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12797 Views 48 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2007 1:10 AM by hareand
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2007 9:10 AM (in response to PathfinderDH)Ipod Classic What happened to the sound treble is out of place compared to the mid bass and bass this imaging is causing great ear fatigue I can only listen for about an hour at half volume.
This dose not happen with 3gen. Nano or 5.5 gen. Ipod
******** APPLE PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM *******************4162, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2007 12:22 PM (in response to hotrodhifi)Well as a new user I don't seem to be able to start a new thread which is sort of stupid, but anyway - I've noticed that some songs will "crackle" at anything from half volume and up on my UK 80gb classic. Its vaguely silly to not be able to play a cat power album on acoustic because you start to hear odd little noises all the way through. The only solution so far is to stick it on "reduce bass" for everything - if theres an option to just alter the bass on its own, I don't see it.
Is this a common complaint regarding the classic? I tried a bunch of headphones and it happens with these various songs with all of them.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2007 4:13 PM (in response to PathfinderDH)I wrote a problem report and sent to Apple. They denied anything was wrong with the classics sound quality and suggested I use the equalizer. The problem is there is NO equalizer setting that adjusts the classics elevated treble and poor bass response properly. I think the real problem is hardware and probably can't be corrected in firmware.2.66 Ghz Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2007 1:10 AM (in response to Whopper)I got the same response when I logged with support...no confirmed issues with sound quality! Even though I told them it's inferior to the old iPod mini and my old iRiver 320. I saw on another thread someone saying it's OK as you'd normally be listening with earphones in a noisy environment...fact is that with decent in-ear phones the difference is obvious no matter what environment. They asked me to take it to an approved service centre.
Do I feel strongly enough about this to send the iPod back? No, the design and convenience of 160 GB are great. Am I disappointed by what Apple have done to the sound quality? 100% yes.
I'll let you know what the service centre says but I won't hold my breath...Compaq, Windows XP