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post #511 of 518
I have a 5.5 AND a 160GB classic. I also think my classic sounds better than my 5.5. From what I've read though, the 5.5 is supposed to be sonically superior because it has a better DAC. Different strokes for different folks I guess!
post #512 of 518
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post
 

If you like to tinker with the sound (eq, and other dsps) you should.

 

Personally i hate dsps that degragde the purity of the program and low level sounds so i have never rockboxed an iPod Classic.

I don't use EQ but there are many other excellent reasons to Rockbox the Classic including true drag and drop adding of music, Folder Browsing, an excellent dynamic playlist, customizable UI... The list goes on and on.

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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

I don't use EQ but there are many other excellent reasons to Rockbox the Classic including true drag and drop adding of music, Folder Browsing, an excellent dynamic playlist, customizable UI... The list goes on and on.


 That might a point in some cases.

 

Anyway what rockbox won't do is what the Classic needs the most (a few less ohms of output impedance and noise to match the awesomeness of the iPhone 5s and the Touch 5.

post #514 of 518

Rockbox does not change the sound quality of the Classic. The original FW codecs and the Rockbox codecs are equally good. The hardware is what it is.

post #515 of 518
I remember liking the classic 160gb 7th gen too.

To give you an idea of my weird audio quality preference...

1. I love the 1st Gen shuffle over almost any other ipod.
2. I Prefer the original CLAS over the 2nd version.
3. I do not like the Sansa Clip's audio quality ( sounds like FM radio to me..or maybe I got a defective unit)
4. I like the Nano 4th Gen LOD output as much as my 5.5 G (Analogue output)
5. Despite raving reviews, I found that I do not like the new 7th gen nano and 5th Gen touch via headphone output
6. I also like the nano 2nd and 6th gen over the 7th nano via headphone output.....(never tried the 1st and 3rd long enough to remember.)

Despite this odd list, I still like the classic 7th gen
I plan on buying a new one so I thought I would give my .2$ (before I give it to Apple) smily_headphones1.gif
post #516 of 518

My problem with the iPod Classic wasn't the sound quality as such but the sheer lack of volume. Back in 2007 when I got mine I wasn't aware of headphone amps and things like that that could ultimately improve the sound factor. In the end I sold my 80gb Classic and bought another Video model. Us poor folk in the EU have the European parliament decide what volume we should listen to our music at and the volume level at almost full volume was not great on the early Classics. I have an 80gb 5.5g model which I love but next time I visit an Apple store I will take my headphones and see for myself what the latest Classic sounds like just to see if there is an improvement.

post #517 of 518
Im sure you will like it. I remember preferring the latest Gen over my 5.5G. Let us know what you think after you had a listen.
post #518 of 518
BTW, Just got my new 160gb 7th (6th) gen and i love it paired with my UM3X direct out of the HP out.
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