Hi guys, now that rockbox looks a go on the classic (and after hisoundgate) I am saving a bit of cash and going back to what I have.
I've got a 5.5g video with 32gb cf card its tricked out franken style with a white face, red wheel and black button. A friend who is all about the style wants it and is willing to trade a perfect 80gb 6th classic.
Now onto my question, I diymodded a 5th before and loved it does anyone know how the 5th imodded compares to the 6g with lod..... both will be going into a zo or headstage arrow.
Specifically with regards to,
Battery life on RB with flac?
Sound quality diferences?
Is it really worth just sticking with the 5g and imodding again?
Have you tried borrowing the classic to compare the soundquality to your imodded 5.5g?
I heard that unless you've got a European model with the volumecap, Rockbox won't improve the soundquality by that much. So you could just test it on the classic with ALAC and compare it to your 5.5g with EQ/crossfeed/etc off.
(However mine is a European version, installing Rockbox removed the cap which improves the SQ a ton. So I'm not completely sure of the above, can't hurt to try though, if you do like the sound it can only get better when you install Rockbox )
About the batterylife I'm a bit more certain:
In Rockbox I get about 30-35 hours on my classic, listening to roughly ~50/50 of FLAC's and MP3 V0's.
I didn't say anything about buying a first gen classic... o_O
Yeah I'm talking about Rockbox so that's probably not it. But the underlying firmware that's under Rockbox could be better with that software though possibly
8G? When was that? I thought the latest one like if I just bought one new tomorrow would be 7G...
True, took that bit about you rather getting the 7G a bit too serious
But it can't affect Rockbox because the original firmware gets completely removed when you install EmCore
Well, there have been 3 different revisions of the Classic, so if you'd count every one of them as another generation there would be:
6G Ipod Classic 80GB (slim) and 160GB (thick, increased battery capacity)
7G Ipod Classic 120GB (slim, support for a new remote)
8G Ipod Classic 160GB (slim, support for a new remote, with a mysterious firmware version 2.0.2 which is not available to older Classic's)