Re: i really need some help with sound

Mobeen Iqbal

Hi Darren.

Another suggestion to rule out NVDA could be to try playing music whilst the crackling is taking place. It could be a driver issue, though windows is usually pretty good about keeping your drivers up to date. I hope this email reaches you. If you need any help, please don't hesitate to get in touch directly off list.

Very best wishes,


On 26/04/2019 09:46, Darren Harris via Groups.Io wrote:

Yes I'm using the bose speaker connected via cable. The sound on it is
really good but Bluetooth really does make it laggy which I can't help but
find annoying.

When this happens again (should I remember) I'll test as you suggested and
report back. The problem is that there doesn't seem to be a pattern that I
can work out to determine when the crackly sound happens.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: 26 April 2019 11:42
Subject: Re: [nvda] i really need some help with sound

You mention using a "bos soundlink mini 2", by which I assume you mean the
"bose soundlink mini 2", which is an external bluetooth speaker which I
gather you are connecting by 8th-inch cable?
If that is the case: do either of these things happen if you just use the
laptop's built-in speakers?

The suggestion you already received for Silenzio will likely solve your
second problem, as this is common with bluetooth speakers which are designed
to conserve power by not playing noise below a certain threshold (I.E.

However, your first "crackling" issue could be something else, and I have
experienced something along those lines.

The next time you experience the crackling, can you test by switching to the
laptop's internal speakers, and see if it is still happening?

If it is, try plugging in some unpowered headphones or earbuds, and see if
you are still getting the crackling.
Actually, try that either way, then go back to the Bose. Report what
happened at each stage.

How bad is this crackling? Can you record an audio sample of several
seconds of it, possibly contrasted with normal sounding speech? What synth
are you using?


On Fri, 26 Apr 2019, Darren Harris via Groups.Io wrote:

firstly am using the real tech audio drivers for the built in sound on the
motherboard of my laptop.
I?ve encountered a strange intermittent issue. Every so often I?ve had
a problem whereby I?ll be using the laptop and then NVDA will go all
crackly. The only way I?ve been able to solve it thus far is to restart the
whole thing. Luckily it doesn?t happen that often but when it does it?s most
The second thing is that every so often and this is regular the
soundcard will just switch off. I have my laptop plugged into a bos
soundlink mini 2 and after a while unless there?s sound going through it
the  laptop sound seems to switch off which results in the speaker turning
off. At first I thought it was NVDA being weird but it isn?t. if anybody
could assist me with either issues then I would indeed be grateful.

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