MP3 Insider 126: MyPods from Mapple

Apple's new In-Ear Headphones are out, and Donald and Jasmine can't help but point a little fun with the help of a recent <i>Simpsons</i> episode.

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Lisa scores a MyPod--wackiness ensues. Fox Television

Apple's new in-ear headphones are out, and Donald and Jasmine can't help but poke a little fun with the help of a recent Simpsons episode.

Also this week, the MP3 Insiders discuss Donald's favorite gadgets from 2008, as well as which portable audio gadgets make good gifts (and which don't).

Plus, things get a little heated when copyrights and the RIAA enter a conversation on digitizing audio.

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Episode 126

Apple in-ear headphones available? Not so much

Simpsons get a Mapple store

Donald's favorite gadgets

MP3 gift pimpage

More craptastic headphones (aka not a good gift)

Digitizing your music collection

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First just let me say I'm a longtime listener and I love, love, love your podcast.

On the last episode, you mentioned the prospect of a new set of earbuds soon to be released from V-Moda. When I heard that name, my head nearly exploded. I'm an iPhone user and bought my first set of Vibe Duo earbuds about 6 months ago. Currently, I'm awaiting for 3rd replacement set from V-Moda. That's right, I'm moving on to my FOURTH set of Vibe Duos.

What's that you say, I must be incredibly rough on my electronics? No. I keep my iPhone in my pocket with nothing else. My left pocket is iPhone-dedicated. No keys, no coins, nothing. And no, I don't wear tight jeans. But somehow, after about a month I loose sound in one of the earbuds, usually the left one. V-Moda even recently changed the design of the headphone jack thingy. Same results.

One the bright side, the Vibe Duos come with a one year warranty. And I've used that warranty with delight. However, $100 earbuds shouldn't be so craptastic!

Thanks for letting me vent!

--Anthony in San Francisco