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Question: Earphones crackling sound before sound starts and after soun...

Hi.My laptop model is hp 15g009ax.When i stop hearing song or any audio in earphones, after approximately 6 seconds I hear a quick crackling sound. The crackling sound comes after any sound that ends or After the specific application that is playing the audio is closed). I will tell you what is did to stop this.1) I updated the sound driver from hp support website specific to my model. Didn't work2) Tried the earphones in other phones and lapotps. Working fine.3) Thought the problem is with windows. So dual-booted windows with Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I tried Ubuntu without installing it, earphones seemed to work fine without crackling after sound ends. But after installing Ubuntu and checked, the same problem repeated, but this time crackling sound started coming before the sound starts and after the sound ends.This is very irritating and after reading some articles about this problem, Some said the problem is due to interference(Not sure) of motherboard with soundcard.Can you please specify the source of this problem and a solution to it.Thanks In Advance

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When i'm playing videos the sound starts becoming very crackly and buzzy. I checked my CPU usage because my old laptop used to do this due to CPU spikes, but it's still sitting between 0-5%. The laptop is only a few months old and it's been doing this for about a fortnight now. Also when i'm playing back a screen recording it does the same thing, but at the same point every time so it's obviously recorded the crackling. Any idea what it could be?

Answer:Sound Starts Crackling And Breaking Up During Videos And Screen Record

I had them same problem with my speakers in my old laptop. The difference was the speakers were about 3 years old. But could be the problem with your's, build up of dust or something. Try plugging in an external speaker or something and see how that goes.

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Sorry - it is solved, don't know how to delete the post itself. 

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It's a new Dell and it has been making crackling sound since I got it.
I spent an hour on the phone with a technician who restored the laptop with Windows 8.1 to an earlier point in time and it stopped crackling for the rest of the day, but the next day, the noise was back.
The worst are "ding" sounds, they have more crackle than ding. Video playback is bad but at least we can understand what is said. Youtube is bad. mp3 audio is bad. Crackle is there with earphones too.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 11 (3147, Mid 2014) makes crackling sound whenever sound is played

lelouIt's a new Dell and it has been making crackling sound since I got it.
Hello. If it made the noise right out of the box you probably should have returned it as defective during the brief return period. 
Does it make the noise only when running on battery power or also when plugged into house current?

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My Acer Aspire V5-573G plays sound like its coming from inside a tin can no matter if its from the built in speakers or an external speaker/headphone. But if i lock the pc with the sound playing it kicks in with full volume and quality. This started after i got my second windows 10 upgrade (first got it then did a factory reset because of another issue and installed windows 10 again). I've tried update-ing all the audio drivers and disabling them and enabling. Is anyone familiar with this problem?


Go to Solution.

Answer:Sound is terrible but when I lock the pc with soun...

if your system has Dolby audio, check if it's enabled and try to turn it OFF/ON to check sound changes.

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After getting this comment on another page where I asked for help, I thought I should post my problem here in order to try and find a problem.

"Considering that both Firefox and IE are affected, and then you find that Chrome doesn't work either, my 'gut' tells me that the problem is with the operating system or the sound drivers.
Try a Windows 8 support forum, or Microsoft support. Or maybe support techs for that brand PC, if it is still under warranty. Support - Windows Help "

Yesterday, (9/9/14) I was watching videos on my PC, using FireFox, in the evening I went and had a shower, I got back and without any apparent reason, FireFox stopped producing sound.
I installed Chrome after checking all the basics, and Chrome does have sound, I can watch videos on Chrome with sound.
I have tried Youtube, MSN, FilmOn, Facebook (Games and Videos), Game sites, SoundCloud, and there is no sound. I opend IE, and tried the same, and got no sound,
There is sound on my PC, if I open a MP3 in WMP it Plays, Windows system sounds play, Yahoo sounds play, Skype sounds play, I can hear them loud and clear. TheSims 4 plays sound.
I have done the following: Updated Flash, VLC, Java, Shockwaves, QuickTime.
Updated FireFox Updated FireFox Pluggins, Followed all steps here:
Updated RelTek,
Uninstalled FireFox, Swiched Default browser from IE to FireFox and Chrom... Read more

Answer:I have no sound on FireFox, IE and Chrome, But yes PC soun

Others have had same/similar problem as indicated by a Google search. You probably have done this but I'm not taking anything for granted. Hopefully there is a solution listed that you haven't tried.


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Dear readers,

I'm the owner of a toshiba l665D and there is a problem.
Every time i have to use something involving
sound it sounds rubbish.
The sound isn't played smoothly there are pauses and there is a big cracking
sound sometimes in it.

This is not because of the speakers, I have also tright it through the headphone tube.
Could this possilybe because of a damaged soundcard.

It's sound really rubbish and the laptop isn't even 2 years old yet.

What could it be?

Answer:Satellite L665D - sound isn't played smoothly - crackling sound


I think this is not related to faulty sound card but due to old iRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) driver.

I found an thread about very similar issue.

Update of the iRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver) to version V10.1.0.1008 or higher should solve this problem.

I recommend trying this out!

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I've been having issues since February's windows updates with crackling sound typically in DirectX games and some video playback such as Steam. In an effort to isolate the problem out I've gone over all my drivers and dust contamination yet again this month. I removed both the 3.51 and 4.01 Klite packs and the VLC player I had been using. Registry cleaned and defragged.

My sound card is an Audigy Fatality champion series with the front panel breakout box.

June 3 2009 driver for it #

Dxdiag attached as well.

Next on my list is to see if maybe there's new drivers for my tv tuner capture board which does have sound card resources apparently.

As a side note, I use Ventrilo daily. When ever I launch it after a fresh reboot and connect to a server it locks the PC up for like 90 seconds before behaving normally and displaying the MOTD. It's done this for maybe 6 months. Whenever I have bad game problems I can generally disconnect and reconnect from the vent server without that little annoyance. I want to lay the blame at DirectX, but I've tried several forced updates of it without any improvement.

Playing in the APB beta as well, and thru tips from those players disabled multimedia network throttling in the registry which improved in game performance there a ton.
I really do not want to reload this machine as it takes an eternity to get everything back the way I like it.

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Hi folks,

Recently I was setting up a VPN client (PacketIX), and the setup wizard suggested some Audio/Video Streaming "Optimization" tweaks. I didn't pay attention and confirmed.

Since then, I often hear some crackling / popping noises. For instance, this systematically occurs when I Alt/Tab between a running game and my desktop.

An obvious guess is that the damn VPN client messed up some sound settings, but I can't figure out what to do.

I've found a good deal of DPC latency workarounds around here which I tried in vain.

Any ideas ?


Answer:[Sound crackling ] VPN client messed up my sound settings

Try a system restore to before you installed the VPN client. (System Restore)

Then reinstall the VPN client and don't let it fiddle with the audio settings.


