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post #1 of 55
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hey guys whats up?

i want to get an ipod but i hear different things

some say that ipod classics have the best audio quality

an others say touch 4th.

if u care only about audio quality

witch one is the best?

if it helps i want to use in with a fiio e11 amp and my M50s or akg k370

thanks

post #2 of 55
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Originally Posted by t-jays one View Post

hey guys whats up?

i want to get an ipod but i hear different things

some say that ipod classics have the best audio quality

an others say touch 4th.

if u care only about audio quality

witch one is the best?

if it helps i want to use in with a fiio e11 amp and my M50s or akg k370

thanks

I've had a Classic and a 4th gen Touch, and out of the headphone-out, they sounded the same to me. I never had an LOD cable when I had the Touch, so I can't compare line-out of the two players. I can say that the line-out of the Classic paired with the E11 is a very nice combination...one that I have in front of me right now. 

post #3 of 55
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I've had a Classic and a 4th gen Touch, and out of the headphone-out, they sounded the same to me. I never had an LOD cable when I had the Touch, so I can't compare line-out of the two players. I can say that the line-out of the Classic paired with the E11 is a very nice combination...one that I have in front of me right now. 


thanks for youre answer

and if u dont mind can u tell me what headphones u use with this rig?

i think that ipod classic is part of a lot of hi-end portable rigs

but the eq apps on touch also seem a lot nice

have u used any of them and see any progress?

correct me if i am wrong but ipod classic can be rock boxed right?

post #4 of 55
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Originally Posted by t-jays one View Post

 

i think that ipod classic is part of a lot of hi-end portable rigs

but the eq apps on touch also seem a lot nice

 

correct me if i am wrong but ipod classic can be rock boxed right?

Yep. Rockbox the classic and the EQ setting are almost endless... Completely customizable.

post #5 of 55
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thanks for youre answer

and if u dont mind can u tell me what headphones u use with this rig?

i think that ipod classic is part of a lot of hi-end portable rigs

but the eq apps on touch also seem a lot nice

have u used any of them and see any progress?

correct me if i am wrong but ipod classic can be rock boxed right?

Audio Technica ATH-FC700 and ATH-WS55, and JVC HA-S500, mostly...although I have used my portable set with it too, which is Sennheiser PX90.

post #6 of 55
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Audio Technica ATH-FC700 and ATH-WS55, and JVC HA-S500, mostly...although I have used my portable set with it too, which is Sennheiser PX90.

 

really nice ones

just asking but witch player do u love the most (only sound) ?

post #7 of 55
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post

Yep. Rockbox the classic and the EQ setting are almost endless... Completely customizable.


indeed

all the things i hear about rock box are good things

post #8 of 55

ipod video, ipod classic, even the 4s, they sound really the same, maybe only little bit different, but hard to recognize

post #9 of 55

I've read elsewhere of differences in SQ between various iPods, but really all the ones I've tried out sound the same to me with my iems. My Shuffle sounds as good as the latest Touch.


Edited by Dreamnine - 11/8/12 at 1:23pm
post #10 of 55
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Originally Posted by t-jays one View Post

 

really nice ones

just asking but witch player do u love the most (only sound) ?

 

Sound-wise, I like my Classic and my rockboxed Sansa Clip Zips equally. I leave the Classic/E11 rig home, and when I am out and about I use the Sansas. One difference....if I use a headphone that needs some EQ, I use the rockboxed Sansas. The stock EQ presets on the Classic really aren't very good. There is a Rockbox port for the Classic, but it's still in the somewhat early stages and I haven't felt quite ready to attempt it on my Classic. 

post #11 of 55
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I've read elsewhere of differences in SQ between various iPods, but really all the ones I've tried out sound the same to me with my iems. My Shuffle sounds as good as the latest Touch.

All the recent iPod models I have tried.....Classic, 4th-gen Touch, and 4th-gen Shuffle.... all sounded the same to me with no EQ enabled and using the headphone-out. The older models with the different chips inside sound a little different, which some people prefer and some do not.

post #12 of 55

I never had any issues with my ipod Classic 120gb via the headphone jack but via the Apple connector I would get a slight ground hum/noise in my car.  I could have been related to the ground in my car but when a friend's iPhone was connected the hum/noise was not there.  It could have been a problem specific to my ipod, who knows.

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Sound-wise, I like my Classic and my rockboxed Sansa Clip Zips equally. I leave the Classic/E11 rig home, and when I am out and about I use the Sansas. One difference....if I use a headphone that needs some EQ, I use the rockboxed Sansas. The stock EQ presets on the Classic really aren't very good. There is a Rockbox port for the Classic, but it's still in the somewhat early stages and I haven't felt quite ready to attempt it on my Classic. 

thanks a lot man

sorry but youre answer makes me want to aks again

is it true that ipod classic has a really high distortion in high volums?

post #14 of 55
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thanks a lot man

sorry but youre answer makes me want to aks again

is it true that ipod classic has a really high distortion in high volums?

I've never heard any distortion from mine.

post #15 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dreamnine View Post

I've read elsewhere of differences in SQ between various iPods, but really all the ones I've tried out sound the same to me with my iems. My Shuffle sounds as good as the latest Touch.

 

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

All the recent iPod models I have tried.....Classic, 4th-gen Touch, and 4th-gen Shuffle.... all sounded the same to me with no EQ enabled and using the headphone-out. The older models with the different chips inside sound a little different, which some people prefer and some do not.

 

hey guys 

take a look here

http://macintoshhowto.com/itunes/which-ipod-has-the-best-audio-quality.html

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