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post #76 of 541
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Originally Posted by semaniaci View Post
@humanafterall: can you compare LOD SQ of 2007 80GB and 2009 160GB?
Sorry, can't comment. I don't have a LOD or an amp, only my trusty FIIO.
post #77 of 541
which is better? LOD of 5,5G video 80GB or 6G classic 80GB?
post #78 of 541
This was covered pretty extensively back when the original 6th gen came out. The reason RWA did not make an iMod out of the 6th Gen is because the line out was already clean- much cleaner than the 5.5 (which is an iMod compatible model). There will probably be more people who can elaborate on this in those threads (but the short answer is the the 6th gen has better line out) as this thread seems to be more geared towards people with the new 6th Gen (or whatever we are calling it) that only comes in 160GB, and was released this past Sept.
post #79 of 541
but imod is better than 6G LOD. am i right?
post #80 of 541
i am seriously considering this one, i have a 16gb nano at the moment, but it's just nog big enough.. my music collection keeps on growing! anyway, sounds like a challenge, 160gb of music.. lol . And i would like to have a biggger screen and a little bit more ipod, the nano is a little to small, to my opinion
post #81 of 541
Awesome to hear that there is improved SQ in the latest 160 Gig Classic. I have a 2nd Generation Touch and love it, but the capacity of 16 gigs isn't enough. I plan on getting the new classic soon. I will go Apple lossless for all my CDs on it. Can't wait.
post #82 of 541
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Originally Posted by semaniaci View Post
but imod is better than 6G LOD. am i right?
I do not have either, but yes I would think if everything else is equal (quality of amp/ LOD) the iMod would most likely win.
post #83 of 541
i was scared for a minute because i have already ordered 5G video for diymod. thank you for information
post #84 of 541
The iMod is a very nice piece of gear. And with the mandatory high end portable amp it will put you well within the upper echelons of portable Hi-fi.

But even as a DIY, you are talking some major aftermarket $. A nice LOD and Amp (and lets face it if you are getting an imod, an E5 just ain't gonna cut it) will set you back about 300-400, plus what I think is the biggest negative, you are carrying around a pretty big piece of kit.

Why this thread exists, is that for the first time in awhile (some may say ever) Apple is putting out a line that sounds great straight from the HP out. I do not have the new classic but I do have a new iPhone and the reports are that they are similar. The iPhone sounds amazing thru the HP out, no amp needed for me. But I also have no interest in carrying around an amp. So for others that do not want an amp tethered to their portable device this is exciting news.

But this is not going to compare to an imod or (most likely) a normal ipod w/ high end portable amp.
post #85 of 541
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Originally Posted by semaniaci View Post
i was scared for a minute because i have already ordered 5G video for diymod. thank you for information
semaniaci, you astound me. You've badgered pretty much everyone in this forum for days for the answer to your question, and a single poster is able to convince you that the iMod is the best option (and his reply was very guarded at that). Essentially, you've opted for an older player with, (reportedly) a poor line-out over a brand new player with (again reportedly) a very good line-out. I've never heard the iMod - I'm sure its everything people say it is - but IMO you really needed to hear what the current range of iPods can do before going down that road. This isnt about whether the iMod has better SQ from the line-out, its about relying on our ears instead of the opinions of others. As Pangaea pointed out, you will be carrying around a large chunk of hardware to get a result which *might* be an improvement on the 23/64GB Touch. At the very least, you should have auditioned these from the HP out to see what all the fuss was about.
post #86 of 541
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post
semaniaci, you astound me. You've badgered pretty much everyone in this forum for days for the answer to your question, and a single poster is able to convince you that the iMod is the best option (and his reply was very guarded at that). Essentially, you've opted for an older player with, (reportedly) a poor line-out over a brand new player with (again reportedly) a very good line-out. I've never heard the iMod - I'm sure its everything people say it is - but IMO you really needed to hear what the current range of iPods can do before going down that road. This isnt about whether the iMod has better SQ from the line-out, its about relying on our ears instead of the opinions of others. As Pangaea pointed out, you will be carrying around a large chunk of hardware to get a result which *might* be an improvement on the 23/64GB Touch. At the very least, you should have auditioned these from the HP out to see what all the fuss was about.
PLEASE, and I really am asking this as nice as possible. First, you're Australian from what I can tell from reading. This means your first language is most likely English, so speak like you have proper grammar. Not like someone thrown on the street before they learned what proper punctuation and grammar were.

Secondly, REALIZE that not everyone can test one out without having to buy one. You fail to realize that one; usually the iPods that are available to be tested are in Apple stores. I personally don't benefit from this as being a college student in my first year doesn't permit me to have a car. Second; the tracks usually put on said iPod aren't great for referencing as most people on this forum would most likely not favor what has been put on there.

Thirdly, PAY ATTENTION. How can you attack someone because they took the advice of a member that's had a trusted opinion since I first joined this forum. He's also not from a place where iPods are widely available for listening.

To be on topic, and end my rant though, this thread has helped me actually. The last "real" iPod I've owned was my 5.5 gen and I loved the sound from that thing. Since it's been confirmed pretty much that the sound quality was the same or very similar to that, I'm pretty much sold. The closest place for me to test out an iPod, if that Apple store even lets you do that, is an hour away, and with no transportation to anywhere further than the closest WalMart or Best Buy, it's quite impossible.
post #87 of 541
Gold - an American is prepared to lecture an Aussie on the correct use of the English language. I'll have my posts cross-checked by a panel of experts in future, Your Lordship.

I stand by everything I said in the earlier post, so feel free to rant on, caps lock blazing. The history of such interchanges on Head-Fi is that they go downhill fast - I'm prepared to leave it right here. I do want to state that I have no issue with anything in any of Panagea's posts, merely the way they appear to have been interpreted by some.
post #88 of 541
Thread Starter 
After one week of listening to the new 2009 iPod Classic i'm 100% certain that it does not sound as previous editions. I can hardly believe than people may not notice listening to quality well known and mastered files.

I hope at some point in time somebody can RMAA it to show facts that support that sound improvement.
post #89 of 541
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post
After one week of listening to the new 2009 iPod Classic i'm 100% certain that it does not sound as previous editions.
So are you saying the new classic is not up to par with previous generations?

LQQK
post #90 of 541
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Originally Posted by LQQK View Post
So are you saying the new classic is not up to par with previous generations?

LQQK
The bottom of his post indicates that's it's an improvement haha
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