

- Ian Fann

- In Ear Fetish / Z Reviews

- Passion for Sound

- Soundnews

-  the Honest Audiophile

-

 

I have stopped watching some time ago:

-Cheap Audio Man, he had a unique and interesting angle, now just seems over saturated, click bait cartoon headings and cringe worthy IMO. Shame as his channel started out interesting and valuable and now I find it and his reviews awful.

-Thomas and Stereo , I use to really enjoy Thomas stories and reviews, then it became predictable about cables and high end swapping with Mr Kanta etc and put simply I got really bored with his repeated plug and shoe horning of his own product into his reviews

 

 

 

 

Wow, that is quite a list! A few on there I haven’t even come across. Do you mind if I use your list as evidence to present to Mrs Godot to prove I don’t waste anything like the amount of time on YouTube HiFi reviews that she suggests I do?

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1 minute ago, Godot said:

Wow, that is quite a list! A few on there I haven’t even come across. Do you mind if I use your list as evidence to present to Mrs Godot to prove I don’t waste anything like the amount of time on YouTube HiFi reviews that she suggests I do?

Happy to help!  😂

I should clarify, I subscribe to these and many other car and music channels but watch them when something of interest is posted. Certainly no time to watch all this content and enjoy life too 😀👍

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Yep, I have my favourites in the HiFi community, also cycling, but a YouTube session can end up anywhere from giant ships being launched to DutchPilotGirl. In the car world I do enjoy Nicole Johnson’s Detour for the absolute passion, commitment and craziness 

 

 

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There's something about this young woman that an OWG (Old White Guy) like me just adores... could it be where she describes blowing the bottom plate off the sub while taking it for a high speed spin??? And like many reviewers she really knows her stuff. With a smirky smile to boot. Be still my beating heart.

 

Oh well

 

 

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