I got the chance to buy a used iPod Classic 5.0 and iPod Classic 7.0 at Craigslist. The reason why I bought these is to compare their sound quality. On a blind test, I played same set of songs same volume level, same headphones (Grado SR 80i) and I realized that iPod Classic 5.0 sounds better than 7.0.
The iPod 5.0 has a better separation, the vocals, the soundstage was fantastic. While the 7.0 is kind of flat, so narrow and the left-right doesn't seem to separate the instruments.
I am just contemplating to keep the 7.0 because it's newer and has 160gb of space. On other hand, I am also thinking of keeping the 5.0 and upgrade the hard drive to a flash drive. Would LOD and an amp improves the quality of the 7.0
What do you think is the best way to decide? I am torn between the two.
Edited by FilipinoAko - 1/6/14 at 8:40pm