Sound card? Which?

MartijnWoudstra

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Hello,

I recently bought a new pc. I already owned a Razer Chararias (XBox/PC).
When i connect my Headset to my new pc, I get some kind of static noice.
This didn't occure on my last laptop.
I have had contact with the manufacturer, which told me it is static inside my pc.
I checked the inside, and didn't see anything causing this.
My socket is also grounded, I am far away from the pc (so it's pretty silent in my room), have a quality microphone, and no sound enchancements are enabled.

I heard from the manufacturer, that adding a sound card might fix this.
Is this indeed the case? Will the static noice dissapear for the most part?
And what is a decent soundcard for not too much money (not over 50 euro).

Audio Track
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1cYYBUZ0CBj


SOLUTION:

After installing a soundcard, the noice was completely removed.

Card Used:
https://www.4launch.nl/shop/get/p-2-subshop-Componenten-hoofdcat-Geluidskaarten#p-4-productid-098077
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI

New Audio Track:
http://vocaroo.com/i/s0tfZ1uCEoM2
 

skit75

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The onboard audio chip, specifically the op-amp within that chip is most likely blown. This is a single chip on the mainboard so there is not much else you can do but, get an add-in soundcard. If you enjoy gaming or surround sound, you can get something from Creative Labs. If you are looking for a headphone card or stereo output card, Asus has a nice line of those. I use the Asus Xonar Essence ST
 

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The onboard audio chip, specifically the op-amp within that chip is most likely blown. This is a single chip on the mainboard so there is not much else you can do but, get an add-in soundcard. If you enjoy gaming or surround sound, you can get something from Creative Labs. If you are looking for a headphone card or stereo output card, Asus has a nice line of those. I use the Asus Xonar Essence ST
 

MartijnWoudstra

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So you say this might indeed solve the noice?
 

skit75

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Yes - if it is originating within your current audio chip and you are positive it is not the headphones.
No - if it is coming from the headphones

Sometimes other peripherals can emit noise like this(power supplies and video cards mostly) and it can be picked up on the audio channels and/or headphone cables. it typically sounds like a high pitch whine in the 9-11KHz range similar to the noise the old CRT TV's made when too much dust got under the plug for the high voltage to the tube.

There are cheaper alternatives than the card I suggested.
 

MartijnWoudstra

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Just to give you full info, this is what happens on my pc:

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1cYYBUZ0CBj

This is what happens on my laptop:

The electic noice is gone.

I noticed that the intencity of the sound increased/decreased when i moved across the map in a game (league of legends). Therefor my guess is that it's coming from the GPU

I think you can say that it's my pc. So in this case i'd go with the audiocard i guess.
Thanks!
 
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