1. collectiveleven's Avatar
    Anyone else have this issue? When I use Play Music on this device, I frequently hear digital static / noise, which can get annoying. Never had this problem with any other device.
    10-31-2015 07:36 AM
  2. dkunzman's Avatar
    I use BT and direct connect headphones using Play Music, Amazon Music, Music and Spotify.
    All sound great with no "extra" noises added.

    Maybe it is a physical issue with the device?
    zmann likes this.
    10-31-2015 09:01 AM
  3. zmann's Avatar
    Not here.
    10-31-2015 01:28 PM
  4. stilwelloklahoma's Avatar
    did you try to use other music player ? try it out , and come back
    11-02-2015 08:08 AM
  5. stilwelloklahoma's Avatar
    Not here.

    Dude , did you wear Compression socks ?or something like that

    i really like your avatar
    11-02-2015 08:09 AM
  6. zmann's Avatar
    Dude , did you wear Compression socks ?or something like that

    i really like your avatar
    What do you mean lol
    11-02-2015 08:50 AM
  7. Manchild Prodigy's Avatar
    I think I might be experiencing a similar issue. When using either Google Play Music or the built-in Samsung music app and playing back mp3s that I personally encoded, I hear all kinds of strange artifacts (clicks, pops, other strange high-pitched noises). These artifacts occur at the same point in the songs and seem to occur for every song I listen to.

    I also tried using Shuttle+ for playback and experienced the same problem. However, when playing back FLAC files or AAC files I don't get any artifacts or other distortion. Also, when playing the MP3s through Poweramp I don't experience any artifacts at all. So for whatever reason, when I play my MP3s using the Samsung Music app, Google Play Music or Shuttle+ I get artifacts. They play back on Poweramp with no artifacts. FLAC and AAC doesn't seem to do it no matter what player I use.

    I went so far as to copy the MP3s from the Note to my girlfriend's iPhone and play them. No artifacts. Also played them back on my computer with no trouble. I even re-ripped the CD and re-encoded the MP3s and still had problems on the Note.

    I'm at a complete loss here. If there was a hardware defect of some sort I would think I'd hear artifacts on all formats and for all playback apps. But I only have issues with a specific file format on certain players. This really bites, because I don't want to re-encode 10,000+ songs.

    Has anyone else experienced anything quite like this? I've had the Note for less than a week and really like it otherwise, but this whole MP3 thing is a major deal breaker for me.
    11-02-2015 10:00 AM
  8. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    I've had these issues (Note 4) while playing my music in my 2013 Hyundai Genesis coupe...

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (32 gigs+white) running on T-Mobile.
    11-02-2015 10:56 AM
  9. gentryml's Avatar
    Same issue here - Note 5 and Tab S 2 - Static with Google Play Music, Apple Music and Spotify, but only if headphones connected directly to device. Static does not occur using BT in car on when using a USB DAC.... No static with FLAC files saved on device with headphone connected directly.
    11-13-2015 10:39 AM

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