I have had my ascend since december, not sure why they went with a 2.5 stereo jack instead of the industry standard 3.5.. Anyway, I got an adapter for 2.5 -> 3.5 and the sound is just LOW, compared to my ipod... I dont want to have to carry my ipod and the phone, is there a way to increase the output volume? the speaker it self is very loud, but when you connect it to your car, or headphones its low... maybe an app that im not aware of can boost the base volume??