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Posted: 2/21/2016 1:22:57 PM EDT
So I have an IPod nano touch, it's a pretty good little machine, 16gig.

But I had Walkmans (walkmen?) in the 80's that would decimate this thing, from a volume standpoint. It just isn't loud enough for guys who are already half deaf like me.

So Apple, if I have to sign a waiver to get something that I could possibly harm myself with, I understand. People being so litigious these days.

CSB
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:25:14 PM EDT
Yeah, device volume is lame these days.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:26:47 PM EDT
Buy a Zune?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:26:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Billy_Dee:
So I have an IPod nano touch, it's a pretty good little machine, 16gig.

But I had Walkmans (walkmen?) in the 80's that would decimate this thing, from a volume standpoint. It just isn't loud enough for guys who are already half deaf like me.

So Apple, if I have to sign a waiver to get something that I could possibly harm myself with, I understand. People being so litigious these days.

CSB
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IIRC the company reduced the max volume the device could produce. .... because they were concerned they would be sued by kids down the road, because they kept the volume pegged and wrecked their hearing over years of use.. etc.  im like you, hearing damage. i NEED to be able to turn it up.. just to hear it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:27:29 PM EDT
There's a reason your half deaf.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:28:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Engineer5:
There's a reason your half deaf.
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Lol

There's more than one
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Originally Posted By Engineer5:
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What?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:29:17 PM EDT
That insane Walkman volume you enjoyed as a kid in the 80's is probably at least partially responsible for your present day hearing impairment.

Anyway, your best bet is to find a pair of headphones with a lower impedance. They'll be louder.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:29:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By guitardudester:
Buy a Zune?
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Never heard of it. I'll check it out, thanks
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:30:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
That insane Walkman volume you enjoyed as a kid in the 80's is probably at least partially responsible for your present day hearing impairment.

Anyway, your best bet is to find a pair of headphones with a lower impedance. They'll be louder.
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That's good info, thanks bro
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:36:09 PM EDT
you can increase the volume of each song in itunes.

default is 50%.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:39:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Billy_Dee:

That's good info, thanks bro
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Originally Posted By Billy_Dee:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
That insane Walkman volume you enjoyed as a kid in the 80's is probably at least partially responsible for your present day hearing impairment.

Anyway, your best bet is to find a pair of headphones with a lower impedance. They'll be louder.

That's good info, thanks bro

Another thing that will help (assuming you're using earbuds at present), is to replace them with in-ear monitors. They provide more acoustic isolation than your leaky earbuds do - making them easier to hear at lower volume. They fit more like earplugs.

Try and find a pair rated around 16 ohms, if you can (definitely no higher than 32). That oughta do 'er. If that's not good enough for you, you'll need a headphone amplifier and at that point...you're not really portable anymore and it becomes a bit counterproductive.
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Originally Posted By Engineer5:


There's a reason your half deaf.
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His half deaf what?






Link Posted: 2/21/2016 1:47:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Paul:
Do you even single end triode?

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Yes, but the battery life fuckin' sucks.
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Originally Posted By JmPnTX:
A quick search reveals...

http://m.wikihow.com/Unlock-iPod-Volume-Limit
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Can you give us the simplified version, too many steps.  
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A quick search reveals...



http://m.wikihow.com/Unlock-iPod-Volume-Limit
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Dammit man, we're not looking for solutions here. We just want to bitch.

 





Link Posted: 2/21/2016 2:01:58 PM EDT
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Yes, but the battery life fuckin' sucks.
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
Originally Posted By Paul:
Do you even single end triode?


Yes, but the battery life fuckin' sucks.


iphone --> 2 x class A monoblock VTA

seems like overkill.

i like it.

ar-jedi

Link Posted: 2/21/2016 2:04:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Engineer5:
There's a reason your half deaf.
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Originally Posted By Billy_Dee:

Never heard of it. I'll check it out, thanks
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Originally Posted By guitardudester:
Buy a Zune?

Never heard of it. I'll check it out, thanks



LOL
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 2:15:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JmPnTX:
A quick search reveals...

http://m.wikihow.com/Unlock-iPod-Volume-Limit
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That's neat, but nobody listens to Adele that loud. Nobody.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:15:15 PM EDT
See, that's why I complain to you guys. I'll end up with a thousand different solutions I wasn't aware of. And a bunch of cheeky monkeys to boot.
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Originally Posted By Subnet:

Another thing that will help (assuming you're using earbuds at present), is to replace them with in-ear monitors. They provide more acoustic isolation than your leaky earbuds do - making them easier to hear at lower volume. They fit more like earplugs.

Try and find a pair rated around 16 ohms, if you can (definitely no higher than 32). That oughta do 'er. If that's not good enough for you, you'll need a headphone amplifier and at that point...you're not really portable anymore and it becomes a bit counterproductive.
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
Originally Posted By Billy_Dee:
Originally Posted By Subnet:
That insane Walkman volume you enjoyed as a kid in the 80's is probably at least partially responsible for your present day hearing impairment.

Anyway, your best bet is to find a pair of headphones with a lower impedance. They'll be louder.

