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Old 07-31-2008, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

First time user here. I have noticed from day one that my volume is very weak through the 3.5mm headphone cable that I run between my Curve 8330 and any AUX input.....ie Truck, Van, home stereo...... I am in Canada, have the 8330 Curve with Bell. OS = CDMA v4.3.0.124 If I plug any MP3 player, or audio device into the same 3.5mm cable, the volume is much much louder. The biggest concern is if you switch from AUX to CD or Tuner while at the same volume setting as what you were listening to your Berrys tunes, you are in for the fright of your life. The volume change is drastic. If I listen to my music through the speaker phone, it seems quite loud. Very crisp actually. It's just when I plug in my aux cable that I now have to crank the aux device way up to get acceptable volumes as compared to others. I'd appreciate any help anyone may have to offer. Yes audio boost is on should that be your first thought.

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Hi, and welcome to BlackBerryForums.com!

I think this might be more of a question worth asking someone who's familiar with stereo systems. To my knowledge there's not much you can do other than make sure the volume is set to the max. You could try googling to see if any BlackBerry software exists for your issue. Good luck.
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You're dealing with line level signals versus headphone level signals. They are very different, from an electronics standpoint. The AUX jack will not work well since it expects a much stronger signal. That is your problem. If you have an MP3 or iPod input for your car stereo, you'll be all set. I run my 8330 through the "Tape In" inputs on my mixer for a PA system and I can play music from my 8330 through a 2,000 watt sound system (overkill but it beats carrying around a CD-player) for background music at social events. It can be done, depending upon your audio inputs.

A visit to your local Radio Shack will probably find an adapter that will do this as well, if you have an older system.
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