Why do some songs play louder than others on my iPod?

Jess November 16, 2011
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I recently bought a new album on iTunes, and after I put it on my iPod Touch (4G), I noticed the songs don’t play as loud as the rest of my library. I’ve tried an iHome dock, connecting it to a radio player with an auxiliary cord, and on my headphones. Every time I had to double the volume on my iPod to get them to sound the same.

Is there any way to force all of my songs to play at the same volume?

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  1. Anonymous
    November 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

    if sound check isn't making a difference because it's only measuring the peak level
    of every track. Tracks that have been mastered properly  are going to
    sound quieter than tracks that have been mastered to sound loud all the way
    through.

  2. Jay
    November 17, 2011 at 1:36 am

    if some songs are not playing loud, it is because of their quality or recording.
    you can try to make it louder using some software, but you may lose clarity when you will increase the volume.

    here is how to it from itunes :

    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/volume-ipod-touch/#comment-182148361

    you can also use format factory, movie maker, total video converter, mp3gain.

    if you increase the volume, you may lost the clarity, if you try it on a track which is originally recorded with a low volume.

    so it's up to you, either lower the volume of normal files
    or increase the volume of files that are not loud. to play them on the same volume

  3. FIDELIS
    November 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hello, before putting the music in your ipod touch you could use the normalize plug in itunes.  It is called sound check.  Here is a link showing you how to do it:

    http://ipod.about.com/od/introductiontotheipod/ht/soundcheck_ipod.htm

    If your itunes doesn't have that option, make sure to download most recent itunes version:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4752554_normalize-music-itunes.html