As the title suggests, I've recently bought a Scarlett Solo Gen 3 as an interface for a podmic and decided to use the built-in dac to drive a pair of 8-ohm final audio heaphones I use.
The issue is that when I plug the headphones into the headphone out, I get a very annoying noise floor/ faint buzzing sound. Gets worse as I turn the volume knob up, but even at the low setting I use for these headphones (about 10%) I still get headaches from this sound.
I've tried ferrite chokes, and they don't help alleviate the problem. The only thing that seems promising is the back quarter-inch outputs (R&L) that are line-out and meant for speakers. When I plug the heaphones into that I don't get the buzzing sound; however I'm only hearing mono audio and I've got a feeling that there's something wrong about using that output to listen to headphones even with a double male to female adapter. I've read up online and it seems like they're also unbalanced outputs? I don't really know what that means in my case, but might as well add it in.
Would anyone here know what I'm doing wrong, or how I could fix this?