Good but make sure you buy a 32gb+ one or you'll run out of space FAST ;)
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I've always kind of been an anti-apple type of person TBH...
But I recently decided I needed a 2nd MP3 Player (something a bit smaller than my HTC Sensation XE phone 32gb microSD) I have been using constantly. So I looked up my options & TBH there's not many options available for MP3 Players that can hold 32gb or more of music out there.
So kind of reluctantly I opted for an Ipod touch (the 3G 32GB Model) as IMHO The 4th gens are way too expensive considering they only have a camera extra compared to the the 3rd gen I bought & I have a nice PROPER Pnasonic camera + a camera on my HTC Sesnation XE anyway.
When I 1st stuck on some mp3's via itunes (BTW, that is my biggest annoyance with apple that the fact you need to use itunes for just about everything you will ever do with your ipod/ iphone or ipad... its a joke that in this day & age you cant plug your ipod into your pc via USB & do a simple drag/ drop for your files)
Anyway, I wasn't expecting much from the ipod touch TBH so it actually suprised me that I actually liked when I was bored sitting playing angry birds etc...
It's internet abilities are nothing to bang on about & compared to my HTC Sensation XE's screen browsing the net can be a pain most times, so I tend to use the bigger screened HTC XE for internet usage over the ipod touch 3g.
Music wise It sounds bad off the bat but IMHO either most people are deaf or they just don't care how bad the supplied apple headphones/ mic thing actually is because it sounds like 3 cats fighting inside a steel bin instead of a music song.
So for gods sake buy some decent headphones.
I also like my music loud so I also have a headphone amp attached too, depending as to which mood/ kind of music Im listening to = the kind of amp/ headphone's paring I go for.
For trance/ dance/ techno = I use my little Bass Boost cMoy v2.03 Amp paired with a set of beats audio's (depending my environment if its buds or over ears) = they then sound nice & bass'y :)
For normal rock/ pop = I use my little NU Force Icon Mobile USB DAC Headphone Amplifier paired with a set of monster turbine pro copper's = they sound suprisingly crystal clear & pretty true & satisfying.
Now I will say that just upgrading your headphone's alone will certainly improve the ipod touch's sound greatly but if you want a proper more dare I say "TRUE" sound then you can't go wrong with investing in something like the "NU Force Icon" & make sure you pair them with the correct type of headphone's... something clear & true maybe like the "Monster copper's" or check out some "Grado's" or whatever takes your fancy as theres plenty of choice's you can make in the Headphone market & even in the portable headphone amp market too.
But IMHO the ipod touch 3g with its supplied bog standard apple headphones might either give you a sore head or might make you want to chop off your own head as they sound that bad even with a lossless track or 320kb mp3.
So in summing up I'm glad I bought the ipod touch 3g 32gb model although I also had to then buy a headphone amp & a half decent set of headphone's too :)
So once you add your preferred choices of portable headphone amp & headphone combo = you should be quite happy with the resulting sound oh & also please don't mess with the ipods EQ settings as on FLAT = their fine with the 2 upgrades I've suggested.
As for internet & app/ game wise etc... = I would say it fails compaired to the android because Apple want $ for same games/ apps that android do free !
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Much More than an MP3 Player
Bought for daughter with her Christmas money. Absolutely brilliant. Product has made redundant previous MP3 player, Nintendo DS and is often used to access internet esp. facebook in preference to computer. I wasn't convinced an Apple product was the way to go until we bought it. There are a few applications that p.c. will run but IPod won't but not many so far. Great for game playing, excellent for music/videos, email, alarm clock(!)
Apple iTune products are relatively expensive but iPod does accept files purchased from elsewhere/home pictures/videos etc.
Easy to synch and charge.
iPod Touch 8/32/64Gb
If you have lots of time to kill (train car or bus journey maybe)this is the bee's knees. At first you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a sophisticated toy but it's far from it. I find new possibilities for it on a weekly basis.It's definitely worth studying the list of 'Apps'on iTunes just to see what new use somebody has found for it. Personally,I didnt want/need the expense of the iPhone & at around a quarter of the price this fits the bill & loses very little from the spec'list. Do not pay Apple's silly prices for any of the 8/32/64Gb iTouch family (check ebay & get a brand new one for a sensible price.I would reccomend the mid range version (32Gb) as this virtually future proofs it from a storage angle. The 64Gb is silly money & you'll never fill it.My first 8Gig was & still is fantastic but I picked up a 32gig on ebay recently (brand new £180---Apple sell it for £234 in Covent Garden,nice new shiny shop but YOU pay for it). Also consider the second hand market. As it's not cheap people tend to look after them & use cases & screen protectors etc. Another rather obvious tip is to always buy your accesories on ebay as well,most are xlnt & do the job well at very sensible prices-eg.mains charger £2ish & leather case £5ish. You can multiply that by seven at Apple. Super gadget,get one but don't get ripped off is my advice--ENJOY. Ray le Bass
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
It's a brilliant product and worth the money!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Bought this product as I am not up for an Iphone yet when I have a decent smartphone (the one I like). I wanted to updgrade from an Mp3 player to an Ipod Classic or a touch but I went for a touch instead. There isn't anything I dislike about this product however, buying a used condition ... battery life doesn't last very long but you can get it fixed from apple store so that is fine - not really of an issue that is. There isn't a reason why I like this product (maybe it has similar features from an Iphone) but mainly, I can listen to music and play on some apps when you're travelling but on the go (walking around or casual moments then listen to music for me). For this product, a comparsion to other MP3/MP4 electronics -- unless other brands release a similar quaulity or even better than an Ipod features (Sony Video-Walkman NWZ-A865). Difference with this product to others -- is the way you put music onto the Ipod -- it's kinda a fuss as you have to sync with iTunes...and sometimes it doesn't even sync properly - unlike the rest of MP3s, you sync your MP3 to the computer and connects so quickly.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
***** APPLE IPOD TOUCH 32GB ******
The Ipod Touch is a great product if your looking for fun, entertainment, internet and music in one!
The Ipod Touch has a sleek appearance, it is thinner than the classic ipod and has the benefit of a very large screen which as I've found is very handy for watching music videos, browsing the internet and playing games!
The 32GB Touch is useful for storing all your songs, music videos, films, tv shows, and downloaded apps, so I would definitely recommend purchasing a larger storage capacity Touch if you decide to buy one, it seems silly to have the tool but not enough memory to hold everything or have to limit yourself!
All in all, excellent product! I'm enjoying mine!