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Just recently my headphones (audio technica ad700 i think) have had this static noise when no audio is playing. Sometimes when I turn a song on, the static will break and create a popping-ish sound. Not sure what the deal is, but it doesn't seem good. My audio card is a xonar DX incase that helps the wonderful OCN troubleshooters out there.

can anyone help me out?

thanks!
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You know, my a700 has been doing the same thing lately... It never used to however and I have been attributing it to my sound card as x-fi chips have always had static issues. Now that I think of it though, it could very well be the headphones.

Have you also had yours for a while? Is it possible they have become somewhat damaged? I know mine are sadly no longer in perfect condition after a careless friend messed around with them rather roughly, leaving the 3.5mm jack bent and there is sometimes a slight rattle in one earcup. frown.gif
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Since no one else is posting, I'll reinstall the drivers, or maybe I'll use the unified drivers instead and see if that fixes the problem. This happened recently - since installing my SSD so I don't think it's the headphones themselves. If it is I will be really disappointed.
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post

Since no one else is posting, I'll reinstall the drivers, or maybe I'll use the unified drivers instead and see if that fixes the problem. This happened recently - since installing my SSD so I don't think it's the headphones themselves. If it is I will be really disappointed.

Let me know what you find out. I'll do the same if anything comes up. Good luck to us both eh?
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uninstalled the asus drivers and used the unified drivers .. user-made.

seems to be working, static is gone...did a test with some music and im not getting any static leftovers after a song is finished playing.

you have a different card, maybe try uninstalling the drivers and looking up some user made drivers.. seem to be better. Best news is that it is not the headphones! Try it out and let me know what happens - for the sake of others if they search this thread.
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