The iPod is the best thing to ever happen for anyone who enjoys music. It’s affordable, easy to use, reliable and sounds just great. Anyone who suggests that the ipod really isn’t high fidelity, simply has not explored the possibilities open to them. At Totally Wired we believe in the concept of better sounding music for everyone, not just the obsessive. So we have a whole series of options that will allow you to make the most of your iPod.
If you think of the iPod as a source component, there are two parts to enjoying better sound. The first is what you put into it. And the second is what you connect to it.
Let’s quickly explore the first part. We’ll assume you have a working knowledge of the basics of iTunes - the software that makes the iPod work and are familiar with idea recording your own CDs onto your computer then the simple transfer of that music into your iPod.
In order to allow both fast transfer and storage of many songs and albums, music files need to be compressed. If done appropriately compression has a minimal effect on sound quality. The trick is to find out what system will work best for you. This might not be immediately obvious, but when you get to know your iPod better, you’ll appreciate the difference that better quality file formats make.
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So once you have started a collection of music on your iPod, the next step is to find ways of enjoying this more. There is literally an industry built around things that iPods plug into, and we’ve researched, listened and crash tested to find the best for you. Just work your way through some of the links below and you'll find we have a great selection in stock covering all the bases with features, looks and sound. Then call us or come in and make the most of your iPod with Totally Wired.
Tivoli started the whole thing with the original iPAL - the great little PAL radio, shamelessly rebranded and finished to match the first versions of the iPod. They now have a number of great little iPod playing systems, without forgetting that you can plug an iPod through any of the Tivolis. The new Tivoli 'Connector' iPod/iPhone dock is one of the nicer on the market.
Geneva design and build a unique family of products with different sizes and finish options to fit into your room design and your lifestyle. They make iPods sound fantastic and the bigger models do even more. The distinctive european styling and choice of high quality finishes make Geneva look great in any home.
Wadia Digital are a high-end audio company dedicated to the development of digital audio technologies, have designed and have built the market’s first digital player dock to retrieve a direct digital signal from an iPod.
B&W Zeppelin Could this be the ultimate iPod system? From the most venerable British loudspeaker designers and manufacturers – Bowers & Wilkins, better known to most of us as B&W. As radical and uncompromised as their legendary Nautilus loudspeaker line, Zeppelin redefines the quality of sound you can enjoy from a self contained, iPod playing system.
Grado. The simplest and best way to get more out of your iPod is to use better headphones. The standard little buds are fine for working out or a quick run around the park, but if you find yourself working or just sitting down with your iPod for longer periods then a set of real headphones are in order - they will sound much better, last longer and are more comfortable for many people.
iPort is the state of the art docking system for the iPod, offering maximum flexibity, upgrade choices and high performance.
dedicated rDock and rLead allow two way communication with your iPod and Solo, with remote control and songs displayed on the Solo’s front panel. The rDock improves upon the sound quality further. And with Solo Mini, the front USB connection will work with both iPod and many other players.
are the affordable face of whole home music distribution and automation - so it was only natural that they would make it possible to integrate the iPod into their systems.
Media Shifting. Did you know we can get your entire CD collection recorded onto your iPod for you? While iTunes seems easy, the novelty value of ripping CDs wears off pretty quickly after about disc #20. So, make use of a great service. We provide you with spindles to put your CDs onto, which go to a special media centre who will download your music for you. This costs around NZ$ 1.50 per CD (depending on how many), and saves you a lot of time. You can save further time by simply providing the CDs in their cases which costs a little more. There is also a storage service available so all is not lost should something happen to your iPod.