Hello, I'm in the market for a cd player and I'm interested in their sound quality compared to an iPod.
In general terms, how expensive do you think the cd player has to be to outperform an iPod as a Hi Fi source. Or, put it the other way, is the iPod better as a source than cd players of which price range?
I'd appreciate if you could give examples of specific models and your opinions.
To be more clear, when I refer to "iPod as source" I refer to a recent iPod (especially the iPod Classic) in a good quality dock (for example the Denon ASD1R or Arcam rDock) playing Apple Lossless songs. The cable shouldn't make any difference since both the cd player and the dock use the same 2xRCA to 2xRCA cable (except for cd players which use XLR connectors).