Creative MuVo NX 128 MB: How to increase the volume a bit?

I've got a Creative MuVo NX player, that has a really low maximum volume.
I've tried to make the situation better using different eq-lizations, newer headphones, stronger batteries, with no result.
I don't want to change it with a newer player, because it's a gift from my dad and so on...

My question is this: Is there a way to increase the volume of the player with a firmware upgrade or something like that?

Is the "normalization" of my audio files with a stronger volume the right way to have a better performance? Is there a really really fast software to recode the files that I wanna send to the player at a stronger volume?

Thanks, Luigi
LVL 5
viperoAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
The MuVo NX is known for this.  Your options are re-encode or put an in-line amplifier between it and the phones (http://www.boostaroo.com/).  However there is a third option which is to let your ears get acustomed to the lower volume.
0
viperoAuthor Commented:
Will re-encode work? Does it work for both Mp3 and WMA encodings?
0
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
It will work but you will lose quality.
Not sure about WMA re-encoding but for MP3 there are a variety of tools based around LAME.  
Also try MPTrim http://www.mptrim.com/
0
Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

RDAdamsCommented:
Several options include....

http://www.thetravelinsider.info/roadwarriorcontent/boostaroo.htm
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28420

Other amplified headphones exist, you just need to do a search.
0
Cyber-DrugsCommented:
Increase the volume of the player: no.

Increase the volume of the music files: yes.

http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/

I used to have the exact same MP3 player about 4 years ago, and I used this program to make the music louder. Play around with it, I've found around 100db-105db gives me the best results, but all depends how well your ears can cope and how well your headphones can handle it. Which is another good point, when you buy headphones check the db levels, make sure you are buying over 100db headphones for louder music, i buy 115db (I like my music loud).

I hope that helped.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
viperoAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'll check!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Miscellaneous

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.