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Apple iPod classic 80 GB Black (6th Generation) OLD MODEL

88% Positive Reviews

Posted

Pros: Plenty of space, Nice design, Apple

Cons: Sound Quality, scratches easily

I have the 160GB model (the new one).

These are a great purchase if you have lot of high quality music that takes lot of space. The User interface is very easy to understand, maybe a little slow because it's hard drive based. 

The sound is not as good as the old iPod (5G), the new one has less bass, and doesn't sound as warn as the older model. A portable amp fixed it for me.

Overall I am happy with this purchase, and I would recommend to peoples who don't want mp3s that can do everything (like the iPod touch), and to peoples who need a lot of space.

Posted

Pros: Easy UI, fantastic support, nice and solid, and a lot of storage

Cons: Sound very subtly lacks sparkle. It's very hard to quantify

The ubiquitous iPod. Now with slightly less audio quality.

 

I originally had a 30GB Color, and this took the most awesome fall from the top of one of the world's tallest roller coasters and into a lake beneath, so I used an interim and ancient Sony, and then bought this thing expecting an improvement. Not only did it cost more than the competition, it also sounded mediocre, like somebody in California had spent time and effort shaving every fraction of a penny off its design while still maintaining the superficial impression of quality.

 

The thing sounds like a late 80s to early 90s budget CD player; in fact it sounds identical to a Discman I bought off eBay for about $1. While you would think this is a good thing, and it sort of is, there are Discman from that era that cost $500 because they sparkle and breath life into the music, which is something that is just not happening here.

 

It's just a bit naff. Adding an amp helps with any headphone you use with it, but it's like airline food or instant coffee: no matter what it's never quite as good as it could be.

Posted

Pros: Capacity

Cons: A lot

PRO:

-Large Capacity

-Sounds great with my L9 and E6

 

CON:

-buggy, had to be restarted several times (This was fixed in the latest version)

-back is a fingerprint magnet

-OS is awful (Rockbox works quite well though)

 

 

I would definitely suggest the newer model over this one. They modified the OS and fixed many of the bugs, making it much better.

Posted

Pros: More better sound then my old Sony NWZ-E435

Cons: Little bit heavy.

 

I bought it online (second hand). I have the 80 GB model.
I really satisfied this product, because battery life is 10 days, about 1,5-2 hours use per day. The sound is really acceptable and clear, if the recording quality is cool. A little bit heavy and sometimes it doesn't fit in my pocket, but the big recompense this little nuisance.

Posted

Pros: build quality, user interface, battery life

Cons: value, audio quality, screen scratches easily

i bought this used off a friend of mine over 2.5 years ago and it still works amazingly. i rock boxed it and the eq makes it worthwhile

if you where to buy it new for full price however i suggest you look elsewhere. the sound quality is absolutely atrocious. i mean literally atrocious. unless eq'd it sounds like a muddy distorted mess and can be very boring. rock box gives you a better equalizer making it better but you have to turn up the treble and bass by 2 or 3 db's to make it enjoyable.

 

Posted

Pros: Intuitive, organized, fairly dedicated music system.

Cons: 1. Low-Fi. Frankly, this was simply not designed to be a Hi-Fi device. 2. By today's date a Terabyte of space in a device about this size is doable.

All & all, it's really good. But not the best.

Posted

Pros: Amazing if not unbeatable user interface, nice design, plenty of space

Cons: Horrible battery life, terrible sound quality, no sense of user friendliness at all, iTunes, lots of bugs, bulky, lack of file format support, scratch

I bought a barely used iPod a nice day in february.

 

The design is nice. The menus are really nice! The storage means you can throw anything on it.

However, the good things end here. With a bang.

 

The battery life was worse than my iriver e10 from 2006. Which I bought 2006. This was 2009. I had used it extremely much during those three years. Yet that old player 1/3 of the size ran circles around it.

 

The sound quality is even worse than the battery life.

If someone who isn't close to an audiophile hears a huge difference with PortaPros, you know something is horribly, horribly wrong with this player. So far that 128kbps with the old iriver sounds better than .wav on the iPod. I'd say that's pretty awful!

 

iTunes alone decreases the design on this from 5 stars to 3 stars. Virtually everyone knows that iTunes is a Trojan horse and should be avoided like the plague, for a good reason. After numerous blue screens, crashes, 100% CPU usage, freezes, moving my files around, library corrupting, hijacking my CD drive... I had enough. Not to mention the scrambled or nonexistent album art.

 

Randomly, I had to reset it while plugging it into the computer. But hey, I suppose that's what you get.

 

The file format support is atrocious. Just awful. Just throwing this in and moving on.

 

I was extremely lucky as I was able to sell this for the same price as I bought it for. I am now convinced I will never buy an Apple labelled player, ever.

 

I am also aware that the review consists of 90% of how awful this player is, but the fact that I owned it for a year means I have quite a say in what I think of it, right?

Apple iPod classic 80 GB Black (6th Generation) OLD MODEL
Description:

RE) APPLE IPOD CLASSIC 80GB BLACK

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandApple
ColorBlack
EAN0123456789012
Feature2.5-inch display; measures 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 inches (H x W x D), weighs 4.9 ounces
Height1.9 inches
Length5.5 inches
Weight0.7 pounds
Width3.4 inches
LabelApple Computer
List Price$249.00
ManufacturerApple Computer
ModelMB147LL/A
MPNMB147LL/A
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameMP3_PLAYER
PublisherApple Computer
StudioApple Computer
TitleApple iPod classic 80 GB Black (6th Generation) OLD MODEL
UPC885909176656
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Release Date2007-09-05
Display Size2.5
Size80 GB
Models:
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