Ok, so I made a thread not too long ago about a terrible background noise that my headphones made. At the end of that thread I decided that my issue was completely resolved. I came to this conclusion after using my laptop to listen to music on an outlet that had a GFCI. During this test I heard absolutely no background noise. Because of this I thought my only problem was that I needed a GFCI installed in my room. So I did this and it actually changed absolutely nothing.
I was messing around with the USB connector into my glow audio DAC thinking maybe it was something to do with that and BINGO I found the issue. As soon as I touched the metal USB connector to ANY metal part of my case I hear the same noise.
I am going to be getting a new DAC because the glow audio 1.3 cannot take optical input. Hopefully this will resolve the issue.
In the mean time do you think that I built my computer incorrectly or something? I am pretty sure that the motherboard should be grounded via the 24 pin power connector. However I was stumbling through the comments of a Linus Tech tips video, and I noticed that someone else had the same motherboard as me and also heard a strange buzzing noise in their headphones. Perhaps the motherboard has an actual malfunction where it is incorrectly grounded causing background noise.
Optical connection to the DAC in all likelihood will fix this problem because optical being light waves should not have this issue.
Here are my PC specs in case anybody wants to know.
Asus Rampage IV formula
gtx 670 4gb 3 way sli
16gb 4x 4gb 16--mhz vengeance ram
NZXtswitch 810 case
Silverstone 1200w PSU
computer -USB- Glow audio dac -RCA- schiit Mjolnir -4pinXLRbalanced- audeze lcd-2 rosewood
The DAC I am looking into buying is the schiit gungir as I have heard that it is an excellent DAC that compliments the Mjolnir very well.
Edited by spidert622 - 1/3/14 at 8:17pm