Test your headphone jack!!

PhontomF

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I have just discovered a major problem with my phone. There is a nasty whine when using headphones while either listening to music or watching video. I found many others complaining about this issue on other forums. Test it out just put on some headphones and play music or video with the media volume turned down all the way, pause the media and the whine will stop a few seconds later. This is a deal breaker for me I will return the phone if this can't be fixed with software as I listen to a lot of media through headphones everyday. I can't believe this could get through quality testing!


**UPDATE 10/27**

I can confirm that this fix makes the headphone noise go away completely 100%.
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Good job moto my Bionic is now perfect!!! I'm still surprised this was completely resolved with software.
 
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Yeah, I hear what you're describing. It's not very noticeable to me though, unless I turn the volume all the way down and wait like you said. Then when the whine ends I can tell it was there.

As long as the volume is at a reasonable level I don't notice it at all. Definitely shouldn't be there though.
 
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Well it's much more noticeable if your watching a movie or tv show and there are quiet sections, the whine sticks out like a sore thumb. I read if you get some headphones with an inline volume control you can make it a lot less annoying so maybe I'll try that. I really don't want to give up this awesome phone for such a stupid issue.
 

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Yeah, I hear what you're describing. It's not very noticeable to me though, unless I turn the volume all the way down and wait like you said. Then when the whine ends I can tell it was there.

As long as the volume is at a reasonable level I don't notice it at all. Definitely shouldn't be there though.

Same here. Sometimes adjusting the volume up or down two clicks kills it, sometimes not. I hear it in quiet intro passages as well.
 

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I am seeing that issue when its plugged into the power in the Truck.
 

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They will have to patch this. I'm hearing the headphone whine as well.
 
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That's my concern I don't think this will be a software fix. Sounds like a ground loop issue to me which would require a hardware fix. I hope it can be patched though.
 

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Same problem here. This sucks.

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
 

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I noticed the same problem. I was thinking about returning the phone. I had this problem on my HTC Incredible, but when I got the Droid 3 it was silent (the problem was gone). So I'm assuming these both being the Motorola phones that they would be the same build quality. But yes, I hate this whine. The problem is, whenever you plug this into an AUX you will here a high pitched whine -- whether its headphones, your car, or playing Pandora or Spotify over a sound system. The problem isn't apparent unless audio is playing. i.e. a click sound or audio in general. The audio is complete turned off when no audio is playing so you wont hear the problem.
 

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I got the same issue. I plugged an attenuator inline and it cleaned up the noise.
 

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I can here it, but just barely in between songs. I can live with it.
 

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I hear it too. Totally uncool. I don't think it will cause me to return the phone though. I don't use the headphones all that much except in the car when road noise covered it up and I didn't notice it until reading this thread. I agree it is a hardware problem and I doubt software will fix this. The different wired sound settings under setting do not help the problem either.
 
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