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Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9945 reviews of Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the sound and price are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the connectivity, while many are critical about the reliability.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1893 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the sound and price. The performance and design are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the reliability. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and portability.

usability, design, performance, price, sound

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod classic 160GB - Black - 6th GenerationApple iPod classic 160GB - Black - 6th Generation

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5385 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (6th / 7th Gen) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, performance, price, design, portability

reliability, connectivity

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod classic 160 GB Black (6th Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod classic 160 GB Black (6th Generation) OLD MODEL

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Classic review

 

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 : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Classic second generation review

 

Editors' note, August 18, 2009: Rumors strongly suggest that a new line of iPods will be unveiled early in September of this year. For those considering the purchase of an iPod, we recommend holding off until these new models become available. Check...

The second-generation iPod Classic adds a new Genius playlist feature to its time-tested combination of music, video, podcast, audiobook, and photo playback.

EQ control is limited; some older iPod video accessories may not be compatible; the plastic screen is susceptible to scratching; users are required to use the latest version of iTunes, which may not work on some older computer systems.

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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

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 (mediaplayerinfo.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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 : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Classic 6th Generation review

 

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

Expert review by (thinkdigit.com)

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

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Ricky (etechreviews.net)

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 (itp.net)

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

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:20
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320

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

Battery

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Second camera: No

Design

Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Silver / White
LED Indicators: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

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

Capacity:120GB/160GB/80GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:120GB/160GB/80GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in/0.6in
Height:4.1in
Weight:4.9oz/5.5oz/5.7oz
Width:2.4in

Display

Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD / LED
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:14 / 30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:2 / 3.5 / 5 / 6 / 7
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, WAV / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WAV / AIFF, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG / BMP, GIF, PNG, PSD / JPG
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, m4v, mov, mp4 / H.264, MOV / m4v, mov, mp4
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,m4v,mov,mp4 / H.264,MOV / M4V,MOV,MP4

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Japan
Manufacturer:Apple/Hewlett-Packard
Model:Personalized
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod/Apple iPod classic/HP

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Licenses
Color:Black/Silver/White
Product Type:License
Refurbished:Refurbished

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / -4 - 113 / 20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45 / -4 - 113 / 20 - 45

Other Features

Battery Type:Lithium-ion
Bit rate:128 Kbps / 16 - 320 Kbps / 320
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.4.11 +\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X 10.4.11\nWindows Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.3.9 +\nWindows 2000 SP4\nWindows XP SP2 / Mac OS X v10.3.9\nWindows 2000 (Service Pack 4)\nWindows XP Home/Professional (Service Pack 2) / Mac OS X v10.4.11 + / Mac OS X v10.4.11 +\nWindows Vista, XP Home, Professional / Mac OS X v10.4.11 +\nWindows Vista, XP SP2+ / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3) / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional / Mac OS X v10.4.8, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional Service Pack 2. / Mac OS X v10.4.9, Windows Vista, XP
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (W x D x H):2.4 x 0.41 x 4.1
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):2.4 x 0.41 x 4.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.43 x 0.413 x 4.07 / 2.43 x 0.433 x 4.07 / 2.43 x 0.531 x 4.07 / 4.07 x 2.43 x 0.433
File type:AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF
Headphone outputs:1 / 3.5
I/O ports:1x Dock connector\n1x Stereo minijack / 3.5-mm minijack\nAudio & Composite video out\nS-video out\nUSB 2.0
Media types supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF
Picture compression format:JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG
Power Requirements:100-240V
Product weight:0.3
Product weight (lb):0.3
Slide show: Yes
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
User guide: Yes

Performance

Picture viewer: Yes
Playback mode:Playlist, Repeat, Repeat all, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Playlist, Repeat, Repeat all, Shuffle
Sleep Timer: Yes
Type:MP3 / MP4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Interface:3.5mm / USB 2.0
Line-out: Yes
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:14 / 30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:2 / 3.5 / 5 / 6 / 7
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y
USB charging:Y

Radio

FM radio: No
Supported bands:FM / No
Supported radio bands:FM / Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: No
Voice recording:No / Yes

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Music memory capacity (songs):20000 / 40000
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 30 / 80
Video memory capacity:100 / 200

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 7.4 / iTunes 7.6 / USB 2.0 \nMac OS X v10.4.11 +\niTunes 9 + / USB 2.0\niTunes 7
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.413 / 0.531
Height:4.06
Weight:4.8 / 4.94 / 5.71
Width:2.43