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replaygain, ok to use on portable players?
post Mar 27 2003, 22:37
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Most of my mp3 collection (all ripped from the original CDs, of course wink.gif) , has been set with mp3gain's album gain, and I'm very happy with it. However, when I transfer these files to a portable player (Iriver SlimX IMP350), they are MUCH quieter and sometimes even with the volume cranked all the way up, its very soft. Is this expected and normal? or should I just remove the mp3gain values via the constant gain if transfering to a portable player? Any feedback would be appreciated

Edit: Very sorry about the double posting, the server was hanging and I kept getting that "this page can't be viewed error", my apologies...just ignore the second one

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post Mar 27 2003, 23:44
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For portables, try a target volume of 94 dB, album gain. If that's still not enough, consider a mini headphone amp.
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post Mar 29 2003, 00:08
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you can copy the files you want on the portable to a temp dir and add a constant gain of +4.5 or +6 to all those (copied) files if you are sure that all were at 89dB before. This way you dont have to let mp3gain analyze them again, applying a constant gain is pretty fast.
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post Mar 29 2003, 00:19
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I use 92db for mp3s destined for use with my nomad iic. decent volume, the full 25 is only necessary in extremely noisy environments such as buses or planes. also most music doesn't clip at 92db, which is a plus.
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