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Technically you are correct, the stock filter flows fairly much the same as a pod, unfortunately the standard airbox and intake restrict the system. I do agree though, if you are driving in very dusty environments a dry pod filter may not be ideal, in all other conditions it's not really a problem.Define better.
There are plenty of tests that prove stock filters are just as effective at flowing air in all but extreme mods.
Pod filters may flow better at very high volumes, but the trade off is filtering effectiveness.
Pods sounds better, for sure. Other than that unless you inlet manifold vacuum increases at full throttle it’s a waste.