Most of the time, when your speakers emit a buzzing or humming sound, they or their parts aren’t to blame. Sound issues may signify how you’ve configured your equipment or set it up in the first place.
Here’s how Speakers Daily believes you can diagnose the issue and rectify it without replacing your Bluetooth speakers or any other part in your kit.
Get to the Bottom of the Issue
Before declaring your kit obsolete and wasting your hard-earned money on a new set, try harder to find out what’s causing the interference.
- Start by disconnecting all devices connected with your amplifier.
- Play some music on the system, preferably something with a lot of buzzing and humming.
- Reconnect the devices, one at a time, to figure out the culprit(s).
It could be your TV, a device plugged in via cable, a vinyl player—anything. All you have to do is take them out and then reintroduce them, one at a time, to sniff out the problem.
Introduce a Group Loop Isolator
If you’ve got a group loop hum, you can get rid of it by purchasing a multiway extension kit and plugging all your devices in the same socket. This is easier said than done, especially for TV sets and ceiling speakers.
If that’s the case with you, you won’t be able to connect all devices via one socket. That’s when you need a ground loop isolator, which would take care of the external interruption between the amp and the problematic audio device.
Remove the Extra Cables
While most buzzing and humming sounds result from a ground circuit issue, some are caused by lesser-known problems that are way easier to fix.
Check your amplifier for any spare cables not leading to a device. Remove them from your amp, and don’t plug them back in until they’re leading anywhere.
Check for Electrical Interference
However, if neither of the above fixes the issue, you might have to concede defeat and get another set of speakers because the problem might be electrical interference. This occurs when you’ve got low-volt cables running with power cables.
Unfortunately, you can realign the electrical circuit, but you cannot remove the sounds as they are there to stay. All you can do is start all over again and avoid this problem in the future.
Get a High-Quality DAC Under $500
On the rarest of occasions, you may find that the interference isn’t so much how your equipment is connected as the quality of audio devices. For instance, a low-quality DAC can introduce a humming or buzzing sound into your system.
If that’s the problem, explore our website for anything, from reviews of the 4 Best DACs Under 30 to DACs under $500. If your sound issue is permanent, replace your speakers with a high-quality kit with the help of our speaker reviews and advice.
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