Old 02-23-2010, 01:57 PM
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Arrow Right Hiss from P3, help me out

Hey there,first off thank you for looking into the thread.

Now, to buisness

I do care a great deal about music and like to further enhance my listening experience.Is there a way I may do so while keeping both my samsung-P3 and the Denon AH-D1001 headphones?

I thought such a way might involve an amp.

As it is I am not discontent with the current sound of it.Note that I know nothing and have yet to experience a superior sound,wich is exactly what I am seeking.

My music consists mainly of flac,some of it is mp3 at its highest bitrate.

If you are familliar with the p3,it's set to clarity and base 1 with no eq tweaks.

I'm listening to volumes of 9/10/11 on the p3 wich is actually pretty low [max volume is 30],when I turn it up to 12 and listen to classical music I notice a slight hiss.I'd like to get rid of that too.

Well yeah please go ahead and amaze me,
I'll follow it up with thoughts and concerns of my own (different options,budget concerns ..and stuff ).
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:48 PM
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... I notice a slight hiss I'd like to get rid of that …
Interesting you can hear a hiss from your p3 with your AH-D1001, one would think that the 32 ohm AH-D1001 would hide it, most likely it’s produced by your DAP. Your cheapest solution would be to use an impedance adapter like this one.

A more expensive solution would be to add a portable headphone amp which should possibly remove the hiss and improve stereo crosstalk, but you would need a good amp as not to introduce any additional unwanted noise. And I’m not sure that any amp is going to do as you stated “further enhance my listening experience,” although I might be guilty of this placebo myself If you’re interested I wrote up my thoughts on portable amps here.

Also, not sure you want to hear this one, but you could also try different headphones and possibly get more mileage from higher ohm phones, although this might be expensive as well.

Edit: BTW welcome to abi, just noticed your new, so I won't hammer you and I edited the thread title to something more discriptive

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