The Nightmarish World of Audio Snake Oil

DMS produced another winner

I generally enjoy the videos of YouTuber DMS (Formerly DMS3TV). Although his personal tastes and mine diverge frequently, he makes well thought-out and rational critiques of audio gear, and isn’t afraid to mingle his subjective opinions in with objective measurements.

In fact, sometimes he comes down hard against headphones that are accepted and praised in the canon of audiophiles, and that can be fun to watch.

But this video of his about audio snake oil might be my favorite thing he’s ever made.

Snake oil and bad marketing tactics pervade every corner of the audio industry…but if you’ve never seen some of the truly shady companies out there, buckle up and enjoy the ride.

That’s it. I just wanted to share this fun video with you in a shameless and unpaid plug, because I figured a lot of you would get a good laugh out of it if you hadn’t seen it yet.

It certainly brightened up my Thursday morning.

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I do radio voice work by day, and write by day and night. I studied film and production. I love audio, design, and music. Also video games.

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