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Major audio popping/crackling

I'm pretty sure these are wireless, right? How do they sound wired to the computer, if they have a 3.5mm port? You may have wireless interference between your PC and headset (i.e. WiFi mainly).

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys

 

So a year ago I bought the wireless Arctis 7 headset and it worked perfectly fine for about a year. After a while though, it started popping and crackling and occasionally rapidly disconnecting/reconnecting whenever I would do something that requires a lot of audio (gaming/music/etc). I've exchanged the headset and reinstalled the audio drivers several times, so I don't think its a defect causing this. Audio going through other sources (hdmi/3.5mm) seem to be unaffected. Its driving me crazy, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yep, these are wireless but they have a cable for if you want to use them as a wired headset. The setup I have right now is same as back when it worked fine, but I'll try moving stuff around and see if I can't eliminate WiFi as a possible cause. Completely forgot that it operates on the 2.4 GHz band


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@Fortekko I used to have a pair of Turtle Beach wireless headphones with a receiver that plugged into the computer and after changing my WiFi configuration, they got very flaky, lost their range, and had lots of pops, cracks, and static-y sounds. They also operated on the 2.4 gHz band.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wow I actually think that this fixed the problem. I put the router on the ground rather than on top of my case and it looks like most of the crackling stopped. Granted, this didn't happen before when the transceiver was right next to the router so I didn't think that was the issue. Hopefully the problem is actually gone this time and not just me being lucky during my testing. Anyways, thanks for the help!


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