I don't recall people noticing such noise during the Can Jam on the pre-production unit. I hope it's an unfortunate unit.
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10/15/08 at 5:30am
Just got my W-1 Wireless adapter today. Charged it up finally and am listening to it right now.
Initial impression is extreme disappointment. The W-1 has a high amount of noise. It has an annoying high pitched buzzing noise that comes and goes, it seems prone to grounding problems and interference. It does not work well at all with any computer headphone output and it even has ground loop buzzing with my HeadAmp Pico, which I have yet to have anything else have buzzing with. If I touch the sides of the case of the W-1 transmitter, it buzzes louder.
If I'm listening to loud music, it's not noticeable, but with quiet music, it's very annoying.
The high noise floor is unacceptable to me, especially when it's solely used with sensitive IEM's like the SA6. But the noise is loud enough that if I were to mod this W-1 to be able to use with other IEM's it would still be annoying since the SA6 is not nearly as effecient as some other IEM's out there like the Shure E500/SE530.
So what gives? Did I get a defective version? Or is the built in amplifier in the W-1 just that noisy?