iPod Shuffle (new VS old)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Techichi, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2008
    I was thinking of buying an iPod Shuffle as I do own an iPod Classic of the past generation but I often find it too heavy and big to carry around with me.
    I did consider getting a Nano but I am afraid this might also be too big for when I go to the gym.

    The new iPod Shuffle seemed like the best option for me as a second iPod, however I read a series of reviews that criticized this product, especially the new controls and the fact it is impossible to use a pair of non-Apple earphones with it.
    In fact, for my iPod Classic I do use a pair of Sennheiser in-ear earphones that I bought a while ago and the sound quality is a lot better with those.

    I could go for the old iPod Shuffle, but they only version of it I can find around is the 1GB one and I am not sure that's enough space for my needs.
    Is the new Shuffle really as bad as they say or do you think I should go for it anyway?
  2. macrumors regular

    May 31, 2009
    You'll be able to use any headphones soon http://scosche.com/products/sfID1/210/sfID2/343/productID/1726

    I like the new controls, I've had the 2g as well and find the new one much easier to use because of the voiceover & playlists.

    The controls on the headphones aren't sealed, so they don't work well in the gym.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2008

    Hmm I don't know what to do then. I suppose I could go for a 8GB Nano, after all it is quite small and light for the gym, but it also could be functional everywhere else since it has a display.
    Or go for a 16GB Nano all together and get rid of my old Classic?
    I guess I'll wait for the new models coming out in September in any case.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    I wouldn't be surprised if you were able to find one of the older 2GB shuffles on eBay. After all, you can still get the original shuffle new in box on ebay.

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