18858 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2010 12:57 PM by the fiend
The iPod classic's advantage is primarily one of capacity; the classic has a 160GB hard drive. So if all you care about is music and audio podcasts, the iPod classic might be a good option for you. The iPod touch is much more than a music player; web surfing, apps, videos, etc. The tradeoff is that the iPod touch offers lower capacity and a higher cost. I've never seen a direct comparison of audio quality, but I'd expect little difference assuming the same track at the same compression. I'd suggest you read up on the features of each and decide for yourself which best suits your current and future needs.
Personally, I use both a 160GB Classic and a 32GB iPod Touch and I find the iPod Touch better for Podcasts.
It's easier to play "one Podcast at a time" on the Touch (using the on-the-go playlist facility) and you can see the "time remaining" if you only part play an episode of a Podcast and the full running timew if you haven't yet started it.
The Classic has greater capacity, which is why I use that for my CD collection, which wouldn't fit on a 32GB Touch. Now there's the 64GB Touch, but I'm not sure I'd be able to fit both my music and my choice of Podcasts on to it.