Hello, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my setup. I have ath-m50 headphones plugged into a creative x-fi xtreme gamer soundcard. I have two problems, one is that randomly I will get static in my right earphone, that has never happened before until a week or so ago (i have had the soundcard for probably 5 years and the headphones for 2-3), I can't tell what causes it and it seems to pop up and leave randomly. The second is that if I turn the volume up too loud I get crackling/distortion in my right earphone. I plugged in my IEMs and the static still exists and so does the distortion. I then plugged my ath-m50s into my onboard audio and turned up the volume and bass and there is no distortion nor static. How can I test to make sure it is the soundcard or the headphones or something else? I don't want to think its the soundcard, replace it, and have the same problem. Thanks for any help!
Edited by valon - 8/7/13 at 3:45pm