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I got the steelseries diablo 3 headset and I love this thing. It sounds fine on my end, but everyone I talk to on Vent/Mumble says there's a weird static issue or nothing completely. Is my mic on this headset really dying only after about 3 months of use? And is it related to my cable you think? I've tried to keep it straight and all, but it always gets curled up and twisted right at the control box on the cord and I have to hold it straight for it to work. Is there anyway of fixing this or am I out $120 for the headset.

Also, not sure if it's still the headset, but on Ventrilo and to a lesser extent Mumble, there's this one person who sounds kinda robotic and one person who is REALLY low despite him being turned up all the way I can turn it up to. Now on mumble the robotic voice person isn't as bad to me, but the low person on Ventrilo I can hear him fine for 2 seconds and then it fades out all staticy then nothing.

I've asked people when they've talked to see if it was me or everybody and they all say they sound fine. After a few times of asking like are you sure, etc. They're finally like well he's kinda low but I can hear it fine. So is it just me or are they just not knowing what I mean by robotic voice, static fading out, etc?
    
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I got the steelseries diablo 3 headset and I love this thing. It sounds fine on my end, but everyone I talk to on Vent/Mumble says there's a weird static issue or nothing completely. Is my mic on this headset really dying only after about 3 months of use? And is it related to my cable you think? I've tried to keep it straight and all, but it always gets curled up and twisted right at the control box on the cord and I have to hold it straight for it to work. Is there anyway of fixing this or am I out $120 for the headset.

That means there is a break inside the cable.You should be able to either replace the cable, or just cut out the bad end. Hopefully someone could link you a guide on recabling headphones or something, I don't know any good ones personally.
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If I do recable it, what are some options of keeping it from happening again lol. The cable is like 30ft long its crazy so yea.
    
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If I do recable it, what are some options of keeping it from happening again lol. The cable is like 30ft long its crazy so yea.

Higher quality, thicker cable, some of those companies go pretty crummy, even with the $100+ headsets. Also a shorter cable can help prevent running over it with your chair as much.
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It's never been on the floor near my chair wheels. Just on the desk hanging over the side to try and keep it straight, but no luck.
    
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