Speakers constantly buzzing

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Vidd, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Is there any way to stop this?
    It's fairly loud.

    I got the Soundsticks II but whether they're plugged in or not, they're buzzing all the time. I assume it's interference.
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Shielded cable, eg. coaxial, usually stops external interference, but that poses a slight problem with wiring to your spkrs. There is other shielded cable for spkrs, but the best thing is to track down the source of the interference and move it, or fix it (eg. arcing inside some device nearby).
    [In my case it was a bare hard drive in close proximity to and on the same power circuit as my audio amplifier. As changing things around was more trouble than help, I tolerate the occasional nuisance.]
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    you could try a ferrite bead. It's the bump on the end of most computer cables, try running the speaker signal cable through one of these right before it goes into the speaker itself.

    and if you have an iPhone, move it as far away from the speakers as possible. they're particularly noisy.
  4. Vidd thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Thanks for the replies. It seems like I've solved it now.

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