"NO NO NO NO NO NO (find an older model)"1.0 starson by Doc1200
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. :(