Forgive me if this has already been covered elsewhere but I have searched in vain through the posts already.
Many thanks in advance for your help,
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Edited by Prog_Drummer, 01 June 2012 - 10:40 AM.
Personally I get quite a bit of hiss but then I'm used to using a Cowon music player so might be being harsh
The Dsp sound manager will improve a lot the sound experience. Special effects like fade crossing between songs, equalizer, bass enhancer... There is a chinese rom with dsp installed for the u8818.
Thanks to all for this info.
Do you think any future firmware/software updates might improve things?
I do have some good headphones so will give it a go and suppose I could always carry my sansa clip if it's dire.
Edited by weckl, 02 June 2012 - 10:47 PM.
Edited by ahatomastarday, 03 September 2012 - 07:19 AM.
The majority of folks using mobile phones as music players will likely be using ear bud type headphones, they'll tend to be low impedance and high sensitivity which makes them easy to drive with a good volume range on portable devices. My ear buds have an impedance value of 18ohms and sensitivity of 108db and I get a very noticeable hiss, my Grado 225's on the other hand are 32 ohms and 98db sensitivity and I don't hear any hiss even in a quiet room. Same goes for the Sennheiser hd555 and hd580's I have lying around but these are much higher impedance headphones. So if you're out to buy some new earbuds look for ones that have a higher impedance and or sensitivity but likeahatomastarday I can't hear it while I'm out and about commuting which tbh is the only reason I'd listen to my phone for music.
Alternatively you can add resistors to increase impedance, use a volume volume control adapter which is basically the same thing or build a hissbuster. They all basically solve this by reducing the volume allowing you to crank up the volume control on your phone without deafening yourself.
I've personally tried a volume control and I built various adapters with resistors in them to try to make the whole unit smaller but just ended up not using them in the end since they add cable length and bulk which was more of a pita than the hiss which I can't hear while commuting
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