Question Annoying, loud buzzing sounds from my monitor speakers

MickeyBG

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Hi guys!

Long time no see! That might be a good thing as I would normally post when I got issues - which is the case.

So I have a relatively new pair of monitor speakers (Eris E5), with which I had no issues until only recently (started a few weeks).
What happens is when I turn them on, they are buzzing really loudly and seem to pick up mouse movement and the static noise changes in different games.

I've recently changed to a new power hub / extension socket (whatever the correct term is) and my monitor, PC, router and both monitor speakers are plugged in. So I've tried plugging a speaker to another socket, but it did not help.

I've purchased a monitor controller (MoCo Esi), which reduces just slightly the noise, but it's still absurdly loud and annoying.

I've purchased also a week ago a new motherboard (which wasn't completely related, but hoped it will make things better). It is now Aorus Z390 Master. Should have a better sound card than my last Z270 Sli Plus, but I can't feel it at this point at all as the issue is somewhere else apparently.

I have tried plugging a single monitor (I am only using 1 even now as I won't be able to cope with the buzzing of 2) while there was no peripheral or USB cables plugged in - does not make a different.

My case is still open from recent hardware changes I did (installing the motherboard and a new CPU), so now I can hear something buzzing in the PC as well and it does not sound like any of the fans working in it. Maybe I am being overparanoid in that case, can't tell.

The cables I am using currently are:
  • 1/4" inch from the monitor > 1/4" inch into the monitor controller
  • 1/4" inch from the controller > 3.5 mm mono into the motherboard
Socket extension tower: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AAA0VWW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Cable from controller to motherboard: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XX6ML6Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Tried plugging directly the speaker to the PC as well, it is even worse.

At this point I can't think of anything else to add. When it comes to sound, the hardware side of it is like the purpose of life to me - a mystery. I didn't know I had to buy a mono cable for the speakers I have for instance. So excuse me if this is a dumb post and the fix is extremely easy. Just please - help me! I want to finally listen to some clear music and hear the noises in the game I play, not the static buzzing from the otherwise quality monitors.

Thanks in advance!
 

MickeyBG

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A quick update:
  • Changed the extension lead to a third one - did not help
  • Tried out some new cables - none sounded better
I would really, really appreciate some help! I am dreading for some clear, proper sound!
 

MickeyBG

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Officially no audio is coming out any more. I am absolutely fuming at the moment... I know for a fact the monitors works as I just plugged them into a phone and there was no issues.
 
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Mickey I've been having the same issues and actually have the exact same speakers, except I'm nearly 100% confident it's not the speakers fault. I also have an Aorus board (x570 pro wifi) and I have been getting the same symptoms. I am running my speakers through a monitor2usb unit that connects to one of the usb ports on the computer. when directly plugging speakers into 1/8 jack I get even worse static. I am fairly experienced with audio equipment and this issue still baffles me. I've tried updating all my drivers, changing drivers to the default windows drivers, plugging into different usb ports, messing with sound settings. Nothing.

When in the sound device panel, I see that Windows is sending audio to the right usb port, but all I am getting is static in return. It's very frustrating and I feel your pain. If anyone has a solution please help.
 

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