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Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7760 reviews of Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and price. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability. Comments are divided on the connectivity.

usability, performance, design, price, sound


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 785 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the sound and performance. The price and design also get good feedback. The connectivity and portability get mixed reviews, and there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod classic 120GB - BlackApple iPod classic 80GB blackApple iPod classic 80GB black

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4917 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the sound and portability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity and performance.

usability, price, design, portability, sound


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod classic 80 GB Silver (6th Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod Classic 80GB Black (6th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod classic 120 GB Black (6th Generation) [Previous Model]

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Donald Bell (

Apple iPod Classic review: The iPod that holds it all


The iPod Classic is Apple's iconic hard-drive-based MP3 player, with design roots that date back to 2001's original iPod model . If you can resist the fashion appeal and gee-whiz features of Apple's slimmer iPods , such as the iPod Nano and iPod Touch...

The Apple iPod Classic offers a solid, understated design with an easy-to-use interface and unbelievably generous capacity.

EQ control is limited; the plastic screen is susceptible to scratching; and the only way to move media on and off the device is through iTunes.

The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. None can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (

Apple Second-generation iPod classic (Late 2008, 120GB)


Lots of storage capacity ; Impressive battery performance ; Browse album and artist features ; Charges with FireWire connection ; Genius playlist support ; Slightly brighter display

Those with large media libraries may mourn the loss of the 160GB classic ; Doesn't include such cool new iPod nano features as accelerometer or spoken menus

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Apple iPod Classic 80GB MP3 Player Review - Intro


The iPod Classic has the face that launched the MP3 Player industry. Years later and it has a bit of a different look, but still retains its old charm. This newest iteration comes in 80GB and 120GB models, and we've reviewed the 80GB in this very...

Looks good, seems pretty durable, supports a lot of files ; Good physical controls, lots of memory.; Simple, comprehensive, familiar and easy to use ; Fast, easy playlists on the fly, good equalizer options ; Great podcast support.; Great overall audio...

The aesthetic is nothing new, and this thing is huge. ; Either our review unit was broken or the battery life is abysmal. Since we bought the unit off a store shelf, neither scenario is good. ; Some other media players have a few more advanced features...

Conclusion The iPod Classic is almost nostalgia-enducing at this point. In a world with the iPhone and iPod Touch, the simple, list-based interface seems quaint by comparison. If you can find an 80GB version for around $170, it's not a bad deal for...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Gadgets That Keep Going and Going and Going


Meet the new iPod. It looks familiar, huh- That's because Apple's iPod classic is essentially a replacement for the iPod video, or fifth-generation iPod. The main improvement here is storage space-what was once a 30GB or 80GB player now comes with 80GB...

Tons of storage. Improved interface. "Classic" iPod controls. Easy navigation.

Cover Flow is a bit slow. Bundled earbuds aren't great.

As its name suggests, not much has changed on the iPod classic-it looks a little different on the outside, and there's a useful, but not radical, interface update. The big news is the massive capacity upgrade.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Apple iPod Classic


The name suggests more of the same but with more space and better value. Hard disk lag issues, video out controversy and just okay sound stop it from being a true classic though.

Huge storage (who really has 40,000 songs?), Good value, Anodised aluminium front feels like quality, Video and photos are bright and clear, Interface looks even slicker than ever ...

... but marred by hard disk lag issues, Sound quality still, at best, mediocre, Cover Flow a case of form over function, New accessories required for video out

Sep, 2007


Expert review by: Brandon King (

Apple iPod Classic (80GB)


Apple's refreshed iPod line recently made its debut, to much fanfare. Along with new colors for the Shuffle, redesigned nanos, and innovative Touch lines, the good ole iPod we've come to know and love has been given the badge of “Classic” and,...

Huge capacity; excellent sound quality; revamped interface

Sluggish/balky menus; no docking station included; requires iTunes 7

If you are a current 5G iPod owner and don't need additional space, there is no compelling reason to upgrade.

Sep, 2007

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Apple iPod Classic ( 80GB, black)


Editor's note: This review has been updated to include battery life data resulting from CNET Labs' testing.

The iPod Classic is just like the fifth-generation iPod with video, only slimmer, tougher, and injected with a more visually rich graphical user interface.

Video output now requires a proprietary cable; audio quality has not improved; some older iPod video accessories may not be compatible; users are required to use the latest version of iTunes, which may not work on some older computer systems.

The iPod Classic is a refinement of the formula that put the iPod on the map. Few can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and advanced user interface.

Sep, 2007

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iPod Classic 120 GB PMP Mega test - Online iPod Classic 120 GB PMP Mega test Reviews Features Specifications Online in India


iPod Classic 120 GB PMP Mega test Price – online iPod Classic 120 GB PMP Mega test prices and review feature online in india, provides online iPod Classic 120 GB PMP Mega test mp3 player n mp4 players, ipod prices n specifications,...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (

Review Of The Apple iPod Classic


The 3rd generation ipod fits a massive 160GB hard disk. The screen is molded out of plastic, making it the only iPod that hasn't used the scratch-resistant glass screen yet. It also is the only one to use the split screen menu, with  the menu function...

A sleek, elegant and simple design; user-friendly interface; and nice podcast support; superb video-playback and brilliant battery-life

The Equalizer has many settings but most are indistinguishable; older video accessories may not be compatible; older computers may not support the latest itunes version

Apple is doing what it does best, and the 160GB classic is nothing short of it. It packs in a good feature list and is really worth your money.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (

Apple iPod Classic


The word ‘classic' may make one think of sports cars, the classical musician Mozart and Ancient Greek mythology. But what happens when the word ‘classic' is associated with a gadget that became a world-wide phenomenon only a few years ago?

A classic tribute to what has become a tech gadget of classic proportions.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Now that you can buy movies from the iTunes Store and sync them to your iPod, the whole world is your theater. With a 30GB or 80GB iPod in hand, those movies fit comfortably next to TV shows, new iPod games, podcasts, audiobooks, photo albums, and, of course, an entire library of music - up to 20,000 songs, in fact. How much can your pocket hold? That's up to you and your iPod. It holds up to 20,000 songs, up to 25,000 photos, and up to 100 hours of video - or any combination of each. So you can browse movies on the iTunes Store, download the ones you want (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, perhaps?), and then sync it to your iPod. Same goes for TV episodes, new iPod games, 99

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Video playback/Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):20hour(s)/30hour(s)/36hour(s)/40hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:5G/6G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Apple Lossless / Audible / MP3 / WAV/Apple Lossless / MP3 / Audible / AIFF / AAC / WAV

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Japan
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod/Apple iPod classic/HP


Category of Accessory:Licenses
Product Type:License

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty