How to Make a Walkman MP3 Louder

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How to Make a Walkman MP3 Louder
An amplifier will boost the volume you hear back through your headphones. (headphones image by Eldin Muratovic from

Some MP3 files play back at a different volume level than others. This may be due to the mastering of the original track after it was mixed, or the bit rate of the file itself. If quieter tracks are frustrating you when you play them back on your Sony Ericsson MP3 Walkman device, or if you find the unit's volume inadequate in and of itself, you can amplify the signal you hear through your headphones to a more satisfactory level.

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Things you need

  • Batteries
  • USB cable
  • 3.5mm jack to jack cable
  • Headphones

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  1. 1

    Purchase an external headphone amplifier. Good examples are the FiiO E7 or the Boostaroo Portable Headphone Audio Amplifier & Splitter.

  2. 2

    Insert the batteries, or charge the unit by connecting it to your PC with a USB cable, depending on which product you're using.

  3. 3

    Insert one end of the 3.5mm jack-to-ack cable into the audio out port of your Sony Ericsson Walkman MP3 player. Plug the other end of the cable into the jack input of the amplifying unit. Some units feature an built-in jack cable that you can just plug into the Walkman.

  4. 4

    Connect your headphones to the audio output of the amplifying device.

  5. 5

    Turn the volume down on the Walkman and the amplifying unit, then put your headphones on. Some units can more than double the playback volume, so it's best not to have the it set too high before you play a track.

  6. 6

    Play a track, and adjust the volume settings as necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • You can connect your Walkman to a standard amplifier using a 3.5mm jack to double RCA cable which can be bought from electrical stores or online.
  • Prolonged use of personal audio devices at high volumes can damage your hearing.

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