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  • I just discovered the headphone driver in my laptop is crap

    I plugged in headphones for the first time in months. Everything sounds like a cocked wah slamming a limiter.



    Plugged my Focusrite in and now listening through the headphone jack on that. Sounds great.



    /CSB
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  • #2
    The headphone outputs on most consumer electronics are usually pretty crappy, especially if you have higher impedance headphones.
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    • #3
      The headphone outputs on most consumer electronics are usually pretty crappy, especially if you have higher impedance headphones.
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      Charvel SoCal MIJ
      Parker Nitefly M
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      Alvarez acoustic

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      • #4
        I like the one on my newer Lenovo. Maybe I'm strange.



        What is your laptop?
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8Rlckxuro


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        • #5
          I like the one on my newer Lenovo. Maybe I'm strange.



          What is your laptop?
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8Rlckxuro


          http://www.myspace.com/envenomationtoronto
          http://www.myspace.com/dimensionsdivide

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Sloppy Fingers
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            The headphone outputs on most consumer electronics are usually pretty crappy, especially if you have higher impedance headphones.




            i have a scarlett 2i2 coming to replace an l6 x3 that is crapping out. hopefully it will give better results with my high impedance phones.

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Unstrung
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              I like the one on my newer Lenovo. Maybe I'm strange.



              What is your laptop?




              Its a newwer Lenovo



              I never noticed it before so maybe soumething is damaged or something on my Laptop.
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              • #8
                cripes. MOST opamps are terrible in consumer electronics, as are most converters. you'd never believe how good an ipod can sound until you use it through a decent amplifier instead of out of it's own headphone out. they just don't have any grunt to 'em and put out like 200mv into 8 ohms... if you put an 80 ohm or higher headphone into them, you can barely move the element! i'm always surprised when people hook their laptops to a stereo through that jack.. ugh.. at least use an offboard converter! we use our laptop through a firestone usb DAC, and it sounds pretty decent.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, okay, so my ears must be crap then.
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8Rlckxuro


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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Unstrung
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                    Yeah, okay, so my ears must be crap then.




                    I think the opamp in mine must be on the way out or something. Because I've used that laptop for a lot of listening and its never sounded like this.
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