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Hello, about 3 days ago i bought a sealed brand new HP OMEN 17-W03np which comes with Windows 10 Home (64-bit), i noticed there were some problems with the sound which have been a constant problem since day one. Before and after any sound plays there are these pops/crackling sounds that are noticable (and pretty irritating), the sound appears to play fine after it starts but in a few occasions the sound actually started breaking and there were random pauses while playing sound. There was also this one time the volume randomly went up and down on its own when pausing a sound (in this case it was a video) and then playing it again.Random pops/crackling have also happened while i was on my browser on web pages but there was no sound sources in the web page at all. I've attempted to use earphones while testing sound, and while using them the pops/crackling sound sometimes come out through the earphones, but sometimes they also come out through the notebooks built-in speakers despite the fact the sound is then played through the earphones (which i found pretty strange). This is my first experience with HP and i have to say i am feeling quite dissapointed, could this be a software problem or will i have to send my notebook back? I'd also like to point out that no major program/software installations have been done as this is a brand new notebook so most of the programs/software in it right now are the ones that come pre-installed with the notebook. I will a... Read more

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I recently updated my Lenono Ideapad Y510P to Windows 10, and after a couple of weeks, I started having this wierd problem with my sound. For some reasons, I always had 2 sound outputs, 1 actually being my speaker, and the other being a random "fictional" speaker. However the fictional speaker was set as default to play some of programs, for an example Counter Strike, which resulted in me not being able to hear what was going on in CS. I tried to deactive the "fictional" speaker in the playback options, but for some reason I couldn't deactive it .. So of course, I uninstalled my drivers, and tried reinstalling. However, my big problem now is, I can't install the driver again. I tried both downloading the driver from your website, downloading the Realtek Audio Driver specifically for my computer (however it was for Windows 8.1, no newer version), and I tried downloading the driver from Realteks own website for Windows 10. Both did in fact start the installation, but after saying "You need to restart in order for the driver to work (or something like that)", nothing happened. I didn't have the driver, nor the Realtek program and worst of all, my sound still isen't working .. Is this a virus, or am I just missing something really important? I hope someone's able to help me! And i hope I posted this in the right forum, if not, someone please move it to the right one

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I recently updated my Lenono Ideapad Y510P to Windows 10, and after a couple of weeks, I started having this wierd problem with my sound. For some reasons, I always had 2 sound outputs, 1 actually being my speaker, and the other being a random "fictional" speaker. However the fictional speaker was set as default to play some of programs, for an example Counter Strike, which resulted in me not being able to hear what was going on in CS. I tried to deactive the "fictional" speaker in the playback options, but for some reason I couldn't deactive it .. So of course, I uninstalled my drivers, and tried reinstalling. However, my big problem now is, I can't install the driver again. I tried both downloading the driver from your website, downloading the Realtek Audio Driver specifically for my computer (however it was for Windows 8.1, no newer version), and I tried downloading the driver from Realteks own website for Windows 10. Both did in fact start the installation, but after saying "You need to restart in order for the driver to work (or something like that)", nothing happened. I didn't have the driver, nor the Realtek program and worst of all, my sound still isen't working .. Is this a virus, or am I just missing something really important? I hope someone's able to help me! And i hope I posted this in the right forum, if not, someone please move it to the right one

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I recently updated my Lenono Ideapad Y510P to Windows 10, and after a couple of weeks, I started having this wierd problem with my sound. For some reasons, I always had 2 sound outputs, 1 actually being my speaker, and the other being a random "fictional" speaker. However the fictional speaker was set as default to play some of programs, for an example Counter Strike, which resulted in me not being able to hear what was going on in CS. I tried to deactive the "fictional" speaker in the playback options, but for some reason I couldn't deactive it .. So of course, I uninstalled my drivers, and tried reinstalling. However, my big problem now is, I can't install the driver again. I tried both downloading the driver from your website, downloading the Realtek Audio Driver specifically for my computer (however it was for Windows 8.1, no newer version), and I tried downloading the driver from Realteks own website for Windows 10. Both did in fact start the installation, but after saying "You need to restart in order for the driver to work (or something like that)", nothing happened. I didn't have the driver, nor the Realtek program and worst of all, my sound still isen't working .. Is this a virus, or am I just missing something really important?
I hope someone's able to help me!

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I upgraded my Win XP to Win 7 like 1 month ago.
Downloaded all drivers (from their sites) updated them... then i open WMP 11 and start playing some music. After listening to that i heard some weird sound lag, I believe its called crackling. I searched on internet found some solutions, but none worked and none was for mine sound card.
This wasn't happening on Win XP.
Oh and if i have older version of driver it works way batter (only hear crackling when my cpu goes up to 1000MB (100%) ), but then my Microphone goes really quiet like I disabled microphone boost.

Hope you understand my problem.


"Windows","Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (Build 7600)"
"Internet Explorer","9.0.8112.16421"
"Memory (RAM)","1023 MB"
"CPU Info","Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz"
"CPU Speed","2802,0 MHz"
"Sound Card","Speakers (C-Media PCI Audio Dev)"
"Display Adapters","NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 | NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver"
"Monitors","1x; Generic PnP Monitor | "
"Screen Resolution","1024 X 768 - 32 bit"
"Network","Network Present"
"Network Adapters","VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter | Hamachi Network Interface"
"CD / DVD Drives","2x (D: | E... Read more

Answer:Genius Sound Maker Value 5.1 Crackling Sound

Here Two Pictures from two programs (DPC Latency Checker V1.3.0 and LatencyMon), while playing music.
The results are pretty much the same.

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Hi Everyone,

This issue has been going on for about a year now, both on 32 and 64 bit XP. My computer is around 3 years old, and no hardware has changed since then.

All my drivers are up-to-date, BIOS updates, software, patches, windows etc.

I have had lots of "theories" or "temp fixes" sent to me but in reality are not suitable.

When I play music (with any player) sometimes the sound crackles, to resolve the issue I have to pause then unpause the song and it stops for the duration of that song.

My Sound Card:

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI-Express) to expand...

I have found lots of information, but non suitable.

Sound issues with crackling and popping
A number of owners of X-Fi cards have come to experience what is known as a constant popping and crackling noise during use of the cards. Creative has attributed the case to be NVIDIA nForce motherboards, however many other users who do not use these motherboards continue to experience the sound issues. Creative has not provided a fix as of yet for this to expand...

I have 680i SLI NIVDIA motherboard.. but none of the above fixes work.

There's tons of websites/webpages with people having the same problem. Read more

Answer:Sound Blaster X-Fi [Sound issues crackling]

It's a bit hard to suggest without going through everything to see what you might have tried already (although I did have a look at your second link and a very quick look at the third). So please excuse if you have already tried the following, or if they seem too obvious (more hardware than software suggestions, as you have perhaps been trying mostly software, by the look of it).

It kinda sounds like something's deteriorating, and when you give it a moment to rest, it resets itself.

You haven't mentioned anything about your speakers (or headphones). Are they OK? Have you tried others, or tried yours in another computer? Can you try a USB speaker (if you haven't got that already)? How are the connections/cables/jacks?

Do you have an onboard audio driver you can try (ie take out the sound card)? Can you borrow a sound card to try?

Maybe it's a poor connection, including solder joint, in there somewhere. Hard to track down - have to try swapping things.

Is your problem confined to one medium (CD/DVD, stored audio files, downloaded music), or does it happen with all types?

Does it happen when you're eating Rice Bubbles? -D) (It's late, OK?)

Any possibility of interference from nearby electronics or electrical appliances?

Is your power supply unit OK? (Don't know why these last two items would be fixed by pausing the song, but I'm running low on ideas - maybe I'll stop here and let someone else have a go...)

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In the last week, all sound on my laptop has started to crackle slightly. I changed headphones, but realized that thats not the problem. If i increase volume, the crackling gets worse, and distortion really sets in. Strange....only started happening last week. I have tried reinstalling my sound card driver, but no change there. Have looked around all my audio settings but cant find any clues. music etc is still listenable, but there is just a faint crackle constantly annoying me. and distortion if i turn the volume up louder.

