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Got the HTC Sensation XE recently. Liking the phone and the beats headphones/ear-in phones that come with the phone.

However, the minimum volume is just too LOUD!!!

The beats integration was one of the reasons I bought the phone so I don't want to buy different headphone with volume control.

Is there a way around this?

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Not a software solution, but you could always try an in-line volume control like this:

Amazon: Koss VC20 Volume Control

You can get one on ebay for close to US $1:

ebay search: headphone volume control

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will the Koss solution work for in-call volume? that is, can it make the output volume actually be less than the minimum volume provided by the phone? –  Alex Mar 15 at 3:00
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For me the app Fine Volume Control was the solution. It does not need root, unfortunately is not free ($ 2.50) but provides a 7 day trial.

However it does a great job: it subdivides the media volume range in 100 steps, allowing a much finer resolution for your volume choice including enabling to shut the volume to almost nothing. In the setting there is also the option to enable extra low volumes.

Overall it solved the problem for me perfectly and made my phone a much better music player, thus it is worth every penny. To my knowledge this is the only app with this functionality at the moment.

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On rooted phones, it's possible to install custom kernel which can lower the volume setting lower than is available stock. You might want to look around for custom ROM for your device, if it's a common problem it's highly possible someone would make a custom ROM to modify the volume setting. You'd generally want to try other solutions first though.

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the android app, Maven Music Player, has a "pre volume" control that can lower the sound volume below the minimum setting on your phone.

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  1. go to settings.
  2. go to sound.
  3. change the volume of the media.

I am not exactly sure how to get to the option of changing the media volume since my phone is right now bricked.

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I don't think this answers the question. The problem described by the OP is that even with the volume set to the minimum level it is still too loud. –  eldarerathis Apr 9 '12 at 3:07
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