Distorted Sound? Fix it For Good!
- date: September 28, 2005
I know there have been many discussions on this topic of distorted sound from the iPod, but I wanted to share what I've found.
Some people say it is only from the headphone out but not the line-out ... others say it is the iPod amplification circuit ... still others will say to upgrade ones headphones.
What I have found is that the distortion is a combination of the iPod playback and the software used to rip the songs. My experience is with AAC format using iTunes software. It seems that iTunes rips files at way to high of amplification to begin with. Right-clicking on the 'volume' and lowering does not seem to help.
With the use of the MP3Gain application, we are able to see what levels of dB are in the original tracks. Most of mine ranged from about 96dB to as high as 101dB! This leaves no significant headroom for any more 'boost', such as an EQ.
If you have distorted music, I would bet that if you turn off the EQ on th
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