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  1. Yep, you should be worried and send that in for warranty replacement asap. It will only get worse over time until the unit fails entirely and needs to be rewired. Since the 770 is fixed cable there's nothing you can do to fix it from home that doesn't involve soldering.
  2. For $100... bias as I may be, ModMic Uni + USB Sound Card + Superlux 668 or 681. Unless you need console gaming, then you replace (or add) a Y adapter. Something like that is just going to work a lot better overall.
  3. For @msvelev and @artuc and anyone else: We've got a whole Discord with me (personally) able to help diagnose these kinds of problems. Though the answer is likely that the static is EMI and can be fixed either with filters or a USB adapter. What's PROBABLY happening is the noise suppression and AGC are fighting eachother, causing the mic to briefly get very loud (and thus produce an EMI burst) before settling back down and removing the noise. Just a guess though, I'll be able to accurately trouble shoot it with a recording and a quick chat. Feel free to tag me @Ant
  4. First, to answer the ModMic specific question: No you can't use them with IEMs (sadly) - Just too heavy Now... I want to bring up an important learning point that is... mostly pedantic. It's not because I am an audio snob, but rather I want to make sure you have the right adjectives to describe what you are after: Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) is not connected to noise isolation. The short versions of what they are is: SNR is the measure of electrical noise in the headphones vs. the noise that is supposed to be there in the recording. Basically, what does the headp
  5. That's a lot of requirements on not a lot of budget, also thanks for the mention of our ModMics @Lord Vile The short version is you can either do some of the things you want at that budget / requirements. First, lets talk about sweat and using them outside at 100 deg f weather... You're gonna sweat, over ear headphones are going to make it worse. Simply put, you either have to use on-ear headphones or open back headphones, neither of which are going to provide good noise isolation. So that's decision number one, which is more important? You could also, as you say, go in
  6. Most likely here's what happens: The event (or rarely team) has a hardware partner/sponsor that requires the use of their gear on stage. However, the team wants to use gear they know. So they place IEMs under the headphone. This is also why sometimes you see teams wearing a pair of headphones with a second pair around their neck at events. Every event and team is different, with different rules. It can be hard to navigate as a company/brand and I can't imagine it's easier as a player or manager!
  7. @Gideon MathewsNo worries - To fix the problem you'll need to pop open your case and check the wiring. Make sure that speaker wire leading to the motherboard is not passing anywhere near your fans or high voltage areas of your PC. Re-route the wire or even try replacing the wire. 90% odds are that your new rig simply doesn't have a good setup for front panel audio and there's nothing you can do to fix it. If you see any performance gain from moving the internal wiring you may have a glimmer of hope that getting a new wire may solve the issue. At that point, of course,
  8. Using the above link from @ShearMe you can set a pre-amp to a negative value, which will give you the wiggle room you need to set it to reasonable volumes. It won't impact quality based on a similar issue we had with our old USB sound card.
  9. If you have a front USB port, just buy a USB audio adapter (costs about 10 dollars) and plug that into the front USB. That will bypass the problematic front 3.5mm input.
  10. I find we see great returns up to that 80-100 dollar range where you have things like the SHP9500, 7506, etc. Then it levels off for a bit till the 150ish range for stuff like the HD559. After that I feel like its a slow slide to the $200 range with the DT990, 599, AKG 7xx, etc. And THEN I think audio tends to drop off a giant cliff on quality. I honestly get very little difference (other than cosmetic and feel) from a $2,000 pair of Hifiman as I do the HD599. Anyway, the sweet spot for me tends to be the $80-$200 range. You can find some decent stuff cheaper and I am sure some spe
  11. Find a thing called sound control panel in your windows settings (google it if you have to). Right click on the thing that says "microphone (realtek)" or something to that nature (not digital input). Then simply select the default communication and default device options (you'll have to click on it twice, once for each of these).
  12. Go to sound settings and make sure that the mic (only the mic, if its 3.5mm it probably says realtek) is set as default device and default communication device. Then in the program you are using (Discord etc) make sure that it is also set either to the mic or default device. If its a shared ground issue there's nothing you can do, but it would probably only happen when you muted the mic. I don't think it is the case here.
  13. Usually this is because you've incorrectly selected stereo mix instead of your mic - or something to that effect. It can also happen if there's a shared ground and you mute your mic (analog only). Those are the two most likely.
  14. Toss me a recording sample. I shall get to the bottom of the mysterious mic problem. ... Maybe ... I'll at least give it a go.