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I've had these headphones for a few months now, never had any issues at all with them. However, now on occasion the left side speaker starts to crackle, and even stop working altogether. I don't believe its the headphones, I'm thinking its the sound card since they work just fine when I plug them into my onboard sound.

It usually crackles when I have the volume turned up, and there's quite a bit of bass. Could this be due to the fact they need an amp?

My sound card is the creative X-fi titanium

any advice would be awesome, thanks
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