So I never knew how the volume limiter works, but I just tried it and it is perfect. The volume limiter changes what 100% means without limiting the range. ie if you set it to 50%, you still control the volume through the same number of 'clicks' from silent to loudest, its just that each click changes it by less.
Thanks! I learnt something useful!. I completely rescind my complaint about volume
Personally I would still complain about it. But its mostly iOS's fault. It would be awesome to have control over this in cipher app. And even allow the volume buttons on the cable to have greater range than iOS like 100 clicks or something. I don't know if that would be possible but alot of DAC's can bypass iOS volume control so why not cipher. I wouldn't mine have no control on phone and having to click the cable for more steps in volume. But what would be even better design is to simple have way to turn it off and on in the cipher app. Like have iOS volume control off and on and use cipher volume or iOS volume. When IOS volume is turned on then cipher cable would also be able to change iOS volume and sync to that volume. When iOS volume was off. Then iOS volume buttons do nothing but Cipher controls volume digitally with more steps.