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What is the screeching?

Computer/Electronic/AudiophileFilter: I just finished my first build of a computer. When I plug in my computer's onboard sound into my receiver through the standard 3.5mm audio jack and output to two KRK monitors and a sub, I get screeching/scrambling from the speakers that drives me nuts. It basically sounds like I can hear my processor. This doesn't happen with headphones. Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by jwmollman on May 28, 2012 - 22 answers

 

Help me find new computer speakers

I need a new pair of computer speakers. [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Mar 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly?

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly? [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I stop a hardware beep in my desktop PC?

My IT Help Desk is stumped - can you help me? My computer is making what I can only describe as a hardware beep that I can't turn off. Muting Windows and disabling all system sounds doesn't work. Yet the beep only happens when I do certain things with the software - at first, it was only when trying to save a document into my virtual system in Word, but recently it's every time an email arrives in Outlook, which is just awful. This didn't used to happen, but once, many months ago, I accidentally pressed a random combination of keys and it started. I have no idea how to turn it off - and neither do the IT people. System details inside. [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Feb 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Limited sound card?

How do I make my computer stop using the built-in microphone when recording sound? Is my sound card so poor that it can't record from anything but the built-in mike? [more inside]
posted by Termite on Jan 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for wireless computer speakers

Can anyone suggest reasonably priced, wireless, computer speakers that sound great?
posted by tangyraspberry on Nov 30, 2011 - 3 answers

How many daisies before the sound goes rotten?

If I connect my computer to a set of speakers using several sound cables (1/8 inch) daisy-chained together, will the sound degrade? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Sep 15, 2011 - 7 answers

What could be causing sound issues on my Windows 7 laptop?

What could be causing sound issues on my Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Oct 2, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I make Blu-Ray work on a standard computer?

Going to buy a new computer and connect it to already-owned surround speakers and HD monitor. I want to be able to play Blu-Rays with nice HD sound if possible. I'm an HD, HDMI, Blu-Ray and recent-PC-hardware virgin, and will need to be led through this like I'm a kid. [more inside]
posted by paperpete on Feb 2, 2010 - 8 answers

I didn't know this album was recorded in a tin can!

My new laptop has terrible speakers. Please help me make it better, or make the best of a bad situation. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jan 8, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I plug an Xbox 360 into a computer setup?

Is integrating an Xbox 360 into an existing computer monitor/speakers setup worth it? Or should I simply get a TV? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Is there any way I can play white noise through my computer speakers, to soothe my vigilant doggies from barking at every sound they hear outside?

Is there a free program that lets me broadcast "white noise" through my computer speakers? My dogs are vigilant. They bark at noises outside the house, at all hours of the night. We have a "White Noise" machine in our bedroom, and it seems to block the sounds of the outside world quite well, but... our dogs sleep downstairs, and we sleep upstairs, and...we like the white noise machine for ourselves. I was wondering if there were any sort of software that I could run on my downstairs PC, that would play similar white noise, to distract the pups, since my computer is in the room where they tend to sleep. We'll probably buy another white noise machine, but in the meantime, can anyone help? Free software would be preferred! (Or perhaps a website that plays white noise?)
posted by newfers on Feb 1, 2009 - 27 answers

What did I do to my computer to make it squeal?

What did I do to my computer to make it squeal? I unplugged and unhooked up my computer to clean the carpets in my office. Now all my soundcard does is squeal at me in a high-pitched tone although it looks like it's connected correctly. Can anyone give me any trouble-shooting suggestions for figuring out how to fix this?
posted by katyjack on Apr 17, 2008 - 8 answers

BlackBerry "Baby" Monitor ?

How can I use my cellphone or BlackBerry to monitor sound at my house? [more inside]
posted by cameradv on Sep 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Audio help...

So I procured an HD copy of "300" in 720p matroska (.mkv) format, but the 5.1 audio track won't play on my 2.1 speakers. Is there any way I can configure VLC or another media player to convert the audio to 2.1 format? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Aug 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Soundcard interference but only over KVM?

I need help figuring out a strange audio interference issue with my computer setup, involving headphones, a KVM, and an apparent contradiction. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jul 10, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I "start" an enabled driver in XP SP2?

My audio device is giving me the following message: "Driver is enabled but has not been started." Please help. [more inside]
posted by padjet1 on Apr 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Headphone jack issues: "Garble garble foofoofooo." "Exactly right, Rose."

The main headphone jack on my computer has a huge distortion (to the point of making words incomprehensible) for higher pitched voices and instruments. Why? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 31, 2007 - 11 answers

PC sound effects

How do I stop two PCs from turning themselves into a very annoying musical instrument? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Mar 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Accidentally Deleted Sound Playback

What software do I need in order to install an audio playback device on Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jan 28, 2007 - 7 answers

What Computer app uses this sound?

I'm trying to identify the computer application that uses a specific sound clip as some sort of notification noise. The sound is from this Ren and Stimpy short (Log!!) and occurs at 37 seconds in, right after the announcer says "All kids love log!" I know I've heard that little 6-note jingle before and it's driving me crazy!
posted by chrisamiller on Nov 28, 2006 - 7 answers

What is this sound my PC keeps making?

My new computer keeps making this sound, and I can't make it stop, or figure out what is doing it. [more inside]
posted by tomble on Nov 28, 2006 - 16 answers

My Mac won't shut up...even when I tell it to.

Why does my new Mac still make noises when I turn the sound all the way down? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Aug 21, 2006 - 4 answers

My computer is getting old and cranky.

My computer has been laggy since I got my dual-dvi card...anything left to do that I haven't tried? [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson on May 13, 2006 - 16 answers

Computer audio controllers

Can an external sound card bypass a non-working internal audio controller? [more inside]
posted by anticlock on Feb 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Why do my monitors make this high pitched sound?

I have two Dell 2405fpw monitors (24") and they make a horrible high pitch sound when the screen saver runs or any extended graphics run. I am running OSX, fyi, and want to know if this can be rectified? Why do the monitors make this high sound, and can it be stopped?
posted by Saku on Nov 16, 2005 - 4 answers

How to convert a drawn waveform into a sound file?

A friend of mine is looking for an application (Windows XP preferred, but other platforms might work) that will allow him to freeform draw a sound wave, and have it exported as an AIFF of WAV. Does anyone know of such a utility?
posted by jammer on Sep 4, 2005 - 11 answers

Sound distortion in Windows XP

Sound distortion on Windows XP [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Sep 3, 2005 - 11 answers

Simple sound recorder

Simple sound recorder. I use Win 2000, and need a simple Sound Recorder that will let me easily overwrite a permanent WAV file with new audio from the microphone as needed. I'm having trouble finding a good replacement. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on May 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Winamp lowers the volume after every song.

Winamp lowers the volume after every song. So, I'm constantly turning it all the way back up. How do I get it to stop that? They may be trying to save my ears, but my headphones are dying and I have a slight hearing problem. I listen to a song, and the next one is suddenly just a whisper. So frustrating.
posted by FunkyHelix on Dec 21, 2004 - 6 answers

sound card issues on a pc

['PooterFilter] So I've put Win 2k Server on my laptop, and now the sound card clicks/skips. I'm not getting anywhere with this problem. Any ideas? [mi] [more inside]
posted by dodgygeezer on Aug 10, 2004 - 5 answers

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