Does this mean my sound card is wearing out?? or is it a physical prob inside?

my sound card is : Conexant AC link audio
i have windows xp home edition on a HP compaq nx4800

any help would be much appreciated!!


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My motherboard is a PCCHIPS M848LU V1.2 and the onboard sound is a C-Media AC97 (I don't know the exacts of it, but I think I can find out) It has up-to-date drivers

I just bought this comp from, its an AMD Athlon XP2600+, maxtor 30gig 7200rpm hd, 128mb ddr pc2100 ram (512 PC2700, whenever it gets here...) nvidia 128mb geforce4mx440, Windows XP Professional SP1a, 52x24x52x cd-rw..onboard NIC, onboard sound.

Anyway, whenever I play *most* (I say most because a few mp3s either from winamp radiostations or mp3s on my harddrive dont crack, but the sound quality is still alittle bad) it cracks some-what badly, some worse than others.. I've tried reinstalling the drivers and messing around with the settings, no help...everythings brand-new, so think it might be defective, or an hardware conflict? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sound crackling, bad quality (onbored sound)

Well you could visit the PCCHIPS website and see if they have any updates for the Sound.

Also try another pair of speakers, could be bad speakers or a damaged cable/plug.

Thats a fairly nice machine, however you shouldn't have skimped on the motherboard - its one of the lowest end manufacturers of mobo's.

You may be better off by simple buying a PCI soundcard - I recommend a Creative Soundblaster - and disable the onboard sound. You'll get better quality sound and better performance in games.

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Hi, Description:When playing music or watching videos with Windows Media Player, Microsoft Groove Music, or streaming media players like YouTube, the audio is distorted, and crackling or choppy sounds are heard. This occurs after the computer is upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary edition.Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)Resolution:To resolve this issue, disable the DTS Audio enhancement option in the Control Panel.1.Click Windows Start.2.Click Control Panel.3.Click DTS Studio Sound.4.Select Listening Experience.5.Uncheck the Audio Enhancements option.6.Click Save to save the changes.7.Close Control Panel. Cheers!

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My earphones were working fine on my laptop earlier but for some reason they have stopped working. Earlier I removed them from my laptop and plugged them into my ipod which was charging on the latop and they were working fine but when I removed them from the ipod and plugged them back into the laptop there is no sound coming from them at all. The sound is working on my laptop cause when I remove the speakers from my laptop there is sound coming through the laptops speakers. When the earphones are in and I go to 'playback devices' there is one device called "speakers/headphones" and it has a green tick beside and a green bar that goes up and down when there is sound. It is set as the default device. The other device is called "Independent (R.T.C.) Headphones" and it has a green telephone beside it. It is set as the default communications device. I have checked the volumes and everything is turned up and nothing is muted. I have also tried re-installing the driver "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" but no luck. Really dont know what else to do.. Sorry for the big post just trying to give you as much info as I can...

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I have a XFX nForce 680i LT SLI board with onboard Hi-Def. Using Win7 Ultimate 32bit.

I use my Blackberry earphones plugged into the back panel green jack.

Never had any problems with this setup until about a week back.

A week ago, without ANY apparent reason (no new programs/drivers installed), the earphones stop working.
In 'playback devices', it started showing 'Realtek Digital Audio' as the default playback device and 'Speakers' were grayed out and annotated 'not plugged in' even when I plugged in my earphones.

Since then, I have done the following-

1.System restored to a time when the audio was fine.
2.Updated to latest drivers from Realtek.
3.Rolled back, updated to driver version recommended by XFX (not the latest, but still later than my original drivers)
4.Updated my motherboard drivers.

All this to no avail and I was beginning to think that I had some bad hardware...

but then I did manage to partially solve my problem via a software adjustment I read about here...

The Realtek update installed a new version of the HD Audio Manager, where I was able to 'disable front panel jack detection', which resulted in the speakers suddenly becoming enabled.

Sound is now back in my earphones...however- the volume is very, very low.

More searching on this issue led to a lot of stuff about 'needing external amplifiers' and 'onboard audio giving only line- level output'...I dont think that's it, though, as the earphones have worked fine with the same hardware for years no... Read more

Answer:Extremely low sound from earphones...Help!

The first thing that comes to mind is that the actual audio jack on your computer has gone bad. Are you plugging into the front audio jack on your case, or directly into the audio device in the back of the computer? ...and have you tried both plugs?

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Good day,

I'm not sure if I have posted this in the right section, but thanks for all your help in advance.

So I have a Asus K451LB laptop running on Windows 8.1, and a few days ago, I realised that when I plugged in my earphone into the earphone jack, it doesnt work. I know my computer detects something because as usual the Realtek audio screen pops up to tell me about it. I have tried with other earphones but it still didn't work. The built in speakers work fine, and I have tried reinstalling the Realtek sound driver but to no avail. I did a Malwarebyte anti-malware scan like a few hours before that in which I quarantined many files, but I don't know if that could be related to the problem. Otherwise it could be a hardware fault, but I hope it is just a driver fault which I could settle so that it wouldn't be a hassle for me to get it repaired. Could anyone help me?

Answer:earphones detected but no sound comes out

Dodgy headphone socket?? could be the connections on the mobo???

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Hi there I have noticed recently that when I use my earphones which Ii plug directly into my speakers, if I watch a movie the music is very high but voices very low and I have to turn the volume up full to even hear them. This happens on VLC and WMP but if I watch something using a web browser, it's ok.

I do not know how to rectify this as I have disabled and enabled sound drivers

I really am stumped by this.

thanks in advance


Answer:sound is low when listening on my earphones

This would suggest a configuration problem with the movies. Some movies have configuration options for the audio and that is a place to start. Also, if you are using any sound enhancements that is another potential issue.

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I have a problem, since I rebooted my computer, (I have windows vista) HP Computer / Since I rebooted, my sound works on the computer no problem, BUT the earphone jack doesn't work. Now, the computer sees the earphones, but it doesn't work, no sound comes-out of the earphones, I still hear the sound from the computer.

What can I do to solve this problem? I have tried everything, like I said, the computer read the earphones, but no sound comes-out, even if the earphones wouldn't work, the sound would be in the earphones but if broken, just wouldn't work. Now all the earphones I tried work, just no sound!

Can anyone help please? It's getting really annoying.

Answer:Sound working, but earphones don't!

Hi Mathieu19 and welcome to the forums

I am assuming that you are referring to the front panel socket. Are you sure that you are actually plugging them into the correct socket? The socket you should be using is usually identified by a green ring, and when speakers/headphones/earphones are plugged into this socket then the other speakers on the system should be muted. The other socket, identified by a pink ring, is for a microphone. Another possibility, if you are using the correct socket, is that the socket isn't connected correctly internally - if this is the case you will need to refer to your manual for details on how to correct this. If you reply with the model number of your PC (fill in the appropriate section of your system specs), I should be able to look this information up for you.

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Sound is not audible through earphones when played songs but it is audible when playing fm?

Answer:Why isn't my sound audible through the earphones?

What device are you using that has this issue?

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Hello all this is my first time here I've came for an issue that has been annoying me for some time now and I really can't find the solution.
Before I start here is my computer to clear up what spec I have incase that could be an issue:

Battlefield War Rush Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz @ 4.40GHz DDR3 Limited Edition Quad Core System []

I have a 560Ti graphics card instead of the one said there though ^

So here is my issue; my issue is that the sound on my computer can only seem to come out of my Television which I currently use as a monitor at the moment. I have plugged in several amounts of earphones/headphones and the result is the same. And yes I have went on audio manager, control panel and made sure everything is checked to ensure that they should work, and they still don't. (I am studying IT and games design, I have good computer knowledge so something that simple is not the issue).

