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Old 07-05-2007, 11:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
dvaskelis
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Reading this, I have a couple of thoughts...

1. The ringtones that come with the phone, or those downloaded from mobile.blackberry.com, seem loud enough to use.

2. However, go play them in the Media Player. Notice they are much louder, without distortion. This is the volume that everyone wants to use for ringtones.

3. If I add my own MP3/M4A/WAV file as a ringtone, unless I maximize the volume in something like MP3Gain/AACGain before loading it on the BlackBerry, it's way too quiet, even on "High".

4. Doing some A-B listening tests with a friend who didn't see my screen, there appears to be no difference in modifying the existing profiles vs. making a custom profile. (I am using the latest 8830 firmware per the top of this forum.)

So for those who say "it's plenty loud!", I'm guessing you are using one of the built-in ringtones, mobile.blackberry.com ringtones, or your own that have had the gain turned up to the maximum setting.

Last edited by dvaskelis : 07-05-2007 at 11:16 PM.
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