Yes, absolutely... 2$ earbuds sound better on ipod
It would help if other manufacturers stopped dumping/releasing Beta products on their Customers, at least with Apple & Sony you know they're going to work out of he box.
Or works in a certain way. There were periods when I had to stop using my iPad2 as a music player or other purpose, such as:
1) When iOS6.3.1 disabled USB audio (prior to that, others had issues when iOS5.x.x cut down power output through the CCK)
2) iOS7 brought back USB Audio, but Accudio and FLACPlayer started crashing and not displaying some album art that previously worked on them AND the same files are not having any kind of issue on NeutronMP, PowerAmp, and MediaMonkey on my Android, none of which required slow arse syncing - I shut off my devices once in a while anyway, so I just do that, take out the microSD, drag and drop, put it back, reboot when charged (which takes less time with the device off), and boom - all audio files automatically added to all music players, instead of going through iTunes and only one player can recognize each, which would be fine IF it was working flawlessly. Sadly, no - every time iOS updates, I have to try if the other player has bugs before the app gets its compatibility update.
3) Before I got to enjoy iOS7, I soon discovered the downside to updating to iTunes 11 - it started hoarding ALL music files in my notebook, even after instructing it to just look at one folder. I'm listening with MediaMonkey, then the next track won't play; it jumps to the next, and one by one each track greys out like how Hollywood portrays hackers deleting their target's files. That includes the FLAC files that it can't play - I can imagine it snickering like this: "Looks like audio, but I'm not sure...what the heck, MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
4) Removed iOS7, then realized that all the academic journals I had on PDF were on my Notebook because that's what I use for work. Tried iTunes 11 again, and within a few hours after I put in new articles in my iPad2, it hoarded the files again. Uninstalled iTunes, and now if I have to get new journal articles to bring around and read during any spare time I get, instead of doing it through my work computer, I have to boot up my desktop. I hoped it would be totally a gaming rig, but no - I have about a hundred plus PDFs in there until some of them get moved to my back up drive if I decide not to use it for class.
Not to start an Apple v Android/Linux v Microsoft debate here, but I'd rather be more specific as to why I don't think there is anything that works flawlessly for absolutely everybody. Some just work generally much more smoothly for a lot more people, but I'm sure I can't be the only one who breaks that curve. My Dad is the other one and to some extent my brother, but he at least bothered to own a MacBook (then again, at some point he swapped out the optical drive for a new HDD and ran Windows 7 on it the way my Dad's computers dual boot Linux and Windows).
you are right , hisound players from what I have tried and using an ipod as a standard seems to have an extremely bad ui , can;t stand it no matter how good the sound is