iTunes CD burn volume low?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by plaidhippo, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. plaidhippo macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2007
    I just burned an audio CD from iTunes and listened to it in the car. The volume of this CD is extremely low compared to other ones I own, and especially to store-bought discs. I've made several discs with iTunes lately and it seems to always be pretty low. The sound is great, but the volume has to be about twice as high to get the same loudness! Does anyone know of why iTunes burned CD's seem to have significantly lower volume than their store-bought counterparts?

    Just for technical details - I used the latest version of iTunes, with a combination of iTunes store bought songs and 128kb aac's ripped from original store bought dics. I don't think the sound check was on, nor any other special options.

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Maybe a way to make a better/louder cd?

  2. plaidhippo thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Hmm.... its been a few weeks and no one has responded.... can any of you help out with this issue? It would be nice to burn a CD and not have to crank my car radio to 11 to get any decent volume out of it! Thanks for the help...:)
  3. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2006
    Southern California
    well what I suggest
    Is that you go to Preferences, click on the advanced tab, click audio CD, and make sure the use sound check box isnt checked off...

    if that dosent help then.. idk wuts wrong
  4. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    Actually it would be just the opposite. Turn OFF sound check for burning. Sound check will only lower the volume ive found, to compensate for quiter songs in your library. Whith it turned off, Itunes will burn the actual volume of the song.
  5. JaciSheefra macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    low volume on CD made in itunes

    In case anybody else is looking for this info. I just found from another source to R click on song choose options and you can adjust volume there. Not sure if it will solve my problem but I am trying it now. Does anybody know if there is an easy way to do this for your whole library?
  6. JaciSheefra macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    Just answered my own question. Edit, select all (music), R click on songs and there options to change the volume for the whole library.

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