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28 July 2009 @ 03:14 pm
The Great Debate  
I need to ask you guys a favor. I've been seriously contemplating getting a new iPod lately and I just don't know what would be a better overall purchase to make...

Right now I have an iPod Nano 8GB and absolutely love it, but unfortunately with the amount of music I've accumulated over the years it's nowhere near enough space. D: I am leaning toward the Classic because that seems to make the most sense for my needs, but I just don't know if it's worth it.

The music is all I'm really interested in using the iPod for. I just hate to spend so much money if the battery is only good for a couple of years or so. This is what they said when I got my iPod Nano and it's so depressing. Why can't they make them so that you can simply replace the battery when it's no good instead of having to buy a whole new player? :S Any advice? Does anyone have an iPod Classic that could provide me with some insight?

I would like to wish my friend krystal_moon a very Happy Birthday today! I hope you have a wonderful day and that all of your wishes come true. *hugs*
happy birthday to you
the devil in a sweet, sweet kissjorajo on July 28th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
I don't have one of the new classics but I would like to get one. I have a 5th generation 30gb iPod video and its 3rd birthday is in a few weeks. Still kickin'! Battery life isn't quite as good as it used to be but it isn't horrible either. So...I'm absolutely no help because I have no idea what the battery life of the newer iPods is like but the old ones are pretty good and the technology can only get better, right?

(Btw, I outgrew my 30gb about 3 months after getting it lol)
Kristin: David- Smilingkristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your input, it's much appreciated!
Becky: garden state - sambekkis on July 28th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
I got the U2 Ipod (a 20 gb) about 4 years ago, and it's just now starting to show signs of slowing down. The battery life is still pretty good (better than my IPhone), even though I used up pretty much all the space on it already.

I would totally rec an Ipod. I'm assuming the classic is similar to mine and I've always been very pleased with it. I would rec a classic over a Nano; I really think the Nano's are a complete waste of money for what you're getting.
Kristin: Emma Watsonkristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Well, I received the Nano as a gift otherwise I probably would have gone with some different, but I really have loved it! Thanks for your help.
Little Monsterrockstar_izzie on July 28th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
I'm in the same situation as you.

My ipod always dies,freezers and it's a pain.

I've also seen mp3 players which are better than the ipod. Take a look into them also :)
Kristin: Lost- Charlie & Claire <3kristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
I've looked into mp3 players but because I've already been using an iPod Nano it would kind of be difficult to switch to a totally different brand when trying to re-sync my music. ^^
nerwende: LOTR cast (iLove)nerwende on July 28th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
I have an "old" green mini - that is 4GB and no color display. It's from 2005 I think. I've replaced the battery once (I have a friend who works at a store that sells and repairs Apple's stuff, so he managed to find one 2nd hand battery - they're not sold for this model any more). Anyway, I can still get some hours out of it if I charge it just before I plan on using it, it's not terribly cold and I don't try to play it for hours. :D The backlight died some time ago (I'm horrible and keep dropping it. O_o) One thing that helps with the old battery is a separate adapter I bought some time ago - charging finishes more quickly and sometimes when I haven't used the iPod for awhile and it has problems starting up, charging it via the computer doesn't seem to work but it works okay with the adapter.

I've been thinking about purchasing a new one as well - I never thought I'd need space for more than 4GB but apparently I will very soon! (I already have 6+ in my harddrive so I've had to pick what songs are synced.) I can't be of much help - just wanted to share my experience on the battery life (although I'm not sure it's the same with the newer models).
Kristin: Pippin- Black & Whitekristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think you can replace batteries like that anymore (that I know of). I wish you could, you'd be able to get more use out of it! I think the only way you can charge them now is via the computer which I think sucks but...

I know what you mean, I've already exceeded the 8GB limit on iTunes and have to pick and choose songs, which is a pain. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it definitely helps. :)
Lisaweasleytook on July 28th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I started out with a 30GB iPOD over 3 1/2 years ago. Problem is, it filled up VERY fast because I have a LOT of music. And even though I initially said, "I'll never use the video portion!", that ended up being wrong and I use it all the time so I needed space for that too. So last summer, I got an 80GB iPod Classic and I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

As for whether they wear out or not... I gave my older iPod to my mom, and it still works as good as the day I bought it. (And that's after 3 1/2 years.)

I agree with Becky. I kinda think the Nanos are a rip-off (as are the shuffles). If you really like music, the Classic is a fantastic investment.

And I comparison shopped my butt off and even looked at non-Apple MP3 players and found that the iPod was always the better deal.
Kristin: SW- Anakin (good vs. bad)kristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your advice, I truly appreciate it! I did get the Nano as a gift and have actually really loved it, but it's just nowhere near enough space.

I looked into other mp3 players too, and I didn't think they seemed any better either. I am leaning towards the Classic more than ever now!
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Kristin: Puppy & Kittykristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the info, I'm really glad to find out from so many people that they seem to hold up pretty well! =)
Krissy: Garden State: Sam: Headphonesghostpiano on July 28th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I don't really think I have anything to add; everyone else pretty much covered it.

I think as long as you get a service plan with it, you won't have to worry about the battery thing. My old mp3 players (none of them iPods) all died quickly and because I bought service plans, they were replaced. :) So big fan of service plans. :P

I also have an iPod Classic. I forget how much space is on it... 120 GB? Whatever the size they carry that's around that. XD Heh. But I loooooove it. And I gave my mom my old Classic that's a few years old and it still works fine.

So big thumbs up for Classics! :D
Kristin: HP- Ron & Hermione <3kristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
I definitely think the Classic is the way to go, especially from what everyone else has been saying as well. Thanks so much for your help, Krissy!
Buffy Summers: michael by un-den-iablebtvsbonesheroes on July 28th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
My advice would be to check out the refurb store on apple.com

There ipods that were sent back for whatever reason and are fixed up to new. I've had one for over two years and never, ever had a problem with it. Plus you get some extra warranties and it's almost a hundred dollars cheaper, depending on what you get.

but I have one of the older classics and it's nice!
Kristin: Billy Boyd :Dkristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, I will defintely check that out! ^^
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Kristin: David- Black & Whitekristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I really appreciate your input, I am really leaning towards the Classic 120GB now. :D
mary_telford on July 29th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
To be honest, I do not like iPods.
I have Samsung YP-P3 and still sure, that it's better, than any iPod. Moreover, it's cheeper. I have 8GB on it.
Kristin: Music- Paul McCartneykristypadalecki on July 29th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts! I did look into other mp3 players and didn't really think they seemed all that much different. Plus I do have a Nano already so trying to re-sync my music with a totally different brand of player might be a little tricky.
mary_telford on July 30th, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, maybe you're right.
I had Samsung P2 before so, when it's broken *T_T* I decided to buy the same MP3 or something better. So I found P3!
Kristin: John Lennon #2kristypadalecki on July 30th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think for me I will probably stick to the iPod. ^^
Michelle: vinyl - is lovelifebecomesart on July 30th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
How long are the batteries actually good for? I hope my nano lasts a while bc I can't afford another one...
Kristin: John Lennonkristypadalecki on July 30th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
I would assume for a least 2-3 years. I'm mainly thinking about getting a new one because I need more space.
Kelly Farrelly: Monkeesedwardsvamplove on August 7th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about this, but I just got the iPod touch and am just waiting for it to get here, said by Monday when I was tracking it!! Hope so!!!!!
Kristin: The Monkeeskristypadalecki on August 8th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Nice! I still think I'm going to go for the Classic, when I can afford it. =)