|Originally posted by aussie
I too have heard the same click on my 8890 when using headphones.
I must say compared to my old Toshiba 2710, my 8890 is a disappointment wrt to its audio.
Differences so far:
1. the volume out of the 8890 headphone output is lower than the Toshiba.
2. The annoying clicks which are caused by interference I think.
3. Very poor sound quality from the 8890 speakers compared to the Toshiba.
This is not to say the 8890 is bad for a laptop rather the Toshiba has excellent sound output. Much louder and much better frequency response overally. After comparing a Sony Viao to the Toshiba, the Viao sounded crappy too - more like the 8890.
What I want to hear is the output going to S/PDIF speakers.
Anyone already done this?
edit: James, I have never had any interference at all on my Toshiba. Which model Toshiba's have you found with a problem?
I tested this with a REALLY old Toshiba on display at Costco. I don't remember which model it was, but there was a very distracting buzzing sound. The newer ones, granted, are far better. It'd say that their overall sound quality is better than the sager.
You know what's really funny? I had an accident with my sager yesterday. I stepped on my headphone plug while lifting the sager from a desk. I heard a loud CRACK from the laptop, and I almost fainted clean away. However, after I tried testing it again, the plug jiggled a bit, not too bad, just more play than before, and the freaky thing is, it's LOUD now! The output is REALLY loud for some reason. I don't know WHAT I did, maybe somehow connect more power to it or something, but I'm getting very loud audio now. Looks like it didn't turn out to be too bad a situation after all...