Just upgraded to ICS and the freakin headphone jack whine is back:
Test your headphone jack!!
I really can't believe this especially since it's definitely a software issue!!
I've had serious noise when hooked up to external powered speakers in the past (not on ICS), but I don't think I've had issues with wired headphones. Typically I've used BT headphones with this phone. I'm testing wired headphones now and it's sounds great, no noise or issues of any kind listening to the Google 'Play Music app'. I'll have to try with those powered speakers, I think those gave noise when the phone was plugged into lapdock that's plugged into the wall, but that may have been due to poor wiring in the building, poor grounding.
Anyway, I'm not getting any whine so far since the upgrade. Sorry to tell ya. Good luck!
Last edited by dylanear; 10-23-2012 at 02:46 PM.
You have to test it in a quiet area and it's a lot more noticeable if you have noise canceling, tight sealing ear bud headphones. Just play some music and then hit pause and there will be an annoying noise for like 5 seconds until the sound engine turns off.
I have pretty sensitive ears. I can easily identify problems with a 5.1 surroundsound setup. I also can hear those high frequencies that teenagers typically outgrow(and some capacitors when they are going out).
Overall, I've been spared from that issue. I've never had the issue on my phone, nor do I hear it now with 247. Soon i'll be on 246, but I'm not expecting it to appear since I never had it before.
Expected ICS late Q3 or Q4(2012). I called it back in February 2012!
Now Expecting JB late Q2 2013. I called it back in October 2012!
I hook my RAZR maxx and my current RAZR maxx HD up to my mustang 4 amp all the time.. the only noise I ever get is ground noise through the amp on more humid days...
Have you tried to clean you headphone jack with alcohol? I'm sure you know how...so I'll spare the how to
FEEL THE POWER OF DROID!!!
I don't think so. Occurred only after updating to ICS (same hiss occured when Bionic first came out, and software update completely eliminated it). I played with audio settings, various audio apps...same his everytime (mostly noticable at low volumes)
Yeah is definitely a software problem. Was a big issue for many people when Bionic first came out, then the 893 update completely fixed it for me. I updated to 905 after this and was still working fine. I'm really completely shocked to find it back in ICS and now I have no way to go back to 905 either. This sucks!
Well crap. I'm currently on a .232 leak (will be updating shortly) and noticed the hiss was back on that, but was hoping the problem wouldn't be there on the final build of ICS. Guess it was too much to hope for...