Reccomandation for iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by horace528, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hello MacRumor Forums
    Today, I want to ask something to the MacRumor Forums a thing that I never actually asked to; a reccomandation.
    I want to buy an iPod, but I'm acutally struggling if I should get the iPod Shuffle now, with the money I have, or the iPod nano later, when I have enough money. (I have like 50$ now.)
    I'm finding an iPod that I would actually only listen to music on, as I already have an iPod touch that is pretty sufficent to me. But if I don't have that iPod, I go back to the analog days with my CD Player. :(

    Anyways, I thought about the iPod Shuffle, and it was pretty OK, as I was finding an iPod that I would only listen to music on, but it only has 2GB, unlike it's predecessors, with had a 4GB option. That 2GB would run out quickly. :(

    Next was the iPod Nano, which seemed like a good option with 16GB of storage, and a pretty OK screen, but seemed pretty expensive, and had some features that I really wouldn't use, like the FM radio and the Photos. :/

    So the breakdown; the iPod nano, or the iPod shuffle? Hope you can find me a good match... :D
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    iPod Nano. The Shuffle is nice, but I wouldn't buy another if I'm honest.

    The Nano will have less wear and tear, it feels more premium, and the decent sized storage is great. I love mine, and am hoping that they bump up the specs this year.
     
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    cambookpro

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    Storage is definitely a limiting factor, but I convert all my songs on my shuffle to 128kbps AAC to save space. Doesn't make any difference to quality since I use cheap headphones and I'm usually walking or exercising.

    I really like my shuffle and it's pretty robust too, I've dropped it a few times and it still goes perfectly. It's so small and light as well, you hardly notice you're using it. Another upside is that if it's lost/stolen, it doesn't cost a fortune to replace.

    The nano is probably better if you're looking for a 'main' iPod - I use my iPhone mainly, the the shuffle is something I use occasionally.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I'm debating between the nano and the classic since my phone has left me stranded after dying far to many times.
     
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    Pharmscott

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    Jessica Lares

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    If only the paint didn't come off like it does on the iOS devices. That's why I don't really like the Shuffle. Doesn't seem to be an issue on my Nano.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    CDs aren't analong, but it's hard enough to try to hear music from a huge CD player (No, it's not like a WalkMan), which is unreliable, sometimes doesn't play, etc. :)
     
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    LeandrodaFL

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    If you laready have a ipod touch, why do you need another ipod?

    Honestly, my favorite ipod of all time is the 6th generation nano, not the current one
     

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