Sorry to be redundant, but after spending hours searching the threads on this forum, I feel as if I'm where I started. I had a 5th Generation 30GB iPod (the iPod video) for over 6 years that I need to replace. The problem is that I don't know what to do.
I've been reading a lot of threads of the subject. Some say the 7G iPod classic sounds great, and is an improvement from previous generations, but that the latest iPod Touch sounds better. On the other hand, I've read that some people say the iPod Touch has an awful sound quality, with muddy bass and a lot of distortion and that the 7G classic is the best option.
I already have a smartphone, so having nice apps and internet connection is not a reason to buy the Touch. I'm just concerned about the sound quality, period. Cost is not a deciding factor either. Although the Classic has more capacity (160GB), I'm willing to sacrifice space if the Touch sounds better.
So, those of you that have listened or owned both of them, what are your impressions?
If it matters, the headphones I own are Grado SR-80i and Audio Technica AD-700 and some cheap Sony MDR-EX35LP earbuds to listen to on the go.
Edited by LaDolceVita - 3/24/12 at 11:55am