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Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

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4/5,
  1. NRiyo3
    Apple iPod touch 32 GB 4G
    Written by NRiyo3
    Published Jun 25, 2011
    3.5/5,
    Pros - Versatile, small
    Cons - Battery life
    Great device. It does so many things thanks to the app market. I wish it was thicker and that the battery filled up that extra space. A single device for movies, music, and books/comics.
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    2. NRiyo3
      randomkid- If you are looking for audio use primarily you might want to look at this. Sony NWZ-X1051. It is getting a lot of rave reviews. Not as versatile as an iPod Touch but audio is said to be superior.
      NRiyo3, Jun 26, 2011
    3. Achmedisdead
      The battery life is fine if you remember to turn off the wifi when you don't need it.
      Achmedisdead, Jun 27, 2011
    4. NRiyo3
      I think a device should be able to do all the functions it boasts for long periods of time. No one will complain if it is 2 or 3 mm thicker and that would most likely add an hour or more of run time per charge. All of us buy these gadgets to use them, this just makes them more useful.
      NRiyo3, Jun 27, 2011
  2. Brooko
    Touch 32Gb 4th Gen
    Written by Brooko
    Published Feb 1, 2011
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Great interface, good battery life, wi-fi + blue-tooth, adjustable EQ through app add-on!, good SQ (with app eq)
    Cons - No built in adjuatable EQ, tied to iTunes
    Was given this through a reward scheme - and after using a Cowon iAudio7 as my main portable source - I was really interested to see how it performed.  I'm using Shure SE420 IEM's.
     
    After converting my FLAC collection to ALAC - I loaded it up via iTunes, and then ran it through it's paces.  First impressions - really easy to use (intuitive), fun to play with, but definitely did not sound as good as my Cowon.  It just wasn't as lively or warm.  Disclaimer though - I do use a touch of EQ and also BBE on the Cowon.  Had a look at the built in Touch EQ presets - but the options were terrible.
     
    After playing with it for a couple of days - I'd almost decided to sell it and buy a J3 instead.  I'm really glad I waited!
     
    After reading a thread on head-fi, I found out about a wonderful add-on app called "Equalizer" (thank you Achmedisdead - owe you big-big).  Installed it - adjusted a few settings - and what a difference!  My music sounds fantastic (to me) - and I now have complete manual EQ control.  It now sounds as good as the Cowon to me + I have a much nicer interface (than the iAudio7) + the bonus of access to apps, wi-fi etc.
     
    I also used the bluetooth to pair the Touch to my car stereo.  It sounds really, really good - and this with no EQ at all.  So my next trial will be to get a LOD, and pair this with an E7.  I have high hopes for even more improvement.
     
    I've never really been an Apple fan - but can honestly say that with the Equalizer application, the Touch turns into a really great player.  I would recommend it to others - but definitely get the Equalizer app - it makes all the difference.
    1. GF72
      I also received a 32GB Touch 4th gen as an award and I'm lovin it, cant put it down. I've just ordered a Pure i-20 dock for mine which ouputs a digital signal and an analogue signal. It bypasses the Ipod DAC and uses its own onboard hi-fi quality DAC before ouputting the analogue signal or it will output a digital signal to an external DAC, very good price too £75. Also there is an app available called FLAC Player which will let you play FLAC on your ipod. Ipod + FLAC + i-20 + Decent amp and speakers = ...I will let you know soon. And maybe an external DAC when funds permit. Going away to download equalizer app now.
      GF72, Feb 1, 2011
    2. Brooko
      Thanks for the heads-up on the FLAC application.  Please let me know how you get on with it!  Would also be interested in how you go with the Pure i-20.  I'm really looking forward to my trip in a couple of months when I can finally order and pick-up both the E7 (+lod) and new SRH840's.
      Brooko, Feb 2, 2011