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Old 06-29-2008, 11:27 PM
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Hi, I recently purchased a 4GB D2 and have found that with the provided earphones the background hiss is a bit too much for my taste. Im no audiophyle by any means, must be that I always listen to music in my home laying in bed rather than is the bus or something like that.
What could I do to minimize this ? I read exellent reviews on the D2 audio quality so I wasn't really expecting this hehe.

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Old 06-29-2008, 11:31 PM
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Get different headphones...the stock headphones will always suck!
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:36 AM
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The only things I can think off is as RCM suggested, the headphones are poor quality OR your music files are poor quality. I would try a new set of headphones first.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:18 AM
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"Good" or "bad" phones doesn't mean you get rid of the background hiss. For example a pair of $400 Shure SE530 hisses like crazy with the D2, while some $10 Sennheiser MX400 don't hiss at all.

It's about the sensitivity and impedance rating of the phones - the higher the sensitivity and the lower the impedance, the more likely phones are going to hiss.

Things that help (besides getting other, less sensitive phones) are using an impedance adapter or a headphone amp. The D2's EQ and BBE enhancements add a bit to the hiss as well.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:48 PM
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The D2's EQ and BBE enhancements add a bit to the hiss as well.
I found that as well, I disabled the EQ with a song paused and most of it gone, then disabled the Mach3Bass and anything left was gone as well.

Im gonna try those impedance adpaters you say, thanks for the help.
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