Originally Posted by H20Fidelity
Without derailing the thread to much. There's a whole world of detail and atmosphere I don't find in Apple devices, they sound rather blank or straight forward, like coffee without any milk or sugar. The players I choose to use have very obvious black spaces behind the music, they each have a different flavour of coffee bean which gives them personality, once you learn that personality you achieve completely separate buzz from listening. If I was going to get an Apple device I would be amping to flavour the signal that way, however I still think they lack in technical ability. I could crap on about separation and other technical areas but my main point is they don't have a taste imo.
Anyway... last thing I want is for this thread to turn into an Apple debate.
The numbers are high.
For me, this is why I enjoy my iPod. Not being a true audiophile, and listening to music purely for the enjoyment of the sound that reaches my ears, Apple does a fantastic job in this regard. I have quite a few songs on my iPod and I can easily switch from song to song within seconds. That and the playlist functions make it an easy choice for my day to day source, and the Genius function is a great way to hear a song you might not even think about listening.
I do plan on getting some better in-ears soon though, so I will probably pick up another player and do a comparison just to see if my non audiophile ears can hear a difference. I just have to decide between universal or customs
But seriously, milk and sugar in coffee? That is just wrong