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Tried your 1520's headphone jack?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by EnderSaves, Jul 13, 2007.

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Does your 1520's headphone jack transmit hard drive/internal laptop distortion/feedback?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Fec

    Fec Newbie

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    I got my Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook Sound yesterday and was able to run my headphones, with no buzzing, through the jack on that sound card. The computer speakers are still run through the SigmaTel codec that is attached to the motherboarsd so in a sense I am running two sound cards or codecs at the same time... So everyone who has a Dell Inspiron 1520 should pay the extra 60 bucks to get this easily installed sound card instead of chancing the risk of sending their computer back to dell and getting the buzzing noise fixed, maybe.
     
  2. bizekiel

    bizekiel Notebook Consultant

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    Did you just tell them something along the lines of: It is unacceptable to have a faulty part with a new system which cannot be fixed through any method except for adding an external sound card, which has only recently been added as an option on your site?
     
  3. Badboi

    Badboi Notebook Enthusiast

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    SIMPLE FIX! use a GOLD plated headphone jack! solved my problem. if you are using cheap ol' sonys with sliver headphone jacks they transmit all sorts of interference!


    USE ONLY GOLD PLATED HEADPHONES!!!!
     
  4. stormchas4

    stormchas4 Notebook Consultant

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    my sensenheisers are top quality $50 headphones and they are silver plated.
     
  5. Badboi

    Badboi Notebook Enthusiast

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    silver plated dont do anything.. i use a Etymotic ER6 and they are gold plated...ZERO BUZZ!!!!

    and i only have the High def. built in audio card!
     
  6. bmnotpls

    bmnotpls Notebook Deity

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    The Creative sound card sticks out of the side of the laptop about the same amount the 9 cell sticks out of the back. A waste for me, as I would never have it in. And I doubt it's much better than onboard audio.
     
  7. clester

    clester Notebook Enthusiast

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    uhh No, Goldplated jack, with silver cables, and custom made Wooden headphones - Interference like crazy.

    Only way I can lessen the noise is to increase the Impedence of the headphones. It's a hardware issue.
     
  8. Badboi

    Badboi Notebook Enthusiast

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    well i also am using a d820 and not a 1520 but my buzz issues was solved by using these headphones so i don't know!
     
  9. EP2007

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    For what it's worth... my 1520 has zero noise from the headphone jack... was doing a webcam chat with my father the other day using a cheapo pair or headphones (with built-in mic) and it sounded fantastic.
     
  10. bmnotpls

    bmnotpls Notebook Deity

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    I think people are exaggerating this 'headphone jack noise' issue.
     
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