I intend to buy a portable player because I have about 400 disks of classical music and find that I don't listen to it enough with normal hi-fi. A portable player would make the various items much more accessible. I had narrowed the choice to the iPod classic and the iPod touch 32GB but: 1 I'm wary of hard-disk devices (e.g., classic) because they seem fragile to me. This made the touch seems the better bet as it's flash-based. 2 I've read that the classic's buffer is too small to handle the sort of long movements that Bruckner and Mahler (to name but two!) go in for. 3 To make matters worse, I've now come across postings about hiss on the classic but much worse on the touch, especially when using good-quality 'phones! Any helpful advice would be welcome. TIA.