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I got a new computer and I've noticed that there's always a little amount of feedback, or high pitched noise, in the headphones. It's not loud enough for me to notice while listening to music or playing a game, but if it's quiet and I have them in, it's annoying. It's not a headphone problem as they work fine on my laptop and ipod. I don't have speakers so I can't tell if there'd be feedback in those as well.
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I have this sometimes too, might be drivers, i haven't noticed it since i reinstalled windows.
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post #3 of 11
get a better source, or higher quality source files at least.
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It's not the files. Even if nothing is playing, I hear the noise. I did try updating the drivers, but that didn't work.
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Do you have the gigabyte app running in the background?
I had that on my previous install that had this problem, but not my current one that doesn't.
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The Realtek HD Audio Manager? After updating the drivers I do. But before I didn't.
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post #7 of 11
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Well I plugged my headphones into the rear jack and the hissing goes away. But the front jack has the option for "Headphones Virtualization", which makes the sound so much better. So I'll just put up with the hissing (since I only hear it when there's no sound).
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If its only happening with the front jack it is EM (Electro-Magnetic) related, as in the cable is not shielded and picking up electrical noise from the componants in your PC
    
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
If its only happening with the front jack it is EM (Electro-Magnetic) related, as in the cable is not shielded and picking up electrical noise from the componants in your PC
Ya, I figured as much. I'll have to check it out and see if moving the cable around fixes it.

EDIT: Well I had the cable tied together with all the power cables. Now that it's on it's own (and further away) the hissing has pretty much gone away .
Edited by kurt1288 - 8/6/09 at 6:21pm
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post #10 of 11
I had this problem and solved it by muting the microphone / input monitor. Might work for others...
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