Shuffle 2G vs. 3G vs. 4G

Discussion in 'iPod' started by s.hasan546, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I just got an Iphone 4. So my ipod touch seems kind of redundant now.

    Im gonna sell my touch (i should be able to get anywhere between $150-$200) current gen. 8 gb.

    Now i was looking on ebay.
    Shuffle 2G still go for around $30. The Shuffle 3G looks like the most appealing to me. But it seems like it might be annoying having no buttons. I also saw the new ipod shuffle for $45 from amazon.

    So im asking which gen would guys recommend? Is the shuffle 3G any good? I saw some bad reviews about the headphones always stop working.


    Also toying with the idea of getting the new Nano w/ the wristwatch.
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    4th gen by miles. With the second gen you get buttons with no VoiceOver (great IMO); with the third gen you get VoiceOver with no buttons and have to use Apple headphones. The 4th is the best of both worlds.
     
  3. s.hasan546 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    Also quick question. Does anyone actually buy the applecare for ipod shuffles? Its $39... Thats 80% of the value of a shuffle. Seems extremely high proportionately.
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Don't bother with the AC. You get one year free and that's enough. If it breaks after then you can treat yourself to a nice new shuffle for about the same price of the AC. Shuffle's are very sturdy anyway. I know someone who got the first one of the second gens (there were many colour refreshes) and it works perfectly to this day.
     
  5. iEvolution macrumors 65816

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    If you are using factory earbuds then the 2nd gen is good, if not then the 2nd gen is horrible, the sound quality is pretty scratchy sounding with higher end headphones.

    The 3rd gen has good sound quality, but the remote is on the earbuds and unless you buy a $15-$20 3rd party remote you have to use the apple earbuds.
    The earbuds with remote are known to short out when you sweat so I really don't recommend using it when you exercise.

    The 4th gen is pretty small but has the best of both worlds. All of the 3rd gen features and all of the 2nd gen features. Only complaint I have about the 4th gen is that it is pretty hard to clip on without pressing the buttons.
     
  6. s.hasan546 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have the klipsch s4i for use with my iphone. however, i doubt they would stay in my ears while running; etc. id probably get cheap sports headphones
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Usually it can be avoided if you clip it while it's turned off or hold down the play/pause button for three seconds to lock it and then clip it.
     

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