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http://www.redwineaudio.com/iMod.html

In short, internal reworking of the iPod to provide a very high quality analog output stage. There are several DIY versions out there, too, for the ambitious.
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I just bought a Zune 80GB today. I have an 80GB iPod Classic as well as an iPhone (hate them both TBH). I think my favorite mp3 player of all time was my 20GB Creative Zen Sleek. Man, I absolutely loved that thing. A lot of people complained about it freezing and what not but that only happened if you drained the battery all the way down. Basically, instead of shutting down, it would just freeze. I had full intentions on purchasing another Zen however 32GB + SD slot for ~ $280 just isn't going to do it for me.

The one thing that really bothers me about the Zune is that it doesn't function as a removable disk from the factory. I know the work around and plan on using it but I would feel more comfortable with native support.

Oh yeah, about the sound quality. The Zen Sleek sounded the best by far (with a nice pair of headphones). The sound options it had were very useful and made a noticable difference. So far I have noticed that the Zune sounds better than the iPod IMO.
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post #83 of 90
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Were you using the same headphones in your test? Most earbuds are generally crap and can't really output anything below 100hz... or even 250hz for that matter. Everything in your signal chain will make a difference.
Yep, same headphones. Like I said, everything was the same except the player. It wasn't an "official" test, just something I noticed when I changed players. But yeah, files were the same, headphones were the same, etc; there's no reason I would have changed any of those.
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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
http://www.redwineaudio.com/iMod.html

In short, internal reworking of the iPod to provide a very high quality analog output stage. There are several DIY versions out there, too, for the ambitious.
From the site: "A richer more seductive midrange." Shortly after scanning this thread, I listened to my ipod on my way back to work and noticed that this is something it definitely needs.

$250 though for just the mod alone??
 
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this why i originally bought the p2 over the touch.
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From the site: "A richer more seductive midrange." Shortly after scanning this thread, I listened to my ipod on my way back to work and noticed that this is something it definitely needs.

$250 though for just the mod alone??
That is to have them do it for you, yeah. If you do it yourself, it's not that bad.
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From the site: "A richer more seductive midrange." Shortly after scanning this thread, I listened to my ipod on my way back to work and noticed that this is something it definitely needs.

$250 though for just the mod alone??
But you CAN do it yourself...
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It seems to me that people LOOK for a reason to hate the iPod.
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It seems to me that people LOOK for a reason to hate the iPod.
There's probably some truth to that.
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It seems to me that people LOOK for a reason to hate the iPod.
And there's no reason
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