Fix for Jawbone Jambox Volume Issue
Fix is to simply turn off the new Live Audio feature. Instructions are:
Simultaneously hold down the + and - buttons until it announces that LiveAudio is off. Then volume works great.
This is actually a 'not well documented feature' issue!
When you upgrade or reset using the MyTalk web site you automatically get the latest version of the software installed into your JamBox.
With Version 2 they introduced "Live Audio" which is quite amazing spatial sound software that gives you a separation effect similar to 4 channel stereo. This effect is meant for very personal listening, for one or two people in a quiet environment and it does substantially reduce the volume level.
When you hold down both the + and - keys, for a couple of seconds, in bluetooth mode, the JamBox will announce that it has turned Live Audio On or Off. Once it is Off you can hit the + button a couple of times to get more volume.
This does work charvey802, if it's not working for you try resetting and reinstalling your JamBox software using the instructions on the MyTalk site. I had to do that after my JamBox stopped working entirely during my initial attempts to fix the volume problem.
The truth is if you want the full 85 dB that this device is capable of you must use an audio cable. When you do, you giveup all bluetooth features, Live Audio, speaker phone, etc.
With Live Audio Off you get a good volume and with Live Audio turned on you get the lowest sound levels, but it is crystal clear and beautiful sound. They are using binaural sound principles to do this and I discovered the other day that you can actually play and hear binaural sounds using the JamBox. That alone is a wonderful feature and the first time I've heard a binaural effect without headphones.
I am fully back in love with this device, using it in my practice with great success. It is everything I hoped it would be and it gets better over time because of it's 'smarts'.