It is no secret that included digital players as the headphones iPod are of questionable quality, sometimes with poor sound quality, sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes fragile.
Some manufacturers are trying to compete against Apple including equipment that improves the audio experience and listen to music as it should really sound.
CNet makes a list of 5 players with quality headphones that are worth using, even if the unit is not necessarily good:
- Sony Walkman NWZ-S718F
- Sony Walkman NWZ-A828K
- Microsoft Zune (second generation)
- Creative Zen X-Fi (Beautyphoon.com)
- Philips GoGear SA5245 with Bluetooth
Both Microsoft and Creative and Philips headphones include falling within the ear canal (which dramatically improves audio quality), not bad, but the prize goes to Sony with external sound canceling headphones.