Anything but iPod is a news and reviews website for digital audio (MP3) players that looks beyond the market leader. Their aim is not to bash or diminish Apple’s offering, but to publicise and review MP3 players from other manufacturers that are, in their words
easier to use, that give you more for your money, and that still have style and class.
The site gets updated most days with reviews of the latest MP3 and Digital Audio players from such brands as:
iPod has been incredibly successful and with good reason. iPods are stylish, easy to use, well integrated with iTunes and your computer’s operating system. Priscilla has an iPod nano which she enjoys on a daily basis. But I love going against the grain, supporting the underdog, so I applaud Anything but iPod’s efforts to promote some appealing alternatives.
In slightly related news, Maximum PC have an article up comparing iTunes regular 128kbps AAC sound quality (DRM spec) with the new, improved 256kbps AAC (DRM free). They perform the comparison with the regular iPod bud earbuds and also some high end Shure SE420 earphones. Read it here. Interesting and unexpected conclusions.