Funny you mention buds. I have been using the crappy buds that came with my Zune and they finally broke. I am looking at getting this brand and these buds off of a recommendations
because they have a nice case like Shures and have really great reviews. I really want to step up to IEM's because of their quaity, but I don't want to spend money on goodShures.
So I think this is a good medium... I don't think i can wait to see if ppl get them for me for christmas though...
I like zune because of their subscription plan, and their social. The social is awesome because I can friend like-minded listeners, and sync them with my zune. Every time I sync my zune, I get their favorites, recently listened-to tracks and top artists updated so I can listed to their stuff. I can also get to marketplace in any hotspot... download any music I want (as long as the marketplace has it (i.e. not-metallica type) and it won't go into my collection unless I tell it to put it in my collection when I sync it again. They have a smart dj (like itune's genius) except that with the subscripion, you can get them to build playlists off of stuff you don't even have so you can find new music a-la pandora/last.fm, etc.
I have any track available to me to keep as long as I pay the subscription... In addition to that, it is only 15 bucks... you get 10 track credits a month to keep whatever you want (the actual mp3), so it's like paying 5 bucks for all that.
Plus I can stream it as a network service to my xbox and have access to all the drm tracks, playlists etc. on my GOOD stereo downstairs to entertain and while playing stuff like 1 vs. 100 and arcade stuff that doesn't need sound (including ffxi) <3
Ok im done lol... right now, listening to Tonic. <3 Edited, Dec 4th 2009 2:10pm by LordMnementh Edited, Dec 4th 2009 2:13pm by LordMnementh