Been using the 3rd gen itouch for awhile. It's not the greatest, but it's still relatively great compared to other players at the same price. As I have finally caved and decided to re-rip all my cds in lossless to finally make my expensive headphones worthwhile, I've needed a replacement with more space.
My first experiment was with an Ipod classic 6th gen. I purchased it thinking highly of it, but was literally brought to my knees at the horrible clarity. It was so bad I had to return it within the first day. This is listening to lossless audio on the same gear as my itouch. It's bearable without equalizer, but I need me that R&B equalizer, really brings out the bass without destroying the other instruments. The R&B equalizer on the classic was so boomy and rediculously "clippy", I couldn't believe it...
So now I'm stuck...I need to find another ipod with at least 80gb of space...but I don't want to have to deal with a model containing either crappy equalizers or just bad playback quality overall. I've ripped like 200 cds into itunes in the past month...I really don't want to have to do this again, so that's why I'm trying to stick with apple for now.
Any model & gen in particular that has a good EQ and overall sound? Anything similar or slightly better than the itouch 3rd gen's? I heard the 5th gen ipod is the best, but after hearing the 6th gen...idk.
Thanks for any help!