I was hoping someone could help me out so I can finally game with my headphones!

Answer:Can't get sound through headsets, earphones etc..

Is your PC connected to your TV via HDMI? If yes then that is why. Try going into your sound options, under playback devices select your normal speakers or headphones as the case may be and disable your HDMI audio and see if that helped.

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I have a new laptop , a lenovo G4070, core i3, ram 2GBThe speakers have sound but I have a problem when i plugged in an earphone. I also tried a different headset but it doesn't have a sound.I tried smart sound, the speakers worked but not the earphone. How do i fix this?
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
                   Moved this post to its own thread. 

Answer:G40-70 - Sound problem with headphones / earphones

Hi yellowy08 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You can try setting the headphones as defaults:
Go Control panel and choose Hardware and Sound > Sound > 
Plug in the headsets and click if tthat would detect that it is plugged in and click " Default" .
Else try updating the aidio drivers from the support website. 
Update us how it goes.

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Hi all,for

So I have been having a fair amount of problems with my speakers since I acquired the laptop in October; the quality and volume are both terrible, but after reinstalling drivers and speaking to members on this board, and we deduced that the laptop speakers were just shocking.

However, I have just plugged earphones in and noticed that I can only hear sound out of one of them, unless i turn the sound up loud and then I can hear sound from the other one very quietly. I have tried several different pairs of earphones.

I have reinstalled audio drivers several times and was wondering if there is any type of diagnostic test I can do on the hardware, or if anyon has any other suggestions.


Answer:Sound only coming out of one earphone, not the earphones.

Start with checking that the balance/levels for the left and right are the same,

It could also be that the jack on the laptop is defective, of which the only fix for that is to take it in.

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I have had an Aspire F5-573G laptop for 3 months now. Today the sound suddenly stopped working for both the speakers and the earphones when connected. The volume bar can be raised above zero and it is also indicated that there are no problems with the speakers on the device manager. Please help!

Answer:No sound from speakers nor earphones from Aspire F...

Hello, You should try this:Download this Realtek Audio driver: the current Realtek Audio driverRestart your laptopReinstall the one you have downloaded.

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Hi, I have a ideapad Y570 with HDD and SSD. When I plug earphones or speakers, I can listen a buzzing noise in the left channel. I went to fix it !  Help me please !  Thx


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Answer:Buzzing sound when I plug earphones

hi qwelleqchave you tried to remove/replace the audio jack into the output area properly? sometimes it gets loose and it's normal that you hear buzzing sound. also, please, check if the headphones are ok.

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This is not a new problem. Have had it for some time, just haven't had time to pursue it. I can hear my music CD's from the computer speakers just fine. When I plug in earphones I get no sound. The earphones work on other devices that I have, but not on my computer CD. I have a CDRW 481248-LITE ON LTR-48125W OEM CD drive. Hope someone has some ideas.

Answer:Solved: No Sound From Earphones when CD is Playing

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I am having problems in sound reproduction when using external speakers connected to the earphones port. Sometimes the sound is reproduced but most of the time is not. It has occurred when trying to lisen to videos and particularly when playing my itunes music files. It must be a driver or configuration problem and not a hardware problem, otherwise it would not work sometimes. ANY HELP??????Charles

Answer:sound reproducion - earphones port

which os are you using.

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Hi, I recently bought a new pair of earphones however whenever I'm playing a game or listening to music while on a skype call they can hear the sound. Is there any way I can stop this from happening? I have tried looking for Stereo mix but can't seem to find it.

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First of all i got WH-108 headphones in packing ith this lumia 1320
They work fine or other devices but on 1320 right side ear phne doest respond
any help?
Hell tensed ....

Answer:On my Lumia 1320 why don't both earphones have sound?

Make sure the jack port is clean .. And perform a soft reset with your earphones plugged in

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Any idea why can't I hear audio properly from earphones/earpods?

I can hear the vocals of a song clearly, but not the background music. It sounds air-y (if you get what I mean), and has no bass at all. Is there a way to get earphones to work in a desktop?

Answer:Messy sound coming from earphones

Do you have the Speakers set for "Stereo"? Considering this system is quite old and only the Starter version if you don't have it set for stereo that may be the problem. If the speakers work OK, plug the headset into the GREEN speaker jack on the rear of the PC and see how it sounds there.

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I have a newly installed Black XP on my system and everything installed except the sound does not come from system speaker but when I use earphones the sound works perfectly. I thought it was problem with XP so I then installed Vista but still same problem.

So I have gone back to XP since I am more comfortable with it.

PLS HELP>>>>>>>

Answer:My Satellite L30-101/XP sound comes from earphones but not speaker

Hmm?. Possibly there is something wrong with the speaker system?
I mean if you can hear the sound using the headphones then your sound driver and sound card must work properly.

Did you also check the settings in Realtek HD audio manager?
On the right you can find the settings for the headphone port. Please check what options is enabled or disabled.

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Its definitely not the earphones because i have tried the other two and they have the clicking noise too.

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The laptop would detect when I plug in my headphones but sound wouldn't come out of it. When I would plug it in and out again, the sound would come out of the internal speakers instead. I also noticed that my spotify wouldn't even play music with my headphone plugged in (says the song is not available) but when I take out the headphones, it would play music normally. I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but I'm using my apple earphones.

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Everything worked just fine and then suddenly my right skullcandy earbud stopped working, but it slowly cut out (as I've experienced before from overuse - I commute and use them a LOT!!!). So I bought a new pair and first thing out of the box the right earbud didn't work so I tried one more new pair and AGAIN the same problem! What's the problem?!?!

Answer:iPhone 3Gs Sound only working out of right Earbud on ALL Earphones!

Are you pushing the headphones all the way into the jack? Is it going in all the way? Is there something stuck in the hole? If none of that works, you'll probably have to get it repaired.

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Today when I plugged in my earphones (the apple ones) and there was no audio at all, but somehow it worked totally fine without the earphones. Even realtek detected something when I plugged my earphones, I also went to device manager to check if every driver is updated or not but still ended up no luck.

things i know:
- Audio is perfect without earphones plugged in
- only 'Speakers' is shown as my playback device
- went to device manager and i'm pretty sure all drivers are up to date and enabled
- everything was working fine the last time i booted into my windows10 (dual booting with linux)
- realtek detected my earphone as it popped up a notification saying 'you just plugged a device into the audio jack'

if you need to know more about my computer just ask
please help

Answer:No sound coming out of earphones (ONLY speakers work)

Hey mate,

Find your laptop here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- ??

download the audio driver for Windows 10, and install it. If it asks, tell it to install or repair. It will first uninstall your audio driver, require a restart, and then install the audio driver. If this doesn't fix it, see if behind the computer (the green audio jack) still works.

Let me know!

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I have a Satellite Pro P300-145 and today I've started noticing a scratchy sound with my earphones. I've tested my earphones in a different laptop and they sound fine and if I play the same files with my speakers it also sounds fine so I was wondering if you knew what the reason might be.

I have to say I've been keeping the laptop working for quite a lot this weekend and it got more than warm so I don't know if that might be causing it in the first place.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Satellite Pro P300-145 - Scratchy sound with my earphones

Hi Andunemir,

What operating system you are using? Do you use Windows or Linux?
Furthermore it would be interesting to know if it happens only with earphones/external speakers or internal notebook speakers too. Can you test this please?

