Monitor speakers buzzing

celwin

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I have a pair of monitor speakers connected to a USB audio interface via balance cables. The speakers have always made a faint buzzing sound when idle that's not really noticeable unless you put your ears on the speaker . Gaming on the other hand the buzzing is annoyingly loud. So much so, I'm forced to use headphones. Any ideas on a solution? It's not the usb interface because headphones connected to interface is noise free.
 

B00nie

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Do you have grounded outlets in your house? You're already the second poster in a short time that has this problem.
 

newls1

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its the internal amp on the monitor drivers causing the hum more then likely.. grouund isolation issue with the class ab or d circuitry.
 

Nenu

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Try disconnecting from the PC (feed audio from another device if they dont remain active) and see if they still buzz a lot when gaming.
This will let you know if its a ground issue.
 
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