The headphone shuffle
Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:36 AM
And I forgot to mention random (yes, Nano locked, button not touched on the headphones themselves, pausing of my music) I'm going to take them back for an exchange, hopefully they don't give me a hard time.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:02 PM
Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:11 PM
Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:49 PM
Apple does this very thing for its In-Ear headphones. But they still won't fit everyone, and this is only a fix for people who like the sound of Apple's headphones.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:00 PM
So now we have to use bad earphones in order to have controls? Apple is so weird.
Did you read those instructions? Twice and hold, and three times for this.... they are kidding right? I spent 10 minutes trying to right click on the new trackpad on the powerbook and just plugged in a mouse so I could get work done.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:13 AM
Apple ear phones aren't bad.
Sure they don't fit or suit everybody, however, the majority of iPod'rs use them and to them they are fine.
I bought my son a pair of Bose noise cancellations and his reaction: he used them once. Asked why, "Too expensive to take out in the public. I have a half dozen iPods around the house. Can't find them or the headsets that goes with them half the time."
However, the new Shuffle looks good to him. How about the earbuds. Lose them and no control? Same problem with older iPods, except if you can't find your earphones you can't hear anything.
One thing he mentioned was that if all the future iPods and iPhones come this way and he is sure they will, he'll have a virtual stash of replacements. In addition, when the in-line controllers become available, all his older headphones will become new again. "That's progress dad!"
What he loves best with the new Shuffle, is that he won't have to take it out of his pocket. Having to transfer it back and forth between his jacket and his pant pockets, take it out to turn it on or off, to switch playlists or to adjust the volume is a pain.
As for earbuds, they are all the same. Sure some have better 'sound' but you are not talking about an audiophile music player. They all have varying levels of comfortability and issues of staying in.
For sure there is no consensus which earphone or headphone is the best for you. It is just like buying a golf glove or a mouse. Or a belt for your pants for that matter.
In any event, we (my son and I) are on our way to the Apple store. Not often we are in agreement. So now I can thank Apple for bringing us both together, again.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:57 AM