Why is it I think all the big brass in Apple must think society is comprised of idiots?
EDIT: Here's a ton of pictures of it http://www.head-fi.org/t/627103/earpods-its-what-apple-calls-its-next-gen-earbuds-fancy-anyone#post_8692708
I can see 4 (!) additional ports.
Edited by jgray91 - Today at 2:32 pm
Makes me wonder how bad isolation will be on these. I must admit rather cool looking design though. I wonder if they will sound exactly the same as the old iBuds
My goodness. No wonder it took three years to develop them. During that long, arduous process they truly hit upon something profound there.
Up until now, most earbuds have been directing sound into the armpit, thigh, or colon.
I'm such a fool, all this time I've been sticking my IEM's up my nostrils instead of in my ears. Good thing I wasn't sticking them up my orifice and blasting my tunes I could have given myself brain damage. Dang, direct sound into the ears, Apple really knows what it's talking about.
The biggest determinant of what you hear from any speaker is the movement of its diaphragm. The inward and outward motion is what creates sound. But earbud speaker diaphragms are typically made from a single material, which can limit sound output.
So Apple acousticians re-engineered an earbud speaker diaphragm with both rigid and flexible materials to minimize sound loss and maximize sound output. Adding to the superior audio quality are strategically placed acoustic vents. The most notable of these vents is the one located in the stem of each EarPod. It allows air inside the stem, which acts as an acoustic chamber, to flow out. So you hear deeper, richer bass tones. The overall audio quality of Apple EarPods is so impressive, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more.
I finished watching the keynote an hour ago and although I remember the Apple big Shot explaining the vents I didn't remember him saying they would rival IEM's costing 100's of bones. Mind you by that time I was pretty bored and wasn't really paying that much attention when they bought out the earpods.
I salute you sir, let the experimentation begin
So, what's everyone think of the new Nano? I personally never expected them to do such an extreme makeover on it. Doesn't really blow me away per say but as a entry level player it does look rather nice I guess. I was a little disappointed in the new iPod Touch. Although they had some nice updates with Siri support and a better camera etc what I really wanted was either more storage (128 GB) or SD Card support. I was also hoping Apple would shock us and announce FLAC support in iTunes. Speaking of which the new iTunes on first glance looks a little weird. For me it's going to take some getting used to.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/12/12 at 9:58pm