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Hard Drive Interference over Speakers and Headphones

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ZenDog, Jul 28, 2013.

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  1. ZenDog

    ZenDog Thread Starter

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    I was about to post this as a problem, then I found the resolution.

    [Windows 7]

    If I go into my sound properties via the taskbar.
    (right click on the speaker in the bottom right corner and select Playback Devices)
    Select your speakers/headphone and click Properties.
    Then select the Levels tab
    Now click the little headphone icon against the two entries associated with your microphone, to mute it. I.e. for me, Rear Pink in and Front pink in.

    Voila, no more clicking on my headphones.

    I think it's something to do with interference between the two ports (microhone and headphone) being so close to each other.
    BTW you can still monitor/hear your own voice if you wish simply select Listen to Device in the Recording Devices properties.

    :D
     
  2. valis

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    what was the original issue? Never heard of a HD causing interference over audio.....
     
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