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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 00:52

When I am wearing headphones and  not listening to music or anything I can hear noise that sound like the computer. For instance I hear a sound that resembles the hard drive writing to its disc and when I move the mouse scroll wheel I hear a sound that reflects the scrolling. Does anyone know what this is?




#2 shozilla

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 00:56

It's Boo Berry!  He tries to tell you something.. 

 

:laugh:

 

 

Joking aside,  your headphone probably do not have noise cancelling feature, but I could be wrong.



#3 Neu B

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:02

Poor quality sound card, maybe?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:15

Your audio output isn't very well shielded, it's picking up noise from the computer's components. Try another set of headphones, if that doesn't solve it, then you'll need a new sound card.

 

You could also keep the volume lower, it should help a little.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:30

I bet it's close to your graphic card?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:43

Your audio output isn't very well shielded, it's picking up noise from the computer's components. Try another set of headphones, if that doesn't solve it, then you'll need a new sound card.

 

You could also keep the volume lower, it should help a little.

yep.  He'll probably need a new sound card or something (I still have that if I plug headphones into my monitor, but haven't heard it from a desktop board or laptop in ages.)



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:47

Its not a big deal but its unusual. The noises don't interfere with music and playing games also. Its a 2010 Dell Inspiron 570 with a bigger  PSU and Radeon 6670.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:59

there will always be interference with an internal sound card (they aren't shielded or very quality) just when you listen to loud music you don't pick up on the little clicks and buzzes as much (not noticeable) 

 

an external sound card or something of better quality might have better results. I use an external FW card and its the bee's knees but I loves me some audio capture/midi capture 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:21

there will always be interference with an internal sound card (they aren't shielded or very quality) just when you listen to loud music you don't pick up on the little clicks and buzzes as much (not noticeable) 

 

an external sound card or something of better quality might have better results. I use an external FW card and its the bee's knees but I loves me some audio capture/midi capture 

I wouldn't say always, my Realtek jobbie in the DX58SO (and most other motherboards I've used in the last five years) does pretty well.

 

I prefer HDMI these days, but for cheap stuff if he wants to upgrade I'd probably do a Xonar DGX



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:00

I'd never get another Xonar card, I switch to Xonar when when they had their first or second generation, and Asus was supposed to be the great saviour and do better with drivers than Creative. yeah right, they where worse than creative ever was, new drivers for 7 took ages, driver updates basically don't exist. the xonar card is now on a shelf since my new motherboard has a high quality built in sound card and I don't need it. 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:14

I'd never get another Xonar card, I switch to Xonar when when they had their first or second generation, and Asus was supposed to be the great saviour and do better with drivers than Creative. yeah right, they where worse than creative ever was, new drivers for 7 took ages, driver updates basically don't exist. the xonar card is now on a shelf since my new motherboard has a high quality built in sound card and I don't need it. 

That's the hard truth of the sound market though...there's no money in it.  They at least have put out a steady amount of decent kit and haven't given up on the market like so many other manufacturers.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:53

But if I was to buy a discrete sound card today, I'd pick SoundBlaster over Xonar, Creative has really stepped up and done a solid job on support and hardware, while Asus, they've just been idling there. 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 16:05

Are you using the front jacks?  Is this a custom built machine?

 

I had the same problems on a PC I built; it ended up being that the cable that went from the motherboard to the front jacks was loose.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 16:11

But if I was to buy a discrete sound card today, I'd pick SoundBlaster over Xonar, Creative has really stepped up and done a solid job on support and hardware, while Asus, they've just been idling there. 

 

Really?  I'm still finding their drivers lacking - it's a constant for creative.  I like the sound of their stuff, but the implementation on the drivers side is always way behind what you'd expect from such a company.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 16:13

If you have cheap headphones that can sometimes happen.