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About to go insane.

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by invrlose, Jan 17, 2014.
  1. invrlose
    My audio setup is Custombuilt PC>USB>Modi>Magni>Sennheiser HD 598
     
    My setup is producing an infernal noise in the right ear cup. It's like static interference that goes up and down in pitch and stops when I make physical contact with my magni. It does it to different headphones. I have hooked up exclusively to my modi and the sound was not reproduced. I have tried different USB cables. I have sent my magni back to schiit TWICE. And it came back not working each time.
     
    What. The. ****. Do. I. Do. To. Get. Rid. Of. This. Noise.
     
    Seriously I am about to throw my audio gear out the window
     
  2. SP Wild
    Jiggle the USB on the computer side...you may have a crappy port that is not grounding correctly.  Try a different USB port, try a different usb cable.  almost definite its a crappy usb port on your computer.
     
  3. invrlose
    This happened with my old computer as well as the new one that I built myself, with multiple USB cables.
     
  4. Lorspeaker
    get a Mac pro :p
     
  5. invrlose
    Why....?
     
  6. White Lotus
    Hey mate - 
     
    It's possibly a grounding issue, or interference with your power from another appliance on the same circuit. 
     
    I know it's annoying, but move your setup to a different room (make sure it's not the same circuit) and try it again - 
     
    let us know if it's still happening. 
     
  7. revolutionz
    You could try this:
     
    http://www.ifi-audio.com/en/iUSB.html
     
    Never used one, but I've read they work well if you're using something that needs USB power.
     
  8. Fearless1
    I had the same issue, two different Magnis.
     
    Try a different end into the Magni, I had an expensive extension (Cardas) into mine and was also getting noise, used a cheap two foot extension laying around and noise was instantly gone.
     
  9. Koolpep
    Cables and plugs - always check with different cables as well....
     

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