Way to reduce lowest volume on 7th gen iPod Nano?

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  1. theorist9 macrumors member

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    I just bought a pair of BT headphones for use with my 7th gen iPod Nano. Even at the iPod's lowest volume setting (one click above mute), the headphones are too loud. The volume on the headphones is not adjustable. Is there any way to achieve a lower minimum volume setting on my iPod (ideally, to reset the volume slider to a smaller range)?

    I went into iTunes on my MacBook Pro and created a custom flat EQ in which the preamp is set to -12 dB, but that custom EQ doesn't show up in my iPod, even after syncing.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Is it too loud with everything you play through the headphones or is it just one particular album or song? I have an iPod Nano 7th Gen but do not use it with headphones.
     
  3. theapplehead, May 16, 2019
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    theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    On the iPod Nano 7th Gen., you can go into settings and create a volume limit. After setting the limit where you desire, you will have the ability to keep the volume at a lower threshold. Additionally, anything volume changes made to your Mac will not affect your iPod nano. Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Cheers!
     
  4. theorist9, May 16, 2019
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    It's too loud with everything, both music and audiobooks (especially the latter).
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    Alas, that function only limits the max volume—it doesn't rescale the range for the slider, and thus doesn't affect the volume at the lowest setting.

    [I.e., just for the sake of explanation, assume the standard volume options, in arbitrary units, are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, where "0" is "off". My problem is that, even at "1", it's too loud. So what I need is something like: 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1. Sure, you can set the volume limiter to, say, 1, but that just gives me 0 and 1.]
     
  5. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    Hmm....Have you tried moving the slider with your finger as opposed to the buttons on the side? That may prove more effective than using the buttons.
     
  6. theorist9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Already tried that. The first click on the side button really does give the minimum volume (indeed, it's so close to the LHS on the slider that it's difficult to achieve that w/o using the side button).
     
  7. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    Well, I’m afraid there’s not much else you can do then. Those are the only two methods I am aware to lower the volume level. I’m sorry I couldn’t help you anymore.

    Good luck
     
  8. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    If your music libraries is mp3s, then you can rescale the volume using some tool on Windows. I did this a long time ago to normalize and rescale volume levels. There might be something in iTunes to limit or rescale volume too.
     

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