You can essentially guess the problem from the title, I have a Yamaha receiver, and my laptop 3.5mm hooked to it through RCA. I am listening to some Monster Turbine Pro's through the 1/4 inch connection on the front of my receiver. In short, it sounds like poop.
If I plug the turbines just through the 3.5mm port on the laptop, I get much better sound, which I find a bit strange frankly. So what's the deal? Could it be that my receiver has an equalizer that is clashing with the one I am using on the lappy? I have the receiver on flat, so I expected this to not be an issue.
In a related, but different question, in this setup, I get some buzz. Not a ton, but enough that I can hear it on the quiets on some tracks.
Thanks for you help!
(Also, this is my first post, so I may be putting this in the wrong forum, or asking a question that everyone knows the answer to, if so, sorry.)