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Quieter bluetooth headsets?

I just bought a Plantronics Marque M155 Bluetooth headset for use with my cell phone. The lowest volume setting on it is too loud for my probably-overly-sensitive ears. Any suggestions for quieter headsets? [more inside]
posted by asperity on Mar 20, 2014 - 2 answers

Exorcise the volume control on my possessed iPhone 4S!

My iPhone 4S keeps turning the volume down on itself. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

One stereo speaker works off and on. I think it's the receiver. Any fix?

About half the time when I turn on the stereo the left channel speaker doesn't work. If I turn the balance all the way to the left on the receiver, and increase the volume sharply, the speaker comes on. Then I can lower the volume, adjust the balance, and everything works fine till I turn off the stereo. It's the same with all sound sources. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Oct 6, 2013 - 10 answers

Hearing loss makes me talk too quietly (I think) - ideas?

The common sterotype of people with hearing loss is that they SPEAK TOO LOUDLY!!! in order to hear their own voices; for me, though, the problem is starting conversations just a bit too quietly to be easily understood. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Sep 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Why won't the volume work on my iPhone Vine app?

How do I get my Vine app to have volume? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Apr 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Multi-preset kitchen timer recommendation?

Can you recommend a kitchen timer with adjustable volume, pleasant alarm sounds, multiple simultaneous timers, and multiple presets? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Feb 12, 2013 - 3 answers

What to do about extremely loud dance music from nearby club?

I'm in the city center in Groningen, the Netherlands. It is almost 6.30am. For hour on hour now, I've been listening to throbbing bass from the dance club across the way, and I haven't slept all night. This loud music seems to be a new thing. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Nov 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Unusual objects and their measurements

Please list your best, favorite, most interesting object that could be used as a unit of measure for one of the following: area, volume, or temperature. For your answer to be useful I require the object and its measure. The ideal object is unusual but relatable at the human scale. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 19, 2012 - 37 answers

NPR is too quite on my phone.

NPR audio feeds are oddly quiet on my HTC EVO 3D, while Pandora, YouTube and any other audio is plenty loud. Is there some odd internal setting I need to change? [more inside]
posted by Science! on Nov 2, 2012 - 5 answers

And wash away the rain?

What is the minimum mass that would be requisite to form a black hole? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Nov 2, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I calculate price?

Introduction to Markets/Auctions: I need a short book or paper that covers bids / asks [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Oct 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me equalize the TV volume.

Can I rig some sort of home-made equalizer between my TV, speakers and PS3? Other ideas as to changing the levels of frequency ranges also welcome. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jul 30, 2012 - 30 answers

Size of this dog's bladder?

Dog/veterinary filter: What would be the normal size and/or volume of the bladder of a 35-pound, adult, female Wheaten terrier?
posted by mikeand1 on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Simple volume knob for sale?

Why can't I find a desktop-style analog volume knob? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Mar 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Math is Fun

What are some ways to accurately measure the volume of very small amounts of liquid without complex equipment? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Feb 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Consistent Volume on mac?

How do I keep the volume on my mac consistent in apps other than itunes? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Feb 25, 2012 - 3 answers

I never thought I'd be complaining because I couldn't hear the commercials, but here I am.

Why does my television's sound intermittently cut out? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Jan 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Google Chrome will only whisper to me.

When I am viewing flash-based streaming video like Hulu, Netflix or Youtube in Google's Chrome browser, the volume is only half as loud as when I watch the same content in Firefox. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Dec 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Needs to go up to eleven.

Is there a way I can increase the maximum volume/gain on my computer on a software level? [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Dec 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me choose the "best" hardcover editions of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Help me choose the "best" hardcover editions of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Which cake pan do I use?

Emergency baking question - I don't have the size pan that I thought I had, and am not sure what to do. Help me figure out the alternative! [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on Oct 15, 2011 - 6 answers

So much for being discreet.

I have some iPhone ringtones I've made with GarageBand that are entirely too loud. I cannot figure out how to decrease the volume. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Oct 15, 2011 - 4 answers

I can't hear you over how awesome XBMC is (I wish)

Background music and effects are way louder than voices in XBMC, so much so that I have to get up and turn the volume down every time theme song or music comes on during TV shows or movies for fear of disturbing neighbors (not to mention that they're uncomfortably loud). [more inside]
posted by Strass on Sep 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Fading volume nicely with JS

In jQuery (or vanilla JavaScript), how do I repeatedly call a method with a numeric argument that increases or decreases over time? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 14, 2011 - 4 answers

(The music was) Faraway, so close

So I was listening to the sound check for the upcoming U2 concert yesterday from my house, which is just over 2km from the stadium. I could tell that the sound was immensely loud at the source even though it wasn't rattling my windows or anything. How did I know it was a huge sound at a distance rather than coming from nearby? What auditory cues tell us this?
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets on Nov 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Remap Windows 7 volume controls?

How can I set up global hotkeys in Windows 7 to change the volume? [more inside]
posted by sophist on Oct 31, 2010 - 2 answers

Laggy Volume Control

Volume control on my computer is laggy and slow and crashy. To the point where it's unusable. This has happened on every Windows computer I have ever owned. Is my volume control program allergic to me or is this a common problem? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 19, 2010 - 20 answers

If it's too loud...

