white noise at low volume

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June 18, 2011 at 10:20:42
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.799 GHz / 3327 MB
Lately I have noticed a lot of ambient white noise coming from both my PC speakers and my headphones. I play a lot of games so this is starting to bug me. Other than that my sound quality is fine! Please help! I have Realtek HD Audio

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#1
June 18, 2011 at 10:52:32
If the speakers/headphones have separate volume controls, try adjusting those in combination with the main volume control (speaker icon) in the system tray. Sometimes, one or the other has too much gain and tweaking both can eliminate the "white noise".

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#2
June 18, 2011 at 10:58:00
Do you mean background hiss. What makes you think it is white noise which is a very specific type of noise. Similar to pink noise which is somewhere between white noise and red noise.

Stuart


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#3
June 18, 2011 at 15:19:41
If the audio signal is low, the background noise (hiss) is often not much lower than the audio you wish to hear (technically called signal-to-noise ratio). Try setting the software audio controls higher and the speaker and headphone volume lower. You might need to get hold of an inexpensive inline volume control for the headphones. This is just an extension to the response already given at #1.

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#4
June 23, 2011 at 21:40:47
Thanks everyone! (except Stuart. You're probably one of those guys who absolutely has to be right in an argument and will go to great lengths to try and prove your point. You probably also have to have the last word in a conversation don't you. Don't talk to me.)

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#5
June 23, 2011 at 21:41:27
Oh and BTW I bought an inline volume control.

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June 24, 2011 at 03:11:31
psychopigeon85

You have to learn what these technical terms mean. When you use them incorrectly it just makes you look silly. Like a kid trying to impress people as to how clever he is and failing miserably.

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