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Randomname
09-20-2013, 02:04 PM
Hi fellas :)

I've finally bought the JH version, and well, even before buying it I heard about the AMP issue and that it could be resolved with good headphones. I can't clearly remember where I've heard about it that when you have headphones with low impedance (>40 ohm) that you can hear the hissing sound. I've tried my JBL in ear headphones (I know, it's silly) and I can hear the hissing sometimes during a few mins of use. I've gone to a few stores to check out the on ear versions of headphones there, and sadly these are the ones I can buy, well have the money to buy, anyway:
Razer Kraken Pro
Razer Kraken (yeah, I know the difference is that these don't have a mic)
Razer Electra (without mic)
LOGITECH G230
ASUS Vulcan ANC (and don't tell me these because this is a ROG-only? forum :P)
SOL REPUBLIC Tracks V8

So does anyone have any experience with any of these on G750 notebooks?
Do you hear any hissing?
Btw. I like to listen to music a lot, and also I like long sessions of gaming, walks on the beach and stuff like that :P

The main reason I'm asking here is because I hope that a lot of you fellas have a G750 notebook :)
Thanks for your help in advance :)

charleshsu1
09-20-2013, 05:50 PM
I have the same issue with my G750jX check out my thread:
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?37273-ASUS-G750JX-headphone-sound-problem.&country=&status=
I use skullcandy skullcrusher headphones and hear the hissing. (also tested with other cheaper ones and hissing still there)

I temporaily solved it by going to add/remove programs and uninstalling the "Realtek high-def audio driver". It loads the most basic audio driver but the hissing goes away.
Other people fixed it by installing the latest audio driver (V6.0.1.7004), the link is somewhere in that forum.

Hope this helps!

cronik916
09-21-2013, 05:46 AM
my logitech 930's use a wireless transmitter in the Fm frequency i believe like there mice/keyboards. they bypass the amp and connect via usb. no hissing and sound great no wires either which is very important to me personally. im sure to that effect a bluetooth headset would prolly net u the same result as in now static. i have bose in ear workout earphones i use too, there sweat proof and u can have them in for hours and hours and barely feel them. deffinatley worth the $120 imho, and i dont hear much static on them. nothing that north of 40% volume i would ever notice. hope any of this helps ya man, cheers.

Randomname
09-21-2013, 09:35 AM
Yup did that, and the hissing is still there :S
What headphones do you use :)

Randomname
09-21-2013, 09:44 AM
I wouldn't use wireless headphones, because I plan on using the ones I buy for my phone too :)
A friend uses his Logitech (hell if I knew the model) they have around 80 ohm impedance, they don't have the hissing sound.
The retailer won't allow me to unpack them to see if they work on my G750JH :S
That's why I started the thread originally here, because I'm sure that a lot of people here have the G750 series of notebooks, and also to see whether any of them are experiencing the hissing sound on their headphones :)
Like I've said, I've used the Logitech headphones and there is no hissing but I can't buy them because my friend bought them while he was in Germany last year, and well, I'm from Bosnia, and currently studying in Serbia :S
And that means that I only have access to these headphones :S

Anyway, thanks for your replies :)

iweber95
09-21-2013, 04:23 PM
I have the G430s with my JX and they work flawlessly with the USB sound card that they come with. I highly reccomend these headphones for anyone. They have great quality and comfort for only $70

Randomname
09-21-2013, 08:41 PM
I have the G430s with my JX and they work flawlessly with the USB sound card that they come with. I highly reccomend these headphones for anyone. They have great quality and comfort for only $70

Yeah, I heard about them :)
I see that I can buy a desplitter (? :P), so that I can use them with my mobile phone :)
Thanks for your reply, but you'll only get a 9 :P

Keep the answers coming :D
I want to have at least a choice :) :P

iammax
09-21-2013, 09:12 PM
I have the JX and I had bad hissing, so I uninstalled the realtek driver and rebooted, and now there's no hissing. There's no MaxxAudio either, but I can live with that.

villiansv
09-21-2013, 09:54 PM
For what it's worth, you want headphones with high impedance. In-ear headphones normally have very low impedance. My 80-ohm beyerdynamics are hiss-free using the laptop's headphone jack, while my in-ear buds (~12 ohms) hiss a lot.

