Will an amp decrease background noise?

Lafar

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Hi guys, I currently have Razer Kraken Pro headphones, and have them directly plugged into my Lenovo Y510p. I've always been hearing background noise like white noise, even when I have nothing playing, or if the volume is at mute/0. It isn't a problem with my headphones since if I change my audio to my monitor (I have a 3.5mm port on my monitor), and I plug my headphones into monitor, there is no white noise (Audio is running through HDMI cable to monitor to headphones).

My question is: Will an amp like the Fiio E6 reduce background/white noise? (If not, what will?)

Summary of above: Am hearing white noise if I plug headphones into laptop. Headphones are okay, the problem is not at headphones.

Thank you everyone!
 

Wes006

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Poor EMI shielding is the issue here. It is caused by electromagnetic interference when using an analog signal; ergo "white noise". Using a digital-to-analog converter should fix the problem. Certain manufacturers also offer audio drivers that may assist in filtering out background noise on analog devices. I would recommend buying a DAC instead.
 

Wes006

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Poor EMI shielding is the issue here. It is caused by electromagnetic interference when using an analog signal; ergo "white noise". Using a digital-to-analog converter should fix the problem. Certain manufacturers also offer audio drivers that may assist in filtering out background noise on analog devices. I would recommend buying a DAC instead.
 
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