Question Crackling, Popping, mouse noise through speakers - what is it?!

Jayem See

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Hi all

I'm having a lot of fun (read this as tearing my hair out) with my sound right now.

I'm hearing what sounds like interference from the PC. I can hear crackles and static but also I can hear the mouse moving around as a kind of whining noise.

Here is the kicker.

I've tried it through the 3.5mm audio port and via a Scarlett 2i2 USB soundcard. The problem remains.

The speakers don't make the noise with no input coming through.
There is no weirdness running my phone through them.

The setup is:

Asus z390-a
8600k
16gb Corsair 2400
750w Modular Corsair
EVGA 2080
2x SSD
2x HDs

Speakers are Rokit 5s - these are self powered. I've tried powering them via different sockets to the pc which made zero difference.

The motherboard is new as of yesterday - the problem was evident with the old motherboard too. The Scarlett 2i2 is also new - the problem existed with the old one.

I'm stuck. Any help would be really gratefully received!
 

Jayem See

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Did you actually use the USB as the input and not the audio cable on the Scarlet?

This could be driver related
I did. I've done a fresh reinstall of Win 10 after replacing the motherboard a couple of days ago. I've downloaded drivers for the Scarlett and everything else I can think of.

I've also tried turning off the audio controller in the BIOS. Made no difference either way.
 

Jayem See

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Headphones straight into the 3.5mm jack are crystal clear. It's just when I use the speakers. Could there be a grounding issue somewhere?
 
Jun 8, 2019
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I had the same problem and tried everything. Tried the front audio jack. Replaced the speakers. No change. FINALLY stumbled on the DTS Audio Control settings. The second I clicked Enable Playback Multi Streaming the problem went away. Works normally now with no buzz or clicking.
 

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