@Eli, I think we are talking about the same thing. After unplugging and replugging the Geek, check the LH Control Panel. Mine ALWAYS defaults to Master volume at 0dB but plays out of my phones at normal level. BUT if you hit the UP button or 3D, it blasts to max. So as I pointed out that's the danger. It plays at a reasonable level (despite showing reset to 0dB for Master volume) but blasts to max if the physical button is pushed.
The designed behavior should be: GO will follow the computer's volume setting. When you press the buttons, it will change the volume setting values internally.
But when computer reset/change the volume settings, GO will follow that again and GIVE UP the original volume settings.
Don't know if this solves your issue.
And we got quite some good feedbacks how to make this volume control more 'easy' to understand and use. We will do that.
Our target time is three weeks and with the Android compatibility improvement in Firmware.
Once we done that, we will send out the update through Kickstarter campaign and Geek Force forum