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Poll Results: Which would you choose?

 
  • 29% (7)
    iPod Classic 160gb
  • 20% (5)
    Cowon X7 160gb
  • 50% (12)
    Neither, there is something better than both
24 Total Votes  
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

Agree. The price point is the biggest benefit of the Clip+/Zip. $40 (8GB + SDHC support) vs $130 (nano 8GB) is a big difference if you don't want the touch screen and other fancy stuff. 

It isn't just the price. I have in mind a 2GB Clip+($30) and a 32GB class 4 microSDHC card($25). For $55 total, one has a great 34GB player. The 16GB Nano is around $140. It is stuck at 16GB though. One could also get extra cards to use with the Clip+, and swap cards when they want.
post #17 of 22

Still don't understand how an iPod Classic is comparable to a Clip. They are completely different products.

 

- The Classic has much more capacity, even taking in account a 32GB MicroSD card in the 8GB Clip.

- The Classic has a bigger screen, more intuitive interface (even with Rockbox) and better build quality.

- The Clip doesn't have line out.

 

And these are only the facts. One the more subjective side: I prefer the sound produced by the Classic (more detail, more open sounding). 

 

Don't get me wrong. The Clip is an excellent player for the money. Probably the best. But having owned both of them, I just couldn't use the Clip as my primary DAP anymore. 

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by danimoca View Post

Still don't understand how an iPod Classic is comparable to a Clip. They are completely different products.

 

- The Classic has much more capacity, even taking in account a 32GB MicroSD card in the 8GB Clip.

- The Classic has a bigger screen, more intuitive interface (even with Rockbox) and better build quality.

- The Clip doesn't have line out.

 

And these are only the facts. One the more subjective side: I prefer the sound produced by the Classic (more detail, more open sounding). 

 

Don't get me wrong. The Clip is an excellent player for the money. Probably the best. But having owned both of them, I just couldn't use the Clip as my primary DAP anymore. 

 

Of course the iPod Classic is a good option if you want a high capacity player. Its the only option except Cowon X7.

Compared to the Nano/Shuffle, the Clip can be considered.

post #19 of 22

Ipod classic seems to be the only music player with flat frequency response(only compare with portable devices) perfect handling performance and considerable capacity.It is a mature product.

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

Of course the iPod Classic is a good option if you want a high capacity player. Its the only option except Cowon X7.

Compared to the Nano/Shuffle, the Clip can be considered.

Really? How about an ipod 5G upgraded to 120GB or 240GB HDD?

 

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Originally Posted by topear View Post

Ipod classic seems to be the only music player with flat frequency response(only compare with portable devices) perfect handling performance and considerable capacity.It is a mature product.

 

Here is an interesting comparison between the 5G and the 6G classic. I am not into the curves but the conclusions seem to mirror my perception.

post #21 of 22

The classic has a hard drive though which is very vulnerable to shock and vibration. Who says one can only carry one Clip+? Many people who have an ipod classic don't fill it completely. One can carry extra cards to use with the Clip+(es).  I would like to see a jukebox player with 4 micro SDXC card slots. So far we don't even have players with two card slots.

post #22 of 22

I wonder what the OP has to say.

He wanted to choose between the iPod Classic and Cowon X7, but didn't really specify his usage needs.

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