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#2240642 - 03/03/14 11:24 AM Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny
KBoogle Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 12
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has encountered a similar problem before.
I have plugged in my headphones into my casio privia px-300, but even at full volume the sound is tiny. Very low.
However, when I use the same headphones for my computer, the sound is perfectly fine.

I'm just wondering if this is a problem with my piano model, or with my headphones, and what could I do?

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#2240664 - 03/03/14 12:25 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
Lester Burnham Offline
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Registered: 12/29/13
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Originally Posted By: KBoogle
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has encountered a similar problem before.
I have plugged in my headphones into my casio privia px-300, but even at full volume the sound is tiny. Very low.
However, when I use the same headphones for my computer, the sound is perfectly fine.

I'm just wondering if this is a problem with my piano model, or with my headphones, and what could I do?

What sort of headphones, and how many poles on the plug? (ie how many different sections separated by the black insulating rings)

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#2240666 - 03/03/14 12:31 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
anotherscott Online   content
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This could also have to do with the impedance of the particular set of headphones.

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#2240709 - 03/03/14 02:04 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
KBoogle Offline
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These are the headphones I have,
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826289003

And the specs list the impedance as
32ohm +/- 15

As for the number of poles on the plug, I am not sure I understand what you mean? The wire separates into two, one for the headphones and one for the microphone. (It's a headset with a built-in microphone).

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#2240733 - 03/03/14 02:58 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
Morodiene Offline
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Originally Posted By: KBoogle
These are the headphones I have,
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826289003

And the specs list the impedance as
32ohm +/- 15

As for the number of poles on the plug, I am not sure I understand what you mean? The wire separates into two, one for the headphones and one for the microphone. (It's a headset with a built-in microphone).
I think they're referring to the plug itself, the end that you stick into the DP. How many black rings does it have and how far apart are they?

http://acc3658.imghost.cafe24.com/acc/home-e/a_qna.jpg

I'm not sure if gaming headphones are ideal for a good DP image, someone else might have a better idea.
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#2240738 - 03/03/14 03:08 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
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Originally Posted By: KBoogle
These are the headphones I have,
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826289003

And the specs list the impedance as
32ohm +/- 15

It's not just the impedance of your headphones that matter - it's also the sensitivity.

Headphones with low sensitivity won't give a loud enough volume with DPs that have low output from their headphone sockets. MP3 players typically have low output, and any headphones that work well with them will work on your Casio.
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#2240755 - 03/03/14 03:36 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
Lester Burnham Offline
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Registered: 12/29/13
Posts: 546
Originally Posted By: KBoogle
These are the headphones I have,
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826289003

And the specs list the impedance as
32ohm +/- 15

As for the number of poles on the plug, I am not sure I understand what you mean? The wire separates into two, one for the headphones and one for the microphone. (It's a headset with a built-in microphone).

Ah - your headphones have a mic.

Get yourself one of these.

If you're in a different region / country just search for the Belkin part number locally.


Edited by Lester Burnham (03/03/14 03:46 PM)

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#2240758 - 03/03/14 03:38 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
KBoogle Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 12
Oh, I was not aware of this about headphones shocked These are "gaming" headphones like you say, and now that you mention about the DP having a low output volume from the headphone sockets that makes sense.
I don't suppose I could get a recommendation for a $20-30 pair that would work well with a digital piano?

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#2240759 - 03/03/14 03:42 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: Lester Burnham]
KBoogle Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 12
Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham
Originally Posted By: KBoogle
These are the headphones I have,
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826289003

And the specs list the impedance as
32ohm +/- 15

As for the number of poles on the plug, I am not sure I understand what you mean? The wire separates into two, one for the headphones and one for the microphone. (It's a headset with a built-in microphone).

Ah - your headphones have a mic.

Get yourself one of these.

If you're in a different region / country just search for the Belkin part number locally.


Oops, looks like you got a reply in while I was typing up my previous one.
I'm sorry I'm not very educated in audio tech, but what would that connector you link do for me?

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#2240770 - 03/03/14 03:50 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
Lester Burnham Offline
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Registered: 12/29/13
Posts: 546
Originally Posted By: KBoogle
Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham
Originally Posted By: KBoogle
These are the headphones I have,
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826289003

And the specs list the impedance as
32ohm +/- 15

As for the number of poles on the plug, I am not sure I understand what you mean? The wire separates into two, one for the headphones and one for the microphone. (It's a headset with a built-in microphone).

Ah - your headphones have a mic.

Get yourself one of these.

If you're in a different region / country just search for the Belkin part number locally.


Oops, looks like you got a reply in while I was typing up my previous one.
I'm sorry I'm not very educated in audio tech, but what would that connector you link do for me?

I've updated the link in my post - but it's not updated in your quote of my post - the adapter I initially linked to was a 2.5mm female adapter. Whereas I suspect the headphones you have, have a 3.5mm plug.

As to what it will do - well I had sound issues with a pair of headphones that included a mic (so 4 pole plug), in turn plugged into a 3.5mm -> 6.3mm adapter to plug into one of the larger headphone sockets on my digital piano.

I'd read comments elsewhere about the issue, where it was suggested one of the iphone headphone adapters cured the problem - and true enough it does. So you plug your headphones into the adapter, then that adapter into the -> 6.3mm adapter to plug into your digital piano, then all should be OK.

They're pretty cheap, so worthwhile trying before buying new headphones. At some point you may want to anyways. The headphones I had an issue with, where reasonable headphones that have quite good sound, so spending a pound or two on an adapter that cured the problem made sense.

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#2240778 - 03/03/14 04:08 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
KBoogle Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 12
Oh, you mean like this?
http://www.amazon.ca/niceeshop-Plated-He...=3.5mm+to+6.3mm

That's not the size of the headphone jacks that my piano has. It's actually the same size as my headphones, which are 3.5mm. Or at least I think that's the size since my headphones fit in there without issues.

But you have a good advice there, I'll see if I can find an iPhone adapter like the one you linked and see if it makes a difference, thanks! smile

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#2240794 - 03/03/14 04:34 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: KBoogle]
Lester Burnham Offline
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Registered: 12/29/13
Posts: 546
Originally Posted By: KBoogle
Oh, you mean like this?
http://www.amazon.ca/niceeshop-Plated-He...=3.5mm+to+6.3mm

That's not the size of the headphone jacks that my piano has. It's actually the same size as my headphones, which are 3.5mm. Or at least I think that's the size since my headphones fit in there without issues.

But you have a good advice there, I'll see if I can find an iPhone adapter like the one you linked and see if it makes a difference, thanks! smile

If your piano takes 3.5mm plugs, all well and good, just try one of those Belkin adapters - F8Z177EA - is the Belkin part number.

There may be adapters from other makes, that do the same job - I just found that when using a 4 pole headphone jack with a 3.5mm->6.3mm adapter in my digital piano, that one pair of headphones sounded faint, flat and really odd, other headphones were fine, and those headphones were fine in other things.

One very cheap adapter later, and they work perfectly in my piano, and sound surprisingly good, for a modestly priced pair.

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#2240798 - 03/03/14 04:41 PM Re: Casio Privia px-300, the sound with headphones is tiny [Re: Lester Burnham]
Frédéric L Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 10/29/13
Posts: 240
Loc: France
Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham
Ah - your headphones have a mic.

Get yourself one of these.

If you're in a different region / country just search for the Belkin part number locally.


Since the headphone has two plugs : one for the mic, one for the headphone, I don't think the headphone plug has 4 poles. The proposed adapter is only useful if the plug has 4 poles.
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