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iPod 5 vs iPod 5.5 Generation Sound Quality?

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Anyone that has had experience with both the iPod 5 video and 5.5 could share their opinion? I was always under the impression they were mostly identical (including their DAC) with only a few differences(search feature, brighter LCD, etc)

I searched the forums and found some contradictory reports that the 5.5 sounds substantially worse on headphone jack output compared to the earlier fith generation. I have recently acquired a 80GB 5.5 but have the choice of swapping for a 5 if that's really the case.

Thanks
Edited by jblparisi - 11/19/13 at 7:01pm
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From what I remember they were close. I thought the 5.5 was an improvement with my Sennheiser HD555 that I was using at the time. Whether you would notice any difference with IEMs is hard to say. I wouldn't change your 5.5 for a 5th gen. though. Prices are usually a bit more for a 5.5G. because it is an improvement albeit minor over the already good 5G.
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Originally Posted by Sefelt103 View Post

From what I remember they were close. I thought the 5.5 was an improvement with my Sennheiser HD555 that I was using at the time. Whether you would notice any difference with IEMs is hard to say. I wouldn't change your 5.5 for a 5th gen. though. Prices are usually a bit more for a 5.5G. because it is an improvement albeit minor over the already good 5G.

 

 

Thanks for the reply. I couldn't find anyone to elaborate what differerences, if there was any between the 5, 5.5.

 

Who knows, maybe placebo?

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