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post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by Artikbot;15524760 
Is your case properly grounded? And by that, I mean properly grounded.

The PSU ground circuit functioning, connected to a grounded socket, and the case electrically connected to the ground.


My X-Fi and Xonar DX cards were doing this until I properly grounded the case.

I'm not sure I understand. You mean running a separate ground cable from the case/psu like I would a car amp?
post #12 of 37
Having a properly grounded wall socket would suffice.

Are you using front panel or rear outputs?
   
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post #13 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot;15526104 
Having a properly grounded wall socket would suffice.

Are you using front panel or rear outputs?

Directly from the sound card to my headphone amp.
post #14 of 37
I think headphone amplifiers actually make the situation worse. When I hook up my HD600 to my Little Dot MKII which is hooked up to either of my sound cards, they squeal and do some wacky stuff that isn't present when I just use the sound card itself.
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post #15 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;15527278 
I think headphone amplifiers actually make the situation worse. When I hook up my HD600 to my Little Dot MKII which is hooked up to either of my sound cards, they squeal and do some wacky stuff that isn't present when I just use the sound card itself.

The fact that that you have a poor amp or a poor sound card or both does not make amps in general bad.

Besides, he's talking about the dedicated headphone amp built into his card.
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post #16 of 37
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Originally Posted by Zero4549;15527322 
Besides, he's talking about the dedicated headphone amp built into his card.

No, I'm talking about my Fiio E9. The titanium hd doesn't have a built in headphone amp.
post #17 of 37
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Tomorrow I should have an HT Stryker to test out. Hopefully using a c-media chip makes this all go away. Thanks for trying to help guys.
post #18 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549;15527322 
The fact that that you have a poor amp or a poor sound card or both does not make amps in general bad.

Besides, he's talking about the dedicated headphone amp built into his card.

Uh...so it seems that my amplifier and both my sound cards suck. Care to give me a suggestion on what I should be getting?
Edited by RallyMaster - 11/1/11 at 4:16am
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post #19 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by d-block;15526128 
Directly from the sound card to my headphone amp.

That discards static noise from the case (the constant humm).

Concerning the crackling... Does it accentuate when you mouse over things, or play a 3D intensive application? Does it vary in intensity when you rise the master volume?
   
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i dont think creative is the problem i have a Asus xonar xense and it crack when windows boot up and if i change the ohms setting
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