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Weird distortion sound in my speakers
Old 3 weeks ago
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Weird distortion sound in my speakers

Hi,

I hope everyone is doing well.

Okay, so I own a pair of JBL305. They're pretty old, but they are really good. The problem is with sound clarity. I have an all-in-one setup where my PC, PS4 and 4K player are all connected to the same display. Sadly, the display doesn't have built-in speakers, so I have to use my JBLs and connect them to the display using the TRS. As for the HDMI, it is connected between the display and PS4/4K Player.

I think because the sound is traveling from the source (PS4/4K Player) via HDMI and then from the display to the speakers, this conversion is what's causing the audio issue. There is a really weird "hsss" distortion that is covering the clarity of the sound. I need to get rid of it. I think the best solution is to remove the display from the equation.

I could either use an HDMI audio extractor:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074HHSJVN..._wEVpDb0DAZ6G1

or a digital-to-analong converter:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KNNSKV0..._.FVpDb2SVN8SP

I am not sure which one of these is the best solution for my case. I don't need a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. I only need a stereo to make music, watch movies and play games. So is it better to extract the audio from the HDMI or should I just use the optical digital audio output of the PS4/4K Player?

Three things are concerning me right now before buying:

• How much latency?

• How much quality change in sound?

• How much noise generation?

Thanks in advance!
Old 3 weeks ago
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After doing a quick research and talking to the J-Tech guys, I've decided it is best to purchase the J-Tech HDMI Audio Extractor. Taking the audio from the HDMI source is better than Optical when it comes to quality. HDMI can pass Dolby where Optical can't.
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