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Hi everyone, I need some help troubleshooting my desktop audio setup (sorry if this is in the wrong thread!)   My current setup (admittedly budget): Laptop USB3.0 --> Musiland Monitor 03 US Dragon --> (generic) Toslink SPDIF --> Audio-gd NFB12 --> Monoprice RCA 1.5ft --> Schiit Valhalla --> Sennheiser HD600 (stock headphone cable, 1/4 no adapter)   The "signal noise" (low volume crackling/static and/or high pitched noises) I'm hearing happens after about 30 mins of...
Hey Mr. Tom, Also looking for a set of these tubes if you have any left. Thanks!
Kingwa with the answer! New adapter fixed everything, guess it needed to be grounded
Unfortunately, no change with VLC player. I have tried all different audio output settings, and checked "use spdif when available", still nothing
Hi all, Had a break to sit down for a bit today. Thus far:  Switched USB setting to CD quality (16 bit, 44.1khz) with no change. It was set to 24 bit 48khz by default for some reason, but again, didn't make difference.  All applications to take control was checked.   I also tried DannyBuoy's suggestion to try a Kernel Streaming output (installed the foobar component) and there is significant improvement. While I'm not able to listen to music comfortably...
Thanks for all the suggestions, It crossed my mind that it might be a plug issue, so I ordered a new 1/8-->1/4" adapter, should receive it in the next few days.  I've been busy at school for something entirely non-related to my past career as a musician, so I haven't had a chance to sit down and mess around with the above suggestions yet today, but hopefully I'll have a few minutes to breath tomorrow. I'll post again when I'm able to test everything
Thanks for the reply, I am running Windows 7 on my laptop (Lenovo thinkpad if it matters)   The missing vocal/high range happens on commercial recordings. It also includes instrumentals found in that range. Missing may be a misnomer, as the vocal/high range will sound distant and layered with delay/reverb and be significantly lower volume and unclear For example, in a jazz cd the lead trumpet will sound distant and muffled, but the piano, drums, and bass will...
I am very new to the world of audio equipment, but as a musician I have well trained ears. I picked up the Sennheiser HD600 about a year ago, and grew dissatisfied with the sound quality with it being plugged straight into my laptop.   I purchased the NFB12.1 and am having a lot of trouble setting it up - Kingwa referred me to head-fi so hopefully someone can help me!   I am having trouble playing music files with vocal music, even though the instrumentals all...
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