Can u give a value? For example, if sansa is a 10/10 and the cheapest chinese player a 1/10, what value would be a shuffle 2nd?
I listen with um3x direct from the shuffle 2nd, and I don't know if it's a good improvement changing to a clip. (just sq)
Yeah, if the sansa clip+ is a 10 and the cheapest chinese player is a 1, I'd say the shuffle 2nd generation is ... maybe a 3?
To me, everything on the shuffle 2nd generation sounds muted. Less treble, less bass, less everything. It's like listening to music through a piece of felt. I can only use it for listening to spoken tracks without music, like for studying language. (and for that and that only it's better than the shuffle 1st gen, as the response of the buttons is more reliable.)
To me the evolution of the ipod shuffles is a bit of an audio-tragedy... each generation gets considerably worse.
Actually though I just checked and I didn't know there's a 4th generation. Anyone out there know if it's a lot better than the 2nd and 3rd gen shuffles? How does it compare to the 1st gen shuffle or Clip+? As it looks so much like the shuffle 2nd gen, I don't have high hopes for it...