Will installing a separate sound card work?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Sep 11 17:41:43 UTC 2016

On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:31:52 +0000, Manish Jain wrote:
> I have shelved the CMI8786 (about USD 35), and have opted for a 
> Zebronics SC-4CH PCI card that costs just USD 8. If the Zebronics card 
> (I don't know what is the chipset; but a wild guess is Creative) solves 
> the hiss problem, my hardware upgrade project will finally wind down. If 
> the Zebronics card does not work well, I'll try the CMI8786 next.

The "Sound Blaster"-like sound cards by Creative are usually
supported; I've owned some in the past. :-)

> The most intriguing aspect of the hiss problem is that the hiss appears 
> only with music files (.mp3 usually). When I play videos of any format 
> (mp4/avi/mkv), the sound is perfect and there is no hiss. With music 
> files, on the other hand, the hiss comes along clearly no matter what 
> equalizer settings I enforce.

This is strange. Maybe you hear compression artifacts? Does it
depend on the _program_ to play files with?

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