Hey rozeqloud, you never got back to me on your discovery
However, I went to Future Shop and bought one the other day so I could see what it sounds like for myself and I must say that the iPod Classic is MAJOR CRAP compared to a 5G iPod Video. I can't believe I sold my 5.5G iPod video before researching the iPod Classic. However, I would had never thought that apple would make a new iPod that sucks compared to the older one. I will probably return my iPod as soon as I can get back into town.. I will continue to monitor the iPod Classic to see if the audio quality ever gets sorted out. If it doesn't I might have to resort to getting a Zune
which I would rather not do because the iPod is better IMO as far as what my needs are (Strictly MP3 playback). APPLE, get your act together and don't release products that suck a** compared to the previous version.