That's good info, thanks bro

Another thing that will help (assuming you're using earbuds at present), is to replace them with in-ear monitors. They provide more acoustic isolation than your leaky earbuds do - making them easier to hear at lower volume. They fit more like earplugs.

Try and find a pair rated around 16 ohms, if you can (definitely no higher than 32). That oughta do 'er. If that's not good enough for you, you'll need a headphone amplifier and at that point...you're not really portable anymore and it becomes a bit counterproductive.

Awesome, yeah I'm just using the earbuds it came with.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:21:27 PM EDT
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It's annoying.  Every time I try to turn the volume up past 3/4 I have to answer "Yes" to a warning of possible hearing loss.






Every damn time.  





There needs to be a checkbox that says "Yes, I know, stop frigging annoying me about it, you're not my Mother".





ETA:  That's Samsung

 
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:22:38 PM EDT
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A quick search reveals...

http://m.wikihow.com/Unlock-iPod-Volume-Limit
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I'm gonna try that, but It'll have to wait until I get a computer again. Thank you.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:23:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Engineer5:
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His half deaf what?
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Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
It's annoying.  Every time I try to turn the volume up past 3/4 I have to answer "Yes" to a warning of possible hearing loss.

Every damn time.  

There needs to be a checkbox that says "Yes, I know, stop frigging annoying me about it, you're not my Mother".



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My new Motorola does it too, drives me crazy.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:26:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
It's annoying.  Every time I try to turn the volume up past 3/4 I have to answer "Yes" to a warning of possible hearing loss.

Every damn time.  

There needs to be a checkbox that says "Yes, I know, stop frigging annoying me about it, you're not my Mother".



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That would be annoying. Like a hall monitor lives in your mp3 player.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:27:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tango7:


I also recall being able to adjust the max volume in the controls area on the iPod itself.
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
you can increase the volume of each song in itunes.

default is 50%.


I also recall being able to adjust the max volume in the controls area on the iPod itself.

I think I did that already, when it was new. I'm not sure if the nano settings are the same as fancier iPods.
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Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
It's annoying.  Every time I try to turn the volume up past 3/4 I have to answer "Yes" to a warning of possible hearing loss.

Every damn time.  

There needs to be a checkbox that says "Yes, I know, stop frigging annoying me about it, you're not my Mother".



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It is because of dumbasses that like to file lawsuits for every little thing.
We have arfcom members that were part of a lawsuit against RedBull.    The reason?    Because it did not actualy give them wings.  
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It is because of dumbasses that like to file lawsuits for every little thing.
We have arfcom members that were part of a lawsuit against RedBull.    The reason?    Because it did not actualy give them wings.  
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
It's annoying.  Every time I try to turn the volume up past 3/4 I have to answer "Yes" to a warning of possible hearing loss.

Every damn time.  

There needs to be a checkbox that says "Yes, I know, stop frigging annoying me about it, you're not my Mother".



ETA:  That's Samsung
 


It is because of dumbasses that like to file lawsuits for every little thing.
We have arfcom members that were part of a lawsuit against RedBull.    The reason?    Because it did not actualy give them wings.  

I know it. I don't want their money, I just want my wings dammit.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:39:50 PM EDT
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Get some nice headphones and a Fiio amp.

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD558s and a Fiio E11k amp and its loud enough to make your ears ring if you want.  Thats on volume 5/10.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:44:03 PM EDT
If I remember right, old ipods would go so loud it would damage your ears.  Then people tried to sue Apple about it, because they were too stupid to know that loud music can damage your ears.  I think the settlement was the Apple made their stuff not go so loud that it will damage the users hearing.  They were basically forced to protect people from their own stupidity.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:47:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dskeet:
If I remember right, old ipods would go so loud it would damage your ears.  Then people tried to sue Apple about it, because they were too stupid to know that loud music can damage your ears.  I think the settlement was the Apple made their stuff not go so loud that it will damage the users hearing.  They were basically forced to protect people from their own stupidity.
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So I need a pre-ban IPod?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:47:44 PM EDT
you can always get battery-powered headphones and crank it up louder i guess.

but then you couldn't sue them for the damages either.  so... you both win?
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 4:48:28 PM EDT
Our litigious society made it this way.
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Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
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You'll be getting a call from my lawyer.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:43:27 PM EDT
This topic was on my mind this past week . My Ipod needs more volume
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:47:01 PM EDT
Let's see deaf because of loud music complains that music is no longer loud enough wants more deafness...
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Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
Let's see deaf because of loud music complains that music is no longer loud enough wants more deafness...
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Nailed it!
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 9:59:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Billy_Dee:
So I have an IPod nano touch, it's a pretty good little machine, 16gig.

But I had Walkmans (walkmen?) in the 80's that would decimate this thing, from a volume standpoint. It just isn't loud enough for guys who are already half deaf like me.

So Apple, if I have to sign a waiver to get something that I could possibly harm myself with, I understand. People being so litigious these days.

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Boostaroo

Solves low volume problems.
Link Posted: 2/21/2016 10:04:17 PM EDT
Have a federal judge write them an order to develop software that will allow you to increase the volume to super double dangerous levels.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 8:35:57 AM EDT
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