Apple’s earbuds are decent headphones but they don’t last forever. For example, after a few months of exercising with them, I’ve noticed mine showing wear and tear. That’s not the only reason you may want something else.
Perhaps you find the earbud design either uncomfortable, lacking in sound quality or just want something different.
Since you can plug anything with an 1/8″ jack into your iPod / iPhone, let’s look at what else is out there.
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How does your MP3 player, iTunes and iPod know what song it’s playing, who wrote it and where did that tiny picture of the album cover come from? Audio files like MP3s and AACs carry all sorts of meta data inside them, called tags. Common tags are the song’s name, artist, album title, year, track […] Continue reading →
About a decade ago, making music with computers became affordable for those without a ton of money. A decade before that, major label albums were done on very expensive, yet hardly sophisticated systems. Now, your iPhone actually rivals those systems in terms of computer specs (processor, memory, etc). All you need now to produce professional […] Continue reading →
In your digital media journey you’ve probably encountered music files called FLAC, Ogg Vorbis or Shorten. Getting them to play on your Mac is pretty easy but playing them on an iPod or other MP3 player isn’t an easy task for the average person. Instead of doing things the hard way – messing around with […] Continue reading →
Despite being inside a phone, the iPhone’s camera is surprisingly decent and can produce some interesting photos. That said, there’s probably a large portion of iPhone owners taking under/over exposed, flash-bleached, visually boring shots of their relatives and landmarks. Don’t let that iPhone camera go to waste! In order to get the best pictures from […] Continue reading →