|The problem is probably an impedience issue. I have this problem with my iriver h120. My B&O earbuds have no hiss issues, but my really high end Ultimate Ears UE10-pro stage monitors have tons of hiss.|
|he reality is that you're probably never going to see a good audio solution integrated into a laptop. You're always going to get tons of interference and possibly hiss and fidelity issues.|
I'm not going for audiophile quality, just acceptable quality. And right now, the loud hiss is totally unacceptable for any notebook more than $1,000.
This is a widely reported problem. I've read other places that the same Clevo notebook (rebranded through VoodooPC, Hypersonic, and others) has the problem. But in those places, they have speculated interference with the surrounding components. But if that's the case, then I would expect to hear the same hiss through the microphone jack (changed through Audio Manager for headphone output), which is RIGHT NEXT TO the headphone jack. But that jack and the two jacks on the back have no noticable hiss.
|If getting rid of that hiss is such a critical thing, why not just get a pcmcia sound card?|