Cackling sounds when plugging earphones to laptop


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 21H2
       #1

    Cackling sounds when plugging earphones to laptop


    Version 1903

    Hi, as the title says, i can hear cackling sounds (i guess that's what its called) on my right side of earphones when its plugged to the laptop. It's not loud but definitely annoying when there is no sound playing. When I play loud enough sounds though, it dominates the problem sound and can't hear it so it's fine there.

    I'm kind of sure the problem is in the laptop since it also has the cackling sounds when plugging in a different set of earphones, and I also don't hear anything when plugging in the earphones to my phone.

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #2

    NatsuIgneelFT said:
    Version 1903

    Hi, as the title says, i can hear cackling sounds (i guess that's what its called) on my right side of earphones when its plugged to the laptop. It's not loud but definitely annoying when there is no sound playing. When I play loud enough sounds though, it dominates the problem sound and can't hear it so it's fine there.

    I'm kind of sure the problem is in the laptop since it also has the cackling sounds when plugging in a different set of earphones, and I also don't hear anything when plugging in the earphones to my phone.

    Thanks.
    Dirty connection, maybe!?

    Could be a 3-zone vs 4-zone thing as well, as phones utilize the additional zone for media controls, whereas the laptop may not...

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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Edwin said:
    Dirty connection, maybe!?

    Could be a 3-zone vs 4-zone thing as well, as phones utilize the additional zone for media controls, whereas the laptop may not...

    Cackling sounds when plugging earphones to laptop-000562.pngCackling sounds when plugging earphones to laptop-000563.png
    By dirty connection, the laptop audio jack? The earphones I currently use is just new, arrived yesterday. And both earphones I used for testing has 4 zones.
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  4. Posts : 2,230
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #4

    It’s most likely that the headphone socket has some dirt/dust in it. If you rotate the headphone jack does it crackle more?
    Use compressed air to blow the dust out .
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Bastet said:
    It’s most likely that the headphone socket has some dirt/dust in it. If you rotate the headphone jack does it crackle more?
    Use compressed air to blow the dust out .
    When rotating the crackling does vary slightly so maybe it's a dirty socket. WIll buy compressed air ASAP. Thanks!
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