5 portable music players that are good iPod alternatives FiiO M7 (£159.99, $200) Pioneer XDP-300R-B ($699, £499) ONKYO DP-X1A ($633, £534) Astell & Kern AK70 MKII ($699, £599) Acoustic Research AR-M20 ($550, £499) Cowon Plenue D ($299, £199)Why is the iPod Classic so slow?
The reason the Classic is slower than the iPod Touch is because the Classic is hard drive based. It takes much longer to access the content on a hard drive. It's a physical property of both devices.How do you restart your iPod Classic?
Steps Make sure your iPod is fully charged, if it is dead the restart will not work. Slide the hold button on top of your iPod back and forth 3-4 times. Press and hold the Menu and Center buttons, hold until the Apple logos appears on the screen. If you continue to experience issues with your iPod Classic, repeat the steps.