Hissing sound using Roland's Quad-Capture's headphones jack (compared to monitor outputs)
So this is my issue and I thought here might be a good place to ask about it..
I got Audio Technica AT-50M monitor headphones, when I use them using the headphones jack of my Roland's Quad Capture interface, I need to to put the headphone volume knob all the way up and my input (mic) to the maximum level before clipping.
I get a decent volume level then, but there's a lot of hissing and background noises. just to be clear, this noise does not
getin the recording so I'm suspecting it might be the internal headphones amp(?)
Trying to connect the headphones to the monitors output in the back does not cause any hissing and the sound is nice and clear, but too low, even when the headphones/monitors (shared) volume knob is all the way up.
I can also add that connecting amplified speakers using that same headphones jack does not result in any hissing sound as well and the audio is nice and clear.
I think it only happens when I use mics and never happens with the electric guitar or the piezo amplified classic guitar.. but I'm almost sure either way, I set all of those input levels to go up to -6db at all times and make sure there is no clipping at all.
So I was thinking the source of the issue could be that the headphones have to much resistance(?) I didn't try with another set of headphones yet (weird but I don't have any around right now but I will get a pair to test it out) but I'd still like to use my AT-50M with this interface.. so I thought, if this is the case maybe I should get an headphones amplifier and connect them to the monitor outputs? (I don't have monitor speakers to connect anyway). if you think so too, would you think the do the job?
Did anyone ever encountered something similar and knows a possible solution for it?
Many Thanks in advance..
post edited by RayZ7 - 2018/01/23 19:23:02