Another option would be to get a separate usb soundcard (external one). Not sure if you have access to them, but if you do, it's worth considering. E.g. Fiio make a few, there are other brands as well. They will provide great sound quality for most headphones. If you do go down that route, make sure you don't get just an amp. Terminology-wise, if you find something that says it's a DAC and also an amp, that's the one you need. The DAC bit means it's a soundcard (digital-to-analogue converter). Here is my fiio dac/amp - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andes-E07K-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00A9LHLQ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1379800444&sr=1-1&keywords=e07k

Fair warning, none of these have gaming gimmicks like EAX positional sound, but are just stereo (I can hear left-right movement easily, but not sure it's as great in a 360-degree arc). For my gaming needs, they are great.

I suspect some Logitech headphones that only plug in via USB essentially have one of these built-in, but obviously that prevents them being used with a portable player.

5.1 and 7.1 headphones may be all right if you're very much into shooters and absolutely need great positional awareness. For anything else, similarly-priced stereo headphones will provide better sound quality.

Good luck.

edit: I have a G750JX, but I suppose it's the same sound setup as the JH.

skip2mylou
09-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Orion Pros sound really good upgraded from logitech g930 ,very happy with my purchase

Randomname
09-22-2013, 03:43 PM
I just had the Kraken Pro on for about 5 minutes, there was no hissing, convinced the retailer to try them on, they sounded pretty great, even thou I had them on 100% sound volume :)
They are 32 ohms thou, don't know what to think.
Oh, I also tried the Vulcan ANC, my head almost exploded after plugging in a AAA battery and switching one the ANC (yep brought one from my 20 year old calculator xD).

@iammax, yup did the same thing 5 minutes ago, somehow it reinstalled the MaxAudio driver -.-"

@Villiansv To bad I don't have access to Beyerdynamics, there are only in-ear types, and well, I don't think they go higher than 16 ohm :S
As for seperate USB cards, nope, I can't find any (ahhhh, what a stupid country it is I live in -.-")
the AMP is the same I believe for all models :)
I wouldn't go with USB type headphones, I just don't want to be draging with me USB to 3.5mm converter (or whatever the word is for it :))
And also, the beyerdynamics that I have access to are around $1250 :D (I know it's cheap xD)
The retailer has them in a shop in Belgrade and keeps them under lock and key xD

hmscott
09-22-2013, 04:16 PM
...the beyerdynamics that I have access to are around $1250 :D (I know it's cheap xD)
The retailer has them in a shop in Belgrade and keeps them under lock and key xD

These are the ones have been eyeing for a while, they are 600 ohm and are designed for use with an amp:

Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla Audiofile Stereo Headphone
http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-T1-Audiofile-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B0031RD3YY/ref=sr_1_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1379866493&
sr=1-1&keywords=Beyerdynamics

Or these at 250ohm:

Beyerdynamic T90 New Tesla Audiophile High End Headphone
http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Tesla-Audiophile-High-Headphone/dp/B00890YNBK/ref=sr_1_3?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1379866647&sr=1-3&keywords=Beyerdynamics

Beyerdynamic also makes a number of less expensive models that are 600ohm/250ohm for use with amps.

villiansv
09-22-2013, 04:29 PM
I just had the Kraken Pro on for about 5 minutes, there was no hissing, convinced the retailer to try them on, they sounded pretty great, even thou I had them on 100% sound volume :)
They are 32 ohms thou, don't know what to think.
Oh, I also tried the Vulcan ANC, my head almost exploded after plugging in a AAA battery and switching one the ANC (yep brought one from my 20 year old calculator xD).

@iammax, yup did the same thing 5 minutes ago, somehow it reinstalled the MaxAudio driver -.-"

@Villiansv To bad I don't have access to Beyerdynamics, there are only in-ear types, and well, I don't think they go higher than 16 ohm :S
As for seperate USB cards, nope, I can't find any (ahhhh, what a stupid country it is I live in -.-")
the AMP is the same I believe for all models :)
I wouldn't go with USB type headphones, I just don't want to be draging with me USB to 3.5mm converter (or whatever the word is for it :))
And also, the beyerdynamics that I have access to are around $1250 :D (I know it's cheap xD)
The retailer has them in a shop in Belgrade and keeps them under lock and key xD

