MacNotables #758: Dan Frakes on What’s Next for the iPod, Better Video Options and Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Dan Frakes
Dan Frakes of Macworld examines some of the possibilities for Apple’s September 5 music-focused media event. Dan offers his perspective on what features might be included in the next generation of the iPod and why some features make more sense. Dan and host Chuck Joiner then veer off on a comparison of portable video playing options and wrap up with some preliminary thoughts on choosing noise-cancelling headphones from an upcoming article by Dan.


Noise-canceling headphones by Dan Frakes on

I Want Buttons by Dan Frakes on

“Archos 605 WiFi Portable Media Player (30GB)

“Archos 704 80 GB WiFi Portable Digital Media Player” (Archos)

“Archos 705 Portable Video Player

Sonic Impact V55 iPod Portable Video at Dr. Bott

Sonic Impact Video-55 review on

“wiDock Wireless Dock for Ipod Synch & Transfer of Music & Videos” (Silex Technology)

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“Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones”

“Bose ® QuietComfort ® 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling ® Headphones”

“Bose ® QuietComfort ® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling ® Headphones”

“Panasonic RP-HC500 Noise-Canceling Headphones”

“Sennheiser PXC 450 NoiseGard Active Noise Canceling Headphones”