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5.0 out of 5 stars Volume Limit Removed!!, 29 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Apple iPod classic 160 GB Black - 7th Generation (Electronics)
I recently bought this iPod classic from a local PC world on sale after my previous 7th Gen classic died after dropping it one too many times.
I have decided to post a review on here as it might help some customers wondering if the Volume cap issue was addressed by Apple.
The good news is yes, it has been. With Firmware version 2.0.5 there is an option to Disable "EU Volume Limit" within settings.
The bad news is that most existing iPod Classic 7th gen owners are unable to upgrade existing 2.0.4 firmware revisions.
I'm not sure if this was done consciously by Apple in order to make customers go out and buy new iPods but it's a possibility.
I have tried to upgrade the firmware of my friend's iPod classic 7th gen from 2.0.4 to 2.0.5 but it simply does not work. There are various forums confirming the same problem.

If you are in the market for a new iPod classic and were worried about the much reported volume cap then you can rest assured it's been addressed. just make sure you pick up the latest iPod classic 7th Gen.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2014, 08:29:01 GMT
Mr says:
Volume caps are there for a good reason. People are ruining their hearing by exposing the delicate workings of the middle ear to levels of sound they are simply not designed to process.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2014, 10:54:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Mar 2014, 10:56:13 GMT
Traffic says:
That in my opinion is a silly reason to impose volume caps on a portable music player. I do not play my music very loud because I understand it can damage my hearing (most people do). On the other hand I sometimes come across a song recorded at a much lower level which requires me to turn the volume much higher in order to hear it properly. This can affect a wide range of music but can become especially problematic with classical. This an issue that many people had with the capped iPods and the forums were full of users looking for a work around to fix that problem. It should have always been optional and not forced on to consumers.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2014, 11:24:15 GMT
There is another reason why the volume limit is such a bad thing, and that's the fact that some headphones are quite simply not very loud. Not everybody wants to use the supplied earbuds, but when they plug in their own headphones they find that they need to turn the volume up to full before they can even make out what's going on.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2014, 08:36:39 BST
Last edited by the author on 27 Jul 2014, 08:37:10 BST
Lauren Glenn says:
Sounds like someone always trusts what the government says and would surely end up in jail because a rogue cop wants to do an illegal search on their house or car and plant something on them. One lawyer friend I once knew said that most of the clients she had to defend were people who consented to a search because they had nothing to hide and basically waived their 4th amendment rights (yes, I know.... in the USA where such rights exist on paper) as a result. They ended up in jail and there was nothing she could do.

I don't use a volume cap on my iPod and I just bought an external amplifier because the one in the ipod is generally crap anyway.
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