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Old 09-02-07, 09:44 PM   #1
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My Ipod is not LOUD enough!

Is it the wine..or am I deaf? I need more volume!
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Old 09-02-07, 09:49 PM   #2
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i noticed the same thing w/my first (and only) ipod. get some better headphones and youll be happier
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Old 09-02-07, 09:50 PM   #3
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Is it the wine..or am I deaf? I need more volume!
Get yourself some schure e2cs.
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Old 09-02-07, 09:57 PM   #4
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If you're not fond of the type of headphones that go in the ear, try these. I've got a pair and they really work. I would have gotten the Schures that operator mentions, but my doctor say no inserting things like that into my ear. Worth every penny. I tried the Bose headphones they sell in the Apple Store, but I didn't like them anywhere as much as these.
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Old 09-02-07, 09:59 PM   #5
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thank you...Lean on me..is not LOUD ENOUGH
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Old 09-02-07, 09:59 PM   #6
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Clean your ears. That works wonders.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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Old 09-02-07, 10:00 PM   #7
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I find the shure e3's work pretty well with the ipod video but the e4's work really well with the nanos.
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Old 09-02-07, 10:00 PM   #8
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I'm 60% deaf in my right ear.

Don't turn it up.
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Old 09-02-07, 10:01 PM   #9
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Just had my ears flushed at the doctor...I need dbs
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Old 09-02-07, 10:02 PM   #10
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Prince and Little Red Corvette is not LOUD ENOUGH
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Old 09-02-07, 10:24 PM   #11
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I find the shure e3's work pretty well with the ipod video but the e4's work really well with the nanos.
the e4s withe the new super isolating foamies are incredible; but Siu's recommendation is the best...
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Old 09-02-07, 11:41 PM   #12
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I hate Ipods.

That said, I'm sure a higher quality, compact / portable headphone will help. You can probably find something decent on sale for like thirty or forty bucks. I'm in the process of researching a new set for my iriver and samsung right now.
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Old 09-02-07, 11:43 PM   #13
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www.head-fi.org...a great headphone resource
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Old 09-02-07, 11:53 PM   #14
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Should have bought a creative.

And Pheard, I'm fairly deaf in my left ear having been through some past and recent trauma... Do you notice it more as an inability to distinguish sounds than anything else? There are certain peoples voices that if I don't aim my good ear at them, I have a hard time with various sounds.
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Old 09-03-07, 12:15 AM   #15
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When I plug in my iPod and go to the Settings tab (or maybe Preferences on a Windows machine) there is an option to enable/disable the max volume limit. Perhaps you can disable it.

Remember to stay safe if you're riding.

(I hope this doesn't start a flame war)
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Old 09-03-07, 12:17 AM   #16
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since my IPod was free..creative means nothing to me...and yes I already fount the max volume setting.
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Old 09-03-07, 12:18 AM   #17
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I just wanted to express my love for their little machine. Not trying to get surly about my chosen technology.
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Old 09-03-07, 12:28 AM   #18
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I haven't tried it, but this looks like it would work.
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let me know when you are of age to buy it...
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Old 09-03-07, 12:59 AM   #21
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Old 09-03-07, 01:01 AM   #22
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I'm an audiophile, and I rock the Bose Tri-Ports. I'd get those because they sound the best, but only if you don't care about the cost and are down to throw up $149.
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Old 09-03-07, 01:32 AM   #23
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My problem with buying expensive cans isn't the cost, but the fact that I somehow destroy mine every year or two.
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Old 09-03-07, 02:00 AM   #24
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www.boostaroo.com -- Its an amplifier that has been around since 2000 or so, and was touted as the "safe" alternative to changing the RC circuits in the Nomad Jukebox for louder volume.

Varying models cost from $30 to $50.

As for cans, I have also been using a set of Sony MDR-F1s. They go over the ear, so they don't press on the cartilage and give a headache after a couple hours, are open air so you can hear what is going on around you, and are just extremely well made. However, Sony seems to have discontinued these, and I don't see anything that replaces this type (open air, circumaural.)

My cans are holding up, but sometimes my dog knocks them from their resting place, and I'm worried about the solder joint loosening and giving static or the annoying one ear working, other not, where you have to twist the earpiece just right for both to work.

One note: I'd go easy on the volume knob, it sucks not being able to hear people's mosquito ring tones due to one too many concerts.

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www.boostaroo.com -- Its an amplifier that has been around since 2000 or so, and was touted as the "safe" alternative to changing the RC circuits in the Nomad Jukebox for louder volume.

Varying models cost from $30 to $50.

As for cans, I have also been using a set of Sony MDR-F1s. They go over the ear, so they don't press on the cartilage and give a headache after a couple hours, are open air so you can hear what is going on around you, and are just extremely well made. However, Sony seems to have discontinued these, and I don't see anything that replaces this type (open air, circumaural.)

My cans are holding up, but sometimes my dog knocks them from their resting place, and I'm worried about the solder joint loosening and giving static or the annoying one ear working, other not, where you have to twist the earpiece just right for both to work.

One note: I'd go easy on the volume knob, it sucks not being able to hear people's mosquito ring tones due to one too many concerts.
The upper level Sonys are pretty durable in my experience.
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