Amazing product! (don't buy it)

Publicado el 29 jun 2021
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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


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

    • God I nearly cried

    • Good thing to cover one's arse.

    • This was so ridiculously hilarious.

    • I do think Korn would be great with high bass

    • You still get dislike from this metal head.

  • look at the close up. that plastic is going to be opaque with scratches in no time.

  • I would love to see the analytics for this video. What percentage stopped watching at 2:27 😆

  • god i need 3 of these bitches

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

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

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

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

  • hipster crap.

  • What a load of marketing BS

  • 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

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

  • $1800 and no Bluetooth. Cool beans

  • 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.

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

  • nice miniature synergy horns :)

  • 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)

  • So they Appled a Devialet Phantom?

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 !

  • 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.

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

  • Actually i dont even like the design 😂

  • This will look great next to my juicero!

  • It's so ugly oh my god 😭

  • 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.

  • 5:29 TE KILL YOU

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

  • It’s hideous.

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

  • 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 👍

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

    • oh - and there's no user input possible

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • This is an overpriced homepod in disguise

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • dont lie to me, LTT. thats woody harrelson.

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

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

  • 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.


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

  • 1800 xD hahahahahaha not a chance its worth that

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • yup its for rich people

  • Looks like the perfect accompaniment to a trash can.

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

  • I gave a dislike for dissing metal music

  • NOPE

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • IS this a showcase note a review?

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

  • Cells plural at $1800 OK

  • I don't think it's beautiful

  • 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

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

    • Check the pinned comment lazy

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

  • "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!"

  • Anyone know the song at 2:47?

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Lost me at IOS exclusive app

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

  • 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.


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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.