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MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

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MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

I just updated my Xperia Z and I'm having problems with my MW1 since updating to 4.4.2 (KitKat)

 

Previously, the headset volume could be set separately from the phone volume, but one of the "enhancements" in 4.4.2 is support for Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 whereby the MW1 volume control now sets the phone volume directly.  

 

This would probably be fine, but it seems have the effect that even the lowest volume is barely tolerable and anything higher is painfully (dangerously?) loud.  It is equivalent to setting the underlying MW1 volume to max with no way of adjusting it.  Changing the phone volume just makes it louder.

 

This needs some sort of fix ASAP. Either disabling this "feature" or adding a setting to the MW1 to change the baseline volume level to something tolerable.  These are both Sony devices, it shouldn't be too much to ask that they are compatible and work together without risking my hearing.

 

 

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Re: MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

Same issue with MW600 after updating Xperia Z to 4.4.2, was nice to have both devices with seperate volume controls... Would appreciate an option to disable features of AVRCP.

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Re: MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

Well...

there is a fix...

you could root (voids warranty instantly)

And find one that removes it...

probably not much help but it is there if you need it

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Re: MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

I was rather hoping for at least an acknowlgement of the problem from someone at Sony. It's not as if it's a particularly difficult problem to reproduce...

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Re: MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

Its a long shot , ive been asking questions for years and had little interaction even when this was a supported device

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Re: MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

the problem happened to me.

finally, i found the way to solve the problem.

just release the bt headset(s) from your mobile, and repair them.

it worked for me.

 

eeg
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Re: MW1 Headset Volume too loud with Xperia Z 4.4.2

Same problem with SBH20 and xperia Z1 compact. No words from sony about this?