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I picked up my Asus Xonar DG today, put it in, installed drivers, etc., and noticed a slight static noise/whining, like the sound monitors make. After googling for a bit, someone suggested to try switching from the headphone setting to the 2 speaker setting. When switching between the two, the sound card itself makes a very audible clicking noise.

Should I replace the card or is this normal?
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Clicking noise is normal. It is like the sound on a home theatre receiver. I don't know about the static.
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Doesnt sound right to me dude, Im using the DG also with a set of bose speakers, and HD280 Headphones

i do not hear any of those noises that you speak of. really clear audio here.


I would say try another set up headphones.

or go for a RMA

I can promise though asus is a great brand and this is a great sound card for the money.
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Though this topic been like a year now since last post but i will do a reply as for future view if someone tend to find this topic.

The click sound its normal what i heard , even all the other Xonar series have them , its the " relay " in it making the clicking sound , well relay do make this loud noises so its perfectly normal.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1116086/xonar-dg-making-click-sound-when-switching-output/10
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Originally Posted by kriegszeit View Post

Same problem. The noise is even louder for 44.1K than 48K/96K. Changing the amp settings has no effect. The background noise is only there when Analog Out is set to Headphone, otherwise it is completely silent.

A ghetto fix is to switch the Analog Out from Headphone to Speakers when you're not actively listening/gaming/whatever. This doesn't explain anything though (why is the noise only there when Headphone is selected?) and it's not a solution I want to stick with.


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Originally Posted by kriegszeit View Post

I have discovered a few things, all of which I will note for future readers:

- Removing the graphics card eliminates the faint "processing" noises that occur when clicking etc., however it has no effect on the hiss. For future readers with this problem, I suggest placing the graphics card and sound card as far away as possible (unfortunately, today many motherboards have limited PCI slots located only directly next to the PCIEx16).

- Plugging in a good pair of headphones completely eliminates the noises altogether. I know the noise is still there, but it's inaudible so it doesn't matter. Using cheaper headphones, I found the hiss to be very slightly audible, but still much more faint than through my IEMs. This is a fine solution for me as IEMs are meant for portability and full-sized headphones for desktop use.

- I readjusted the backplate per chalkbluffgrown's recommendation; there was no difference for me. I was going to try plugging in the card without the backplate at all just to see if that was the cause of the hiss, but I have no problem simply not using my IEMs with my computer instead.

Thanks for the help, and hopefully my findings can be helpful to people in the future.

Edited by kriegszeit - 1/10/13 at 12:20pm
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