> I have to say I've been keeping the laptop working for quite a lot this weekend and it got more than warm so I don't know if that might be causing it in the first place.
The notebook temperature is pretty depending on the applications what you run. High CPU and graphic card usage causes higher temperature.

But it?s also recommendable cleaning the system from time to time using compressed air spray. This can blow out the dust from cooling ventilators and the notebook is much cooler after this. I do this every 3 months because I use my notebook every day. If I do this, I follow these instructions:
[How to clean the cooling system of a Toshiba notebook?|]

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122002 MB, Free - 89238 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 172A
Antivirus: None

Hi thanks for helping,

sound from speakers works fine, but when I plug earphones or headset into the jackplug(s) the sound still comes out the speakers and no sound in the earplugs/headset.

I have recently bought this as a refurbished pc and have only just tried to use earphones. ie it has never worked properly.

In control panel/sound there are no earphones/headphones devices listed under playback devices. Only speakers (default) and 2 HDMI devices (unplugged)

there is an IDT Audio software program installed

Answer:Solved: plug earphones in but sound still through speakers

What is the exact make / model of the machine?

Are you using a front speaker / headset socket for the headset and a rear socket for the speakers?

Not intending to insult your intelligence but are you definately plugging into the correct socket? It may have multiple speaker sockets (for 5.1 surround for example) which is very common nowadays, if you plug the headset into another speaker socket it will not cut the sound to the speakers already in use (if that makes sense).

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This might be contrary to what most users ask or experience. Technically, my speakers are working exactly like they should, they turn off when i plug in anything. Even a mic, that is where my problems lie. I use my laptop as an effects processor for my guitar, and if I plug in the cable, the speakers automatically get muted. Anyway to bypass this?

Answer:Playing sound through speakers and earphones simultaneously

bump? anyone?

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Product Name: HP 15 Notebook PCModel Number: F9T82EA#ABVthe quality of sound on my Hp 15 Notebook PC is bad due to some popping sounds.i have updated my bios to the latest version.and i have also updated my sound and chipset drivers to the latest but still the problem persists     please help.

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Hi all.

I recently bought a Satellite C850D-107.

My question has probably been asked many times already but when I put my earphones into the earphone socket I still get the sound out of the main speakers not great when you don't want to broadcast the sound to everyone nearby but when I hit mute the main speakers get turned off but I still get sound through my earphones.

Why is this?

(it's not a problem it's just a rather odd thing)


Answer:Satellite C850D-107 - Sound from speakers and earphones


Can this thread be helpful for you??

Go to control panel -> Realtek HD audio manager
In the top right corner, there's a little yellow folder called "Connector Settings?.
There, you can reactivate the setting "Enable pop-up dialog, when device is plugged in".

So now when you plug in an external speaker or headphones, it pops up and you can select the option "headphone" (instead of "line-in"), and then the sound comes out only through the headphones/ext.speaker.

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I have a HP Pavilian dv6 3010 Entertainment Notebook, running Windows 7 Home Premium, 200 gig Free Hard disk space, 8 gig RAM.

When I am doing Video Chatting on Yahoo Messenger, my sound system has this very loud and annoying feedback of the sound when I try to talk through my Headphone/Microphones. I have tried a number of adjustments to tone down the volumn....but the feedback continues to cause a problem.

HP uses a IDT HD sound system on this laptop (AMD HDMI Output

I can not seem to get rid of that very loud and annoying FEEDBACK when I speak into the microphone

Any suggestions

Answer:Sound system has unbearable feedback when attempting to use Earphones and Mic

Go to start/control panel/sound.
Click the recording tab.
Click the microphone.
Click properties.
Click the listen tab.
Uncheck the box listen to this device.
Click apply/ok.
That way the mic wont play through the speakers and there should be no feedback.
The mic will still work.

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I have tried changing the brightness through the action centre/notification bar by 25% increments but that doesn't work. I also tried to change the brightness through power options in the settings, but that hasn't worked as well.
With the audio, when my earphones are plugged in, no sound comes through. The only sound generated is through the speakers on the desktop computer.

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I have a myriad of problems:
1. I get a message "file name or assembly hpqfmrsc or one of its components was not found
2. When using uninstall programs I cannot uninstall any programs and not all of the programs are there.
3. Media player sometimes starts automaticaly.
4. The sound on my laptop hp dv6000 is not working .

Here is my hijack this file: (Thank you for all of your help!)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:21 AM, on 3/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
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Answer:Error msg when Windows starts, no sound and Media Player automatically starts

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Only during telephone calls does a loud screeching noise come through earphones. When using the earpiece or speaker, it is completely fine.

Answer:Weird screeching sound coming from earphones when in a telephone call?

You need to eliminate one or the other source...
Do the headphones do the same when connected to another phone... Bad headphones.
Does another pair of headphones do the same thing on your phone... Bad headphone jack.

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I basically dropped my laptop onthe carpet with the earphones in. Now  the audio jack is pushed inward.  Whats the best way to go about  fixing this issue without me having to take my laptop apart?

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A new problem has presented with my T430s recently.  I noticed last night when streaming video that when i plugged in my earbuds the sound continued to project from the integrated speakers as well.  When I want to keep things quiet, but continue to watch video my expectation is that the computer will opt to the ear phones/external speakers when they are plugged in, and as I recall that always happened in the past.  I have only noticed it in the last 24 hours, but haven't used the earphones in a while so it may have been an issue for longer than that. I am running on Windows 7, and the driver for the Real Tech Audio is both up to date and working properly. Any advice to fix the problem would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

Answer:integrated speakers continue to broadcast sound when earphones are plugged in on T430s

Are you using the Realtek drivers provided by Realtek or from Lenovo downloads?

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Hi. I recently reformatted my Dell xps 400.. The only things I installed were :
1)Sound driver off of a disc,
2)Video Driver off of a disc,
3)Network PCI Adapter software.
In that order.

When I installed the sound driver, It did not work. It played system sounds, but they were very distorted and scratchy. When I'm doing nothing, I can hear scratching/crackling noises coming out of my headphones. I got tired of troubleshooting and left for a few hours. When I came back, my sound seemed to be working. There were still those crackling noises, but it was working. (I have this problem on both of my PC's. It seems that if I plug my headphones directly into the sound caard I get them, but if I plug them into the front of the computer, the scratching noieses are dramatically reduced. I had the headphones plugged directly into the soundcard at the time).

After 30 minutes of listening to the radio, it just stopped playing. Now I cannot hear any system sounds or anything; all I get are those scratching sounds.

What might be wrong?

PS: Here is Dell's driver webpage for the xps 400.I have not downloaded any of these yet. WHICH DRIVERS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY?

PSS: I don't have any antiviral software at the moment. Is it imperative that I get some as soon as possible?

Edit: I plugged the headphones into the back and I can hear sond. It is extremely distorted like it was originally.

-Thanks for your time... Read more

Answer:Sound WAS crackling. Now there's no sound.

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio X505/500.

I keep having problems with sound.

The sound will become crackling and buzzy and then no sound at all although when I look at the speaker bar it is grrena nd moving.

I go to Control Panel and perform a SOund test. It shows the sound as moving and test results comes out ok but I dont hear anything.

Please help me.

Thank You

Answer:Crackling sound then no sound

Speakers are more than likely bad. If you do the sound test and don't hear anything + you hear odd sounds like crackling and buzzing thats going to be your sign. But, it wouldn't hurt to head over to Toshiba's website and pickup the latest sound drivers *just in case*.

