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post #46 of 108

I think ultimately, it's just a video of someone opening a box.  There really isn't much information to be gained other than "what's in this box."  But of course, most manufacturer's and retailers do indicate "what's included" some place on their site, so...

 

One can cook up all sorts of reasons, but the question is no different than "why are there so many kitty videos on youtube."

post #47 of 108

I watched an unboxing video once. Probably won't again. I hope I never get that bored.

 

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post #48 of 108
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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post

I like to pretend that those are my hands that are opening the packaging and inspecting every nook and cranny of the headphone and packaging. If I watch 10 unboxing videos a day I feel like the richest audiophile around.

Wowzers..

post #49 of 108

I started watching HifiGuy's unboxings just because I wanted to know what a few headphones he unboxed were like. Just to ask myself, "Would I want to have those in real life?" I like the way the unboxer(s) can discuss and show their first impressions while they experience them. Especially when it comes to build quality and materials used to build the headphones.

Eventually, I just got to like HifiGuy's personality, and wanted to watch more of his videos because of that. (Or maybe I do have too much time on my hands..blink.gif)

 

I just wish there could be a way to use virtual reality to unbox headphones. Now that is the next step. >.>

post #50 of 108
OP, try make a unboxing video yoursef, then you will know why.cool.gif
post #51 of 108
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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post

I like to pretend that those are my hands that are opening the packaging and inspecting every nook and cranny of the headphone and packaging. If I watch 10 unboxing videos a day I feel like the richest audiophile around.

 

lol, seriously? 

post #52 of 108
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Originally Posted by CaveManta View Post

I started watching HifiGuy's unboxings just because I wanted to know what a few headphones he unboxed were like. Just to ask myself, "Would I want to have those in real life?" I like the way the unboxer(s) can discuss and show their first impressions while they experience them. Especially when it comes to build quality and materials used to build the headphones.

Eventually, I just got to like HifiGuy's personality, and wanted to watch more of his videos because of that. (Or maybe I do have too much time on my hands..blink.gif)

 

I just wish there could be a way to use virtual reality to unbox headphones. Now that is the next step. >.>

 

Those are nice arguments for unboxing videos.

 

I quite like them, actually. When it's not always an iPod being unboxed or something boring and popular. It's exciting when it's a product I'm genuinely interested in, or something a little more obscure, with nice accessories in the box.

post #53 of 108

I try to do a 'first person's view" of unboxing in my videos.  If the product is defective or damaged, you will see it as I see it, no edits.  I've had some WTF moments when I see the ear pads on my AKG headphones are poorly put together or the time a Sony Professional headphones from Japan came in a plain white box, very unlike Sony to package in plain box. Unboxing videos are NOT for everyone so I don't expect a lot of views, but I still like doing it.

 

 


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 5/15/12 at 10:47pm
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post #54 of 108

I really enjoyed your unboxing videos HiFiguy528, keep up the good work....!  I think presentation matters a lot when buying a pair of headphones and Im glad I can see it before shelling out for a pair ;)

post #55 of 108
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

I try to do a 'first person's view" of unboxing in my videos.  If the product is defective or damaged, you will see it as I see it, no edits.  I've had some WTF moments when I see the ear pads on my AKG headphones are poorly put together or the time a Sony Professional headphones from Japan came in a plain white box, very unlike Sony to package in plain box. Unboxing videos are NOT for everyone so I don't expect a lot of views, but I still like doing it.

 

Something minor that really nags at my mind is a few terminologies that you aren't using correctly a lot of the times.

 

One is that the vast vast majority of headphone earpads are pleather, it'd be great if you could look up if a headphone that you'll be receiving and unboxing soon has pleather, cow leather, or some exotic African lamb leather or whatnot, this way if you get a pair of phones to record a video with that do have genuine leather cushions, viewers would know and acknowledge that.

 

Another thing that is purely semantics is that the fine microfibre-like fabric used in-place of leather/pleather on earpads tend to be called velour.

 

Nothing important, but they bug me ever so slightly heheh.

post #56 of 108

I've only watched a few unboxing videos, but I like to see how things are packed and check the included accessories.

 

Now, read this in your Brad Pitt voice-

 

"Aww...  What's in the box?"

post #57 of 108
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Something minor that really nags at my mind is a few terminologies that you aren't using correctly a lot of the times.

One is that the vast vast majority of headphone earpads are pleather, it'd be great if you could look up if a headphone that you'll be receiving and unboxing soon has pleather, cow leather, or some exotic African lamb leather or whatnot, this way if you get a pair of phones to record a video with that do have genuine leather cushions, viewers would know and acknowledge that.

Another thing that is purely semantics is that the fine microfibre-like fabric used in-place of leather/pleather on earpads tend to be called velour.

Nothing important, but they bug me ever so slightly heheh.

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post #58 of 108

HiFiGuy do you get paid/free pairs from companies to do those unboxings, or do you really buy that many headphones? If you do buy that many I dont understand how you could enjoy any of them if you are changing that many of them every few days. And I agree with what Jerg said which also adds to my questions because sometimes you will get a really expensive headphone and you seem to know very little about it. It makes it seem as if you went to amazon or something and just bought the cans because they were the most expensive pair. That being said I do appreciate the videos because usually I get a better grasp of the size/materials of the headphones quicker through your videos than from a bunch of low res pics on google images. Sorry for being DBish and semi-threadcrapping. 

post #59 of 108
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

Another thing that is purely semantics is that the fine microfibre-like fabric used in-place of leather/pleather on earpads tend to be called velour.

 

Yeah they are just cloth pads, it's not velour at all, lol.

 

 

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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

HiFiGuy do you get paid/free pairs from companies to do those unboxings, or do you really buy that many headphones?

 

Yep he tells it in his Focal Spirit One video. He sometimes ask for it, or the company reach him directly, and he is having a pair sent to him for unboxing, listening, and reviewing, in about one week before sending it back to them.

post #60 of 108
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

 

Yeah they are just cloth pads, it's not velour at all, lol.

 

 

 

Velour is a general term for a type of cloth.

 

Wikipedia:

" Velour or velours is a plush, knitted fabric or textile. It is usually made from cotton but can also be made from synthetic materials such as polyester. "

 

That fits the bill for 99% of fabric used in cloth earpads, so they are velour.

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