When playing certain piano or acapella music using my Audigy Soundcard, I will get distortion through my speakers on certain notes in the song. In most other music (R&B, hip hop), it is unnoticable, but during classical, vocal, or piano it is easily heard.
I have loaded the same song onto my portable MP3 player, and hooked these up through my speakers. When using my portable MP3 player, I recieve no distortion on my speakers. I believe it is isolated to a hardware issue. I have an onboard sound card (nforce2 chipset) that is disabled.
I have tried using the nforce2 sound (soundforce chipset) and for some reason, the sound was incredibly soft even at high volumes (I would just get 'hiss'). Even though, I could hear the music distort during the same portion of the song.
I really have no idea on what could be causing this if the Audigy and the onboard sound are indeed both distorting, and the speakers are not at fault. Any ideas?