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Old 05-18-2007, 05:36 PM   #1
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do i want an 80 gb ipod or do i want an ipod shuffle

which one should i pick and why?
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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hey wait. i just noticed that the headphone slot on the shuffle is used as a dock connector too. in other words, you have to pull the headphone jack in and out all the time...very smart business move steve jobs, very smart
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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definitely an 80 gb. just for piece of mind, to be honest. i never worry about running out of space. i have 5500 songs and so much more room to go. putting videos on there is pretty cool too, even though i'd rather just fill this baby up with music.

i also suggest getting an alpine head unit for you car that is ipod ready. just plug your ipod in through the glove box, and control your ipod from your stereo.

good stuff.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:42 PM   #4
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Is there any reason you'd chose a shuffle over an 80GB iPod?
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
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hmm...the price.

and it's more portable.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:35 PM   #6
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the extra money you would dish out for an 80gb is worth it. trust me.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:17 PM   #7
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Why not compromise and get a Nano?
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:28 PM   #8
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because it seems like a bad compromise - the price is way too close to the 80 gb ipod.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:29 PM   #9
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will we see new ipods by this year's end btw.?
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because it seems like a bad compromise - the price is way too close to the 80 gb ipod.
Then get the 80GB. I'd only use a shuffle if someone gave it to me. I hate the concept of "shuffling" my music and not even having a screen so I could see what's coming next and skip it. If cheapness is the only reason to consider a shuffle, just get a really cheap mp3 player if you need something light and portable for a jog or whatever and save for the 80GB iPod.

I personally prefer nanos b/c I like their size and the fact that they are flash memory. I typically have my computer with me at work or on trips, so I don't need yet another device to store everything.
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i think the shuffle is a waste of money/time. go for the 80.

do you really have 80gs of music? i still haven't filled my 20!
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I love my nano.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:18 AM   #13
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Then get the 80GB. I'd only use a shuffle if someone gave it to me. I hate the concept of "shuffling" my music and not even having a screen so I could see what's coming next and skip it. If cheapness is the only reason to consider a shuffle, just get a really cheap mp3 player if you need something light and portable for a jog or whatever and save for the 80GB iPod.

I personally prefer nanos b/c I like their size and the fact that they are flash memory. I typically have my computer with me at work or on trips, so I don't need yet another device to store everything.
it has to be an ipod of some sort, because i have converted all my music to wonderful 320 kbps aac.

yeah, i know. flash memory is likely to last longer than a mechanical harddrive.

this is a tough choice. i might wait til the end of the year to see if apple puts out something new
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30Gb.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:46 AM   #15
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If you're looking for a compromise in terms of price, think about looking for a new iPod on ebay. That's how I got my 20 GB one about a year and a half ago. It was right around the time color screens were coming out, but that didn't really matter to me, so I got the black and white screen. On ebay, I got a new iPod (still in the wrapped box with the full warranty), an iTunes gift card, and an iTrip (which turned out to be crap) for less than the iPod would've cost me at a store.

Between the 80GB and the Shuffle, there's no comparison for me. I'd get the 80 GB for sure, since you could probably pack your entire music library onto it and still have plenty of room for videos.
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