iPod classic or nano?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by shoulin333, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    im wondering if the classic is was worth the extra $100 (from the 4gb to the 80gb)

    size is no issue, i dont mind re syncing every week... takes a while to listen to 4gb of songs, and i dont plan on putting any video on there....

    so i was wondering what the benefits are? i know they both have coverflow, but any features the classic has over the nano?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Actually, the nano has features over the classic (such as Nike+).

    If you don't need the storage space, the nano is definitely the better option.
  3. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    I was at BB today to buy an iPod touch, and I saw the new nanos and the classic. The classic had no coolness factor since it's been done before...in the 5 G iPod. It was pretty similar, let me tell you. The nano, on the other hand, was a real engineering marvel! I couldn't believe it when I saw it. We were all so wrong about the "fat-pod". This thing is tiny...but the screen was incredible. It looked super high res and gorgeous. Definitely get the nano!
  4. bwv1013 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    the classics are nice but they are a bit bulky to take with you everywhere. i have one and love it but it stays at home, the nano is the one i take with me. if you plan on using it on the go i would say nano all the way.
  5. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    I could never own a Nano it's too small (HDD space I mean). It was the deciding factor for not getting a Touch as well. I like to have all my music and music videos with me because I listen to whatever I'm in the mood for and don't want to spend time deleting and reloading tunes onto my iPod. Also my iPod replaced my home stereo system because my entire cd library is on my iPod so I attach it to a good set of speakers via the dock (it's a big hit at parties too).

    I don't consider the Classic too big to carry around. Don't forget it's the original and now also the thinnest 80GB mp3 player around. It easily fits into a pocket.

    With my Classic I know I'm not limited to adding whatever music I like to it anytime. I'd settle for nothing less.
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    If you don't need everything with you, save the money and get the nano. I think that it looks nicer, but that's my opinion. Having 80GB might be nice at some point, but 4GB is still a lot of music.

    Also, since you are considering both the 4GB nano and the 80GB classic, why not throw the 8GB nano into your thoughts as well?
  7. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Out of curiosity...

    How much music do you have?
  8. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    State of Denial
    I went through this today so Ill chime in.

    Went over to the apple store today with 100 iPhone credit
    in hand. Was all set to check out 8 gig black nano in hand.

    Then it dawned on me, 99 bucks for a great new toy with
    the same amount of space as my phone, which isnt enough really
    or spend another 49 and get 10 times the storage with a bigger

    Yeah its not as cool as a nano but the math just wasnt there to
    support the purchase.
  9. shoulin333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    i went to target last night (my gf works there so i get 10% discount)
    ... anyways i bought an 80gig Classic out the door for under $243

    so far i LIKE it, but even though iv'e never owned an iPod (had creative stuff before) there is nothing really to LOVE

    .... i will probably keep it for 89 of the 90 days then take it back and ask for an iphone for chistmas

    hehe.. now to get a nice case to keep it looking new
  10. achie25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005
    My old iPod Photo just died this week. I am debating this same purchase as well. I like the idea of the 80 gigs but I would also like to use the Nike+ to start to get my big butt back in shape. So I think that I might go with the 8gig Nano. I do want to watch video podcasts and movies and etc.. so I guess I will have to get used to syncing.
    With that said I am also waiting for the next version of the iPhone (hopefully at least 16 gig. The nano would be easy to carry around with the iPhone.
  11. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    What about a combination of a classic, and a $49 refurb shuffle for exercise?
  12. achie25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005
    Is a good idea for the extra space but I really want to use the Nike+
  13. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    I have a 160 GB Classic that I upgraded to from a 20 GB 4G and, especially since the recent software upgrade, I love it. I also had a 1G 2 GB nano that I gave to my wife since I never used it. I find the classic to be small enough for everything I do with it.
  14. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    the question is do you need 80, or is 4 enough.
  15. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
  16. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    nothing wrong with that.....has more space than my macbook:eek:
  17. Clyde099 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
    I would choose the nano over the classic any day. It's cheaper, smaller, and definitely a lot cool-er.
  18. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    You must have less than 8 gigs of music...
  19. carman63 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2006
    The biggest advantage the Classic has over the Nano, is storage space (4-8GB vs 80-160GB). The advantage the Nano has is, flash vs hard drive for storage.

    That being said, I bought an 80GB Classic to hold all of my music/podcasts/etc for use in my car. I have about 35GB of music on it so far. I have an 8GB iPhone that I've allocated 4GB for tunes, and I have a 2GB 1G Nano for general-purpose use (working out, painting, washing/waxing the car). I have a 1G 512K Shuffle I'll probably get rid of, and a 40GB 4G (I think) iPod that is loaded with jazz/clasical tunes for the dogs to listen to while we're out.

    If I can come up with a use for a new 2G Nano I'll probably buy one ;) (Maybe when the 40GB model gives up the ghost.)

    (Yes, I'm a gadget wh*re)
  20. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

    mac 2005

    Apr 1, 2005
    The Nanon is cool -- and small. I just bought the 160 gb Classic, and I love the capacity. I have all of my music, and I can easily add several movies for when I travel.
  21. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    The Nano is just so yummy. Small with a great screen. If you don't need the large library or a lot of DVDs on the go, the Nano for sure, though I would get the 8GB.

    (In fact, I did)
  22. michelcannu macrumors newbie


    Jan 3, 2010
    Bucharest, Romania
    Plug compatibility

    Hi guys,

    I currently own an iPod Classic (second generation), which I use pretty much with my Alesis iMultimix audio mixer. I wonder if that mixer would also be compatible with other iPod generations (e.g. Nano)?
  23. coolfish macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2010
  24. solchitlins macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    So is the flash storage on the nano more reliable then the classics hard drive?
    I mainly listen to audio books and 8 gigs is enough for that probably. I carry my mp3 player with me always, so I'm torn.

    Pick up a refurbished light/small nano from the apple store or spend more and get a refurbished 120 gig classic. I mean it would be nice to have the bulk of my music with me.
    I doubt I'm ever going to watch video or any of the other features.

    but which one will last the longest? Is the classic more prone to failures?
  25. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    The nano's flash memory is definitely an advantage over the classic's hard drive as it doesn't have any moving parts - drop it and you don't really need to worry all that much. Drop the classic, however, and it's likely that the hard drive will either die immediately or stop working not long after.

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