Will installing a separate sound card work?
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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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