I can't seem to decide between the older 3rd Gen shuffle (4GB) the new shuffle (2GB) or the new 6th Gen Nano (8GB)
Besides the obvious price differences, I'm weaning toward the 3rd Gen, are there any huge benefits of the Nano and does the sound quality differ between the shuffles? Any help would be appreciated!
I have the new version of the iPod Shuffle. I clip it on my shirt and have the ear bud line running under my shirt. When I am on the elliptical or treadmill and want to watch TV, all I do is undo the ear bud jack and plug it into the machine. Still, I like biking with my self-selected songs.
Bon chance, mon ami.
14" G4 iBook
15" MacBook Pro (July, 2009)
13" MacBooK Pro with Retina Display
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read these books." Mark Twain
Depends if you care whether or not you can see what you're listening to, if you want to be able to change artists/albums, etc.
I personally hated the sound quality of the new Nanos.. I thought they sounded like crap. I have the new Apple in-ears, as well as Westone UM3X and full size AKG headphones, and nothing sounded decent from that thing. But... some people do like it. Just be sure to buy it where you can return it if you don't like it, such as Future Shop.
I have had many iPods thru the years. Shuffle was great from an ease point of view but the nano is better overall. Running with the shuffle was better (until sweat short circuited the darn thing - damn, never clip to your shorts) but weights and biking are better with the nano. If I run with the nano it is with an armband. Plus the nike+ works with the nano and not the shuffle.