It makes a noise when it takes off, but I don't think it makes quite the same noise on Eden Prime. Certainly not the ridiculous sounding horn from ME3. --- Welcome to gamefaqs, where poverty is an illegal activity.
I think it would have had to have been before mass effect 3. I distinctly remember my roommate at the time referring to the noise as "reaper farts". And I wasn't living with him when 3 was out. But I have absolutely no proof besides that.