How does the Sansa clip+ compare to audiophile sound cards? Reply #25 – 2010-12-14 16:41:52 Quote from: odigg on 2010-12-14 16:30:54Quote from: saratoga on 2010-12-14 16:23:28IMO talking about how loud music sounds over headphones without replaygain is pretty useless, so hopefully thats what people are talking about.Why?Because if you play music with an unknown gain then you don't know if it sounded loud because it was loud or because the amp was powerful. You're basically just twisting the volume dial some random direction dictated by the mastering. Thats not very useful.Quote from: odigg on 2010-12-14 16:30:54There are plenty of music playback devices (e.g. cell phones) that do not support replaygain.1) This is a thread about the Clip+, which does support replaygain.2) All cell phones support replaygain via wavgain3) If you have a cell phone and *choose* not to use replaygain, then its even MORE important to know how much voltage your headphones will need since you'll require even more gain from your device's headphone ampTo put this another way, if someone tells you "X wasn't loud enough after I applied a random volume adjustment" your question should be "can you test again, this time with the volume at max and tell how loud it was"?