I installed windows 10 and everything was running smoothly until a day later when my earphones suddenly started emitting a high pitch noise whenever any sound was played at a constant level.

It is pretty much unusable unless I want tinnitus :( I'm not sure what the issue is, I’ve tried reinstalling the drivers but that hasn’t helped.

I have cirrus logic cs8409 (ab 51) drivers and when I switch drivers to generic or endpoint, I get no audio.

  • I have the same problem. Nothing helped - even reinstall of windows.
    – Fabius
    Aug 8, 2021 at 10:40

2 Answers 2


I've installed the Windows 11 Preview instead of Windows 10 and it's helped.


I don't understand why this worked, but this person's solution did the trick: https://www.reddit.com/r/bootcamp/comments/pwy9xp/high_pitched_sound_when_plugging_in_earphones/hesbd6g/?context=3

I had my computer set to automatically boot into Windows, but holding down option (Alt on a windows keyboard) during boot, and then selecting the windows partition fixed it!

  • WHat is the solution - the answer should be given here and only use a link to provide extra information or to provide a citation of where the answer came from.
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 2, 2021 at 22:02
  • The second paragraph explains exactly what I did to fix it.
    – SirCxyrtyx
    Dec 2, 2021 at 22:34

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