iPod Shuffle sound quality vs iPod Classic

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  1. macrumors 68000

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    I currently have an iPod Shuffle for the purposes of storing music to take with me in the car.

    Ever since the first day I heard the Shuffle, I immediately could tell the sound quality was not as good as my iPad. The Shuffle has a less-rich sound.

    I was thinking of going with a Classic for multiple reasons:

    1. The sound quality would [possibly] match the iPad.
    2. I am starting to download TV shows, so I could put that on my iPod Classic.
    3. I have photos.
    4. I can actually "choose" a song rather than having to skip through many just to find the one I want.

    The iPad can do all this, but I don't want to take something that big and put it in the car just to listen to music through auxiliary.

    So, does the Classic have equivalent sound quality to the iPad? What about the Nano - does it have better sound than the Shuffle?
     
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    Why does it matter if you're listening to music in a car?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I would love to hear the music at either the same quality as the iPad or even the same quality as burning the music to a CD. I mainly listen to music in the car, but can tell the iPad's sound is a lot better than the Shuffle's. The Shuffle's sounds less rich. That's the best way I can describe it.
     
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    I read the thread you posted and I suspect that this question of poor sound quality may be an issue with recently purchased classics (which, obviously, would include you should you choose to buy one).

    However, as one poster on the thread points out, earlier, the sound from the classic is better than the sound from the nano and shuffle; that has been my experience also, but then, my classic dates from 2008.

    Cheers
     

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