Loud pop or crack when turning on the computer

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with Subwoofer

Similar to powered stereo speakers, it is normal to hear a pop or crack from computer speakers when they receive or lose power or when the device connected to the speakers is turned off.

If the noise continues after the computer and speakers have been turned on, it is not normal. We recommend that you first move the speakers to an alternate location to make sure that the noise is not being cause by something around the speakers. If this does not resolve the issue, the speakers are failing or a component in the speakers have already failed.