I’m going to repost this from page 7 so that some people might see it…
The line level when docked statement was a bit cryptic. To make it simplest, the output level is fixed at maximum when docked.
No worries! The fixed-max-when-docked option is borrowed from the Fuze’s older brother, the e200 v2. Running with the same processor, the e200 has a split personality when docked, max output at the dock, then when unplugged, your previous headphone volume level is retained when the headphone amp is turned back on.
Maybe the Fuze can return the favor by giving the v2 the sleep timer and improved Rhapsody sync. The v2’s Scroll Through Song is also on the bargaining table, hehe…
To Bob and everyone here -
Sorry to be a party pooper but it is now impossible to listen to headphones from the dock.
This was a very nice feature that should be restored.
The Griffin dock was extremely convenient to use as a stand alone device, at the computer, at a desk, next to a bed or when ever you were not using the Fuze as a portable. It provided a power source where you could charge the Fuze when you were not carrying it around. But it did much more than that.
Half the function of the Dock was to be able to connect the Fuze to a stereo system, but the other half was to act as a stand alone docking device that would allow you to listen to music or watch a video, with your headphones, without being attached to a music system.
We have lost half the purpose of having a dock.
Being able to regulate the volume on a docked Fuze was a distinct advantage of the Fuze over the ipod. An ipod just can’t do this and has to rely on peripheral equipment for that function. Unfortunately, the Fuze has lost this advantage.
The Dock supplied power, support and a place to put the Fuze, without the need to connect it to anything else. A dock is a great accessory. I have 2. One for my office and one for home.
I would like to suggest that the volume function be restored to the Fuze’s line out. For me, this represents a completely useless downgrade. I had no trouble retaining my previous headphone volume when undocking the Fuze and I don’t think anyone else did either.
Message Edited by axon01 on 12-15-2008 03:15 AM