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Hey guys, My sound started a few days ago to start randomly cutting or crackling how ever you say this. It started some how this week on my Compaq Presario cq56 model tell me what i need to provide for you'r help please I found some answears online none of them worked.Please help. Thanks. Some system infowindows 764bitModel: Presario cq56 notebook pcProcessor: Amd athon ii p340 dual core processor 2.20 ghz4 gig of ram but 2.3 usable some reason..Ill post more if u need it.

Answer:Sound keeps crackling when i put mp3

It would be helpful if you posted what you have already tried so we don't waste our time and yours making the same suggestions.

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Question: crackling sound

i wnt sum hlp to fix dis problm
my audio outpt is terrible , its crackling 2 much
its jus in case of songs , windows sounds etc.
bt in case of video its fine
pleeeeeeeeez help me !!!!

Answer:crackling sound

Are you using a wireless mouse or keyboard?

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Hi guys! I have had this problem a lot of time ago... then I did a clean installation of win 10 and for a bit of time the problem seemed to be solved. My machine has been having a LOT of crackling sound in videos and music , especially on youtube since a couple of weeks and I don't know why. I did the update of bios yesterday and the crackling seemed to be even worse than before... what should I do? It's for sure a software problem. I have also tried the DPC latency checker and the back to the clean installation was working fine ; now it says I should have problems... before the value were always on the green level and now they are all yellow/red this is a link to the crackling I have. the sound is the same I hear, so it's not a problem of the mic I have used.  You can hear it very well at 16 seconds and so on....

Answer:Crackling sound y50 70

I hear a bit of static. Have you tried updating the Audio Drivers yet? If not, you should try doing that to see if that can fix the problem. 

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I've just started to get a crackle which goes up and down with increased volume - any ideas? Dust??

Answer:Crackling sound

Loose connection?

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Question: Sound Crackling.

Hello all,
I have a refurbished Toshiba Satellite L650D laptop that I got exactly a year ago. Lately I've been having a problem where the sound goes crackly and even distorted when playing, and up until today I thought it was just me playing sounds too early because it would always go away a few minutes after start up.

Today it stayed around for 10 minutes, before I rebooted. After that it seemed normal at first, even the startup sound wasn't distorted, but about an hour later there is still at last some crackling in my music. It doesn't just happen with window's media player, but youtube as well and it first started to show up around october when I played Skyrim (I just blamed how much memory the game takes up).

I've tried disabling the enhancements (which seemed to be the solution for most others with this problem), I have done virus scans, I have even used the task manager to end some non essential processes that took up memory.

I have noticed in my searches that most reporting similar problems found it got WORSE the longer the computer was on, while in my case it's usually at its worst around startup.

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Question: Crackling Sound

Hi all,

Am new to the forums so please be patient with me!

My machine is fairly old but runs Windows 7 32Bit perfectly fine. In fact I was amazed to find all the hardware is picked up fine and runs nearly as fast as XP did.

Have been using it for some time without issues but recently the sound has become what I would describe as crackly and breaks up. It happens when Windows boots and it plays the little intro tune, then when I log on its fine. Then if I play a Quicktime movie trailer for instance it crackles or Youtube etc.

My MSI motherboad doesnt have any downloadable drivers for Windows 7 so its using whatever is the defaults.

I have tried changing the sound settings to different qualities and also reducing it from 5.1 sound to 2 channel stereo but to no avail.

To make sure its not a hardware fault I have reinstalled XP and also Ubuntu with no issues at all.

I then reinstalled Windows 7 and immediately the crackling returns which puzzles me as I ran Windows 7 for months without issues.

I have also tried changing the emulation in the BIOS from AC97 to Azalia but again to no avail.

Any suggestions would be gratefully recieved.

Many Thanks


Answer:Crackling Sound

Sounds like your on board sound isn't properly supported by windows 7. Did i read correctly that the crackling only happens on certain things? Also does your mouse lag or any applications lag when the crackling happens?

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I have a 6 month old Toshiba laptop. The other day I put in a dvd; it made a huge whirring noise (this might be totally irrelevant btw) and since then, when I play sound on my laptop, it crackles. I recorded myself on Audacity and that came out poor quality too. I'm not very good at describing it but obviously something has gone wrong. Would it be a damaged soundcard? It's bound to be under guarantee so that's not an issue but I would like to know what the problem is.

Answer:my sound is crackling

Loose or dirty connection?.

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Yesterday my sound was fine, i havnt installed any new software at all for ages. Today i turned my pc on and all the sounds are crackling even the normal windows sounds. I tried a new set of speakers and still the same problem. I updated my NVIDIA nForce Audio drivers and still the same. I checked all the sound settings and everything is fine, they are the same as they always been.

Any suggestions???

Please help, thanks!


Answer:Crackling Sound!!!!

u said all the settings were the same but u may have missed this, check to see if your sound settings are set for digital out instead of analog....if you dont have digital speakers and it is, all you will hear is crackling.

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Question: Sound crackling

Hi everyone,
For the past few months I've had a problem on my desktop PC, where for seemingly no reason after a few hours of being switched on, the sound will start crackling.
I'm using windows 7 service pack 1 as my OS, and at first i thought the problem was with windows but now I'm not so sure, as the crackling will also happen on my VM using win 7 pro, and also Ubuntu (the only 2 OS installed on my VM).although they are set to use the host audio.
I then began thinking it must be my speakers so i checked the connections, which seemed fine and them plugged in some headphones to listen for the crackling through them, and found the crackling was also happening throught the headphones so this must discount it being a problem with the speakers.
The crackling sound can best be described as like the sound of when one plays an LP and it kind of crackles at the start. It can get worse than that at times though where it will pop and can distort the music.
The crackling happens when i play youtube video's or if i listen to internet radio, or use Winamp or Windows media player, and sometimes even with windows system sounds such as when you click to go into a folder.
I'm using Realtek high definition audio and recently updated the drivers hoping this would fix it, to no avail.
So basically guys, i have no idea where to go from here, and was hoping people with far more knowledge than me could help me out, if you can I'd be eternally gratef... Read more

Answer:Sound crackling

to Bleeping Computer Community shinobiTry downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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this is really weird after my pc is on for a while like after i turn it back on from standby. My sound will be crackling when opening a file,program,website anything that uses cpu usage. Its more of a crackling sound like if i was moving around the plugs or something from the speakers. I know its not my soundcard because i tried another sound card. I put both of them in the same cab and i got about the same problem. After i restart my computer it seems to go away but i want to know whats the problem here.

THERMALTAKE Silent Purepower W0014RU 480W Power Supply
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 800MHz
Sound Blaster Live 5.1 digital
Logitech® Z-5300e speakers
NEC FD1231H-302 Black Internal Floppy Drive
NEC Black IDE DVD Burner

Answer:crackling sound help

Check to see if your speaker wires are near any power sources, and move them around. On a side note, you might want to read the rules and edit your signature accordingly.

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Question: Sound crackling

Hi, A few days ago the sound on my Acer Aspire V3 - 772G, about 1 year old, started crackling and getting distorted. It doesn't matter if I'm using the laptop's speakers or my headphones, it's the same crackling noise. The noise doesn't start right away and isn't constant. This is however very annoying and frustrating. I did reinstall the audio driver but it made no difference.  I'm using Windows 8 if that matters. I'm really no good with technical stuff, please, I'd really really love to get some help here.

