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shoulin333
Sep 29, 2007, 09:27 PM
im wondering if the classic is was worth the extra $100 (from the 4gb to the 80gb)


size is no issue, i dont mind re syncing every week... takes a while to listen to 4gb of songs, and i dont plan on putting any video on there....

so i was wondering what the benefits are? i know they both have coverflow, but any features the classic has over the nano?



EricNau
Sep 29, 2007, 09:29 PM
Actually, the nano has features over the classic (such as Nike+).

If you don't need the storage space, the nano is definitely the better option.

queshy
Sep 30, 2007, 12:57 AM
I was at BB today to buy an iPod touch, and I saw the new nanos and the classic. The classic had no coolness factor since it's been done before...in the 5 G iPod. It was pretty similar, let me tell you. The nano, on the other hand, was a real engineering marvel! I couldn't believe it when I saw it. We were all so wrong about the "fat-pod". This thing is tiny...but the screen was incredible. It looked super high res and gorgeous. Definitely get the nano!

bwv1013
Sep 30, 2007, 01:43 AM
the classics are nice but they are a bit bulky to take with you everywhere. i have one and love it but it stays at home, the nano is the one i take with me. if you plan on using it on the go i would say nano all the way.

Bern
Sep 30, 2007, 07:47 PM
I could never own a Nano it's too small (HDD space I mean). It was the deciding factor for not getting a Touch as well. I like to have all my music and music videos with me because I listen to whatever I'm in the mood for and don't want to spend time deleting and reloading tunes onto my iPod. Also my iPod replaced my home stereo system because my entire cd library is on my iPod so I attach it to a good set of speakers via the dock (it's a big hit at parties too).

I don't consider the Classic too big to carry around. Don't forget it's the original and now also the thinnest 80GB mp3 player around. It easily fits into a pocket.

With my Classic I know I'm not limited to adding whatever music I like to it anytime. I'd settle for nothing less.

aethelbert
Sep 30, 2007, 07:57 PM
If you don't need everything with you, save the money and get the nano. I think that it looks nicer, but that's my opinion. Having 80GB might be nice at some point, but 4GB is still a lot of music.

Also, since you are considering both the 4GB nano and the 80GB classic, why not throw the 8GB nano into your thoughts as well?

Capt Underpants
Sep 30, 2007, 08:05 PM
Out of curiosity...

How much music do you have?

Rooskibar03
Sep 30, 2007, 09:06 PM
I went through this today so Ill chime in.

Went over to the apple store today with 100 iPhone credit
in hand. Was all set to check out 8 gig black nano in hand.

Then it dawned on me, 99 bucks for a great new toy with
the same amount of space as my phone, which isnt enough really
or spend another 49 and get 10 times the storage with a bigger
screen.


Yeah its not as cool as a nano but the math just wasnt there to
support the purchase.

shoulin333
Oct 1, 2007, 12:41 PM
i went to target last night (my gf works there so i get 10% discount)
... anyways i bought an 80gig Classic out the door for under $243

so far i LIKE it, but even though iv'e never owned an iPod (had creative stuff before) there is nothing really to LOVE

.... i will probably keep it for 89 of the 90 days then take it back and ask for an iphone for chistmas

hehe.. now to get a nice case to keep it looking new

achie25
Oct 1, 2007, 10:15 PM
My old iPod Photo just died this week. I am debating this same purchase as well. I like the idea of the 80 gigs but I would also like to use the Nike+ to start to get my big butt back in shape. So I think that I might go with the 8gig Nano. I do want to watch video podcasts and movies and etc.. so I guess I will have to get used to syncing.
With that said I am also waiting for the next version of the iPhone (hopefully at least 16 gig. The nano would be easy to carry around with the iPhone.

Tom B.
Oct 2, 2007, 06:42 AM
I am debating this same purchase as well. I like the idea of the 80 gigs but I would also like to use the Nike+ to start to get my big butt back in shape.

What about a combination of a classic, and a $49 refurb shuffle for exercise?

achie25
Oct 2, 2007, 10:15 AM
What about a combination of a classic, and a $49 refurb shuffle for exercise?

Is a good idea for the extra space but I really want to use the Nike+

slu
Oct 11, 2007, 08:59 PM
I have a 160 GB Classic that I upgraded to from a 20 GB 4G and, especially since the recent software upgrade, I love it. I also had a 1G 2 GB nano that I gave to my wife since I never used it. I find the classic to be small enough for everything I do with it.

TimJim
Oct 11, 2007, 09:09 PM
the question is do you need 80, or is 4 enough.

JesterJJZ
Oct 12, 2007, 04:31 AM
I just sprung for the 160gig classic. :D

twoodcc
Oct 12, 2007, 08:14 AM
I just sprung for the 160gig classic. :D

nothing wrong with that.....has more space than my macbook:eek:

Clyde099
Oct 12, 2007, 10:48 AM
I would choose the nano over the classic any day. It's cheaper, smaller, and definitely a lot cool-er.

Capt Underpants
Oct 12, 2007, 12:28 PM
I would choose the nano over the classic any day. It's cheaper, smaller, and definitely a lot cool-er.

You must have less than 8 gigs of music...

carman63
Oct 12, 2007, 12:36 PM
The biggest advantage the Classic has over the Nano, is storage space (4-8GB vs 80-160GB). The advantage the Nano has is, flash vs hard drive for storage.

