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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:40 pm 
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HP lp2475W Zero sound at all brightness levels. currently have brightness at 33 contrast at 49. Love it! awesome panel and silent


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:35 am 
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Dell U2412M.

A very, very very very faint 'eee' noise at any brightness level less than 98%. But to all but the most sensitive ears, there's essentially no electrical noise to be heard. It's an order of magnitude quieter than the Dell SP2309W that I was using before. That monitor had audible electrical noise at anything other than 100% brightness.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:49 am 
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Dell U2311H with E-IPS and CCFL

Buzzes audibly in a quiet room at pretty much any common brightness setting iirc but I had it at 75 brightness.
Its a replacement , the first one also buzzed and then went dead (backlight I think) after a few short weeks. First monitor thats ever died on me. Id RMA it but Ive moved country so no warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:57 pm 
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DELL U2312HM :


Uh-Oh: this shows (again) that an LED backlight does NOT mean that the backlight-inverter will be silent:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-fo ... 09584.aspx

This was already the problem in the LG E2350V: LED-backlight, (it even has an) external power adapter and a closed monitor housing without any ventilation holes, BUT it still had the annoyingly audible, high-pitched backlight inverter noise.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:29 am 
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Samsung SyncMaster 2343nw Near silent at brightness levels 95-100 otherwise audible whine at all lower levels of brightness


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:47 am 
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Can anything be done against the noise? I've got a Samsung 244T, HP LP17xx and LP2065 and they're all noisy. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:52 am 
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I have a Dell ST220LC 21" LCD Monitor. It is silent during start up, operation, and shut down. I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:56 am 
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Dell U2412M, very faint hum from back of the top left. Can be heard only with ear next to it, 10cm away and it's gone. Very silent display at all brightness levels. I'm very happy with this display. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:55 am 
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Have samsung BX2450 24" led monitor with outer power supply and is silent and happy with it :)
But now in a search for silent 30" :(


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:18 am 
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LG L2000CP-BF 20" has an annoying buzz.

Samsung 204T 20" and 204B 20" are very quiet, but have been discontinued for some time. :(

In general, it's hard to find 1600x1200 20" monitors these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Asus VE278Q - high pitched whine, fortunately only hearable from few centimeters away, so silent in normal use


EDIT 15-09-12: Unfortunately over time it became slightly louder (now it has audible high pitched whine) :(


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Two samsung 23" sa300

1. no buzzing but high pitch sound only heard from back of monitor and you have to go near it. otherwise not heard when sitting in front. powersupply is external, therefore you can add noise dampening pads on the back as there are no vents for a 0 dbA monitor.

2. buzzing sound but lower pitch sound hear from back.

Both monitors were at zero brightness level. i didnt notice any difference in noise level at higher brightness.

From the horror stories i hear i think this may be the best resort, find one that makes no noise when sitting in front arms length, then add noise dampening material to the back of the LCD if you absolutely want no noise. All led will probably make noise on the back, just hope its bearable.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:33 pm 
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My HP ZR24w is completely silent. I use 90% brightness.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:52 am 
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Iiyama B2776HDS - silent


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:02 am 
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Dell U2410

Tests conducted by ear, 1 m from the monitor, in a reasonably quiet environment, sitting about 0.7 m away from the screen.

At 100 % brightness, monitor is completely silent

99-76 %, virtually inaudible, but on this monitor 76 % with 50 % contrast is really quite bright

76-50 % the buzz/hum becomes louder

50-25 % buzz/hum loudness decreases to a level equivalent to the 76-99 range.

25-0 % buzz/hum grows increasingly loud, but doesn't seem as loud as at 50 %

The fundamental frequency of the buzz is around 180 Hz and its sound is quite clear, with a good deal of consonant harmonics.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:09 am 
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xeniorn wrote:
Dell U2410Tests conducted by ear, 1 m from the monitor, in a reasonably quiet environment, sitting about 0.7 m away from the screen..... The fundamental frequency of the buzz is around 180 Hz and its sound is quite clear, with a good deal of consonant harmonics.

So how did you determine the freq by ear?

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:47 pm 
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Oh, sorry for not making that clearer. I recorded myself humming at the pitch I was hearing and recorded the noise itself by positioning the microphone at the source of the noise (top ventilation grate, center). I got consistent results for both so I presumed it was measured reasonably well. I guessed that's something a person considering the screen would like to know.

