Originally Posted by Williamb
New to the scanner today. I am actually shocked at the audio quality as compared to a 600. All audio is scratchy and very noisy. Doesn't matter what object. I do a lot of DXing with amateur radio. It sounds like thunder and static crashes.
Wondering what your audio experience has been like? Do you think I have a bad unit? I will be calling tech support tomorrow but trying to get an understanding as a base level for expectations.
Comparing a base/mobile scanner to a handheld scanner on sound quality is an apples to oranges comparison. Unless you use an external powered speaker they will never have a similar sound quality.
What kind of items are you listening to?
Are there any paging/FM/cellular transmitters near you?
What antenna are you using?
Have you tried a different antenna?
Just a few thought starters.