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I am intersted in a new iAudio player, and thinking about the i9. I read in a few places that the volume is weak in this player and I wanted to ask if that's true. I currently own an iAudio G3 and I use Sennheiser CX300 earphones and I usually don't go over the 8 level in the volume. Would this be a problem in the i9?
And another question - I usually use the player without looking at the screen, to change volume and to skip to next or previous track - is this possible on the i9 (since I understand it is a touchpad, or something like that)?
Thanks for the answers..
the volume is weak only if you use the premade sound settings, but if you customize your own equalizer preferences you'll get higer volume.
It's really that weak? I'm afraid I'm not very good with equalizer settings, I usually don't change stuff like that..
Two threads that I were given as a tip when I were about to fiddle around with the equalizer on the iAudio9.
I am having amazing sound quality from it with
12/0/4/9/10 on the equaliser itself.
and on BBE I have 9/6/2/off
And Stereo Enhance 2 on special effects.
All players are weak with the original presets. And I love my i9 even more after fiddling about with it :D
It would never had occurred to me that the volume/gain on the i9 is in any way a problem. If you set the region to "EU" it would probably be volume limited , but that's an optional setting.
its not the volume you need to worry about. It the interface and screen controls.
Why do you say the controls are the problem?
I see the volume can be controled without the touchpad, is it possible to set those volume buttons to be "next" and "back" when lsitening to music?
michalv82, in settings/system you can change what the volume buttoms will do while in locked mode. I think FF/REW is what you're looking for.
Weak volume output on the i9 is not the fault of the i9, blame the EU. What you have to do is reset your i9 and don't set your region to Europe, because of new health regulation they set the standard volume for players down, and Cowon have to apply to this law. Instead set it to USA and you'll have the true output of volume, which in my opinion is one of the loudest player I have ever owned. Having previously owned a iaudio7 and an iRiver H120, iPod Nano, Classic, Touch also Creative Mozaic, Stone, X-Fi also some Sonys I can't remember the model numbers,:). I'd have to say the Sound is very Loud, pretty disappointed about the UI.
The volume isn't high enough to drown the noise on a bus, especially when listening to audio books. I have read that by setting the i9 to USA the sound limiter is switched off. How do I change the country from the one I set.
32mW is stated, that Isn't that weak compared to the iAudio 7 that had 35. I'd only had my iAudio 9 for 1 day. But the player had more volume levels to choose from.
More than my little sisters unknown MP3 player where I only could use Level-1 in a quiet place.
Hey how do I check the region on the player and change it if necessary? It's not loud enough even after changing the EQ...
Could be a good thing for my hearing though haha.
Upgrade the firmware and make sure you do not choose Europe when it asks you. BTW, there's way more than enough volume from the i9, if you need better issolation I would look at changing from earbuds to iem's that seal out exterior noise better ...
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