Test your 3.5mm jack for sound popping (song included)


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  1. tassadar898

    tassadar898 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    There have been multiple threads of people saying they are experiencing sound popping when using the 3.5mm jack, most of them say its on Pandora others will say that it happens on all mp3's or a few mp3's that otherwise sound perfect when played on their computer. To test I want to see if its a defect in hardware or if it just another Droid Does problem. I always consistently experience sound popping with my Sony headphones while playing Home by Michael Buble. If you go to youtube and search "home buble" play the first search result in high quality and turn the media volume to maximum. Listen in about 45 seconds and let me know if you hear popping.
     

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    tassadar898 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    P.S. it also happens on external speakers
     
  3. ayce

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    i have gotten the popping on the external speaker, has this been determined if its a hardware issue yet?
     
  4. bcromwell

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    I only get popping when the phone volume is near 100%, At 95% I get none, I think they are over-driving the amplifier on this phone.
     
  5. carnadi88

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    I only hear it when I have my volume to its maximum level.
     
  6. shaggymatt

    shaggymatt Well-Known Member

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    How loud are people listening to it to get this issue? I listen on one notch above the volume being turned off and show no issues with the aforementioned popping. If I go to three clicks, I'd be further deafened. Why do you care if it is so loud that this isn't even feasible?
     
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    thank the lord. i thought i blew my right car speaker.
     
  8. ViciousDelicious

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    Yeah, I can hear constant popping on 100%, one notch below it will pop once in a while, and no popping on volume below that.
    It probably is amp as bcromwell said few posts above.
    Doesn't bother me much, it is loud enough for me anyway, and I'm using Sennheiser headphones with 64 Ohm impedance.
     
  9. Shawn^^

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    I wish I would have read this post a few hours ago. This popping issue at full volume has been driving me crazy. I assumed it was my bose headphones and they are sending me a new pair. Will this be addressed in the December 11th upgrade?
     
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    when you have something plugged into the jack, you have to turn the media volume down on the phone, then control the volume with whatever device you are playing it through... ie, speakers, car stereo
     
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    Buble? Really? Sorry, just had to say something. But yes, I notice popping at 100%, one notch down is usually fine. No big deal.
     
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    I'm guessing the popping is cause by the phone not having a proper/good equalizer. It happens to me when I play music with tight bass but mostly at volumes at 100% and is very noticeable on head set left side.
    This can't be good for the speaker and if not fix promptly we should start seeing some returns for premature speaker failure.
     
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    tassadar898 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks alot guys appreciate the feedback
     
  14. milellie111

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    Ok folks, so whats the deal? Is this hardware or software? I uninstalled all my apps including Pandora and it still does it on my songs i loaded onto the droid. I returned the Droid again at Verizon today and guess what, my 3rd Droid still has the same problem! I called Motorola today and they were useless. Whats the lowdown? We should escalate this issue, it is not minor. I should be able to put my Droids volume to 100 percent without popping/clipping in the left side of my headphones. I am not satisfied with the answer of just keeping it a notch below 100 percent.
     
  15. Jack007

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    No popping with headphone or speakers. Only distortion at 100% as noted by others. Mine sounds great.
     
  16. milellie111

    milellie111 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had this problem resolved by replacing their Droid? I'm on my third one with the exact same distortion/clipping/crackling problem in the left ear.

    Thanks!
     
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    Sounds like a software/processing issue to me. I have the issue, but only with certain songs, which leads me to believe that the problem stems from equalization, compression or some audio related thing that I don't quite understand.
     
  18. toolfreak

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    I too get this at 100% volume but 1 notch down its fine. To me this is ver annoying as i like me music REALLY loud and i think the volume on the droid 3.5 jack should be louder. Its fine through the external speaker and never notice the click except through headphones. Hopefully theres a way to hack it like my old omia to adjust volume levels to an exceptable range.
     
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    BAHAHAHA so did i!! lol then i remembered this thread lol
     
  20. quadjacks

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    Mine occures when playing on external as well as headphones.
     
  21. chefboyardee

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    As I posted in the other thread about this issue, I'm having it even with my media volume on the droid set to 1 notch above off. So it's not only happening with the volume at 100%. Doesn't happen all the time though - I can't find a logical pattern. Sometimes it'll happen on song A, but not song B. Other times, vice versa. Sometimes Last.fm is flawless, sometimes crackly. Same with the music player. Seems very random :(
     
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    A +1 for hearing popping at 100% volume.

    As to why you would want to play at 100%: When connecting the Droid to Aux in connectors on stereos, receivers, docks, car radios, etc., they expect standard line-in type connections, which are normally use a higher voltage than headphone connections. When you use the headphone jack on any type of device, not just the Droid, the volume will be very low compared to a device that has a "line out" connection. To try to get back to normal volume, crank up the volume of the Driod... and then you hear the popping.

    To get around this I drop the Droid two clicks down, then turn up my radio. Just don't forget before turning back to the radio!

    --Bill
     
  23. Timaphillips

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    I do the same, but it is a bit annoying when I forget to turn it down before switching to radio. I'd hate to see what happens if I had bluetooth connected through the nav. system in my car as well. I just sold my iPod touch on ebay since I'm using my droid as my primary .mp3 device. Don't make me regret it, Google.

    Maybe a fully realized .mp3 player for Android should become more of a priority for Google. Equalizer, navigation, store, etc. Basically, clone my old iPod Touch.
     

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