I think Alesis headphone output impedance is low, like 24 ohms or thereabouts, so might suit cheaper headphones better. Might be a reason for being quiet. Also make sure to use the headphone output and not the line out. This deal is lethal. If I go to Costco this week and this is in there then it's coming home with me. For the time being I'm resisting.
I think it must be the vibrations annoying this woman. I have even tried recording with my phone when I am playing and the noise is certainly much less than my TV. But she has seen me through the window and must think it is cause to complain.
That's the reason I do want to buy it!
I just have some Beats Ep plugged in at the mo but tried my XM4s also. You guys using the headphone jack on the side? If you Google it quite a few people say they're quiet and they have additional mini amplifiers and such. Or. I'm old and deaf
Wow quiet jack I think it’s very loud. Maybe yours is faulty or try switching headphones I use closed phones. AKG K92