Pros Cover flow, 24hr clock, lighter weight, BOLDER font display,
Cons Noticeable decrease in AUDIO QUALITY, click wheel is less sensitive ,
Summary 14 years of DJ'ing experience here so please..hear me out.
I am ALL for an increase in presentation of your product: Sleeker design, menu options, color, etc.
But when you SIGNIFICANTLY sacrifice Audio quality for appearance, then we have a serious problem here.
I purchased 4: count em' FOUR, iPod 120GB classics, and EVERY SINGLE ONE, had the exact same problem: when trying to increase or decrease the volume using the click wheel, and when plugged into a NON Apple product, ( i used 3: a Sony CD head unit with an auxiliary headphone jack and 2 sets of different headphones) the audio becomes what i call "pixilated". IE, you can literally hear the decrease in the sound output. When compared with a 4th gen iPod, there is NO QUESTION, that a difference can be heard.
I suspect that it has something to do with the lighter weight of the product. There is a distinct possibility that the loss of thickness in the iPod also meant a loss of circuit boards. Newer technology does NOT necessarily mean an increase in audio quality. I expected A LOT more from a company like Apple.
If you REALLY want an iPod, try to find a 4th Gen, or wait for a 7th gen, and hope they iron out the problem..otherwise, buy something else. :(
Pros The iPod classic is just that; great for music, podcasts and videos. It has a great battery life which is perfect for long, cross country plane rides. I thought the screen size would be too small, but it was really, very fine.
Cons Sometimes navigating the click wheel can become clumsy, e.g. if you're on a treadmill or walking - you have stop what you're doing to navigate but it's only a minor infraction. iPod buds don't fit my ears and don't sound all that good.
Summary I bought an iPod Classic to replace a Creative Zen M player, which I thought was pretty nifty as well. However, navigating the Classic is much easier even without the jump-to buttons and shortcuts the Creative player features. I was also a bit leary of being held hostage to iTunes but the sync process with the iPod is so easy unlike the Creative player which sometimes was clunky. The iPod also features a really easy to read screen that includes album artwork that only sometimes worked with the Creative unit.
I love the space that's available in such a small player. I can now load up my CD collection, as well as download podcasts and videos without worrying about running out of space.
True - the unit is easily scratched particularly the slick, silver back. I purchased a neoprene cover at the Apple store and it includes a lens to cover the sreen and clickwheel. Problem solved!
The out-of-the box ear buds don't sound all that great. It should also include adaptors for people like me with slightly mismatched ear sizes. The music is oustanding when I use my Audio Techica noise canceling headphones. However, while appropriate for a plane ride or kicking back at home; they are too big for working out. Definitely invest in a nicer pair than what comes in the box.
Get the iPod Classic for your essential music needs and if you don't really need the sexy look and applications on the iPod Touch.
"It's average."on by ithomas94
Pros The click wheel.
User interface is simple, great for first timers.
Great battery life.
The fact that many third-party accessories are out for the ipod.
Cons The click wheel.
The small screen, which contradicts Apple's statements about it being a 'true' video player.
The scratch-prone back.
The scratch-prone screen.
Laggy graphics-heavy interface.
So-so audio quality.
Summary I've had my iPod Classic for a year now (the first generation) and my bottom line is that its just average.
It's very disappointing to find that Apple has stopped doing anything on the iPod model that was considered before to be its flagship product.
Cover Flow and the UI are both laggy, and the click wheel, after a year of use, is sometimes laggy and nonresponsive.
My iPod's back is also very scratched up, and the screen has some scratches as well.
And just as a test, I attempted to scratch the iPod's chrome back. With my FINGERNAIL. and it did scratch. How sad.
All in all, it seems that the Classic is just going to die, as the Zune is (IMO) a much better option in the huge storage line of mp3 players.
Unless Apple does something incredible with the next generation of the iPod Classic line, the Classic will stop selling as much as it used to.
Also, the included earphones are shoddy and they don't have a full range; there's near to no bass, and the earphones break way too easily.
Conclusion: The iPod Classic is an average mp3 player, which is very sad, seeing as the Classic line is just a shadow of what it used to be. The audio quality and the lack of other features is a putdown as well, seeing as so much work obviously went into the interface, but near to no thinking time was spared for the features. I was very disappointed with the iTunes 8 update; I was hoping for an overhauled UI, at the very least, and I just got a feature that should have been there from the get-go.
Pros 1. For those of you who can't walk without all the music they ever had, this is the product you should be looking for.
2. The build quality is also great.
3. Screen is crystal clear and bright.
4. Ipod gets thinner by every generation..!
Cons 1. Sound quality is not great. Clipping occurs even at medium volumes for all high bass presets.
2. Hangs every now and then when hooked up with docking devices like harman kardon.
3. The device is heavier and is not meant for gym workouts.
Summary Its an average device for the price. Though its not meant for jogging and workouts, it can be conveniently used during almost all day to day activities. I hope that apple will address item no. 1 in "cons" through some firmware updates. I had to get my first 120G ipod replaced by apple coz the HDD got damaged since i left it inside the car overnight during cold weather...! If you are someone who can manage with medium quality music, this one is worth a try. Audiophiles stay away...! There are better players in the market for lesser price now a days. :-)
Pros its ok i mean its apple technology so its kool
Cons i have had 2 of the ipod 120 gb and they both froze on me and deleted my music off of itself
Summary get an older ipod b/c they still have kinks to wk out on this 1