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My rift headphones get random audio crackling...and then it goes away

bulldog0890bulldog0890 Posts: 14
NerveGear
it seems totally random, the audio is perfect like 95% of the time, but then the audio will start to crackle. it won't distort sound effects, just kind of crackle along with the normal music and sounds. and then just as randomly as it starts, it randomly goes away. i have no idea whats going on or how to stop it. it also doesn't seem to matter whats happening in game. it could be a busy scene, or totally empty

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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,307 Volunteer Moderator
    edited June 2016
    Exactly the same here mate its driving me nuts !!!
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  • bulldog0890bulldog0890 Posts: 14
    NerveGear
    well at least i'm not alone
  • GodrichmanGodrichman Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Same here. Apparently it supposed to be picking up interference from the back usb ports. have any of ye tried plugging the headset into a front usb2.0/3.0 port to see if it resolves the issue?
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,307 Volunteer Moderator
    No but I'll try that tonight ;)
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  • GodrichmanGodrichman Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Cool. Let me know if it works. I have the same issue but i dont have any front ports so I have to deal with it..
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,307 Volunteer Moderator
    Well i have been trying it and so far so good. No crackles as of yet on the front port !!!
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  • GodrichmanGodrichman Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Its weird alright. Not sure if the interference is because of the proximity to the wifi card or what. Cool that it works now though!
  • Maniac45Maniac45 Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Same here. I have this crackling noise in different intervals depending on the USB port i am using. Using the USB Ports on the Back are clearly the worst of all. I have only two front USB 3.0. At one of them i here the crackling very often too, at the other one it occurs at least very rarely, but is not fixed completely...
    Does anyone know, if there could be a solution to get rid of it entirely (USB 3.0 PCIe Card, USB 3.0 Hub...)?
  • FrozenPeaFrozenPea Posts: 2,535 Valuable Player
    If it helps I'm using the recommended PCI card (https://amzn.com/B00FPIMICA) and I don't have a WiFi card in my machine, using ethernet and have no problems.
  • bulldog0890bulldog0890 Posts: 14
    NerveGear
    well, my rift cable isn't long enough for it to plug into both my video card and my front case usb ports...so either buy hardware that may or may not do anything, or just take the stupid headphones off and use windows sound and my own headphones. its just...the built in ones are so comfy and convenient 
  • Percy1983Percy1983 Posts: 1,410
    Wintermute
    I am using a PCI-E USB expansion card which I had for many years and works great, Was getting audio problems on my boards USB3 slots.
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  • cozmon3ccozmon3c Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    I have this crackle noise, its an indicator that my sound is about to shut off completely. It takes about an hour or two to get to this crackle noise stuff so, while annoying, I can work with it. Resetting home fixes the issue for me.
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