Many here will agree with me, when I say that with JC4 (or was it JB4?, I forget ...) release, the volume when using headphones is really low. And it's been that way for about every release I can think of. When using 3rd party headphones, I get this weird problem of the music player unexpectedly popping up (I discussed this in another thread and don't want to raise the issue again). Well, to experiment, I just tried using the default headphones, the ones that came with the phone. To my surprise, the volume was actually LOUD !! (no kidding!!) To sum up my findings, it seems that using the supplied headphones solves 2 problems - the 'low' volume issue and the music player popping up. On the negative side of things, I don't like in-ear headphones, although I might have to get used to this one. Also, when using those headphones, its nearly impossible to hear what's going on around you. It does a really good job of isolating your ears! (Opinions may vary, but I consider this a bad thing) -chronodekar PS - can anyone else confirm/deny my findings? Or am I an isolated case?