A sad day, my Classic is dying. Recommend a new one.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by shinerburke, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. shinerburke macrumors newbie


    Jun 29, 2010
    For the past few weeks it has been freezing randomly, skipping during songs, having strange screen issues and acting like it is in its death throes.

    Since I will likely need to replace it soon can someone tell me which of the current iPods has the best sound reproduction? I really don't need the large capacity of the Classic any longer so I'm open to any of the models, but I want to get the best sounding unit I can.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

  2. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    I would aways have a Classic around, if mine went I would snap up another.
    But the newest Nano is supposed to be nice and it does something other ipods and iphones don't, cross-fade. Which is very cool.
  3. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    gotta do the iphone or the touch, sooo much stuff to do with it! unless u work out with ur ipod, then i suggest a nano or shuffle.
  4. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    AFAIK of the currently available iPods, the Classic has the best sound quality.
  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    The current lineup of iPods is different enough that you should be able to figure out which one is for you with a little self Q&A.

    For me, I wanted capacity. 64GB would have been enough, but I wasn't gonna drop $399 on the Touch.

    But I also felt like, what I really wanted was a music player. That was the whole point of the purchase. The Touch is so much more, and though that's cool, it's not what I was looking for. I didn't want to be distracted playing stupid games (or good games), surfing the net (i have my macbook pro for that), and by whatever other fun stuff there is on there. Basically, I know if I got a Touch, instead of hooking it up to my stereo and playing music, I'd be playing around with it instead.

    If you want a device that does all sorts of stuff, the Touch is a no brainer. If you don't need the capacity, but want a solid player, the Nano's are very very cool. I'd love to have one, but the capacity is just too small for me.

    So, if you want a no frills music player, and don't need the capacity, get a 16GB Nano (or wait till the Fall to see if they come out with a 32GB, if you need 32GB).

    If you want a jack of all trades, get a Touch.
  6. ellelittle macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Same here, as soon as my original iPod started to die (I think I had a second generation) it was replaced with a classic.
  7. grim103 macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2009
    I have an Ipod chromatic, not the one with the camera but the one before it. I love it and recommend it. I don't recommend an Itouch, but that's just me. :apple:
  8. shinerburke thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 29, 2010
    Thanks everyone. Sounds like the Classic is still the sound quality champ. I could get by with a Nano, but if the SQ isn't on par with the Classic it seems like I shouldn't consider it.

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