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Windows 7: My headets are picking up radio interference.


01 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 
My headets are picking up radio interference.

At first it was my Razer Carcharias headsets ($89.99) that would start to pick up a faint radio signal. I could hear this talk show through my headsets while listening to music or gaming on my PC. I tried using a different pair of headsets, so I used my Fatal1ty headsets from Creative Studios and my iPod earbuds - same problem with both.

Are there any solutions to this problem? They operate in 20-20,000Hz.


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01 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

w1rex, it seems that the problem is with your sound card. do you have a different one to try?
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01 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

ive uninstalled my sound card (soundblaster) because of this problem. and am now using just my default onboard audio (realtek).
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01 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

for now i think i can turn down my volume so i can barely hear it.. but the problem still persists. And there's no instances of this problem solved anywhere on google (at least from my previous searches). Lots of people seem to notice this, but no one seems to have any viable fixes. Besides tin foil - which I've tried a few minutes ago - to no avail.
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01 Jun 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w1rex View Post
ive uninstalled my sound card (soundblaster) because of this problem. and am now using just my default onboard audio (realtek).
With the soundblaster card removed, is the problem gone?
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01 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

sry i wasn't more clear on that post. no, none of my attempted solutions have worked so far:

1 - removing soundcard.
2 - trying a new headset
3 - using tinfoil to "wrap" the line-in and line-out / to "wrap" the actual headsets and earbuds
4 - moving my computer to try and avoid the signal's path

so temporarily ive lowered the volume on both my headset and through the Volume Mixer ... the interference is still present, but at least it's less noticeable (though still irritating)
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01 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

w1rex, can you fill in your system specs? Do you have any other peripheral such a TV tuner?

You see, the headsets can't actually pick up that FM signal, demodulate it and convert to audio, you need a tuner for that. I thought your sound card could be picking something, but that is also not very likely.

I remembered my brother-in-law had a similar problem and I think we solved it by changing his tuner's configuration (it was a while ago).

And, can you send a picture of you wearing the tin foil wrapped headphones? Just kidding, but I did have a laugh imagining it!
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01 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Hmmm I'm sorry but I don't know what a tuner is. Is it that dial that old televisions used to have?






Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00Ghz
Installed RAM: 18.0Gb? (I have 8.0Gb in RAM sticks installed, but it says 18.0 in "View Basic Information About My Computer")
64-bit OS
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series x2 (I have two cards installed, but Crossfire is somehow disabled... another problem for another thread, I guess)
Speakers (RealTek High Definition Audio)
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01 Jun 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Now as to system specs:
Use the following free program to gather the info:

SPECCY- System Information Tool
http://www.piriform.com/speccy


Second, I've seen your problem before. How close are you to the station transmitter?
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01 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

You probably don't have one then: TV tuner card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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