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iPod Touch 5th Gen or Classic 160Gb

post #1 of 15
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Hi all,

My faithful old iPod Classic has seen a lot of use and seems to be on the way out, it is locking up and needing to be reset more and more often.

Like I said, I really do use it a lot, so I'd be reasonably happy to buy another one, after which I would also buy a portable headphone amp. Something like the iBasso T5, methinks.

My question is this: rather then a new Classic with a separate headphone amp, should I just put all my cash into a 64Gb iPod Touch 5th gen?

I already have a tablet and a smart phone, so this would purely be used as a music player. ie I'm not interested in movies, web browsing or games.

I record all my CDs down to iTunes as ALAC files, which is why I have enjoyed having a decent storage capacity on the Classic. Currently I have about 140Gb in use / less than 20Gb free.

I know I would miss having all this storage, but is the sound quality on the 5th gen Touch worth it?


Cheers!

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post #2 of 15
I wouldn't go for it I would definitely recommend u stick with your iPod classic the iPod touch is a huge waste of money for the price range. Compared to a Sansa clip + the iPod touch is nowhere near the sound quality
Edited by jrdiaz302 - 1/11/13 at 5:20am
post #3 of 15
Yep, stay with classic, 7G has great sq, and you can now rockbox it, go find the iPod classic rockbox thread
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by jrdiaz302 View Post
 Compared to a Sansa clip + the iPod touch is nowhere near the sound quality

That is a load of crap. I have owned  both of them, and at the same time.

 

To the OP, I would just get another Classic.....sounds best for your needs and it is still a quality player.

post #5 of 15
I was comparing it to the iPod touch its just a huge waste of money stay with the classic
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'm gonna get another Classic

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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by jrdiaz302 View Post

I wouldn't go for it I would definitely recommend u stick with your iPod classic the iPod touch is a huge waste of money for the price range. Compared to a Sansa clip + the iPod touch is nowhere near the sound quality

 

Crap.  I must have really wasted my money lately, then.

 

64Gb iPod Touch 5th plus 32Gb iPod Touch 5th plus iPod Nano:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Damn son! What do you need that many iPods for??

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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Dreamnine View Post

 

Crap.  I must have really wasted my money lately, then.

 


With those many iPods, I'm inclined to agree.

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by unwelcomeguest View Post

Damn son! What do you need that many iPods for??

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Nothing wrong with Dreamnine having that many players.....after all, I have seven DAPs.....lol.

post #11 of 15
I love my Classic. I have the 6.5g with 120 GB that I had not used in like two years. Pulled it out the other day and started ripping my CD's in FLAC and am at 40GB. But it is sadly freezing constantly and the click wheel sucks.

I am tempted to buy a new 7G but I don't want to save and buy one, and have the possible next generation come out immediately after I buy it.

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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by apoxual View Post

I love my Classic. I have the 6.5g with 120 GB that I had not used in like two years. Pulled it out the other day and started ripping my CD's in FLAC and am at 40GB. But it is sadly freezing constantly and the click wheel sucks.

I am tempted to buy a new 7G but I don't want to save and buy one, and have the possible next generation come out immediately after I buy it.

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I don't think there is going to be a next generation. If you want a 7G, save and buy one before they are gone....sooner or later they will stop selling it to force prospective buyers  to buy a Touch or iPhone.

post #13 of 15
Well I'm sorry to tell you in my opinion you did waste a lot of money but if you use headphones I recommend u get an amp they need a little more power using an iPod touch
Edited by jrdiaz302 - 1/14/13 at 9:53am
post #14 of 15

Classics don't play any louder than touches, in fact, it's been the opposite. I don't know about the current ones but typically, touches have more output voltage than classics. I'm with Dreamnine. I prefer the ss players.


Edited by goodvibes - 1/14/13 at 10:36am
post #15 of 15

The 32Gb one is a little redundant, (they didn't have any 64Gb ones in the shops 2 months ago) but I don't consider I've wasted my money getting the 64 now.

 

Any number of music players to download and likewise with EQ apps - although I tend to stick with SonicMaxPro.


Edited by Dreamnine - 1/14/13 at 11:23am
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