Was able to get my hands on the new iPod Nano launched few months ago when I was in PD.
I read online that the new iPod Nano boosted with a better sound driver in it thus producing better sounds compared to previous iPods. I wanna try it out for myself how good it is.
iPod Nano black paired with my Creative EP-630.
As it advertised, iPod Nano is sleek and slim, it fits nicely on my palm, I had good feeling bout it.
I tested the sound through my EP-630 and the stock iPod earphone. I personally felt that the iPod stock earphone sounds pretty nice, whereas my EP-630 is a little too bassy to my liking. I'm not really fond of bass, but it's all about
Comparing the iPod Nano size to my Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, the iPod looks smaller.
I did not compare the sound between these 2 gadgets as I don't have the same song on both gadgets thus cannot give a valid comparison. But I feel that iPod Nano gives a better sound compared to my Nokia.
Testing the coverflow, horizontally & vertically.
Just nice I've got another iPod Classic to boot. Let's compared the 3 gadgets....
The iPod Classic is the 5th generation, so it's a generation behind from the current 6th. I can understand why those forumers bash iPod badly, because the iPod Classic's sound doesn't sound good at all, kinda noisy, it's worse than the iPod Nano & my Nokia 5310.
Even if I tried with different earphones, there's something wrong with the sound so too bad for the iPod Classic.
After testing out the iPod Nano, I'm tempted to get one, though it's a little too luxurious for me to afford one now. The 8GB version is selling for RM 600 while the 16GB version is RM 800, definitely cheaper than the original 1k+ price tag.
But looking at the trend, I know the price can drop after some time, especially when newer models are rolling out. Well, I'll just wait and see the market first. :)
Thanks Hsiang (iPod Nano) & Jeshua (iPod Classic) for letting me to play with their gadgets. :D
P/S: I'd like to test on the Sony Walkman player one day, as I heard Sony Walkman is one of the best in the market, especially their superb sound quality, much superior to iPod's, I heard.