Anyone else have this Pandora problem?
I drive a lot, and I have a 3.5mm jack in my truck stereo which I use to plug the hero in to use Pandora. I'm coming from a Pre that I did the same thing with.
After a minute or so, I hear a popping/clipping sound. Changing the volume on the hero doesn't affect this noise and it only happens with Pandora. If I use the music player then no problems - audio is clean.
This really sucks because it's very annoying. I've tried turning off GPS thinking something in the background was causing it, but still no resolution.
- 11-04-2009, 10:19 AM #2
- 11-04-2009, 10:46 AM #3
- 11-04-2009, 01:24 PM #5
If you have the HQ mode on in Pandora (under Settings), then it says right there that using HQ mode will cause skips in the songs. Are you using HQ mode? If so, try turning it off and see if that makes a difference.
The reason the songs skips in HQ mode (only should happen when you are in an area with low cell signal) is because you have a low cell signal and HQ mode requires a lot more data than the regular mode to be transferred, so if there is low cell signal, then the data is not transferring as smoothly and you'll get skips.
- 11-04-2009, 01:59 PM #6
Thanks for the suggestion, but it's not in high quality and the problem isn't pauses or skips, it's an actual popping noise. Think of driving on the highway and a sand truck is a few cars ahead and your windshield gets tapped by a random small pebble or sand.
FWIW, I don't hear it through ear buds. I'm going to test and narrow down where the source of the trouble lies. Since it seams like it's just me, then it has to be my device or something related to my vehicle.
- 11-04-2009, 04:48 PM #8
Next guess would be the stereo's input, as noise from the vehicles coil would sound very much like you're describing. Make sure the ground wire coming out of the unit is FIRMLY grounded. Even a little bit of "loosness" or oxidation in the connection could cause havoc.
Finally I would not rule out the input on the phone, even though it seems to work fine with earbuds. The design may just be more suspectable to RF noise, and you might have to use a higher grade patch cable.
- 11-04-2009, 08:30 PM #9
- 11-04-2009, 08:38 PM #10
I haven't concluded anything yet, but I should mention again that I don't experience any trouble at all when using the music player rather than pandora. That kinda rules out the cable, port, stereo and or stereo port. I did try another higher quality cable too.
The only things I haven't tried yet is to see if the trouble remains over wifi and plugging into some other amplified output.
Hmm.. just testing the high quality setting in Pandora while typing this. Erroneous sound is gone...
- 11-15-2009, 11:39 AM #13
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- 01-20-2010, 11:21 AM #15