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Windows 7: Painful Noises in Headphones

05 Feb 2011   #1
Cerebrate42

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Painful Noises in Headphones

Hello,
I have a problem with using headphones on my computer.
When I listen with headphones (any kind of headphones; I've tried four different pairs), when no music is playing, I hear random noises. Sometime they're brief click-sounding things; sometimes they are high-pitched painful drones; sometimes they are lower-frequency buzzing; sometimes they almost sound like scrapes on old vinyl. They're sometimes quiet, but sometimes--especially the high-pitched ones--a little louder. The weird thing is, it doesn't really matter what volume I have the speakers ( Realtek High Definition) on--the volume of my speakers does not seem to affect the noises. However, sometimes the noises are quiet; sometimes they are loud (even the same sounding noise).
What often happens is, I'll be listening to music, or watching a video, and, after the song/video is over, or when I pause it, one of the noises will begin in my headphones. In consequence, I'll press play, and then very quickly press pause, on the song/video. The sound might still be there; the sound might have changed; it may be completely silent. I often have to do this, after listening to or pausing a song; I'll have to play and pause it until there is no sound in the headphones.
Overall, the sounds are very annoying--and can sometimes be painful.

Does anyone know why this is happening, and how I can fix it?!

I am using an MSI A6200-021US laptop, with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.
It's all stock hardware; I haven't replaced or changed anything.
Here are some of the possibly pertinent specs:

CPU Type Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor Speed 2.26GHz Front-side Bus 1066 MHz Cache 3MB OPERATING SYSTEM Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium COLOR Color Black (Cross-Hatch Design) LCD Size 15.6" Backlight WXGA / Glossy Type Resolution 1366 x 768 CHIPSET Chipset Intel® HM55 GRAPHICS GPU Intel® GMA HD Video Memory Share AUDIO Audio HD Audio Speaker Internal Speaker x 2 (2W x 2) SYSTEM MEMORY Spec 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3 Max Memory Supported 4GB I/O PORT USB USB2.0 X 3 Video Port VGA (15-pin, D-Sub) X 1, HDMI X 1 Audio Port Mic-in X 1, Headphone X 1 Express Card Express card / 34 AC ADAPTOR AC Power Adaptor Output: 19V DC, 65W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

Thank you very much!



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05 Feb 2011   #2
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sounds like it could be a bad audio out jack. A low frequency hum (or buzz) usually indicates a bad ground in the circuit. Do you experience the same problems while the laptop is not plugged into it's power supply?
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05 Feb 2011   #3
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Sounds suspiciously like this issue which as many people experiencing the same thing you have the same software too Win7 64 and Real Tek HD audio!

Check this out: click here! Realtek, Windows 7 64RTM Crackle/static/popping
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05 Feb 2011   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try your headset on someone else's computer to see if you have the same problem...
If so then you have a bad jack or electrical problem with your head phones.
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06 Feb 2011   #5
Cerebrate42

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

" Sounds like it could be a bad audio out jack. A low frequency hum (or buzz) usually indicates a bad ground in the circuit. Do you experience the same problems while the laptop is not plugged into it's power supply?"

Yes, the same problems still persist.

And it's not an incessant hum; they're just sporadic noises - and they're really hard to describe. Sometimes it's a high-pitched squeak that continues until I play some kind of sound. Sometimes it sounds almost like an electronic version of sliding against glass.



And the headphones aren't the problem. I've used several pairs, with different computers/devices. My computer is the only thing that causes these sounds.
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06 Feb 2011   #6
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Have you checked the sound out of your speakers ???

I would bet that these noises are coming from every output.

The noises you are hearing are probably the sounds of the cpu working high pitched squeaks and beepy noises, and some squeals. The noises are probably still there when you have music or other audio you have selected to play, but because the noises are not too loud you probably just don't hear them over the other audio.

I can't be positive but it sure does sound like the issue in the thread I linked to above, read it.

If it is the problem there is no official recognized solution as of yet.
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07 Feb 2011   #7
faizanfarhat

Windows 7
 
 

i have same problem, this only apply to headphones/earphones (non amplified speakers) most probably the reason for this frequency interference , observed same problem in my friend's computer, i am using windows 7 and he is using vista

the common thin in both pc are Intel Board (my DG31 PR, friend: DG41RQ) and seagate 500GB SATA HDD

i have noticed whenever there is no playback sound AND there is some disk activity, these sounds can be clearly observed
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13 Feb 2011   #8
Cerebrate42

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

"Have you checked the sound out of your speakers ???

I would bet that these noises are coming from every output."

No, the noises do not come out of my speakers - only out of headphones.



"The noises you are hearing are probably the sounds of the cpu working high pitched squeaks and beepy noises, and some squeals. The noises are probably still there when you have music or other audio you have selected to play, but because the noises are not too loud you probably just don't hear them over the other audio."

That sounds very plausible. How would I fix/prevent such sounds?
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14 Feb 2011   #9
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

If you are picking up interference from the CPU, I don't know of any solution that would fix that. I know it's not the answer you are looking for but have you tried a USB headset?

Have you tried contacting MSI? Perhaps it's a faulty design.
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