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post #76 of 184
Haha, sounds like Zipster was at Best Buy! Those employees are not technical at all. If it's not in their notes and crip sheet, you won't get a right answer.
I'm sure a reset would solve the problem but only someone who cares about their job would go and find a solution instead of customers asking every time to use it.
post #77 of 184
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Originally Posted by Dublo7 View Post
Why the hell did Apple do that with the iPhone headphone jack?
to discourage you from using a SR60, ER4S, etc...
post #78 of 184
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Originally Posted by serpico View Post
Haha, sounds like Zipster was at Best Buy! Those employees are not technical at all. If it's not in their notes and crip sheet, you won't get a right answer.
I'm sure a reset would solve the problem but only someone who cares about their job would go and find a solution instead of customers asking every time to use it.
Very good detective work! I've never looked intently, but do Touches have a reset button? I could have just done that myself and not have bothered anyone to "help" me.

They also had a T10 on display, but I knew if I got that I'd never hear the end of it for getting a DAP with little dogs rocking out on the UI.
post #79 of 184
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Originally Posted by Dublo7 View Post
How do you hack the volume?
In order to hack the volume, you first need to do something to your iPod touch called a "jailbreak". Google it. Then once it's jailbroken, Go into the installer (you will know what this means once you jailbreak it) and there should be something there that will let you "Hack the maximum volume". Basicly, what apple did was they set something in the ipods os to make the amp's maximum volume lower than the other ipods, such as the 2nd gen, ewhich is much louder. all this hack does is rise the maximum volume, and it works quite well. I think apple just wanted to save battery power and lessen the hearing loss. And I'm not sure, but i think the quality gets better w/ this hack too. And with the hack, I think the ipod touch sounds ok, not amazing, but not horrible either. Just my opinion.

~max
post #80 of 184
My H140 was better in bass, but Touch's overall functionality reigns supreme.
post #81 of 184
Does anybody know if these problems are on the Nano too? I was thinking of getting one just to have a smaller DAP than my 60GB Video IPOD.
post #82 of 184
like all ipods, the eq only distorts if your music has no headroom. something like replaygain will let you fix that.
post #83 of 184
i have jailbreaked my 1.1.3 and it works quite well, safari is definately faster but i am getting a few more random crashes than before (which was never). as for hiss, it does hiss more than a normal ipod (which is very low) but it is quite amazing how little it hisses considering all the opportunities it affords its listeners.

indeed, i find it to be one of the best sounding portables i have heard as well. the base performance is quite superb as well, though not as thick or chock as the sony players which do it quite well if not slightly too emphasized.

i am only waiting on a line-in adapter or the ability to record line in from the likes of a turbo dock as 16gb of lossless recording would make concerts quite the damn good time
post #84 of 184
@shigzeo

I don't know what you are talking about. I own the D2, and found it significantly better in sound quality than my Archos 5, which in turn sounded significantly better than my friend's iPod touch. I find that the lower end of the mids especially sounded very unclear and muffled in comparison to the Archos, but the whole sound altogether sounds much less detailed and clear to me. The D2 just sounds incredible compared to the touch, and still sounds like a step up from the archos. Everything sounds very polished and sparkly out of the d2, and the bass sounds especially tight and fast.

Maybe you received a faulty device? It is not just me who feels this way about the D2, but it is generally regarded as one of the best sounding PMPs available.
post #85 of 184
I got the 1st gen iPod Touch as a gift and I'd say the SQ is acceptable. I think people buy it more for the functionality / "cool" factor than anything else.
post #86 of 184
the apples are getting worser in quality
post #87 of 184
well, this thread is alive again... hmmm. i do not agree that the d2 sounds better other than: its hpo can double as a decent line out and... it has less hiss than the touch.

its bass and stereo performance are sub par unless you have only owned old sansas and it is all plastic. the 1g touch was not a stellar performer but in hardware tests even, bested the kenwood that we love here and a few high end dac's.

the d2 is hell with iems and it is not just my unit. i think the majority of people who by portable players don't really think of sq other than like or dislike and 'clarity' but not of larger, harder for electronics to portray such as stage and separation and bass resolution.

the d2 is not bad but hardly one of the best sounding players in any real terms.
post #88 of 184
Touch 2g is stellar though, up there with the best, zune, sony, fuze. True story.
post #89 of 184
How much better SQ wise is the 2G Touch compared to 1 G Touch or is there even any difference?
post #90 of 184
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Originally Posted by Ihatepopupads View Post
Touch 2g is stellar though, up there with the best, zune, sony, fuze. True story.
It's also considerably faster than the touch 1G or both iPhone generations.
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