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Zumo 550 i can't hear direction or phone through my headset above 30mph, even with the volume set at 100%. Voice direction isn't much better in car above 30mph either. Mp3 is very good both in car and on bike. If you have a solution please keep it simple as im not good on electronics

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There is an extra audio menu under the wrench symbol, this one differs from the front panel set both of these to 100%, should be better!

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