Low Headphone volume?General


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  1. bowerman

    bowerman Guest This Topic's Starter

    Anyone else notice while listening to pandora on their eris that the headphone volume is not that loud? like compared to an ipod... I have not tried downloading music to the SD card yet so i can only test with pandora...
     

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  2. zenman

    zenman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I noticed this too. I listen to Pandora in the gym and sometimes even the highest setting is barely loud enough. But some songs the highest volume is a bit too much. It varies from song to song. Overall I give the sound quality of the Eris a mediocre rating. It's decent, and it gets the job done, but the quality is nowhere near my ipod nano. I'm looking forward to the day that my cell phone can fully replace my nano, as well as my Vado HD pocket camcorder. It won't be long I'm sure!
     
  3. bowerman

    bowerman Guest This Topic's Starter

    I agree lol. Thats where i use pandora is in the gym. I used to carry an ipod touch and my flip phone, but since i have gotten the eris its hard to carry 2 large devices. I am going to upload some music to the SD card later on to see if it plays louder. have you tried?
     
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    zenman Well-Known Member

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    Yea, the music player quality/volume is better than using Pandora, but not by much.
     
  5. grvthang

    grvthang Well-Known Member

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    My phone is not that loud, period. With the media volume up all the way, it's not anyway near as loud as any standalone mp3 player I've ever seen. I've read a number of posts here about the speaker blowing out, and it surprises me because the maximum volume is not all that loud - on my unit, anyway.
    I often have trouble hearing the audio on cnet videos when I'm outdoors.
     
  6. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

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    I use tunewiki and have about 5 Gb of music on my sd card and am very happy with the sound I get out of it. I have only used the side buttons to control volume and it is set at about 3/4 for good volume in the gym. I also use a higher end set of earbuds, Shure SE 115 Shure - Welcome which make a world of difference.

    I also have noticed varying volumes in my mp3's but that is a function of the quality (bitrate) at which the original mp3 was ripped at and not the player. I have thousands of mp3's ripped at different bitrates (128, 320 etc) and that causes the volume dispairities not the player itself. The loweer the bitrate it was ripped at the higher the volume has to go to hear it.
     

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