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Low volume from my iPod

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Ray, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    Ray

    Ray [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay,

    So when I listen to FM or CD audio, the volume works normally. I can leave the volume control level at 35 to 40 and can hear everything fine. However, when I connect my iPod via the AUX input from the iPod ear-plug jack, the volume on both the iPod and OEM stereo unit has to be max'ed to be able to hear the music (windows have to be up.)

    Anyone have any idea if there is a setting on the Toyota unit that I can change? Or, is there a setting on the iPod? Or, will I need to replace the OEM stereo unit?

    Thanks,

    Ray
     
  2. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    gtdad66

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    check the settings on the ipod, it may have a limit set on it to prevent hearing damage from earbuds.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    I think it's the truck. I had a 09 and now 11 and both trucks did the same.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    I don't have any apple products to test this with, but with my Android EVO 4g if I keep my media volume on the phone at 100% I only have to turn my my radio to 22-25vol before the speakers are distorting. 2011 stock aux input.

    One thing I'll suggest is use a good 3.5mm cable, not some BS cheap one. I had one that would cut in and out, thought it was the jack, it was the cable.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    first, listen to what second poster said. it will be in the settings on your ipod to crank it up to the top.

    second, does your truck have a JBL system. the regular ones simply arent going to be as powerful

    third, when you run music out of your headphone jack you are sacrificing quality and volume in the first place. that is because of something called the "digital to analog converter". you ipod has a little one that changes that digital file into and analog sound so our mushy organic ears can actually hear it. however, an ipods DAC is only made to play music through tiny headphones. if you were to get a different head unit where the ipod data runs out of the usb port (still a digital file) the file will then be converted to analog with your vehicles much more powerful DAC. that will improve sound quality and volume level as well.

    fourth, there are some booster type things ive read that people use that help. like a twenty dollar thing that plugs into your truck jack that you would hook up the cord. i'll see if i can find that for you. ...

    edit: boom! http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/143732-aux-volume-boost.html
    search is your friend ;)
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Icepuck72

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    definitely check your device. I had this happen once and swore it was the head unit....come to find out it was my iPhone set to mid volume.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    81shark

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    ditch that set up and get a set up that plugs into the bottom of the ipod....
     
  8. Jan 15, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    You have to turn your sound check off in settings on the ipod. Plus any type of bass boost, treble or any type of EQ settings and you will gain volume.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    x2 thats what i use on my pioneer with sound retriever and the clarity of the music is great. i only go to about 33 of 62 and thats plenty loud
     
  10. Jan 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    I have an iPod with a 30 pin adapter connected to the back of the deck and I havethebsame problem with volume. I've tried all the sound settings on the iPod and nothing changes. Any ideas?
     
  11. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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  12. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    hendooman

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    One thing to check is your iPod song volume. Go to iTunes, select all tunes, right click, get info, then on the options tab look at the volume, crank it all the way up. This should help a lot. I don't run through my aux jack anymore but when I did I could get decent volume through just my headphone jack.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    Come to the conclusion the stereo in these trucks just suck bad! Went to best buy and spent $268 to have a power pack wired into head unit and no difference at all on the aux side. Really don't want to replace factory stereo but looks like it is gonna have to be done. I am wondering about this sound shocker though, worth the money? Any other ideas I am gonna try and get my money back from best buy. It is not even close to what they said it was going to be. My truck is a 2011. My girlfriends 2007 base yaris stereo sounds 100% better than mine! SMH just not right! Lol
     
  14. Mar 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    Ray

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    Solved it. Bought a new head unit and connect the iPod to it via the USB port.

    Ray
     
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