What iPod for extensive collection of Audiobooks & why?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by JW8725, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2005
    The missus and I have recently got back into Audiobooks. Whilst I like a good horror she likes to indulge in gurly Audiobooks.

    Anyway in light of what was released earlier I would like a recommendation on what ipod to buy and most importantly WHY?:)
  2. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    Classic, since that is the only one that features a lot of space
  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Get an 8gb touch for music/video/internet/apps and a 2gb shuffle for audiobooks. I always try to encode my audiobooks (I have hundreds of them) into a single bookmarkable file, and since 32kbps (mono, voice optimized) is usually perfect for them you cna put tons of material on a shuffle (days and days worth), and because they are just large single files you can find what you want really easily without a screen. Plus they're small, light, durable and cheap.

    But you don't get the whole iPod experience with a shuffle, so get a touch, too. It's probably the most impressive piece of technology I've ever fit into my pocket. :)
  4. donga macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2005
    i'd actually go for a ipod with a screen (touch, nano, classic). you'll want to see the time on your audiobooks

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