04-01-2008 05:02 PM - edited 04-01-2008 05:03 PM
04-02-2008 03:09 PM
Bose earbuds and others like them tend to have a higher impedance than regular cheap-o earbuds. The result is better sound, but lower volumes. The surest test for this is to max out the volume on the BB and test the Bose 'buds against the set that came with the device. If the Bose are quieter, impedance is probably why. You'll probably get similar results with other portables as well.
It's an extra expense, but you may want to look at a mini headphone amplifier. They're usually about the size of the battery that powers them. A few companies make them now that high-quality earbuds from companies like Bose and Shure are becoming more popular.
04-02-2008 04:25 PM