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Old 09-28-2008, 11:39 AM
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Help P2 Vs iTouch 2G Sound Quality (Sorry :P)

Hey guys, I know this has been beaten again and again (must be a lot of dead horses around haha), but I've been watching the release of the new Touches closely. People say that the sound quality has greatly improved with the new 2Gs. It still doesn't have customizable EQ, so I don't know, but the rest of the package is undeniably attractive.

I own a P2, which is the best mp3 player I've owned bar none. Although all I've seen are my friend's ipods, and owned the Zen Nano Plus, V/V+, and Zen, I am definitely not oblivious to amazing sound quality, or to the fact that there are better sounding products (Sony, Cowon, etc.). But the product as a whole is just what it needs to be.

So, what I want to know I guess is how the 2G's sound quality fares against the P2. Is it safe to cross to the "dark side"? Although I would be owning both :P

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Old 09-28-2008, 01:07 PM
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Here's a word of advice....go to the store and try one out. Better yet, buy one with a liberal return policy and see if it works for you. Return it if doesn't work out. Opinions vary and you should judge for yourself.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:16 PM
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The P2 is probaly better. It's a Samsung. The Itouch does have better sound than the rest of the ipods though. I never tried the P2 or itouch but i plan to them at best buy.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:44 PM
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How can someone say one is better than the other when you've haven't tried either?
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:52 PM
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i have a p2, and i have heard the 1st gen touch

compared to p2, the sound quality of the 1st gen touch is HORRIBLE...plus i doubt the diff. between 1st and 2nd gen is really that big
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:11 PM
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Well until you tried one, you can't say.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:20 PM
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I have a Touch 2G and I can say the SQ has improved from previous iPods. The EQ is still crap though, so tweaking the sound is still a no-no. Between the 2 the P2 does have the advantage in SQ, though the touch has all the extras. I use my D2 and A829 for my tunes, and my Touch for movies, video podcasts, games, and the occasional web browsing. Personally, I've never heard the P2, I have used the T9, and the sound it produced was excellent. If the T9 is a solid 9.0 then the Touch is a 7.5-8.0 for music. The P2 may fare a little higher.

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Old 09-28-2008, 02:54 PM
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:22 PM
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Hmm, I've gotten a bit more perspective from this, thanks Darkside (how is it over there :P?) I do want to try it myself, but they haven't shipped here yet, probably tomorrow is when they'll be here. It's good to see that it has improved markedly, though not to the standards of Samsung/Sony/Cowon.... the crappy EQ settings are still a shame, and I've heard about problems with wi-fi on it too? Hopefully it doesn't stay a problem. But I will go and check it out, see if I can secretly join the dark side (I'm an adamant advocate for the light hahaha)
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:25 PM
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try looking for some mods if you buy the touch. I heard there are mods for it. i luv mods!
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:36 PM
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I'm the kind of guy who would probably do them horribly wrong though, and then void my warranty lol
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:56 PM
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I like the stock FW on the Touch, this is 1 player I won't mode ATM.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:00 PM
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yeah it's like 500 dollars for a 32 Gb touch so you wouldn't want to mess around with it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:10 PM
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400 actually. I have both and the P2 sounds better. I wouldn't say vastly, but it does sound more detailed and sharper, and actually has an EQ worth using.
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