PC Speakers picking up strange sounds? 13 replies

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*The.Doctor

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#1 9 years ago

I've been having a very strange issue with my PC speakers that started tonight, or at least tonight was the first i've noticed it.

They seem to be picking up a radio signal, or some other kind of wireless audio signal from somewhere. When no other sound is playing, if i turn the volume up the whole way and stick my ear up to the speaker i can hear what sounds like a religious radio station or broadcast playing that fades in and out. Its loud enough to make out what they are saying too. At first i thought i was just hearing things, but i've had a couple other people listen and everybody can hear it as well.

I was looking on google and it seems some speakers sets can pick up wireless signals due to poor shielding or something like that. Is that true? If so, what can i do to stop it? The area i live in does have a couple local radio stations, and tons of CB chatter literally right around my house, so i was thinking maybe that could cause it?

Anybody else ever had this happen? It kind of freaks me out hearing voices coming out of my speakers when my computer is turned off....




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#2 9 years ago

Get decent speakers with proper shielding, use headphones, don't turn the volume up that loud, or turn the speakers off when you're not using the PC.




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#3 9 years ago

I'm going to ask the obvious question of why you'd have the speakers up that loud when there's nothing to listen to.




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#4 9 years ago

I had the speakers up that loud because i was listening to some music while i was doing other stuff around the house. I just happened to notice it when i turned my music off and reached down beside one to pick up something.

They are Logitech X-530's if that matters.




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#5 9 years ago

If it's that quiet even at high volume then just turn them off when you're not using the PC...




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#6 9 years ago

That's been known to happen to speakers with poor cable shielding. It picks up AM radio stations if I'm not mistaken.

If your speaker wires can be changed, get some better shielded ones.




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#7 9 years ago

Yeah, that sucks. I have a cheap color TV I keep in our study that once and awhile picks up cell tower traffic and it does it even when the TV is off – loud and annoying.




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#8 9 years ago

This is probably what has been happening to both of my sets of speakers as well, except it just has a sort of burst of static whenever I receive a phone call or text message and my cell happens to be by the speakers.




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#9 9 years ago

^ That happens with almost all speakers in my experience, not just poor quality ones.




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#10 9 years ago

You can try to straighten out the cables or to curl them up. Changing the length may change the frequency at which they pick up signals.




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