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VinSen

So my PC isn't even a month old yet, but I've noticed I've been having a weird audio issue. It's showing in 2 ways: constant kind of low static that's in the back when I do nothing, and a somewhat high pitch low volume sound whenever I move my mouse. The second part also shows a lot whenever I'm playing a game or in adobe editing things as well. Static Sound Example 2 on Desktop.mkvThis is an example of it on my desktop when I'm trying to edit something on Premier Pro. I recommend headphones to hear the static when moving, as well as the constant static in the back. Unfortunately you can't hear the "mouse static" I don't think. 

 

I'm not sure what's going on or what's causing this. I've checked drivers and they're fine, and the plugs are all in fine. Also I can still hear YT videos and whatever else since their volume overpowers the constant static, but it's still there and in games when streaming for example, it can manifest and be very apparent when in areas with little to no music. Any ideas on a fix for this?

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This is usually a grounding loop issue. You need to get yourself an isolator or 2. These are the ones I use. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

This is usually a grounding loop issue. You need to get yourself an isolator or 2. These are the ones I use. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XQYN77L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Do you mind explaining to me what a grounding issue means? Also! I JUST figured out what the problem is. It's the Line-in connection that I'm using connecting my Asus TUF gaming monitor to the Line-In port that's on the mother board! I could turn down the volume on that specific audio section (the line-in volume control) and it's as things should be. So now I have another question: do I still need this isolator that you're recommending to me? Is this a mother board issue or perhaps a cord issue being that the one I was using was old? I hope to GOD it's not some issue with any audio related stuff hardware wise...  Also do I need a specific kind of line-in cord to connect because I'm just using the usual 3.5mm jack that's used for headphones and the likes. 

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1 hour ago, VinSen said:

It's the Line-in connection that I'm using connecting my Asus TUF gaming monitor to the Line-In port that's on the mother board! I could turn down the volume on that specific audio section (the line-in volume control) and it's as things should be.

... why would you do that?

Gaming monitors have awful onboard audio.

 

Could you clarify what you mean?

1.) Are you connecting motherboard Line Out to monitor Line In?

2.) Are you connecting monitor Line Out (sometimes Headphone out) to motherboard Line In?

 

For 1.) you are using the motherboard's DAC to send audio to the monitor. This is fine....

 

For 2.) you are using the monitor's DAC and feeding it to your motherboard.... WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS

I am assuming this is a situation where you have a gaming console connected to the monitor, and there are no other audio output options?

Get an HDMI audio extractor.

 

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replied to your other thread

 

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Ground loop, but using those isolators aren't the best idea because there's no such thing as gound loop isolator for analog audio signal, that's just physically not possible. What those things really do is they try to filter out certain signals, and hopefully, those are the noise signals, but there's no way to guarentee it.

 

The best way to solve a ground loop is to remove the ground loop. It happens when there's an imbalance in the ground plane of two devices, ground is supposed to be at 0v but some times it's not exactly zero so current will flow between the ground of two devices through the ground wire in the audio cable.

 

So you would just remove that cable and there would be no ground loop, not sure why you would connect a monitor to line-in

2 hours ago, VinSen said:

Do you mind explaining to me what a grounding issue means? Also! I JUST figured out what the problem is. It's the Line-in connection that I'm using connecting my Asus TUF gaming monitor to the Line-In port that's on the mother board! I could turn down the volume on that specific audio section (the line-in volume control) and it's as things should be. So now I have another question: do I still need this isolator that you're recommending to me? Is this a mother board issue or perhaps a cord issue being that the one I was using was old? I hope to GOD it's not some issue with any audio related stuff hardware wise...  Also do I need a specific kind of line-in cord to connect because I'm just using the usual 3.5mm jack that's used for headphones and the likes. 

 

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2 hours ago, VinSen said:

I JUST figured out what the problem is. It's the Line-in connection that I'm using connecting my Asus TUF gaming monitor to the Line-In port that's on the mother board! 

Line-in means a sound source that you provide to the PC (like a mic, but for different, usually volume-normalized sources). You most likely shouldn't plug anything there. If you want to bring audio from the computer to the monitor (for built-in speakers or a headphone jack), you should use a line-out jack or just the rear headphones jack.

