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POD GO Sound changed in headphones

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Hi all,

 

Using POD Go through Skullcandy Venue headphones, with 3.5mm wire for last several months.  Sound is OK, and quite bassy, to be expected.  In last 3-4 days, the sound through the headphones has gotten extremely fizzy and just terrible, especially using any overdrive or distortion.  If I compare sounds that I am playing live on the guitar with very similar patches coming in through USB and my DAW, the USB sounds from 1 week ago are perfect, warm etc, but the new (live) sound is very fizzy.

 

Any suggestions?

 

tg

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Sounds to me like something in your setup changed in the last 3 or 4 days. It’s possible that some component or other has suddenly failed (headphones? cables? i/o jacks?....). But it’s more likely that something has changed in your POD Go device setup. Global settings? New firmware?  Headphone settings?
 

Think back to what you may have changed recently for clues. Those headphones seem to be wireless and work over Bluetooth, which is not supported by the POD Go. What other equipment are you using to get the Bluetooth signal to your headphones? I’d start there.  If nothing comes to mind back up your POD Go presets and restore factory settings.  As a last resort reinstall the firmware.

 

 

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I use the Venue headphones wired with Pod Go, not with Bluetooth.  I may have inadvertently messed around with Global EQ, not sure.  The 5 superimposed curves are a bit of a mystery to me. 

 

Is there a headphone setting I can alter on the Pod Go?  I am perplexed that using the GO as the speaker for my DAW gives the expected warm sound, but using the preset and playing live at the same time as the playback - fizzy.

 

tg

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There is no headphone setting that you can alter on the POD Go. 

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Try turning off the global EQ. It is the prime suspect, I think, based on what you’ve said. The Global EQ does not affect the USB output, which is what your DAW receives. It does affect the Main and Headphone audio outputs, so it may be causing the fizziness.

 

 

 

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Thanks silverhead.  Not too far from Ontario myself (Montreal)...

 

No luck.  Sound continues to be fuzzy with Global EQ turned off.

I have also recorded some clips into Audacity,  backed up my settings with POD Go Edit,   did a factory reset and compared sounds before and after the reset.

 

It seems to me the reset made no difference for 3 tested presets.  The sound continues to be lousy - virtually unusable.

 

Tried these same headphones wired into iPhone - no  issues, still sound as good as before using Spotify.

 

Something about the Pod Go's interaction with these headphones has changed.

 

I have attached a clip of sound 04B as shipped from Pod Go with my recent settings.04B current oct 26.wav  American Fender Strat, Bridge pickup, volume and tones to 10.  Is this normal?  And it sounds even worse with volume dropped to about 7.

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Nope.

 

Played on same equipment 2 times since, but on different presets.  Lots if tweaking so sound was alright, but this is entirely a crapshoot.

 

Tried acoustic fully unplugged and it sounds great every time...

 

tg

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And we are back - sounds great again, and no idea why.  Much less fizz, warmer overdrive.

 

tg

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Not related, but any idea why when I search this site for content I started or posted in, most of the time  I get zero results?

 

tg

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Well, Im experiencing a fuzzy sound with all amps when the overdrive is above 6, no matter what I do with all settings, ins and outs, EQ, etc. I think is I feature of the device.

 

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1 hour ago, biofasbar said:

Well, Im experiencing a fuzzy sound with all amps when the overdrive is above 6, no matter what I do with all settings, ins and outs, EQ, etc. I think is I feature of the device.

 


With headphones? I guess it depends on what you mean by fuzzy, but with the proper impedance headphones connected, or through decent speakers, you shouldn’t be experiencing any sort of universal fuzziness.

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On 12/28/2020 at 12:35 AM, trainguy said:

Not related, but any idea why when I search this site for content I started or posted in, most of the time  I get zero results?

 

tg

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50 minutes ago, phil_m said:


With headphones? I guess it depends on what you mean by fuzzy, but with the proper impedance headphones connected, or through decent speakers, you shouldn’t be experiencing any sort of universal fuzziness.

I tried 4 different pairs of studio headphones with 2 different POD GO’s and got the fuzzines. Returned it and got a GT 1000, no more fuzzines.

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