Why people are using the wonderful iPod touch 5G with another external DAC/Amp?
Butwell,I thinkthatifyouareusingsomethingexternalinstead oftheownTouchit isbetter to buy
somethingwithmorememoryastheiPodClassic,theresultwould bethesame,sincethesourcewould betheexternalAmp/DAC,notthedeviceitself.
I agree the Cirrus Logic DAC is wonderful but the built in amplifier cannot produce a balanced output so that is why I chose to add an amp to my portable rig.
Similarly, if you want to use the iPod with a hard to drive can like the HD800 in a portable setup you need the extra power of an external amp.
I have said before the only reason to upgrade beyond the iPod is to play hi resolution music or you want greater portable storage. I keep most of my music files on my computer so 64GB on a portable is plenty as I can change what is on my iPod at will and ALAC sounds great to my ears.