Originally Posted by AndyT87
just traded my x for a 160gb ipod classic...did i do wrong? lol
You'll find out soon enough
I had the Classic for a few days and returned it because I couldn't get along with the small soundstage and thin sound. Even when I paired it with lossless files, an LOD and cn11's Mustang P-51, it didn't seem to improve much. Definitely wouldn't say it sounded as good as the X, but that's just my opinion.
The Touch (to me) sounded better with lossy files than the Classic did with all the extras. So maybe take care about which amp you pair it with. When I returned it to the Apple store, the guy said he had a Classic but only used it for travelling when he needed his whole music collection at hand, otherwise he preferred his Touch by a long shot.
I know the 5g was considered to be a great-sounding iPod (which I never heard) - but the Classic, to my ears, lacked body and soundstage, even when used with my W3 and TF10. The X has more 'oomph'
So matching it with the right amp should be your first priority.
EDIT: And the EQ on the iPods is totally iCrap.