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Crackling Audio

NYANWEEGEE
Level 2
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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YoLolo69
Level 10
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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Thmoas
Level 8

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!

NYANWEEGEE
Level 2

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

Lonzoracer
Level 3
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!

Anonymous
Not applicable
I was getting annoyed by this then realised it was the crackling sound of the fireplace in the oculus home in the background.

Meatballmachine
Level 3
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-SSD
Level 2

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 ?