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Hissing from USB Headset

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Hello all,

I have the Razer Kraken Chroma. And I am wondering if it is normal to have a "hissing" sound when the headset is idle. This is my replacement unit from Razer after I initially complained regarding the same issue with the first unit. Additionally, there is a bit of "hissing" when audio is playing but it is very minor.

My brother was telling me this is normal with USB headsets, is this true?

Thanks
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Yes there is a lot of electrical noise from USB. You should never mix USB and sound in any form. Personally I would get rid of the headset and get something that doesn't run on wifi, bluetooth or USB. You could also get a DAC soundcard or AMP to run your current headset off to get better results.

With my stereo (listed in signature rig) I tried running off USB for a short while and even through my DAC receiver there was some small hissing compared to running optical. Might have been slightly bad USB cable that caused my issue mind you.
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