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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,014
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: No more High setting in music volume?


Miikerman wrote:

I'm not an audio guy here, but I wonder if the Clip just doesn't have enough driving force to produce the volume you would like with the speakers, given their audio characteristics.  If you wanted more volume, one thing you could do would be to get a small amplifier to use between the Clip and the speakers--while it sounds like a big deal, it really isn't and there are some nice, inexpensive ones out there (such as by FiiO) that you could try. 

 

http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.fiio


I agree. These little mp3 players only put out "milliwatts" of power. They are only designed to drive ear-bud type phones stuck directly in your ear canal, not provide "room-filling" sound.

 

Adding a headphone amp would help, although a better way of doing it I think (with less hardware too) is to get AC-powered Computer Speakers. Some of them have sub-woofers as well, and are relatively inexpensive.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-15-2011

Re: No more High setting in music volume?

My experience exactly... It sometimes helps to be nerdy.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-21-2011

Re: No more High setting in music volume?

summerlove wrote:

It's a legal thing.

 

Use the 'reset factory settings' option in system settings.  For region choose something that isn't Europe.


I had the same problem and found your solution. It works fine, thanks a lot.

These stupid Eurocrats! In order to save kids from their own thoghtlessness they prevent the older people from using modern technology and taking part in musical culture. I like classical music. This makes things more sophisticated as the volume level changes, and on "EU level" you can't hear the quiet passages.

If the Eurocrats should ever forbid this workaround, I will have to file a suit at the European High Court for minority rights.

 


 

SCL
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Registered: ‎01-28-2011

Re: No more High setting in music volume?

Thanks for the solution which worked perfectly. The Help Desk do know the answer but won't tell you and refer you here. It's a mad world.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: No more High setting in music volume?

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SCL wrote:

Thanks for the solution which worked perfectly. The Help Desk do know the answer but won't tell you and refer you here. It's a mad world.


That's interesting--I wonder if it's a legal issue, that SanDisk cannot be seen as directly telling people how to get around the restriction imposed by the EU law. 

 

edit:  I just saw:  with this post, happy 4,001 postings to me!   Smiley Wink

 

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎02-05-2009

Re: No more High setting in music volume?


Miikerman wrote:

 

 

edit:  I just saw:  with this post, happy 4,001 postings to me!   Smiley Wink

 


Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2011

Re: No more High setting in music volume?

You are simply a genius! I was so sad thinking of having to throw away ma little MP3 because I could not use it anymore in public transportations! Getting old and podcasting mostly cultural speeches, I badly need to have a normal volume.

Thanks for your help!

SanDisk User
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎04-18-2011

High volume setting

My Clip+ has a choice of High or Normal for the volume, though High still isn't very loud with the earbuds that came with the device.  Is the High setting the best I can do?  I've cranked up the volume with the rocker switch already.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,262
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: High volume setting

^^ Depends on your region setting i think.  

SanDisk User
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎04-18-2011

Re: High volume setting

I had the impression from this discussion that the region thing had to do with the existence of a High setting, not with the behavior of that setting.  In other words, in Europe there is no High setting.  Is that the case?