headphones not working
when I listen to youtube or skype, I can only make out about one word in ten because the sound keeps cutting in and out. It is sort of buzzy, like a seriously scratchy cd. I tested with the soundrecorder and got the same buzzy sound. but I know the problem is with the headphones, not with the mike, because when I skype my friend, he hears me perfectly and his sound is just too blurred to understand.
when I plugged my headset in to one of the computers at the computer land, I got perfect sound quality in my skyping. So I know the problem is with my computer, not with my headset.
As per someone's advice I went to Sound Preferences and changed all my devices to ALSA, but it hasn't helped. I really don't understand what pressing the test buttons on Sound Preferences accomplishes though. It just beeps at me and I don't know what it means.