Answer:Sound crackling

Try to update chipset drivers too if any update is available.

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Question: Sound crackling...

So here is my problem,

I just got a new Win XP Media Center PC with 2 gigs RAM, 360 GB HDD, ATI Radeon video card etc.. I usually don't have many app's open at a time, but when I began playing the Sims I started using more RAM. The Sims 2 takes up about 550 MB of my PC's RAM. The sound on the game's sound crackles when the game is loading or if I am zooming in/out, even when I am clicking on items and giving commands. I tried EA tech support, but I then realized that the same sound crackling happens when I have many app's open using over 600 MB of memory.

I am using a Plantronics Gamecom Pro headset (USB). I tested the sound using a pair of stereo phone jack headphones, but the same crackling still happened.

What could be the problem? I checked all my sound codecs and everything seems to be working normally there.

Thanks everyone!

Answer:Sound crackling...

anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong?

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Sometimes randomly i have crackling noises in my sound and i have no clue what is causingit i have the latest drivers for my soundblaster xfi fatal1ty soundcard just seein what u guys can come up with.

Answer:Crackling in my sound

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Question: crackling sound

Whenever I try to play a CD or DVD on my computer, the sound crackles, but when I listen to Itunes, it is usually clear and just fine. how do I fix that crackling noise problem?

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So i finally got windows 64 bit running rather smoothly...
(I need 64bit for my computer specs)

unfortunately.. when I play music some of the songs crackle. (WMP)

I know this isnt interference, but seems to be a driver issue.. (so I think)
even tho the drivers are the latest version.

I plugged the speakers into the motherboard and they worked fine.

motherboard has got latest bios update (but that didnt fix the problem)

Ive looked for solutions, new drivers, fixes etc without any luck.

Ive googled this problem many times, but always find the wrong information or unanswered posts.

an example of the music crackling:

open WMP play a song, the song may crackle. if it does, press Pause, then click play, and the crackling will be gone.

Im totally baffled! and just dont know what to do. :confused

Sound Card:

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI-Express) to expand...

I would be very grateful for a reply or two!

Thanks, Chris :wave

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Question: Crackling sound

I have one game in which I get crackling sound its Sword of the Stars and the expansion Born of Blood.

Only problem is I have absolutely no idea what sound I have I used to have realtek, but now all I can see on my system is this.

I don't want to get the latest realtek if it is not what I have, anyone know what mine might be, I realise it will be hard but I have no other idea of where else to look, to be more helpful. It just says High Definition Audio Device

Hope someone may know

Jekyll and Hyde

Answer:Crackling sound

I don't want to get the latest realtek if it is not what I have

It is, or at least according to what is available from Abit it is,

Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

Seeing as what they have is the R1.90 and the latest is R2.10, I would go with the latest,

unless some of the other Realtek users have a better recommendation that the current driver.

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I have all the latest drivers installed on my P50, but I still hear pop/crackling sounds whenever some audio is playing, irrespective of the source. There's a thread here which addresses pop sounds when nothing is playing, so this is a different case. You might think this might me due to clipping as I'm overworking the onboard amplifiers, but this is not the case because even at very low volumes I still hear the pop/crackling sounds. It's the type of sound you hear from someone with a severe cold trying to clear his very clogged nostrils. It's really irritating having to hear it about 5 times every minute. The most weird part of it all is that if I reinstall the drivers, the pop/crackling sound disappears entirely. However, they return after 2 or more restarts. I only experience this issue when the onboard soundcard is being used because I don't notice the issue through my external dac + amp combo. Can someone help here ?

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Question: Crackling Sound

When I listen to music using Winamp or Windows Media Player (CD and MP3) after a while it gets crackly and sounds funny. If I stop it then play it again its fine. Its really annoying to have to stop and start songs all the time. Is there a way to fix this?

Answer:Crackling Sound

how much ram does your pc have? if it's less than 256 on xp then that can cause this type of problem. if this is the case then you can go to and go through his tutorial on xp and that will help free up the ram. Also download latest drivers for your sound device. if you have onboard sound the drivers will be located on the manufactures site for the mainboard or pc if you have a namebrand ie dell, hp. If you installed a soundcard then you'll have to go to the soundcard manufacturer's site to get the latest set of drivers. you probably know where to find your driver's but I add this info just in case you do not.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5534 with Windows 7 Home Premium. I've had it for about 2 years and in the past three months, the sound on is crackling. At first it started with the start up sound and the log in sound and then it spread to my music and video. I can't figure out the problem with it. I have more details if someone will help me. Thanks, Windfang21.

Answer:Sound Crackling Help?

1- I presume you tried updating your sound & video drivers?2- Did the laptop come with windows 7?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I'm been having trouble lately with my PC. Admittedly it is 5 years old, however I don't really have the money for a new one at the moment.

What is happening is that when I run a game that it has never had any problems with before often everything slows down and the sound starts to distort with a crackling noise. This has been most obvious in Race 07 when there is a full grid of cars around me. Everything practically stops at this point. Normally I would chalk it up to the computer not being powerful enough but it has never had this problem before in that game. It sometimes also happens when watching a HD Youtube video. Some less intensive games such as Super Meat Boy seem to be okay.

I have also had an occasional BSOD on startup, I took a photo which you can see here.

I have the system information from dxdiag here.

My guess is the graphics card is on it's way out but apart this everything else is fine so I am hoping there is a fix for this. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Crackling Sound and Lag

The BSOD is referencing nvlddmkm.dll - which is a nVidia driver file.

Go to Visual Computing Leadership from NVIDIA and update your GPU drivers for your card to see if that alleviates the issues.

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Question: sound crackling!

The sound is crackling through my speakers, an ideas on how to solve this problem?
Im using onboard Realtek with the newest drivers applied. It only seems to happen online listening to music or watching videos so could be a flash player issue. Any solutions would be helpful


Answer:sound crackling!

Originally Posted by jpg123

The sound is crackling through my speakers, an ideas on how to solve this problem?
Im using onboard Realtek with the newest drivers applied. It only seems to happen online listening to music or watching videos so could be a flash player issue. Any solutions would be helpful


Hi jpg, Welcome to the Forum.

It might be best if you visit your motherboard manufacturers website to download the drivers. They might not be the newest but could be specialized for your particular board.


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Question: Crackling Sound

My friends PC is running Windows XP Media centre. It has been working fine, until recently,now the sound crackles on startup, and during the radio from the BBC website, although playing the sound sample in media player seemed OK. I have updated the sound drivers, and turned off hardware acceleration, but still no joy. Please help.

Answer:Crackling Sound

Faulty/dirty audio output connector?

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I am leaving for India and having problem with sound on my new Dell. The problem was not there before. Strange. I have Vista Windows Business and 32 bit.

I have a crackling noise in my sound. I went to personalize and went to look for Start Navigation settings and it has a question mark in a yellow sign. What does that mean??

I need to fix this problem.


Answer:Help my sound is crackling up!!

Go to start button, search. Then go to device manager. Update speaker driver
The driver associated with that yellow sign must be updated.

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Question: Crackling sound

when I'm playing music from files or when I've been using my online course I hear this crackling sound now and then like a scratched record.Remember vinyl!!!! I dont think it's the speakers as Ive tried headphones and get the same problem.When I have time I'll try and reinstall drivers to see if that works.

