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Old 11-14-2007, 11:06 AM
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Default For anyone wondering about the "volume normal/high" setting...

I was wondering what the "volume normal/high" setting in the Clip's option menu actually does, since I heard no difference at reasonable volume settings, and the Clip manual is more than useless:

1. Press Menu button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Move down to Settings and select it.
3. Select Volume.
4. Highlight the desired volume settings then press Select button.
Well, duh! But what does it do?

Ok, so I attached my Sennheiser 300 Ohm phones to the Clip, and tested some more at very high volume settings.

This "normal/high" setting is more or less a volume limiter, but it only starts working at insanely high volume settings, so it's rather useless. If you would listen with standard IEMs at the highest volume on the "normal" setting, you would go deaf instantly.

With "normal volume", there's 21 steps on the volume scale, with the "high" setting there's 29 steps, it can go 8 steps louder than the normal setting.

FWIW, the volume scale on the Clip isn't very well weighted. I can listen to volume 1 (the lowest setting) in quiet surroundings easily. This lowest volume setting is much too loud for using the Clip in bed, while sleeping. I wish Sandisk implemented a finer stepped volume scale, or would weigh the steps differently (logarithmically would be nice).
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