Question about audio line noise with headphonesGeneral


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    jordn613 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haven't been around these parts in awhile, but news of the update brought me back. I have a question about an issue I've had since day 1, but always just kind of accepted. When I listen with headphones to podcasts, music, etc. I get weird signal noise. It's most noticeable when listening to podcasts/talk as there is lots of room to hear the noise on the line. It's like low little hums, "chirps," not totally sure how to describe it. Just not a clean, clear silence when there should be silence. I've used different headphones, definitely not anything there. I'm wondering if this is a known issue, a problem with some handsets, fixable, etc.?
     

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    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    I see.... so you only come back when you need something huh?
    Sounds like my exgirlfriend lol

    I have no idea... just wanted to throw my little joke in:D
     
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    jordn613 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Who bumps a thread on the second day?

    Its probably just white noise assoicated with the streaming of the pod casts from their host. I get the same thing sometimes when I listen to my XM online. You probably dont get the same thing in Pandora, do you?
     
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    I get that too. It is like a screeching noise for me. Drives me crazy. It makes it almost impossible for me to listen to music.
     
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    jordn613 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nope, it's not just when streaming, it's downloaded shows, too. I'm something of an audiophile, and have a lot of experience with different devices, headphones, headphone amps, etc. and I can tell this seems to be an issue with the Eris itself. I just can't tell if it's related to the hardware of the phone's audio processor, or the headphone jack, or something else. If this is a common issue, then I will get over it, but if not, I'd want to try swapping for a new one at Verizon.
     
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    Do you have the phone connected to power either via the wall outlet or usb while listening?
     
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    I use my Eris a lot for music, audiobooks, podcasts, streaming - both via bluetooth and via the headphone jack into headphones or "aux in" in the car or home system.

    I have found the jack to be noisy - I think it's poorly wired/connected. But it's just the static-y noise you expect from a crappy jack. No other noise.

    My main complaint is the music player skipping/mini-pausing. I've tried a few music apps and they all seem to do that. It's annoying, but not a noise like you describe!
     
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    jordn613 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    spy: No, not plugged into anything.

    Wine: yeah, just a noisy jack, pretty much what you're describing. I don;t have any problems with skipping/mini-pausing though.
     
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    WineJones Well-Known Member

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    I'm really happy with my phone and don't want to trade it in. The jack noise stops once the plug is in and stops moving. I decided it was something I can live with.

    I thought everyone had the music player skipping issue? I've been shopping for a faster SD card to see if that might help but haven't wanted to spend the $$ yet. Some users seem to think that improves the problem.

    I also think the skipping might be the processor multi-tasking. I notice when my daughter is operating the phone and doing lots of stuff it skips more frequently than when I just set the phone down and let it play.

    But none of this helps with your noise issue - sorry!
     
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    jordn613 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I never listen to music with the Eris, it's one for the worst sounding outputs I've ever heard on a device. I can deal with podcasts though. I've really never experienced any problems with skips either. My main complain is that in the native music app you can hold down Fast forward or rewind to move through a track, only use the imprecise time bar. Which is why I use Doggcatcher usually instead.
     

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