Originally Posted by szwety
I know there's been all sorts of threads on 6th gen iPod classics vs. 5th gen and iPhones and what not. Was the sound truly that bad? I've read mixed views on it. I didn't think that those apps were in the store! My bad. I hate the idea of filling my phone up with flac/alac though. Sucks to have to make so many decisions lol!
Why would you want to fill to portable device up with lossless? If you haven't tried it yet, and you have a computer and time on your hands - then have a read of this:
With your own music do your own abx between lossless and something like aac256. My bet is that the result will really surprise you (when you eliminate the possibility of placebo).
I have a 16Gb iPhone 4 (for work). It is only about 2/3 full (leaving space for work apps, emails, photos etc) but I still have 116 full albums on it. My 32 Gb iPod Touch G4 is used solely for music - and has 300 albums on it - pretty much my entire collection (all my music is purchased - mostly ripped and transcoded CDs).
The thing about a portable is that it is for portable listening. So a lot of the time you will have ambient noise as a factor as well. If you can't abx the diff between high bitrate lossy and lossless in a quiet environment - then you'll have no show from your portable.
Then (back to the original question) - it solely depends on the size of your collection vs the versatility of the device. If you have a massive collection and still ''must have" (for whatever reason) lossless - then choice is made - the Classic. If you are flexible as to file container (especially after the abx), and place value on the apps, bluetooth (I use mine with my car stereo as well), wifi and other advantages of the Touch/iPhone - then weigh the pros and cons and make your choice. If you need a parametric equaliser for your Touch/iPhone - look into the Equalizer app - it's brilliant.