01-10-2011 01:03 PM
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.
01-21-2011 01:23 AM
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.
01-28-2011 08:50 PM - edited 01-28-2011 08:51 PM
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!
04-11-2011 10:04 AM
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!
04-18-2011 01:14 PM
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.
04-18-2011 01:22 PM
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?