iPod Touch sound quality

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by sergedb, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. sergedb macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008

    Two weeks ago I bought an iPod Touch 16 Gb.
    Nice thing, but one drawback for me, the quality of the sound.
    When I connect my PB to my (high end) amplifier, the music from iTunes sounds great.
    When I copy that same music on my Touch and connect the Touch with the same cable to the same amplifier, the quality of the sound if not that good.
    Especially the low frequencies are not good.
    A bass is more 'prrr prrr...' than 'bom bom...' :)

    Others having the same problem?
    Solution available?

  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Same problem? Yes. The audio output in the ipod line is optimized for headphones. Headphones don't do bass, and if there is too much being sent to them it overdrives them ruining the quality of what you CAN hear.

    The solution? Look for another brand of player, preferably one with dedicated line-out, intended for hookup to amps.
  3. PMB macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2007
    New York
    it is the compression, and the drivers in the ipod, they were never meant to drive big (bigger than headphones) speakers. use your PB when possible if the quality matters to you

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