Multiple Headphones

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rbox, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Matth3w

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    How would that work then with the apple headphones that already have the volume control in? They are the only ones that screw up with the cheap Y adapter and they don't even work in our Archos movie player, for example...I'm not talking about the volume controls not working, I mean if you plug them into the Archos or splitter they don't even emit sound.
     
  2. rowan

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    I'm a little late getting back to this thread. I thought I should mention something that might not be obvious to everything (if it's obvious to you, then you're a smartypants)...

    The in-line volume control on any headset or earbuds can only decrease the volume, it can't increase the sound level from whatever the output level is coming from the device (iPad or whatever). Unless it's actually bumping up the level which requires that it have its own power (a battery) such as the two devices can do that I mentioned earlier in this thread, a volume control can only lower the volume from the maximum output from the device.
     
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    You see what i do is get the volume down to a comfortable listening level and when a good 'ole rock' song comes up that i like, I turn that sucker UP as loud as i can get it... :p
     
  4. Matth3w

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    Odd, because my apple headset increases the volume just fine.
     
  5. rowan

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    But is it boosting the volume higher than what's already coming out of the iPad? In other words, if you set the volume level on the iPad at a certain level, plug in your apple headset at its maximum level, is it any louder than any other headset without a volume control (differences in manufacturing quality notwithstanding)? If it is, I'd like to know the secret sauce in the apple headset that's doing that.
     
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    No it just adjusts the iPad volume.
     
  7. rowan

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    That's what I was trying to say. Now please stop tormenting me. You know I'm sensitive. :)
     
  8. Matth3w

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    lol I thought you were saying it didn't adjust up at all. My bad, poor reading comprehension on my part lol
     
  9. rowan

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    Would be an interesting Craigslist ad:

    4 Sale: Headphones with in-line volume control. (Note: Control can only lower volume.)

    Hmm.
     
  10. Orion Antares

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    On a related note, would those in-line volume controls push back part of the signal along the other line of a splitter? If you set them to the same level and then dial back the volume on one will it push part of that signal back into the other line to increase the other line's volume?
     

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