Answer:Crackling sound

I've recently installed a webcam could this be causing the problem

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Question: sound crackling

sound cracking when starting windows or shutting down windows...sound does not crackle after windows has started...i am using an external usb sound adapter...when i use the built in realtek sound it hums...i am wondering if it is the video card or power supply

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fitted a new liteon 16x dvd rom to go with my philips dvd rw dvd 8701 ive got the dvd rw as master and the dvd rom as slave and when i play a dvd in the dvd rom the sound crackles and a bit distorted but when i put the dvd in the dvd rw ithe sound is ok... the pc is a dell dimension 1100 with a celeron d 2.6 gig processor 256 mb of ddr memory 250 w psu didnt install the driver because windows xp reconised it when i used the dvd rom it used most of the cpu usage

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Question: Sound crackling?

Hello, just wanted to say sorry for my poor english.
So... My sound has been crackling/popping in alot of games and not only , also for mumble and this kind of stuff, same with Skype.

I have read many forums about this but couldnt find solution , i have heard that "outdated drivers" might be the problem... but the thing is i dont know what sound card i have :\

I'm using Windows XP
Heres what i have in my "Device manager - Sound , video and game controllers"
- Audio Codecs
-Legacy Audio Drivers
-Legacy Video Capture Drivers
-Media Control Devices
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-VIA High Definition Audio
-Video Codes

And it happens even in games and things that used to sound fine , it all started happening after formating pc? I think

Please , help! Sorry if i didnt provide enghout info , please ask if u have any questions about my pc :\ and pardon my bad english once again

Answer:Sound crackling?

-NVIDIA High Definition Audio < are most likely the video card HDMI port audio drivers

-VIA High Definition Audio < should be a motherboard audio chipset and most likely the default audio chipset.

What is the brand and model of the computer? Or the brand and model of the motherboard if it's homebuilt?

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Hi, I have had my X-540's for a a while but they have one problem. They make a crackling noise if the games audio settings are not turned down. It applies to everything really... Music, games, anything. I can't have winamp at 100% or else they crack and I was playing UT3 and the game's volume setting was at 60% and it was still cracking very bad at some times. I have a VIA HD audio card built into my ASUS M4A77D mobo. Driver version if that helps at all. One weird thing is that I cannot get it to utilize my 5.1 sound system properly. I have to keep it on 2.1 sound to make it sound the closest to normal. (I still have 5.1 sound) Really starting to not like VIA..

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I have had this problem for quite a long time but I am getting enough from it.

Basicly nearly always when I start playing any sound source there is crackling in sound at begining. Happens usually with high frequenzy sounds, adjusting volume on youtube videos or click rewinding youtube video fast, also usually when I close video there that annoying sound occurs.
So basicly, always when someone talks in Mumble or I click to play video there is that annoying crackling/popping, it doesnt last long. Only when sound starts playing.

Here is some pictures you might find helpful

Answer:Sound crackling/popping

First off welcome to SF. Second with sounds I would double check all your connections. Most often this is the pin making poor contact or even the beginning of a wire breaking down maybe from a bend or crimp. Then I would uninstall and reinstall the most current audio drivers and as well go to the mono mfgrs. site to check for other driver updates and lastly read to see if any bios updates deal with sound issues.

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Hiya, I just got theses new G-3 Headphones for Christmas, Pluged them in, And they Can play sound but its Way to hard to hear, its all fuzzy and cracking sound.

I tried to contact customer support but they are useless.Getting me to email a bunch of people who don't reply back, its a big pain.

I tried everything i could think of. I Reinstalled my os, updated my pc and sound drivers,Disabled Realtek From device manager, Mest with all the settings, Plugged them into all my usb ports onto my pc, All types of stuff but nothing.

I added my Dxdiag.txt too the post but here is the audio part.
Also They work fine on another pc, like my borthers windows vista. I have no clue why they are all fuzzy and crackling for my pc.
Sound Devices
Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0883&SUBSYS_1509E601&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6257 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 11/30/2010 20:06:04, 6261352 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
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wow noone knows?

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I got a new P50 and I think I've upgraded all the drivers. I'm still getting the crackling on audio. I know its supposed to have been solved but I'm getting it on driver version I'veh had this a few weeks now.... dont know if its been there before but its been very noticable since today. Its happening with both Youtube and videos from my HDD.

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Hi everyone, I have a problem with my laptop speaker it has crackling sounds now i don't know why ???? can anybody please help me (the laptop has B&O speakers) and i already tried a lot of things to fix this like downloading drivers directly from real tek and installing uninstalling drivers. I found one solution but it made my speaker sound lower.

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Hi! I recently received a brand new thinkpad t420s. Sadly, I have noticed quite a lot of crackling sound from the internal speakers. Even when the volume is set to mid levels, the speakers will crackle. Is this normal? or is there a solution to this problem? /Lars

Answer:Crackling sound, t420s

Larra,Are you getting those noises if you are using a headphone? Can you try that?

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Hi guys. Really need help here.It began about a week ago. the sound starts crackling when I try to play something. I've tried litterally ANÝTHING that I could think of. Changing the power settings, updated the drivers, deleted some of the drivers, tried withdifferent sources. I've looked at this post:Lenovo Y510P - Crackling Sound and the solution given there didn't work. So what to do. 

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I get a Crackling sound when listening to music on my PC, through my Speakers. Anyone know how I can fix it? I think its a problem with the speakers not the computer.


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Hi everyone.

I am posting this as last resort. Recently i upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate edition and got a problem i ve seen for the 1st time in my life.

Problem was Crackling sound that sounds like some kind of static electricity that is mixing with normal sounds. I ve searched a lot through net to see if theres any solution to this issue. What i found is that ppl have similliar problem to mine but not exactly same. Other ppl complaining about that crackling during audio playback while they are watching movies and listening music, but that is not for me...

I can normaly watch movies and listen to music, but problem occurs when i start any game on my PC. Symptoms are next...

Every time i start game (Call of duty Modern Warfare 2) sounds starts to crackle, slow down and game becomes graphicaly laggy...

Then i found another way to test if sound and system are ok...

When i start GOM player and start to rapidly press ENTER button, to go IN and OUT full screen i notice that sound starts to crackle and system to slow down making full screen to window screen so laggy that even when i stop pressing ENTER it still continues to expand and restore full screen...

Last night i cleaned a bit of PSU from dust, but ive noticed theres some on CPU cooler, GPU cooler and, PSU air intake cooler... I ve played for like 30 mins and crackling was gone, i rebooted after that and crackling was back...

This morning i did total clearing of PSU, CPU and GPU coolers nad so far i... Read more

Answer:Crackling sound and System lag

I have the same problem.

Only crackles when i watch video in full screen mode and play cod4 games.

This happen after I installed the new nVida Driver.

Did you ever figure out the solution?

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Hi team

I have a surroundsound system which I've plugged into my speaker/headphone output.

I don't expect it to work in full surround sound put when i put it into surroundsound mode the extra speakers crackle and then cut out, and the whole system stops making any noise. It only works with surround sound feature disabled on the soundsystem.

I have looked into the sound settings on my laptop and it doesn't give me the option of any satellite speakers, that box is just greyed out.

Does anyone who knows more than me about sound systems (not very difficult) know how I can make use of my extra speakers?


Answer:crackling surround sound

You forgot to mention what sort of sound device you are using on your laptop...

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I have a P5B Deluxe, and I know there are lots of instances of crackling on this mobo, I believe i have a different problem.

My sound is fine UNTIL the CPU gets used at all then it Goes crackerly and skips alot.

It was fine a few days ago but now Massive problem??

Any ideas?

Answer:Sound distortion Crackling

Try other drivers (newer or older ones).

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