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iPod Touch 4G is dying - next HQ source?

post #1 of 11
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Hi - just as stated in the title.

 

I was getting out of my car a few days ago, with my iPod on my lap. It fell a good 2/3 feet, on the corner, and now has a large set of cracks going along the glass. While the touchscreen still works, it's really annoying - and coupling it with the fact that the battery is dying very very quickly - only gives me 6 hours life now on regular use - I think I need to get a new source.

 

Requirements:

  • 32GB + of storage
  • Touchscreen is preferred.
  • Sleek style, and not too 'clunky'

 

Are there any Head-Fi worthy sources that match my needs for on-the-go/college/library listening?

post #2 of 11

The Sony Z1060, Cowon J3, Philips go gear are good sounding for the price.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

The Sony Z1060, Cowon J3, Philips go gear are good sounding for the price.

I like the look of the J3 from Cowon - but is it actually made with aluminum? Or is it just plastic? 

 

Looking up reviews on it now.

post #4 of 11
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The Sony Z1060, Cowon J3, Philips go gear are good sounding for the price.

 



+1 on the cowon J3

post #5 of 11

In what format is your music stored?

post #6 of 11
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In what format is your music stored?

 

A very good question !   If (like me) you have a large library - or use itunes match - then this may well shape your choice....

post #7 of 11
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In what format is your music stored?

While I would like to have my library in FLAC - many of the songs are hard to buy or find, so my library is in 320kbps MP3 CBR.

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 If (like me) you have a large library - or use itunes match - then this may well shape your choice....

All of my songs have been edited and sorted in iTunes, but I have also double-checked the tags and album art in MP3Tag, so I don't think I have a problem there..

 

My library is about 2000+ songs, 320kbps MP3.

post #8 of 11

Honestly?  Check the apple site for a refurb ipod touch 32 gig.  If you just use it for music then you should be able to get a 2nd gen one fairly cheap.

post #9 of 11
There's plenty of ipod touches going on the FS boards here, look for a 4th gen and use EQ apps such as equalizer, EQU and Sonic Max pro because ealier generations are being phased out of these apps. If apps aren't a problem go for a lower generation. That'll get you the best sound out of them though.

A Cowon player will give you roughly 50 big hours of music playback but will cost you a few bananas.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/14/12 at 4:13am
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

There's plenty of ipod touches going on the FS boards here, look for a 4th gen and use EQ apps such as equalizer, EQU and Sonic Max pro because ealier generations are being phased out of these apps. If apps aren't a problem go for a lower generation. That'll get you the best sound out of them though.
A Cowon player will give you roughly 50 big hours of music playback but will cost you a few bananas.

I'm thinking of maybe waiting for the next iPod Touch - hence why I've kept mine like this for so long. (It cracked a month ago or so)

 

I do use the browser and email a bit - so is the Cowon browser okay? Or would you recommend me staying with apple? If Apple, should I get one now, or wait for the next one?

post #11 of 11
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I'm thinking of maybe waiting for the next iPod Touch - hence why I've kept mine like this for so long. (It cracked a month ago or so)

I do use the browser and email a bit - so is the Cowon browser okay? Or would you recommend me staying with apple? If Apple, should I get one now, or wait for the next one?

I only have the S9, so I can't comment on Cowons browser. I'd probably pick up a cheap touch on the boards to rid of the six hours battery life you're having then wait for the next generation of touches. Just continue saving your money. You'll be surprised how much your old touch will fetch on ebay, even with crappy battery life and a broken screen. So many people are slaves to the itunes apple rave party. redface.gif It's almost like 80% of the worlds population wouldn't know how to transfer a song anymore without itunes so they sell easily. rolleyes.gif

/Apple dislike rant
Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/15/12 at 3:23am
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