Laptop or PC always provide better experience feel whether it be gaming or streaming through movies when compared to smartphones. This is because of having a bigger display and better sound along with the visuals.Sometimes, you might find slight disruption or the sound crackling while played through speakers. The cracking or popping of the sound could be experienced even in a new speaker or headphone. This is an issue faced by several Windows users and the reason behind this annoying issue could be many.
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In this article, we are going to cover all the possible causes for the disrupted audio or sound being produced in your system with Windows as the operating system as well as their fixes.
As mentioned before, the sound crackling or popping could be because of several reasons such as a fault in the external speaker or device hardware, etc. If you have purchased it new, then it would be better if you get the device or speaker hardware checked by the experts.
You can also try using the speaker or the audio equipment on any other PC and test its condition.
If everything is in the right condition but you are still facing the issue, then do not worry because there might be other reasons. Here are the usual reasons causing this issue in Window 10 PC or laptop:
We will further proceed with the possible solutions to fix the speakers popping or crackling issue. Make sure that you have checked that the condition of your headphone or speaker is good and try all the fixes given here, as any one of the following might be the right solution for you!
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This is the most simple and potential solution if your speaker keeps popping or crackling even if you use it at low volume. This is because if you haven’t updated your driver for a long time then there could have been bugs in your old driver, hence causing the issue.
To update your driver, follow these steps:
Now that you have updated the drivers, try restarting your PC before using the speakers. If your issue persists, try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. For uninstalling the driver, follow these steps:
Usually, this trick solves the problem but if it hasn’t, try the following solution.
Now check whether the speakers popping problem has stopped.
Try changing the format of the audio that might prevent the issue if your speakers keep popping or crackling. Follow these steps to change the audio quality:
If this didn’t help, you can also try changing the settings related to sound enhancements. For this follow these steps:
This might be useful to end audio related issues in case if they were caused due to being set at the ‘Bass Boost’ or ‘Virtual Surround’ enhancement options used.
In this article, we have seen the possible solutions to the audio popping or sound crackling issue in windows 10. Hope you could find the glitch and solve it with these simple yet effective fixes!