What sound chip is in the 7G Nano?

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  1. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely love my 7G nano mainly because of warm,deep sound with amazing soundstage.Does anyone know what sound chip they used for it?Of course the capacity is too small so Im looking at purchase of a refurbished Ipod Classic 5.5 but Im wondering if sound quality will disappoint me.Lots of people praised the Woolfson chip in it.I dont want to loose the great sound of Ipod Nano 7G.Perhaps I should just buy another 7G Nano?
     
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    All Apple's current portables that play audio have almost reference flat (frequency response) curves. I would stick with the 6th generation classic (rev. 2) to be sure your getting the best quality audio.

    Also, keep in mind the spinning hard drive might add some noise to the audio signal but if that noise is audible… well thats up to you to decide.

     
  3. mattg3, May 30, 2014
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    Your the first person Ive come across liking the 6th generation Ipod classic sound.Most find the 5.5 to be the better sounding unit.Im to assume from the review link you have posted that the currant Ipod touch 5G and currant Ipod Nano 7G share the same sound signature.That explains the great sound quality Ive experienced with the 7G nano.Why do you feel the 6G classic would assure me the best audio quality? thanks for your feedback
     
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    I'll be honest I've never personally listened to the current generation Classic.

    I did a search to see what DAC/OP-AMP the 5th/6th generation uses and it seems some people are extremely loyal to the 5.5 w/Woolfson… but the 7th generation has a much more accurate (flat) DAC/AMP.

    Now for me personally I prefer my output to be flat, any coloration of the audio should come from the headphones not the audio source. I would say buy a 6.5th gen from a store that will let you return it. If you like it, keep it and if you don't then get the 5.5.

    *shrugs* Music is so subjective, I can't really be of any help other that to point out graphs. :p
     
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    I actually tried out the Touch vs the Classic in Apple store today and the sound quality of the touch was so much better than the classic.
     

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