Hi pddchicago,

Your description would seem to be indicative of some kind of post processing of the audio. Could you let me know a couple things? (1) What's the laptop's complete model code? (2) Which programs have you tried with audio?

Also, you description of the human voices was very humorous. I'd almost think that someone could install this software as a prank, so if you're in an office environment or dorm, you might consider that possibility.

HD Tech