You might’ve asked yourself this question before, depending on your age and/or technological awareness.
Do people still buy iPods? To some, they seem like an irrelevant relic from the past. To others, they still serve the purpose of being a daily music listening companion. I fall under the second group of listeners.
Does Using An iPod Make Me A Loser?
Anytime I pull my iPod Classic out of my pocket in a group of people, it’s always accompanied by at least one person making a joke about how long it’s been since they’ve seen one of “those things”.
My reply is always the same. I laugh along, but depending on the group of people, I might either add some reasoning behind why I still use an iPod, or I’ll just let it go.
Your Ears Know What Sounds The Best
The audiophile within me holds the knowledge that there’s not one smartphone out there yet that sounds as good as my “relic” does.
I do understand the good-natured teasing aspect involved, especially when it’s coming from younger people, which it usually is by the way. What I don’t understand is the fact that when I’ve felt it appropriate to explain why it’s still my device of choice, it usually falls on deaf ears. I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way, you might’ve even stumbled upon this page because you do agree with the message.
iPods Still Pack a Sonic Punch (Not To Mention The Amount of Storage)
Not everyone cares as much about the quality of the sound that they listen to, as much as our small community at Sonic Elevation does.
That’s fine, to each his own. Carpe Diem.
If you really want to “seize the day” and experience the music how it was intended to be heard, I’d go with the iPod over using your smartphone that has limited storage space and seems to be more of a headache to use.
Plug In Your Headphones, Your Amp, And… BLAST OFF!
If you find yourself a solid pair of headphones, load up your iPod with your favorite albums or songs, and add a nice portable headphone amplifier, it’s game over.
It even almost seems as if FiiO specifically designed their amps to fit with a smaller device such as an iPod or other MP3 player. Don’t get me wrong, you can make it work with a smartphone, but as you can see in the picture, the width of the iPod attached to the amplifier allows for a much better fit and feel in the palm of your hand.
Find Out For Yourself, You Know How I Feel About It
Once again, I always encourage doing your own research, but after years of trial and error, this has been my experience thus far. I will be doing a review on portable headphone amplifiers in the future, but this should give you a good head start on the race to elevate yourself sonically.
Sonic Elevation: Ride The Waves.