I just got my new computer, and well whenever I put my headphones in, theres this wierd soft buzzing sound. You can still hear volume via games and stuff, but the buzzing sound is always there... Idk why. Its not the headphones, because I've tested them on other computers and its not there.
onboard audio, right? SNR out the crapper, EMI galore.
"nobody needs a dedicated audio card, even audiophiles agree mb audio is best, bro"
- every other idiot on tom's forums, accurate to the last 3 years.
tl;dr What you're experiencing is called noise. Unless you're in the same room as a MRI machine, it's probably not externally caused and is just simply motherboard audio FTW.
seriously... people are wasting hundreds of pounds on soundcards because onboard is best?...
thats gotta be a joke, coz you cant honestly think thats true...
OP! as the guy above the guy above said. its EMI (electro magnetic interference) caused by lack of shielding and insulation on the motherboards sound. the recommended plug-in noise filter should compensate and or totally remove the buzz.
or if your feeling rich spend 70-150 on a mid level sound card. (with the added advantages of freeing up a little cpu time as well as crisper more configurable sound)
Yeah, $150 is basically enough for a top tier card, assuming you don't need something with a powered amp built in [Xonar Xense, X-fi Bravura, Titanium HD, Essence ST/STX]. Even at the $70 range, the ASUS Xonar DX is a major upgrade to audio quality, and more then sufficent for 90% of all audio setups out there.
I'd actually argue there too MANY good options on teh market right now.
I don't know if people are still having this issue but I had a similar problem and was able to resolve it with minimal fuss.
As it turned out the fuzz was caused by the PC Beep channel. Once muted or reduced to the volume of the to 20% problem was gone.
Windows 7, MB built in Audio device
Control Panel --> Change System Sounds --> Levels Tab
Set PC Beep to 0 to 20 % to reduce the noise generated in headset