Seriously? I get more than enough volume from ANY source. I'm not even a very low volume listener. I know it's at least 75-80db from just my Ipod 3G (monochrome).
I think this whole LOD cable thing being like 1000x better than a headphone jack to amp is a bit of nonsense. Apparently it's supposed to give a cleaner sound, but this is rarely detectable to my ears with 95% of my headphones.
I do think the Sansa Fuze's Line out is horrible and much worse than the headphone out. Not sure why or how.
With my HD-650 though, the sound is much clearer with Ipods when I use the LOD method. I guess the HD-650 is picky and doesn't like the "double amping" method since the LOD is bypassing the internal amp of the player (but not the DAC of course). Actually I haven't compared the two methods (LOD vs headphone jack) with the hD-650 a whole lot. No point really for me since the L11 is really cheap and lets me charge it while using the line out.
BTW it's interesting to find that the rip-off Apple Dock (the big one) has a DAC inside it. Wonder why? I wanted to get another one for my Ipod Touch, but they're like $99 for the whole kit! Sorry, but that's a bit overkill. I'm probably just a cheapskate.
A docked Ipod Touch to an amp is pretty nice to have in another room when you don't want to haul around your main setup..