Almost bought the sennheiser again, cause one good thing about it is it is very noiselss. never a crackled, clicked or popped, like my onboard does sometimes. Usually though, its just a matter of cleaning and reinstalling vid and audio drivers and enhancement programs.... Especially in windows 10. Its like windows 10 messes up the audio on purpose, that would be my first suggestion. It was a real downgrade in terms of audio support from windows 7.