Why does my headset buzz when I connect it to my PC?

  • The buzzing could be caused by electronic interference. To identify electronic interference, turn off all of the electronic devices in the surrounding area including your speakers, but leave your computer and your headset powered on.

  • Adjust the volume of the microphone. Right-click the speaker icon and select "Recording Devices" on the menu. Right-click the microphone in the new window and select "Properties." Click the "Levels" tab in the new windows and lower the "Microphone" and "Microphone Boost" sliders to their minimum levels. Raise the "Microphone" slider until you can hear your voice through the headset. If you still can't hear your voice when the slider is raised fully, raise the "Microphone Boost" slider.

  • Connect a different headset to your computer and check for a buzzing sound. If the issue is resolved, the buzzing headset has a problem such as a loose wire and must be replaced.

  • Try the headset on a compatible gaming console. If the buzzing is not present while using it with a gaming console, you have identified that the issue is coming from the PC.
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