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post #106 of 116

I am not sure if this helps but I am not experiencing this random high pitch noise.

I am running Debian Wheezy x86_64 and Slackware 14.1 x84_64.

 

Note that I am not using a headset. I am using satellite speakers.

post #107 of 116
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Originally Posted by xcom View Post
 

I am not sure if this helps but I am not experiencing this random high pitch noise.

I am running Debian Wheezy x86_64 and Slackware 14.1 x84_64.

 

Note that I am not using a headset. I am using satellite speakers.


Thanks for the comparison point.  I've been getting the occasional 6 kHz scream on Microsoft® Windows® 6.x (specifically, 7.0.8001, Kernel 6.1.7601), and the scream on and off are tied to OS audio events; I figured that this would not be the case on LinUX with ALSA 1.0.25-up.  I recently had to abort testing Ubuntu® 13.12a1 Trusty Tahr™ on my Asus® CM1630-06 as upgraded, as LinUX Kernel 3.13.0-4-generic was panicky on my particular combination of hardware; so far, so good with C-Media® CMI-8788 Driver 8.0.8.1815 (packaged with Maxed Tech® UNi XONAR® Audio Software™ 1.63).

post #108 of 116

Guys, i'm very close to fix he problems! i'm problem free like 2 monrths + my pro friend which is ALOT into audio high end gear and electronic parts - dacs/apms ect, gave me one suggestion, since i change it, i didn't had the problem not a single time! i will report back if its the fix!

post #109 of 116

It hasn't happened in over a year. I only recently made some changes to my setup (GFX card, SSD drive) and reinstalled Windows, but even long before that the problem was gone. That and I'm pretty sure I used Opera back when it last occured, whereas now I use Palemoon. Incidentally, I haven't been using my headphones at home much lately (been always using RCA though), so even if the problem did occur again I guess it wouldn't bother me that much...

 

I wish I could be of more help, but I honestly have no idea what fixed it for me. I'm sure it wasn't THE fix from MS -- might've been a different one I received through Windows Update. It's also possible that some newer version of the UNi Xonar Driver helped -- I always keep them updated.


Edited by fufula - 4/13/14 at 4:37pm
post #110 of 116

Yeah, didn't have the problem again too. I use regular driver, but also a bit more speakers.

post #111 of 116

How i "fixed it" 

 

Right click on asus xonar audio center in the task bar, press Asus xonar ASIO, set it to 24 bit/40ms instead of 10, done. Not 100% sure if this was the fix, but i'm 90% sure...since i changed to 40 ms, not a single time i had the issue. YMMV, but pretty sure that made the difference! i have the same hardware/OS, nothing has changed.

post #112 of 116

LOL after few flashplayer updates, i'm back to crappy playback performance (video) and i had the issue happen to me like 5 times yet again. It is not FIXED.

post #113 of 116

i attempted to contact ASUS regarding this, i gave them a detailed description about the problem and the solutions i have tried in order to fix this. i also told them i have tried all the driver versions available at their website.. 

 

i got a reply from them telling me to try to re install the driver. DUH??? and  if the problem still persists then have the sound card returned for RMA.. unfortunately, the sound card is working under normal conditions so the store from which i bought it wont take it back.

 

last night is where i draw the line.. i was listening to some music then BAMMM!! that loud pitch noise got me again. that event

inspired me to post here at head-fi. 

 

i believe this is the ultimate solution to fixing this problem. it is a simple 3 step procedure:

 

1. remove sound card from cpu

2. BURN or throw it away. your ears are worth way much more than this hardware. 

3. get an external DAC, i already ordered a dacport LX 

 

 

to those people with the same issues as mine, my advise is to save your ears.. i think this is a hardware problem that cannot be fixed. 

get a new external DAC.

 

 

peace!

post #114 of 116

Sorry to hear that, I remember how annoying that is.

 

There were discussion threads up on the official ASUS forums concerning this issue a long time ago. Not sure if they're still going after all these years. Last I checked, there was no official word on how to fix it.

