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I just got a new Tritton AX 720 and it is connected to my onboard sound card via S/PDIF. It is making this really annoying crackling and popping noise. If I connect via USB, it does not make this noise. However, I cannot get 5.1 if I am connected via USB.

How do I fix this? I literally cannot put my headset on because of how loud the crackling and popping is.
post #2 of 7
They shouldn't do that, RMA them.

It's a bad circuit, or an issue with the cable.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
They shouldn't do that, RMA them.

It's a bad circuit, or an issue with the cable.
The first hour of using it I did not experience this issue. Could the problem be from my end?
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
The first hour of using it I did not experience this issue. Could the problem be from my end?
It could have been a loose connection that finally came really loose after you started to use it.

I would RMA it.

Though, next time you go to spend that amount on your headset look into upgrading your PSU when you get the chance. It's not a terrible unit, but it's old and the build quality is low (IE: low life expectancy.)
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post #5 of 7
Especially when your headset is of equally low quality.
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post #6 of 7
Electrical interference, probably in the headset/wires/sound device can you plug it into any other device? If it works fine then its that, otherwise RMA.
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What is the source your using? Is it a game, a movie like a mkv or Dts-ma format?
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