Originally Posted by gybryant
I know this thread is kind of old, but I had to chime in as one that doesn't think the Sony system is loud enough. It may be my ears, but I have no problem getting pleasing sound from other stereos. It seems like once you get past about 75% on the volume, it doesn't get any louder. It just runs out of oomph. Also, when listening at "high" volume, the sound seems to - drop? I can't adequately describe it, but it feels like the sound bounces or drops a bit from note to note. Does anyone else hear the same thing?
I honestly can't take mine much past halfway without it hurting my ears. What source are you using where you get this to happen? Perhaps the source recording level is low. Or, maybe there is something wrong with your system/settings?
I have a live Metallica concert CD set on my iPod that is too loud even on less then 50% volume.