I just purchased a third generation ipod touch. There is something wrong with the volume. When the marker on the volume bar running across the bottom of the screen is all the way to the left, you cannot hear anything (of course). When it is in the middle position, you can hear the song very faintly. When it is all the way to the left, you hear the song at a level of what I would call slightly above normal - but not really all that loud. That can't be right. I have heard stories about ruptured eardrums when you crank an ipod all the way to the right. With the volume bar marker in the middle position, you should be able to hear the song at a normal, comfortable level, not "just barely." I took it back to Best Buy. The salesgal gave it a listen and said it's defective - I should exchange it. I didn't have the receipt with me, but will be taking care of this tomorrow. I am worried that ALL of the 3rd gen ipod touches have this problem. I sure hope not - I didn't pay four hundred Big Ones for twenty per cent sound. I could have gotten a standard ipod for less than a hundred that would blow your eardrums out if you let it. What's up with all of this? Anyone else experience anything like this?