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Firstly, if this is the wrong site to ask this question I apologize, but I didn't see one for "music players" on the stack exchange website :)

After reading a few people online say that music playing from a Zune HD sounds better to them than that on an iPod touch, I was wondering whether there's any truth to that?

From what I can tell, the Zune HD uses a Wolfson Microelectronics WM8352, while the first-generation iPod Touch (which the Zune HD was competing with) used a Wolfson Microelectronics WM8758BG, and newer models use the Cirrus Logic CS4398 and CS42L61.

Which ones are better (to make the question less subjective, let's say in terms of quality, range, & accuracy of output)? Admittedly, I have almost no idea how everything compares and works together, but it would seem to me that, just by looking at the version numbers, the iPod has been better since it's launch. Is there anything else that effects sound quality? Thanks!

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closed as off topic by Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams, Keltari, Journeyman Geek, Randolph West, Sathya Sep 10 '12 at 5:03

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There used to be a consumer electronics SE, but it shut down due to lack of use. There's no suitable site for it, as is, but this is still off topic for SU –  Journeyman Geek Sep 10 '12 at 3:10
Headphones make the difference, not the player. –  user3463 Sep 10 '12 at 4:04
@JourneymanGeek - ah, well, sorry for posting ;) RandolphWest - I know that, but I was under the assumption that certain audio cards can read higher-quality music (like 320 kbps instead of something lower) and/or have glitches which would interfere with it. –  MatthewThepc Sep 10 '12 at 23:08

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