Re: Is the iPod too lo-fi for you?
I use Etimotic Research in-ear monitors like the ones many bands use on tour. I needed to go to the audiologist to get custom ear molds which cuts down on 25 dB of noise from outside.
Considering their size (small) and the fact they cut down on noise - they are awesome on an airplane or in the gym.
They sound really fast with tight but not very low bass. I really like the sound.
My iPod is setup at the highest level AAC compression which isn't as good as my lossless rips on my Request server at home however its good. With 5500 KILLER songs in the palm of my hands and some good headphones - its like high end audio for the road.