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Q: I recently bought an iPod and, depending on what headphones I use, I am often disappointed with the volume capacity. I find the volume isn’t loud enough for my tastes even when I turn the iPod’s dial up to its maximum position. Is there anyway to increase the volume?

- Teanaroa

A: Yes there is, but before we discuss it, we’ll respectfully point you and other readers in the direction of our tutorial “Listen Safely: Your Ears and Your iPod.” Within it, we explain the serious danger of irreversible damage facing those who routinely listen to music at high volumes. Please read it, and - if you feel it’s right for you to do - reconsider your habits.

Whether you still will prefer to listen at a high volume anyway, or if your headphones are simply not sensitive enough for the iPod to properly drive them, here’s your solution: a headphone amplifier.

Since volume is power, headphone amplifiers can increase the volume output of a portable device by ‘injecting’ additional power into the signal (i.e. “amplifying” it). Often, such devices are used to simply increase the clarity of the audio by altogether bypassing a portable device’s cheaper, lower quality amplifier, but they often serve to also increase the maximum potential volume. If you’d like to try this out, a good place to start research and buying decisions is at HeadRoom, or the HeadFi Forums. Good luck, and be careful!

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I BOUGHT AN IPOD NANO A FEW MONTHS AGO AND WELL NOW MY DOGS RAN INTO MY TV STAND AND KNOCKED MY ALARM CLOCK ON MY NANO AND BUSTED THE SCREEN. NOW I CANT SEE ANYTHING ON THE SCREEN, BUT IT STILL PLAYS MUSIC. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO FIX IT? ANY IDEAL?
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Posted by JGQT15 on July 1, 2006 at 6:04 PM (CDT)

2

THIS WILL BE QUITE EXPENSIVE, BUT YOU CAN FIX YOUR CAPS LOCK KEY FOR LESS.

Posted by saminegm on July 3, 2006 at 12:07 PM (CDT)

3

Is there any way to delete individual videos from the iPod (without losing additional audio or video files?

Posted by south philly willie on July 5, 2006 at 12:16 PM (CDT)

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is there a way to put the songs that are on my ipod to a library on another computer?

Posted by bocasurfer22 on July 5, 2006 at 1:11 PM (CDT)

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There are no songs listed on my itunes library, but the songs are on my ipod.  Is there a way to transfer the songs from my ipod to the library.  Thank you

Posted by bocasurfer22 on July 5, 2006 at 7:52 PM (CDT)

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How do i put DVD’s on to my iPod touch ?

How do i put YouTube videos onto my ipod , to keep them on there and to watch them and listen to them , even when im not in a
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Posted by Emily Scott on August 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM (CDT)

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