That being said, I bought an 80GB Classic to hold all of my music/podcasts/etc for use in my car. I have about 35GB of music on it so far. I have an 8GB iPhone that I've allocated 4GB for tunes, and I have a 2GB 1G Nano for general-purpose use (working out, painting, washing/waxing the car). I have a 1G 512K Shuffle I'll probably get rid of, and a 40GB 4G (I think) iPod that is loaded with jazz/clasical tunes for the dogs to listen to while we're out.

If I can come up with a use for a new 2G Nano I'll probably buy one ;) (Maybe when the 40GB model gives up the ghost.)

(Yes, I'm a gadget wh*re)

mac 2005
Oct 12, 2007, 12:47 PM
The Nanon is cool -- and small. I just bought the 160 gb Classic, and I love the capacity. I have all of my music, and I can easily add several movies for when I travel.

netdog
Oct 12, 2007, 12:49 PM
The Nano is just so yummy. Small with a great screen. If you don't need the large library or a lot of DVDs on the go, the Nano for sure, though I would get the 8GB.

(In fact, I did)

michelcannu
Jan 4, 2010, 01:57 AM
Hi guys,

I currently own an iPod Classic (second generation), which I use pretty much with my Alesis iMultimix audio mixer. I wonder if that mixer would also be compatible with other iPod generations (e.g. Nano)?

coolfish
Jan 4, 2010, 06:37 AM
Like nano.........

solchitlins
Jan 4, 2010, 10:57 PM
So is the flash storage on the nano more reliable then the classics hard drive?
I mainly listen to audio books and 8 gigs is enough for that probably. I carry my mp3 player with me always, so I'm torn.

Pick up a refurbished light/small nano from the apple store or spend more and get a refurbished 120 gig classic. I mean it would be nice to have the bulk of my music with me.
I doubt I'm ever going to watch video or any of the other features.

but which one will last the longest? Is the classic more prone to failures?

Ivan P
Jan 4, 2010, 11:08 PM
So is the flash storage on the nano more reliable then the classics hard drive?
I mainly listen to audio books and 8 gigs is enough for that probably. I carry my mp3 player with me always, so I'm torn.

Pick up a refurbished light/small nano from the apple store or spend more and get a refurbished 120 gig classic. I mean it would be nice to have the bulk of my music with me.
I doubt I'm ever going to watch video or any of the other features.

but which one will last the longest? Is the classic more prone to failures?

The nano's flash memory is definitely an advantage over the classic's hard drive as it doesn't have any moving parts - drop it and you don't really need to worry all that much. Drop the classic, however, and it's likely that the hard drive will either die immediately or stop working not long after.

puma1552
Jan 4, 2010, 11:29 PM
Drop the classic, however, and it's likely that the hard drive will either die immediately or stop working not long after.

i disagree with these kinds of statements. I agree that while flash is more optimal, the hard drives are more resilient than people give them credit for. Don't forget Apple has made HDD based iPods since 2001, and still do, and millions of them are still ticking just fine even after numerous drops.

I've dropped my black 30 GB 5th gen video so many times it's not funny (dropped it last night at the gym) and it just keeps on ticking.

iPod classic FTW

Ivan P
Jan 4, 2010, 11:35 PM
i disagree with these kinds of statements. I agree that while flash is more optimal, the hard drives are more resilient than people give them credit for. Don't forget Apple has made HDD based iPods since 2001, and still do, and millions of them are still ticking just fine even after numerous drops.

I've dropped my black 30 GB 5th gen video so many times it's not funny (dropped it last night at the gym) and it just keeps on ticking.

iPod classic FTW

Even so, the likelihood of the classic's storage medium messing up is still substantially higher then that of the nano.

slu
Jan 6, 2010, 03:25 PM
The classic I referred to in my original post in this thread from Oct 2007 is still going strong and has been dropped numerous times.

Rendergroup
Jan 6, 2010, 04:47 PM
I purchased my first Ipod (nano 4th Gen) as a refurbished one and works fine so far.
Before I had a Sony Sony Walkman NWD-B103F, which still use (more portable than Ipod) and I can skips songs and control the volume easier than the Ipod (every control have like braille finish buttons) The Ipod is difficult to FF or Rew or Up/Down volume, I think they don't care for the blind people?.

Why I choose an Ipod if I have another mp3 player? Because I didn't have Playlists options, Can not resume Podcast from where I left, better music management.
I happy with the 2 music players, my first Ipod I like a lot (my first apple item).
Go for the nano... you won't regret.

instaxgirl
Jan 7, 2010, 02:04 PM
Drop the classic, however, and it's likely that the hard drive will either die immediately or stop working not long after.

i disagree with these kinds of statements. I agree that while flash is more optimal, the hard drives are more resilient than people give them credit for.

I've dropped my black 30 GB 5th gen video so many times it's not funny (dropped it last night at the gym) and it just keeps on ticking.

iPod classic FTW

Ivan P is right in that you do run a lower risk with the nano, however I've got 2 iPods from 2005 and 2006. Both HD based and both still ticking along despite my incredibly clumsy nature.

If you want to keep all your music on you (I'm that sort of person :p) then I wouldn't hesitate about buying the classic. It's the only iPod from the line up that I'd buy if mine was stolen tomorrow. I don't consider the HD a problem