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    Default Is there anyone who doesn't experience headphone hiss and if so what are you using ?

    It is documented that this phone can exhibit hiss when using headphones. Some seem to have it and some do not. Enabling hearing-aid mode seems unacceptable to me as you loose volume controls.

    If HTC plans to fix this with an update then they need to say so.

    For those of you who do not have any hiss, what headphone/earbuds are you using ?
    Last edited by far_star; 03-23-2011 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Fixed Spelling in subject.
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    My fischer audio silver bullets don't hiss. Neither do sennheiser ie8
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    Are you referring to listening to just music or when talking to people? I have Apple headphone's that i've been having problems with. I use to be able to chat with people while driving using my DInc, but now they wont work with the TB......I can hear them fine (no hissing), but they can't hear me. Thoughts anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpineM3 View Post
    Are you referring to listening to just music or when talking to people? I have Apple headphone's that i've been having problems with. I use to be able to chat with people while driving using my DInc, but now they wont work with the TB......I can hear them fine (no hissing), but they can't hear me. Thoughts anybody?

    I am only trying to listen to music/play games, etc. No phone calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by far_star View Post
    I am only trying to listen to music/play games, etc. No phone calls.
    I use an end to end to connect to my car's aux connection for playing music on the TB sdcard on the car system and I use the Shure e530's earbuds for direct in ear playing. No problem with either, works just fine.

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    At home, I'll use my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm for music. No hiss, very clean sound. They're over the ear cans I use at night when everyone else is asleep.
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    I just tested Angry Birds and a couple of songs through the Music app with a pair of cheap Audio-Technica earbuds. Didn't get any hissing or other unusual sounds.
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    No hissing when I use my DiddyBeats.
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    With ipod headphones i have alot of hiss when the phone plays a notification sound or ringtone, and less noticeable hissing with youtube videos or mp3s. with another pair of earbuds the noise is still there but a little less pronounced.

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    I think it's the phone's amplifier. the hiss turns on and off with applications' usage of sound. Maybe nicer headphones would filter the noise out? Or maybe an update would lessen that sound. I dont know
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    no hissing for me with a pair of crappy iHeadphones
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    I just want to throw this out there: When music is playing, I really can't hear any hiss. The sound of the music drowns it out. However, when there is silence (or just after the music is paused/stopped), you can hear the hiss. You can also hear when the audio circuit turns off because it will all of the sudden become perfectly silent.

    I think it will also depend on background noise. If you're in a noisy setting, you'll be less likely to notice it. If you're using ear buds or headphones that don't close you off to external sound, it will also make it less noticeable.
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    No hissing for me either. Working fine.
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    Two different versions of Sony ear buds and I don't get any hissing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zero neck View Post
    Maybe nicer headphones would filter the noise out?
    I would think the exact opposite would be true. Better headphones usually have a more accurate reproduction of the sound. That is, what you hear is closer to what the sound source is.

    So if you have some cheap headphones you probably won't notice it (or you might not hear it from how the headphones normally represent the sound from any source).
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    I hear the hiss with both HTC headphones and Skullcandy headphones. When music is playing, it is mostly drowned out. But when I pause the music, the hiss will go for about 3 seconds and then there is a little pop and it goes away. I wonder if it's only on some phones and not others? It kind of drives me crazy. (I should mention that I hear the hiss with the stock music player and Pandora).
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    The hiss has to do with the combination of HTC's headphone amp and your headphones' impedance. Some expensive headphones have too low of impedance for the phone (as is my case) so even they will hiss.

    There is a fix for this, in addition to getting different, higher impedance headphones. I discussed this in my previous post here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forkmachine View Post
    The hiss has to do with the combination of HTC's headphone amp and your headphones' impedance. Some expensive headphones have too low of impedance for the phone (as is my case) so even they will hiss.

    There is a fix for this, in addition to getting different, higher impedance headphones. I discussed this in my previous post here.
    I know this thread is a little old, but after getting my FOURTH Droid Incredible 2, I am convinced that this is something that is present in all models, but certain people either don't hear it or are not using headphones that accentuate it.

    I only use in-ear headphones, and it is extremely noticable. Sure, I could probably use another kind of headphone, but I don't think I should have to do that to make my a $600 piece of electronics work as expected.

    I have decided to just stick with the phone and suck it up until a new phone comes out (I'm out of contract, so I can just on any new phone that interests me). From looking around online, there are posts similar to this about every HTC phone, so it appears to be a problem with their phones in general.

    Quite sad, as they make a good product otherwise.
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    I have a wide variety of headphones I use (long story) all fairly cheap (under $60) and all work fine, no hiss at all. I would go down to your Verizon store and ask to test out some of the headphones they have there before you buy. If you explain the problem, they should let you try some out first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by far_star View Post
    It is documented that this phone can exhibit hiss when using headphones. Some seem to have it and some do not. Enabling hearing-aid mode seems unacceptable to me as you loose volume controls.

    If HTC plans to fix this with an update then they need to say so.

    For those of you who do not have any hiss, what headphone/earbuds are you using ?
    documented? first i have heard about this.

    no hiss hear, tried with 4 different set of headphones, ranging from cheap to decent headphones

    as usual, my tb is near perfect!
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    I was pleasantly surprised back when I first tried mine because you computer does it and its annoying, no hiss here.
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    I'm using denon hp1000 and experience no hissing what so ever. Experience nothing but high quality sound.
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    For those that say you don't have the problem, are you using in-ear headphones? With an over the ear phone (like the denon mentioned above) or standard earbuds, I don't hear the sound. With actual in-ear headphones however, it's clearly there.

    If I had the option of using regular headphones I would, but these are much better for my job.
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    No hissing with my Bose IE2 ear buds.
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    I have Skullcandy headphones,Blackberry in the ear earbuds and have not had any hissing.
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    never any hissing. I have cheapo Sony in-ear MDR-EX90's, and they sound fantastic.
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