Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid > Droid - Support and Troubleshooting

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 11th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
NoSenseWorrying's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 56
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Distorted Sound through headphone jack

Whenever I output music through the headphone jack (either to my computer or my car stereo) it gets really distorted if I set the media volume on the headset to anything above 50%.

Sometimes I get popping sounds as well. However, if I set the media volume to about 50% or lower, the sound is perfectly clear -- I just have to crank up the volume on my stereo to be able to here it.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

Advertisements
NoSenseWorrying is offline  
Last edited by NoSenseWorrying; November 11th, 2009 at 04:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 11th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
gonzoguy24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 1,104
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible - EX Motorola Droid User!
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 24
Thanked 42 Times in 26 Posts
Default me too

I am having this problem at times too...i just get the popping noise...but it is only sometimes...I think it depends on the quality of the mp3 but i have not spent too much time investigating this.

I have noticed slacker music quality has been very poor too.

I am interested to see what others say
gonzoguy24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
NoSenseWorrying's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 56
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Interesting. I noticed inconsistency as well. On the way home from work today it sounded fine. If I have time tomorrow ill do some more testing. But I'd definitely like to hear what everyone has to say.
NoSenseWorrying is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 68
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I had this issue as well and thought something was wrong with my phone but after extensive testing it seems pandora is giving me that popping sound when my media volume is turned up really high. It helps to lower the media volume and turn up the car stereo volume. I have done comparisons of a downloaded song and the same song on pandora. I get the popping sound when the media volume is at max on pandora but not with the downloaded song (both being the same song)... so I think it's pandora giving out poor quality? thoughts?
eL777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 105
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid, HTC Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I haven't noticed anything worse than what I had when listening on my BB Storm. I'm using a $250 pair of ear buds which are amazing.

With that said, Pandora released an update last night. I'm not at work yet so I haven't plugged in to see what the changes were. You might want to check out that update to see if it improved for you.

They've also really got to compress the audio to get a solid stream down to your device, so I wouldn't expect CD quality!
shaggymatt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 10:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 314
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Default

The Droid has a pretty "hot" headphone output from what I can tell. You will get crackling if the output is greater than the input on your radio is designed to handle.
johninbigd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 68
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Think I found the solution, at least for me anyway. I noticed in imeem mobile and any downloaded songs I got no crackling so this led me to believe it was pandora. Well after looking more into pandora's settings there is a setting that you can change in the preferences menu for the audio quality and default is "normal." Sooo I changed it to "high" and so far no more crackles
eL777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Superuser
 
Fabolous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,635
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Sensation 4G, Nexus S, Droid X, XOOM 4G, Touchpad
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 134
Thanked 2,145 Times in 699 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eL777 View Post
Think I found the solution, at least for me anyway. I noticed in imeem mobile and any downloaded songs I got no crackling so this led me to believe it was pandora. Well after looking more into pandora's settings there is a setting that you can change in the preferences menu for the audio quality and default is "normal." Sooo I changed it to "high" and so far no more crackles
Yeah, this was the first thing I did when I installed Pandora. I knew about this setting from my Blackberry.

Unfortunately, Slacker has no such setting, and as of now, it is unbearable to listen to.

Last.FM seems to work fine.

And of course, the built in MP3 player, as well as TuneWiki work just fine (all my MP3s are 192kbps or higher though).

And I have noticed that the headphone jack is pretty "hot" I usually turn it up to 2 notches below highest, and crank my car stereo
__________________
Overclocked Rooted Droid X with ApeX


Fabolous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid > Droid - Support and Troubleshooting
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.