Hehe ok. My beyers aren't nearly that expensive - got them as a present from my wife, around 130 I believe. Mind you, I can't say if 32 ohms are all right or not, I only have 12 ohm and 80 ohm headphones, so I could only test with them. These are mine - http://www.megamusic.rs/www/singleitem.php?id=1350 (the 80-ohm version). You mentioned Belgrade, so I used google for Serbian results. They are still more expensive than the ones mentioned previously in the thread, so I don't know if they're outside your budget. If you do intend to go for these, the 80-ohm version is likely the better one for you. 250 ohms will potentially be hard to drive without an amp (though I've tried them on a galaxy s2 and htc 8x cellphones, they worked all right). On the other hand, the 80-ohms have a much more pronounced bass (which I like).

A major consideration has to be comfort. I absolutely hate wearing anything on my head (hats in winter, glasses), so headphones are really hard to pick. These are bar none the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. Very light, given their size, and can be worn for hours and hours with no discomfort. Ideally when you pick headphones, you'll have a friend who has them and can lend them to you for a day so you can test for yourself (everyone's head is different). If not, a good no-questions-asked returns policy can also be a consideration.
Hope you find what you're looking for :)

Randomname
09-22-2013, 04:54 PM
Hehe ok. My beyers aren't nearly that expensive - got them as a present from my wife, around 130 I believe. Mind you, I can't say if 32 ohms are all right or not, I only have 12 ohm and 80 ohm headphones, so I could only test with them. These are mine - http://www.megamusic.rs/www/singleitem.php?id=1350 (the 80-ohm version). You mentioned Belgrade, so I used google for Serbian results. They are still more expensive than the ones mentioned previously in the thread, so I don't know if they're outside your budget. If you do intend to go for these, the 80-ohm version is likely the better one for you. 250 ohms will potentially be hard to drive without an amp (though I've tried them on a galaxy s2 and htc 8x cellphones, they worked all right). On the other hand, the 80-ohms have a much more pronounced bass (which I like).

A major consideration has to be comfort. I absolutely hate wearing anything on my head (hats in winter, glasses), so headphones are really hard to pick. These are bar none the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. Very light, given their size, and can be worn for hours and hours with no discomfort. Ideally when you pick headphones, you'll have a friend who has them and can lend them to you for a day so you can test for yourself (everyone's head is different). If not, a good no-questions-asked returns policy can also be a consideration.
Hope you find what you're looking for :)

The Beyerdinamic DT 770 PRO are way over my budget Q_Q
You're definitely right, a pair of headphones that suit me, doesn't mean that they will fit my friend :)
The Kraken Pro's (not a Razer fanboy here speaking) are very comfortable, at least for me. The return policies are crappy here :S Basically, there is only a warranty, if there was a return policy, a lot of people would buy them, "test" them for weeks and say, "Nah, I don't like them, I'm gunna return them" -.-"
Because of people like that, there are no return policies here :S
Thanks for your reply :D

Randomname
09-22-2013, 05:01 PM
These are the ones have been eyeing for a while, they are 600 ohm and are designed for use with an amp:

Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla Audiofile Stereo Headphone
http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-T1-Audiofile-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B0031RD3YY/ref=sr_1_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1379866493&
sr=1-1&keywords=Beyerdynamics

Or these at 250ohm:

Beyerdynamic T90 New Tesla Audiophile High End Headphone
http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Tesla-Audiophile-High-Headphone/dp/B00890YNBK/ref=sr_1_3?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1379866647&sr=1-3&keywords=Beyerdynamics

Beyerdynamic also makes a number of less expensive models that are 600ohm/250ohm for use with amps.



Mate, I wish I had a budget like you :D
But those aren't for me definitely :)
It seems that you know quiet a lot about headphones, which one would you recommend of the ones above I posted and I've just been thinking to add the JBL J88i headphones, but there aren't a lot of reviews about them I can find (only 2) :S

kidfromhell
02-09-2014, 07:28 PM
I've ordered a V-Moda Crossfade M 100 yesterday and waiting desperately for it. I dunno how they would sound on this notebook though. Does anybody know that I would be getting the hissing noise or what with this spec? Sorry I'm not good at headphone jargons :)

Here's the official link

http://v-moda.com/crossfade-m-100/

And the one I bought from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B00A39PPCG/