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iPod: 3rd Generation Bass Boosting Problem Solved…

I’ve reloaded my iPod after not using it since my vacation to Chicago about a year ago. I immediately noticed that the bass was getting cut-off, and I decided I’m sick of it.

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Summary: The 3rd Gen iPods have a flaw in their sound processing hardware. The hardware can only handle 115 dB of sound. Some EQ settings boost the bass (gain) above that level, which results in very noticeable sound clipping. The process below lowers the gain on the MP3s so that you can use the bass boosting EQ settings.

  1. Download MP3Gain.
  2. Download euPod.
  3. Hook up iPod.
  4. Run MP3Gain, load the iPod’s root drive as the directory.
  5. Use the default 89.0 dB setting, and run a Track Gain. It’ll take about 8 hours for 2000 songs but, you can stop and restart the process at any time.
  6. Run euPod, and adjust 10-20% to compensate for the lowered level. It won’t distort the music.
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