Headset started making static noise

GregS0125

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I am not entirely sure what information would be necessary here. So I will just give some obvious information. If anything is missing or needs clarification please ask. I check this all time and will get a response pretty quick unless I'm asleep.

So, tonight I unplugged my Razer Blackwidow Expert "Port" plug, so I could plug in a USB extender for my Tartarus. As soon as I did that my headset started making this weird static noise for about 1-3 minutes then it stops for about 5-10 minutes or so. I have all my drivers updated and I've never experienced anything like this before. Any idea's on what may have caused this? Any troubleshooting I should do to determine if it is hardware or software? I'm afraid I am out of my range here for troubleshooting.

OS: Windows 10
Mic: Audio Technica 2020+ USB
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Expert

**UPDATE** Seems the issue has corrected itself. During the course of the time it took me to write up this article and edit misspellings it seems to have stopped. I use a virtual audio mixer called Voice Meteer Banana. This software allows me to use multiple sound interfaces (WDM, MME, and KS). I switched these back and forth for a while landing back on WDM which I'd used originally. Since the interface swap the static hasn't returned, it has been over 20 minutes now.

**UPDATE** 1/19 - Its back. I have no idea whats going on. Please help someone.
 

thejackal85

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Regardless of cable type (auxiliary, USB, etc), this is almost always 8/10 the cable itself. Try working/bending the cable in various directions, do you notice the static more or less?
 

thejackal85

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Then it's either the jack the cable is plugged into or the headset itself. Try plugging in another set of headphones into the same jack, do you get the same result?
 
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