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1 hour ago, saintlouisbagels said:

... why would you do that?

Gaming monitors have awful onboard audio.

 

Could you clarify what you mean?

1.) Are you connecting motherboard Line Out to monitor Line In?

2.) Are you connecting monitor Line Out (sometimes Headphone out) to motherboard Line In?

 

For 1.) you are using the motherboard's DAC to send audio to the monitor. This is fine....

 

For 2.) you are using the monitor's DAC and feeding it to your motherboard.... WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS

I am assuming this is a situation where you have a gaming console connected to the monitor, and there are no other audio output options?

Get an HDMI audio extractor.

 

edit:

replied to your other thread

 

Yeah! So I have a 3.5mm cable that I have connecting 2 things: The motherboard line-in and the ASUS TUF 180hz 32'' Gaming Monitor. The reason I have these 2 things connected is because I'm using an Elgato HD60s+ which is connecting from my PS5 to my monitor via HDMI cable, with the USB-C port plugging into the computer. This is NOT one of the Elgato cards which can be installed directly into the computer, this is one of the external ones. So the main reason for the connection is because audio does come out of the ASUS TUF monitor, it sounds like garbage, and I want it coming not through the monitor itself, but into the PC so I can wear headphones and hear not just console audio, but any other audio sources that I have on my computer which I have the ability to individually control. If I didn't have the connection between the monitor and motherboard I would have console audio coming from the PS5 out of the monitor, and then PC audio coming into my headphones as 2 separate things. I hope that all made sense! Am I not using the right motherboard jack, like should I be using Line-out for it instead of line-in...? Should I be using something else? Again I figured in is the line-in causing this static sound, similar to what others have said about grounding! Like a low static sound of low volt being transferred. Also thank you for replying to both! I'll take a look!  

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6 minutes ago, SpaceGhostC2C said:

Line-in means a sound source that you provide to the PC (like a mic, but for different, usually volume-normalized sources). You most likely shouldn't plug anything there. If you want to bring audio from the computer to the monitor (for built-in speakers or a headphone jack), you should use a line-out jack or just the rear headphones jack.

I see... So would I need to get anything then to have console audio and PC audio come through one source? The reason I did this is because of audio coming from monitor when I want it in tandem with PC audio so I can hear and also control audio levels. Also the other reason i did this was because this was the only solution I found from others without needing to buy other things like, I believe a splitters or audio adapters were such things I've seen floating around?

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10 hours ago, VinSen said:

I see... So would I need to get anything then to have console audio and PC audio come through one source? The reason I did this is because of audio coming from monitor when I want it in tandem with PC audio so I can hear and also control audio levels. Also the other reason i did this was because this was the only solution I found from others without needing to buy other things like, I believe a splitters or audio adapters were such things I've seen floating around?

 

It seems your capture card has a line-in jack, so it may be possible to go from the line-out in the PC to the line-in of the capture card, then hear everything through the monitor (which will receive audio via HDMI). It doesn't sound like what you want to achieve, though.

The capture cars is certainly passing video and audio through USB to the PC (so you can capture), but you have to check with its manual whether you can access that audio to play it back in real time, not just record it, in your PC (i.e., whether you can make the capture card appear as a sound source or an audio device in the OS).

 

The easiest way would be to have a line-out jack in the console, then you could connect it directly to the line-in in your PC, but your console doesn't seem to have such thing, only HDMI out 🤦‍♂️

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19 hours ago, SpaceGhostC2C said:

 

 

It seems your capture card has a line-in jack, so it may be possible to go from the line-out in the PC to the line-in of the capture card, then hear everything through the monitor (which will receive audio via HDMI). It doesn't sound like what you want to achieve, though.

The capture cars is certainly passing video and audio through USB to the PC (so you can capture), but you have to check with its manual whether you can access that audio to play it back in real time, not just record it, in your PC (i.e., whether you can make the capture card appear as a sound source or an audio device in the OS).

