I’m recently bought I pair of Coolermaster CM Strom Pulse-R hedphones.
I’ve used the detachable microphone to chat with friends over skype before, and they said that it had a strange buzzing noise, but it was tolerable, so I thought nothing of it.
I recently wanted to start a Youtube channel, so I opened audacity and did a quick recording to test the mic.
It came out sounding horrible, with a constant mechanical whirring, beeping, and a low hum.
The recording I attached is with mic boost turned up.
With mic boost off, the noise is quieter, but the mic can barely pick up my voice.
I’ve got an MSI Z97 Gaming 3 motherboard, with my headset and mic both plugged into the motherboard’s inbuilt audio jacks.
Before this, I had it plugged into the case’s inbuilt audio and mic jacks, but moved to the motherboard’s ones because there was lots of strange audio coming through.
MB: MSI Z97 Gaming 3
OS: Windows 7 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k
PSU: Rapidmax RX-850AE (850W)
GPU: 2x R9 270X