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post #46 of 151
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Setting CPU governor to "on demand" fixes the crackling problem.

 

In relation to the Siyah kernel and it's sound improvements - the headphone amp and stereo expansion settings definitely help (I wonder does the stereo expansion compensate for the stereo crosstalk?), the bass enhancement settings sound truly awful, and the DAC direct and 128x sampling don't make any difference to my ear. I was interested to see that TotallydubbedHD thought exactly the same. Still worth using in the wait until Voodoo, which should have working 128x sampling and DAC direct modes and sound even better, which will be AWESOME.

What does DAC direct mode mean? Is it about outputting digital audio to an external DAC? Or tweaking the internal DAC's settings (like the 128x sampling you mentioned).

 

Or is it something like this? (found by googling, though I don't really understand it...yet)

 

 

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Direct Mode shortens further the audio signal by bypassing all CoreAudio, even its lowest level HAL layer.

Edited by analogue 3 - 7/7/12 at 12:22pm
post #47 of 151

I have a U.S. (Canadian, same thing) model SIII and I have a SQ problem. It only appears at very low volumes but my quieter music sounds like it's passed through a kazoo. This disappears when I turn up the volume. I don't think it's the "crackle" issue I've seen frequently described on other forums, because it occurs continuously when I output audio through the headphone jack, not only when the screen is off. This problem occurs across apps and file formats, including my flawless FLAC collection. I've played the same files back on an iPod touch (320 kbp mp3s) and the iPod has no problems. I'm really, really hoping this isn't a hardware issue, because I've already exchanged 2 S IIIs at the shop I bought it from due to screen issues and the manager's visibly pissed at me for cutting into his margins :P

 

EDIT:

This .wav was recorded from a video played back using the stock video player on the SIII on the lowest volume setting (this problem persists on other player applications):

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?q4per7h2je1k9vv

This .wav was recorded from an iPod Touch playing back the same video on its stock player, also on a very low volume setting (much more clearly than the SIII):

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ox83lhgst70wqe3

As you can see (hear), it's terrible on the SIII... any idea what's going on? 


Edited by N9NTH - 7/7/12 at 1:21pm
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post #49 of 151
Thanks for the link, Knights, do you know if that solution also works for the US version? It was posted under the forum for the international version of the S III, and I don't want to brick my phone tongue.gif

EDIT: Looks like I can't use this fix frown.gif It requires flashing Siyah Kernel, which is only available for the I9300 (international) version. Also, I'm not sure if the problem I was describing is the same as the one the link tries to fix. Thanks anyway though!
Edited by N9NTH - 7/8/12 at 6:04pm
post #50 of 151

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Edited by Yuceka - 7/12/12 at 7:14pm
post #51 of 151
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Originally Posted by N9NTH View Post

I have a U.S. (Canadian, same thing) model SIII and I have a SQ problem. It only appears at very low volumes but my quieter music sounds like it's passed through a kazoo. This disappears when I turn up the volume. I don't think it's the "crackle" issue I've seen frequently described on other forums, because it occurs continuously when I output audio through the headphone jack, not only when the screen is off. This problem occurs across apps and file formats, including my flawless FLAC collection. I've played the same files back on an iPod touch (320 kbp mp3s) and the iPod has no problems. I'm really, really hoping this isn't a hardware issue, because I've already exchanged 2 S IIIs at the shop I bought it from due to screen issues and the manager's visibly pissed at me for cutting into his margins :P

 

EDIT:

This .wav was recorded from a video played back using the stock video player on the SIII on the lowest volume setting (this problem persists on other player applications):

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?q4per7h2je1k9vv

This .wav was recorded from an iPod Touch playing back the same video on its stock player, also on a very low volume setting (much more clearly than the SIII):

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ox83lhgst70wqe3

As you can see (hear), it's terrible on the SIII... any idea what's going on? 

 

I also have a Canadian SGH-I747 and at low volume levels, I hear obvious noise/hiss, though not quite what you seem to be getting.

post #52 of 151

anything for the verizon s3? i liked voodoo on my gtab10.1

post #53 of 151
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Originally Posted by N9NTH View Post

I have a U.S. (Canadian, same thing) model SIII and I have a SQ problem. It only appears at very low volumes but my quieter music sounds like it's passed through a kazoo. This disappears when I turn up the volume. I don't think it's the "crackle" issue I've seen frequently described on other forums, because it occurs continuously when I output audio through the headphone jack, not only when the screen is off. This problem occurs across apps and file formats, including my flawless FLAC collection. I've played the same files back on an iPod touch (320 kbp mp3s) and the iPod has no problems. I'm really, really hoping this isn't a hardware issue, because I've already exchanged 2 S IIIs at the shop I bought it from due to screen issues and the manager's visibly pissed at me for cutting into his margins :P

 

EDIT:

This .wav was recorded from a video played back using the stock video player on the SIII on the lowest volume setting (this problem persists on other player applications):

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?q4per7h2je1k9vv

This .wav was recorded from an iPod Touch playing back the same video on its stock player, also on a very low volume setting (much more clearly than the SIII):

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ox83lhgst70wqe3

As you can see (hear), it's terrible on the SIII... any idea what's going on? 


I have this too!!!! Its killing me!

post #54 of 151

The iphone 4S has the nicest sounding DAC i have heard aside from he 4G ipod touch and the ipad3 which are also awesome

post #55 of 151

I have a S3 and use Neutron Music Player, 64bit version. I have mainly FLAC files up to 24bit 96Khz and Shure SE535's. I don't hear any crackling or hisses. I do hear some crackling on quite sections using Poweramp and Playerpro. Maybe they can't handle the FLAC files as well as Neutron. Only problem with Neutron is the UI is crap ksc75smile.gif

post #56 of 151
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Originally Posted by iluvmusic View Post

The iphone 4S has the nicest sounding DAC i have heard aside from he 4G ipod touch and the ipad3 which are also awesome

hmm apple fan?

post #57 of 151
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

hmm apple fan?

yup...  hard not to be since i am a graphic artist..lol

post #58 of 151
post #59 of 151
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Originally Posted by iluvmusic View Post

yup...  hard not to be since i am a graphic artist..lol

 

Buhahahahahaha, had agood laugh and had to clean my screen.

post #60 of 151

I hope most of you know that the US GS3 doesn't have a wolfson chip. 

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