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Crackling Audio

NYANWEEGEENYANWEEGEE Posts: 2
NerveGear
I've tried changing ports, reinstalling drivers, reinstalling Oculus, screwing the headphones in, several restarts, changing audio conditions and sample rates, nothing. Is there a magic fix out there? Or is Oculus Team already working on a fix?

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  • YoLolo69YoLolo69 Posts: 1,158
    Wintermute
    Do you have the problem immediately when using Rift or it come after a while? Mine came after a while so I knew it was software, and changing sampling rate to CD quality (be sure to do it for the Rift, I made a first attempts by wrongly changing sampling rate for one of my other audio outputs) fixed the issue.

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  • ThmoasThmoas Posts: 353
    Trinity
    edited November 2018
    YoLolo69 said:
    Do you have the problem immediately when using Rift or it come after a while? Mine came after a while so I knew it was software, and changing sampling rate to CD quality (be sure to do it for the Rift, I made a first attempts by wrongly changing sampling rate for one of my other audio outputs) fixed the issue.
    I also have audio crackling when using certain USB ports and certain USB cables, though everything else works fine. Will try this, thanks!
  • NYANWEEGEENYANWEEGEE Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    YoLolo69 said:
    Do you have the problem immediately when using Rift or it come after a while? Mine came after a while so I knew it was software, and changing sampling rate to CD quality (be sure to do it for the Rift, I made a first attempts by wrongly changing sampling rate for one of my other audio outputs) fixed the issue.
    It came after, I've had my Rift for almost a year now. it may be a grounding issue
  • LonzoracerLonzoracer Posts: 6
    Brain Burst
    Possible Fix:

    I also had these constant audio issues (crackles) with my Oculus Rift, tried all sort of things like using different USB ports (2.0 & 3.0), powered USB hubs, reinstalled Oculus Software, uninstalled Rift Audio driver etc. and finally FIXED IT by rolling back the Rift audio driver:

    This is how it's done (step by step):

    Left click the Windows Start Icon at the bottom left of your screen, open Device Manager - unfold Sound, video and game controllers - right click Rift Audio - choose Properties - chose tab Driver - click Roll Back Driver.

    Windows 10 then rolled back to this driver: 
    Driver Provider: Microsoft
    Driver Date: 11/04/2018
    Driver Version: 10.0.17134.1
    Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

    No more crackling audio, no matter what USB ports I use :)

    I hope this helps!
  • mblackhammblackham Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I was getting annoyed by this then realised it was the crackling sound of the fireplace in the oculus home in the background.
  • MeatballmachineMeatballmachine Posts: 6
    Brain Burst
    Sadly guys, this is also a major issue with the oculus Quest. They said they would patch to fix it 6 months ago, Online audio is still a hot crackling noisy mess.
  • TERMINATOR-SSDTERMINATOR-SSD Posts: 2
    NerveGear

    When playing games on PC via the Link cable i get some audio crackling. I get this even when i plug in my own ear buds or using the deluxe audio strap headphones. I was told that changing the Sample Rate to 44100 Hz 'cd' instead of 48000 could help with the issue. But when i go into the device settings to try and change this in Windows the box is grayed out.

    Anyone know how to change this ?

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