Originally Posted by TiStick
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.
I've tried CD, SD, USB, AV in and Bluetooth. It's the same effect no matter the input. The problem with this is that it is so subjective. What makes your ears bleed may tickle mine. I have been over all of my setting time and again and found nothing that would suggest a culprit. I think I'll go to the dealership and listen to another identical system to see if it's just me.