 

The easiest way would be to have a line-out jack in the console, then you could connect it directly to the line-in in your PC, but your console doesn't seem to have such thing, only HDMI out 🤦‍♂️

Hmmm well the Elgato HD 60s+ does have an audio jack, and I think people usually put their headphones in that...? I actually have no real idea what it's "supposed" to be used for, but it is there. It does use 2 hdmi ports, one for the outsource which is connected to the monitor, and the other is a HDMI input which is going to the console (ps5 for right now, but same applies to others). There's a third with a usb-c cable that goes from the capture card to my PC. I'm not sure if any kind of re-arranging would work, like could I not have the outsource HDMI connected to my monitor connect to my GPU...? My monitor is also connected to my PC as a second monitor.

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4 hours ago, VinSen said:

Hmmm well the Elgato HD 60s+ does have an audio jack, and I think people usually put their headphones in that...? I actually have no real idea what it's "supposed" to be used for, but it is there.

It is an audio-IN jack. When in doubt, RTFM 🙂 

 

4 hours ago, VinSen said:

It does use 2 hdmi ports, one for the outsource which is connected to the monitor, and the other is a HDMI input which is going to the console (ps5 for right now, but same applies to others). There's a third with a usb-c cable that goes from the capture card to my PC. I'm not sure if any kind of re-arranging would work, like could I not have the outsource HDMI connected to my monitor connect to my GPU...? My monitor is also connected to my PC as a second monitor.

No, you probably already have everything the way it's meant to be, but you need to check in software (or Elgato documentation) whether you can pass-through what the capture card sends to the PC directly to headphones/speakers connected to the PC or not.

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On 6/10/2024 at 8:07 PM, VinSen said:

So my PC isn't even a month old yet, but I've noticed I've been having a weird audio issue. It's showing in 2 ways: constant kind of low static that's in the back when I do nothing, and a somewhat high pitch low volume sound whenever I move my mouse. The second part also shows a lot whenever I'm playing a game or in adobe editing things as well. Static Sound Example 2 on Desktop.mkvThis is an example of it on my desktop when I'm trying to edit something on Premier Pro. I recommend headphones to hear the static when moving, as well as the constant static in the back. Unfortunately you can't hear the "mouse static" I don't think. 

 

I'm not sure what's going on or what's causing this. I've checked drivers and they're fine, and the plugs are all in fine. Also I can still hear YT videos and whatever else since their volume overpowers the constant static, but it's still there and in games when streaming for example, it can manifest and be very apparent when in areas with little to no music. Any ideas on a fix for this?

Very late reply -

 

I used to have this problem with my computer speakers that use my motherboard's AUX jack, I fixed it by getting a USB to AUX adapter, I think I got this one

 

@Skiiwee29's solution is much better if you want to use the AUX port that's already on your motherboard instead of creating a "makeshift" one with a USB adapter. 

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On 6/14/2024 at 3:54 PM, PowerPCFan said:

Very late reply -

 

I used to have this problem with my computer speakers that use my motherboard's AUX jack, I fixed it by getting a USB to AUX adapter, I think I got this one

 

@Skiiwee29's solution is much better if you want to use the AUX port that's already on your motherboard instead of creating a "makeshift" one with a USB adapter. 

Thanks brother I appreciate the comment even if late! I'm still having the issue and the only "fix" i can find feasible until I make a decision on what to do is literally just muting the line-in on the sound settings whenever I don't need to use it. I noticed that yours and skiiwee's suggestions are similar but different, since yours isn't an isolator... Wouldn't the problem persist?  

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4 hours ago, VinSen said:

Thanks brother I appreciate the comment even if late! I'm still having the issue and the only "fix" i can find feasible until I make a decision on what to do is literally just muting the line-in on the sound settings whenever I don't need to use it. I noticed that yours and skiiwee's suggestions are similar but different, since yours isn't an isolator... Wouldn't the problem persist?  

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your problem, but the problem I had is that the headphone out jack on my motherboard didn't have proper grounding so it created a buzzing sound when you do anything. It seemed like that's almost exactly what's happening to you.

 

The USB to AUX/headphone out fixed it for me because you're using the headphone jack on the adapter, not the motherboard. 

 

I would just go with whatever you think will work the best, because I think both solutions would work. 

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