CD Player and Earphones

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  1. John Watson

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    Just plugged new earphones into a CD player jack. Great sound but instantly aware there is no discernible volume control on the CD changer? And its waaay too loud.

    Am I missing something, or is this just stupid design on this cd player ? [​IMG]
     
  2. John Watson

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    Turns out that the remote has an up/down button for "output" that does the trick. [​IMG]

    Unfortunately it also seems to change the output to the receiver as well, which makes for rejigging depending on whether or not I want to use the earphone headset.

    And I don't like remotes having controls that aren't available on the component itself. My first cd player actually had an output level knob, and several other useful features, that I haven't seen since.

    Progress-regress I guess...
     
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    I guess you should look into earphones with volume control on them.
     
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    May I suggest the Sennheiser MX500

    Reasonable price and a damn good earbud style with inline volume control. I replaced the crap earbuds I received with my iRiver ChromeX IMP-350 with these and what a difference.

    Here is a link

    http://www.thetwistergroup.com/store...5937&source=fr


    Really cool round winder case in very convenient. (not shown)

    EDIT: here's a pic
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