... seriously IMHO, iTunes/apple is worse than (*insert your most hated despot*)
Yes, well, even if iTunes is worse than, uh, Mao ZeDong, it's a great way to distribute podcasts and circulate Head-Fi TV. I hate Apple, but in all fairness iTunes does have a decent podcast service.
The problem with iTunes/Apple is that they lock down their system. I use Final Cut and Logic every day and those products are stellar. So to say that they are worse really is a matter intended user direction. If Apple got a wild hair and decided that iTunes was now going in the direction of audiophiliac support, it would be one of the top tier options on the market. Regardless of how you feel about those two brands, they did set the standard on podcast delivery.
I'd like to second (is it only second) the request for an iTunes podcast subscription. Or, at the very least, that the videos be provided via an XML feed so we can drop that into whatever podcast reader tickles our fancy.
i agree. i would like to see a side by side comparison with the shure srh840s.