Sound OK using built-in speakers, but loud "static" with headphones

Lars Engels lars.engels at
Fri Apr 17 09:07:45 UTC 2015

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:46:27AM -0700, David Wolfskill wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:31:26AM -0700, David Wolfskill wrote:
> > ...
> > How may I diagnose this?
> > ...
> I neglected to point out that I have used these headphones on other
> devices without perceiving such static -- so I believe that the
> headphones themselves are OK.  (Sorry for failing to mention that
> earlier.)

I "saw" the same yesterday on my notebook. It turned out that the
earphones I used have keys to control a smartphone and an integrated
microphone. Running "mixer mic 0" and "mixer rec 0" muted the static.
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