But that's the only part of the measurement where I used a microphone, the loudness part at different brightness levels was evaluated by ear.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:33 am 
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Acer AL2216W
0-90 brightness: medium-pitched whine, audible at about 10 feet in front of the display
90-95: pitched whine fades
95-100: only remaining sound is a very soft wide-spectrum hum/fuzz, audible at about 2 inches from the front (maybe 12-18 inches from the back)
Overall: Good! Almost silent at max brightness, and max brightness is still comfortable.

Samsung 2494LW
0-99 brightness: whine is slightly higher-pitched and softer than the Acer, audible at about 5 feet in front of the display
100: remaining hum/fuzz is noticeably louder than the Acer, audible at about 3 feet in front of the display
Overall: Not good for quiet settings. Max brightness is very bright and doesn't reduce the noise as much as I'd hope.

AOC 2236Vw
0-89 brightness: pitched whine is the loudest of the three, audible from across the room (15+ feet)
90-99 brightness: extremely soft hum/fuzz, only audible from the back right next to the vent
100 brightness: dead silent, couldn't hear any noise even when my ear against the back vent
Overall: Depends. Complete silence is possible with this monitor, but for me the cost is too high: max brightness is very bright AND there's significant backlight bleed at top and bottom AND the whole thing is done in a ridiculous high-gloss "piano black" finish, so there's a lot of eye assault going on.

My testing was unscientific, just careful listening in a very quiet space -- semi-rural suburb at 4:30am, well-insulated room, computers down the hall in another room. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:14 am 
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Dell E2211Hb
0-15 brightness: almost totally silent, just the slightest hum can be heard with my ear right next to the vent.
15-100 brightness: a sort of "whirring" sound that gradually increases with greater brightness. It's loudest at 100 brightness, but still very subtle (only audible at a couple inches in front of the monitor, maybe 12 inches behind).
Overall: Jackpot! :mrgreen: I prefer a very low brightness anyway...


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:44 am 
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AOC i2353Fh/Ph 23" IPS panel (review: http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php? ... 1325063822 )

Bought one and it's dead silent regardless of brightness setting.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Fujitsu ESPRIMOVIEW B24W-5 ECO 24"

0 - 91 brightness: audible whine/buzz. When changing the brightness, the tone of the whine changes a bit but remains constantly audible. This whine is especially loud during evenings/nighttime when ambient noise is lower. It can be heard across the room (5m/15ft and more).
92 - 100 brightness: no whine/buzz, silent.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:16 am 
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Fujitsu ESPRIMOVIEW B24W-5 ECO 24"
It can be heard across the room (5m/15ft and more).

That sounds horrific!

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:16 pm 
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MikeC wrote:
juhan1000 wrote:
Fujitsu ESPRIMOVIEW B24W-5 ECO 24"
It can be heard across the room (5m/15ft and more).

That sounds horrific!

Oh, it is :)
I thought when I buy an expensive monitor (~330€ about 10 months ago; similarly specced monitors were ~250€) it'll have quality/silent components and all, but this was not the case. Lesson learned :D


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:51 pm 
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I can happily report:

Samsung S27A950D no noise at any brightness.
Power usage: 20w at 0% and 46w at 100%.

Only the external power brick makes strange electrical sounds which do not seem to be influenced by brightness, but only at like 30 cm range in midnight. Anyway it can be buried like 3 meters behind the sitting position so nobody will hear it.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:53 am 
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Dell P2412H

Inaudible at all brightness levels - yay!


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:43 am 
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edit: see below post.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:46 am 
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FWIW my HP 2475 is silent only if brightness is at least 80, otherwise it makes electronic noise.
Since 80 brightness was murdering my eyes, I had to set desktop brightness to minimum from CCC.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:39 am 
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My old Philips 170W4 was also silent.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:13 am 
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Model: VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1
Hum: yes

Details: I have 3 of these monitors. Each one hums at a different volume, and only one is particularly bad. I have a black desktop background, and when I open a white document that fills the screen, the hum quiets a tiny bit. It is very noticeable because I have silenced the rest of the computer: Sound absorption foam, SSDs, fanless psu and graphics cards, large cpu heatsink with low-speed pwm fan (Scythe). I don't think LED's hum, so it must be the power supply. Any ideas how to silence it would be very welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:08 am 
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Tzupy wrote:
FWIW my HP 2475 is silent only if brightness is at least 80, otherwise it makes electronic noise.
Since 80 brightness was murdering my eyes, I had to set desktop brightness to minimum from CCC.


Well, my HP LP2475w has developed a very low level buzz above 50% brightness that is only able to be heard without any ambient noise in the room.

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