ipod nano 5th Gen not loud enough!!


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I bought a brand new ipod nano 8Gb at the weekend.
With the volume set to max (including Volume Limit max'd out in settings) - its just not loud enough!!

I'm well miffed.:mad::mad:

I'm sat at work and can hear the office air con over the music. I listened to it in the car and couldn't hear the ipod radio for the car engine noise!! I don't need to turn it down or off to hold a conversation with anyone whilst still with it playing:eek:

Someone said the apple headphones aren't great but I've just spent £109 - I expect something more competant than this.

Is this a common issue with the new nano? tell me there isn't new legislation that limits the volume to this pathetic level.

It's going back to Jessops whatever - just need to know whether to exchange for another ipod or try another brand.

EDIT and why can I do video but not still pics??? where's the common sense in that? or am I missing a setting??
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yes mate the volume is limited and very poor if u have any background noise , maybe someone knows how to " unlock the volume " ?


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You say that you are using the apple headphones? That definitely isn't helping the problem. I would recommend some proper earbud headphones like THESE as they fit snuggly into your ears and block out most noise. You can pick up a cheaper pair but of the same earbud style for around £10 ;)

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