Static on my recording during playback

I just downloaded Audacity bought a Audio Technica Mic ATR2100x-USB and I record and then get the static on playback. Tried the few things mentioned in the forum. Rebooted computer. Checked playback speed. Checked project rate. Still there is static. Also,my headphones Audio Technica ATH-M20x do not come up on the drop down for output. Anyone have any assistance?

Is the “static” noise continuous, or just during loud parts?

this isthesame problem that imhaving and the static is heard everytime i sing , so not constant

it occures whether or not im pushing the signal during recording