The maximum volume on my new iPod touch is down to around 80% after the upgrade to iOS 4.1. Help? [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Sep 14, 2010 - 5 answers

What have you done with my Volumes?

MacFilter: Extraneous OS X volume suffixes? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Jul 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Stereo fails at high volume

Why does my stereo shut itself off at higher volumes? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Jul 15, 2010 - 16 answers

How to hack car so everyone can hear each other?

How can we set up our car so people in the back can take part in conversations happening up front? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Jul 7, 2010 - 14 answers

HOLY CRAP THAT'S LOUD

Is there any way to normalize the volume output on my PC so I'm not startled by clicking on a video link? The volume on YouTube and other sites varies so wildly from video to video that my modus operandi is to mute before I play the video, then slowly increase the volume, but I'm hoping there is a better way.
posted by desjardins on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

DumbAmericanFilter

Give me some real-world benchmarks so I can understand the metric system. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Apr 21, 2010 - 43 answers

mac os x fine automatic fine volume control

Is there any way to get the apple keyboard and the apple remote to use the fine volume adjustments explained here automatically?
posted by Infernarl on Apr 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Is the Osage River the largest tributary of the Missouri River?

Does the Osage River contribute the largest volume of water of all the tributaries of the Missouri River?
posted by clockworkjoe on Mar 29, 2010 - 5 answers

How to process music to a monotone?

How can I remove the component of pitch (or frequency) from an audio waveform, while maintaining the amplitude? I'm looking for a process analogous to desaturating a colour image to black and white: rendering an audio file literally monotonous but maintaining its rhythm (as changes in volume over time).
posted by sixswitch on Mar 12, 2010 - 24 answers

Please help me be less loud on the telephone

What are your tricks for having quiet phone conversations? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I weigh snow across a circle?

I want to figure out how much a bunch of snow weighs. If I have a relatively even distribution of snow two-feet high and spread evenly across a twenty-four foot circle, where do I start? [more inside]
posted by bode well carapace on Jan 13, 2010 - 22 answers

Spontaneous volume-change and program-launch in OSX

Spontaneous volume-change and program-launch in OSX. [more inside]
posted by Cucurbit on Dec 24, 2009 - 5 answers

microsoft office volume licensing

how do i buy a microsoft office for the mac volume license? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Dec 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Loud speaker. Quiet speaker. Alternate at random.

I want to listen to my digital music player at work (technically, WMAs and not MP3s) through speakers rather than headphones. With the latter, all my songs sound fairly consistent in volume. With the former, they're all over the map and ditto for the dynamic range. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Dec 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Good Phone for the Could You Speak Up A Little Crowd

Loud, clear, land-line phone without feedback whine? [more inside]
posted by DU on Nov 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find an online surface area/volume calculator that uses 3.14 as an approximation for pi.

I'm looking for an online surface area and volume calculator, where I plug in various measurements of a cylinder or sphere and it calculates the answer for me. But I want one that approximates pi as 3.14. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Nov 5, 2009 - 8 answers

I just want my stupid games to be silent

OSXFilter: Is there a way to mute individual programs in OS X? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Oct 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Count the pumping events

I need to count how many times a sump pump runs in a given period. The sump pump pumps water out of a hole on the ground, it is activated by a float switch - so generally speaking it pumps the same amount of water out each time it runs (the volume of water from the top 'on' level to the lower 'off' level). I want to know how much water is being pumped per week/month/whatever. [more inside]
posted by Xhris on Sep 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Bedshaped

Please help me remember the name of this stage of psychological development, where you can begin to discern the volumetric differences between containers of different sizes. [more inside]
posted by Sutekh on Aug 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Low Audio on Bootcamp Windows XP

I have a few Macbook Pro systems at work that we've installed Windows XP via Bootcamp on. We've done this with previous Macbook models in the past. This time, however, there is an audio problem: the audio on the XP side is so low it's close to non-existent. Is anyone familiar with this problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by strangememes on Jul 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Hello? What?

My iPhone's volume is too freaking low. How do I boost it? When calling out, the first ring is at a decent level, then it backs down to almost inaudible. When talking to people, especially if I'm outdoors, or if there is any background noise, I can't hear anything! Does anyone else have this problem? This is a first-gen iPhone, in case that makes a difference, and I've already traded one in at the Apple store for the exact same reason.
posted by valkane on May 17, 2009 - 4 answers

"Time can never mend the careless whispers"

"Hi-- ahem, I mean, uh... Hi." Oh no! Do you have bouts with Spontaneous Laryngitis Syndrome, or SLS? Someone passes by you and shoots you a friendly "Hey there!" and you're caught off guard and are left whimpering a little "hey." What to do? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on May 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Can I overclock my tea kettle?

It seems like my tea kettle (on a gas burner) boils more quickly when there's a large volume of water in it than if there's just a bit. Am I imagining this, or is there a reason it might happen?
posted by Mayor Curley on Apr 3, 2009 - 15 answers

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