 

It's possible that this might not be a driver or even chip specific problem though and something else is at fault here (some mobo/soundcard incompatibility, software configuration). I've seen Auzentech, Creative as well as external DAC owners reporting the same or similar random noises coming out of their speakers/headphones. That and the fact that it's so rare is what made me stick with STX. Even if I did get another DAC and it actually wasn't the card's fault, it could take a few long months for the problem to rear its ugly head again.

 

As for Flash, if you're using YouTube, couldn't you switch to the html5 player? https://www.youtube.com/html5

 

EDIT: As I stated before, I don't have this problem anymore even though I'm still using the card and I haven't done any significant changes to my hardware or software setup.

Also, I posted these links earlier in this thread. They threads are long dead:

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20090222084608127&board_id=21&model=Xonar%20Essence%20STX&page=8&count=78

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20110101010416253&SLanguage=en-us&board_id=21&model=Xonar%20Essence%20ST&page=1


Edited by fufula - 7/27/14 at 3:13pm
post #115 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by PureSound168 View Post
 

i attempted to contact ASUS regarding this, i gave them a detailed description about the problem and the solutions i have tried in order to fix this. i also told them i have tried all the driver versions available at their website.. 

 

i got a reply from them telling me to try to re install the driver. DUH??? and  if the problem still persists then have the sound card returned for RMA.. unfortunately, the sound card is working under normal conditions so the store from which i bought it wont take it back.

 

last night is where i draw the line.. i was listening to some music then BAMMM!! that loud pitch noise got me again. that event

inspired me to post here at head-fi. 

 

i believe this is the ultimate solution to fixing this problem. it is a simple 3 step procedure:

 

1. remove sound card from cpu

2. BURN or throw it away. your ears are worth way much more than this hardware. 

3. get an external DAC, i already ordered a dacport LX 

 

 

to those people with the same issues as mine, my advise is to save your ears.. i think this is a hardware problem that cannot be fixed. 

get a new external DAC.

 

 

peace!

Actually, as I noted in Post 107 above, the problem as I suspect it is with not the drivers, but Microsoft® Windows® 6.x itself - the random 6 kHz scream starting or stopping I found to be tied to OS events.  As far as I am aware, no similar problem exists in ALSA 1.0.22-up under LinUX; don't know whether this card has been successfully run under Apple® Mac OS® X™.


Edited by bcschmerker4 - 7/27/14 at 9:22pm
post #116 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by fufula View Post
 

Sorry to hear that, I remember how annoying that is.

 

There were discussion threads up on the official ASUS forums concerning this issue a long time ago. Not sure if they're still going after all these years. Last I checked, there was no official word on how to fix it.

 

It's possible that this might not be a driver or even chip specific problem though and something else is at fault here (some mobo/soundcard incompatibility, software configuration). I've seen Auzentech, Creative as well as external DAC owners reporting the same or similar random noises coming out of their speakers/headphones. That and the fact that it's so rare is what made me stick with STX. Even if I did get another DAC and it actually wasn't the card's fault, it could take a few long months for the problem to rear its ugly head again.

 

As for Flash, if you're using YouTube, couldn't you switch to the html5 player? https://www.youtube.com/html5

 

EDIT: As I stated before, I don't have this problem anymore even though I'm still using the card and I haven't done any significant changes to my hardware or software setup.

Also, I posted these links earlier in this thread. They threads are long dead:

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20090222084608127&board_id=21&model=Xonar%20Essence%20STX&page=8&count=78

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20110101010416253&SLanguage=en-us&board_id=21&model=Xonar%20Essence%20ST&page=1

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcschmerker4 View Post
 

Actually, as I noted in Post 107 above, the problem as I suspect it is with not the drivers, but Microsoft® Windows® 6.x itself - the random 6 kHz scream starting or stopping I found to be tied to OS events.  As far as I am aware, no similar problem exists in ALSA 1.0.22-up under LinUX; don't know whether this card has been successfully run under Apple® Mac OS® X™.

 

 

thanks for the concern and advise.. i must admit i posted while i was angry because my ears were still ringing at that moment. i believe asus makes high quality products but nobody's perfect. i also agree it may be a microsoft o.s. issue or a direct x issue.

 

good luck guys!

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