May 15, 2019
In this episode of In Touch With iOS
Guest Bob Fairbairn, IT Professional joins Dave to discuss Audio devices with your iPhone including headphones, earphones, and Bluetooth speakers and more.
Apple Releases iOS 12.3 With New TV App and Channels Feature TVOS 12.3 and Watch 5.1.2 was released too.
Airpods vs PowerBeats portability in mind Powerbeats Pro vs. Powerbeats 3
The actual headphones you use are also a huge contributor to sound quality. There are hundreds of headphones. In-ear, on-ear, over-ear. Closed and Open designs. For portable or out and about I really like the in-ear monitor.
For these we need the lightning to 3.5mm headphone “dongle” on the iPhone
Three headphones that Bob likes for portability:
Etymotic. ER3SE < $200
Shure: SE535 <$500
Audeze LCDi4 $2500 (Includes a special lightning cable with DAC)
***For both the Shure and the Etymoic the https://www.complyfoam.com/ ear tips improve both the comfort/fit and sound performance and isolation. A set of three sizes are about $20. I highly recommend them.
I rarely use Bluetooth speakers as I have found that for a lot of my use case the iPad Pro speakers are really very good. The do not fill the room but they are comfortable. And there is nothing else to keep charged. One of the reasons I get iPad’s loaded up with storage is to hold music for offline use. I have an older Bose mini speaker to use when we travel.
HomePod? They are great as a Pair.
Calendaring is still not making me happy. We briefly discuss calendering woes.
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About our Guest
Most of my work is around what I call “end user computing and mobility”. I also have a new startup designing high end systems with some very specific #FutureFi equipment.
Https://Bobfairbairn.com Audio Systems Design and Sales
Https://SmarterCaTS.com Technology Services including Product Photography.
Instagram @m43bob @bobfairbairnltd