I noticed last night while playing LOTR that the sound is a bit scratchy. Also, when the game is idle, you can hear low static coming from the speakers, it's very faint, but it's there. I have LOTR setting next to my TSPP, and TSPP sounds MUCH better. Louder, more clear, and much more bottom end.
Is this typical for LOTR, or do I have an issue to track down?