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lukazzo 04-02-2010 04:56 PM

iaudio 9 not so loud?
 
hi to all, i just get an iaudio 9 to substitute my samsung r0, i had in the past a d2+ and the volume was very loud one of the best i ever heard, now with i9 seem that also the samsung with is 20mW powe for channel is more powerful than this, maybe i need to do some change in the settings or is i9 not so loud?

RoloJam 04-02-2010 05:19 PM

For the S9 you do the following:
open your S9 system folder, and simply delete the "PARAM" file. Power off. Power up. (There is no need to change firmware at all).

You are back at the original screen. 1. Choose your language. 2. Next DO NOT CHOOSE THE EUROPE setting. 3. Third, choose your radio setting - any will do.

WalkGood 04-02-2010 05:23 PM

Loud enough for iem's or earbuds to cause hearing damage, what phones are you trying to drive? BTW, no settings to make it louder, you'd have to add a portable amp to increase the volume more.

lukazzo 04-02-2010 05:28 PM

thx rolo jam i do what u sayng and now is a lot more louder :) probably european union have limited volume like other players

WalkGood 04-03-2010 01:11 PM

@ RoloJam, glad you knew as neither of my cowon’s have that file, guess it’s cause I’m in the USA I learned something, thanks.

g.711 04-10-2010 01:18 AM

J3 not loud = r.u.nuts? The reason why I say that is because I just received my 9 and plugged in my Westone UM1 and almost blew my eye sockets out. This is absolutely the loudest mp3 player I have heard.
Being new to this product Im not up on all the tweaks and features but maybe it will not support some headsets. I say this because I tried my sons SkullCandy earbuds and they sounded terrible.
Hope someone can clear this up for me. Love the sound but hate the interface it too touchy.

WalkGood 04-10-2010 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by g.711 (Post 460878)
J3 not loud = r.u.nuts? The reason why I say that is because I just received my 9 and plugged in my Westone UM1 and almost blew my eye sockets out.

The EU imposes laws on mp3 manufacturers that the default maximum volume of their mp3 players be no louder than 80 decibels. Thus the instructions posted in post #2 by RoloJam, if you had read post #3 also you would realize that the limiting file on them is not included in the ones sold in the USA.

Quote:

Originally Posted by g.711 (Post 460878)
I say this because I tried my sons SkullCandy earbuds and they sounded terrible. Hope someone can clear this up for me.

That is the general consensus, skullcandy has their focus on target marketing, looks and zero sound quality …

Quote:

Originally Posted by g.711 (Post 460878)
Love the sound but hate the interface it too touchy.

What player do you have? As you post starts out “J3 not loud” …

g.711 04-10-2010 06:23 AM

Sorry I was unaware of that I hope I didn't come off too jerky I wasa just supprised that someone would says its (i9) not loud. I have an i9 and a j3 on its way. Thanks for the quick reply.
By the way where can I find skins for the i9?

WalkGood 04-10-2010 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by g.711 (Post 460922)
... By the way where can I find skins for the i9?

There could be more but the only two that I've seen are:
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=50650

http://www.mediafire.com/?imtjoumyz2d

Dreamnine 04-10-2010 07:48 AM

As far as I know Sony is the only manufacturer to impose the EU's resrtriction, and then only in its most recent players.

lukazzo 04-11-2010 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreamnine (Post 460932)
As far as I know Sony is the only manufacturer to impose the EU's resrtriction, and then only in its most recent players.

apple too, if u hear an ipod nano last gen buyed in europe u cant barely heard something when u are on a bus

expatCanuck 02-20-2011 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukazzo (Post 458045)
hi to all, i just get an iaudio 9 to substitute my samsung r0, i had in the past a d2+ and the volume was very loud one of the best i ever heard, now with i9 seem that also the samsung with is 20mW powe for channel is more powerful than this, maybe i need to do some change in the settings or is i9 not so loud?

My experience with the iAudio 9, at normal settings, has been that
the device is indeed anemic.

Driving (admittedly p.o.s.) auvio earbuds, on quiet songs, maxed out,
I often can't get sufficient volume on my public transit commute home.

In contrast, I typically kept my iPod Classic limited to about 80% of max,
& could typically get sufficient volume.

[And, no, I'm not a former heavy metal synth punk burnout.
My listening has always tended towards folk / pop.]

jupitreas 02-20-2011 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreamnine (Post 460932)
As far as I know Sony is the only manufacturer to impose the EU's resrtriction, and then only in its most recent players.

Sony has been imposing the EU restrictions for years, I remember even my NetMD was volume-limited and I needed to enter some debug mode or something to turn that off.

Mind you, the EU restrictions are a very good idea because more and more young people suffer from permanent hearing damage due to overly loud listening volumes. The only problem is that of course, headphones have different sensitivities ie. what is more than loud enough on the stock Sony earbuds won't be satisfactory on lower sensitivity headphones.

Many other manufacturers impose these laws as well but they are relatively easy to overcome since all it takes is changing the region in the settings.

Marvin the Martian 02-20-2011 05:47 PM

@expatCanuck...

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...Necromancy.jpg:D

The DarkSide 02-20-2011 05:56 PM

Cowon, Sony, Apple, and Archos are all now following the EU volume restriction - but Archos is, IMO, the most famous offender,...er, I mean complying company.

WalkGood 02-20-2011 06:05 PM

@expatCanuck were you using the same POS earbuds on the ipod or ibuds, if so that could be the issue beyond volume limiter as the i9 has no problems driving all my portable phones to ear shattering levels.

Marvin the Martian 02-20-2011 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WalkGood (Post 538923)
@expatCanuck were you using the same POS earbuds on the ipod or ibuds, if so that could be the issue beyond volume limiter as the i9 has no problems driving all my portable phones to ear shattering levels.

Same here....ear shattering with room to spare!

Satellite_6 02-20-2011 06:41 PM

The i7 doesn't get that loud. . . I'm using mp3gain though so I guess that's why.

WalkGood 02-20-2011 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Satellite_6 (Post 538929)
The i7 doesn't get that loud. . . I'm using mp3gain though so I guess that's why.

I also own the i7 and it's more powerful than the i9 and many other players on the market. The i7 has 26mW + 26mW, rated at 52mW. AFAIK the only cowon player more powerful is the D2 (37mW + 37mW rated at 74mW), which is one of of the strongest on the market. Both dwarf the i9 by comparison, but I stand by my opinion that it drives good iem's/headphones to ear shattering levels that can cause damage to your hearing if one's not careful.

Marvin the Martian 02-20-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WalkGood (Post 538935)
I also own the i7 and it's more powerful than the i9 and many other players on the market. The i7 has 26mW + 26mW, rated at 52mW. AFAIK the only cowon player more powerful is the D2 (37mW + 37mW rated at 74mW), which is one of of the strongest on the market. Both dwarf the i9 by comparison, but I stand by my opinion that it drives good iem's/headphones to ear shattering levels that can cause damage to your hearing if one's not careful.

So it seems more powerful to you than the i9? I only ask because of this....
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=49183


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