Headphone wire static

TheEpicFlame

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The headphone wire suddenly has stopped producing mic sound and makes a lot of static although it lets me hear fine. I know its the cable because it makes the static at the same volume when the headphones are disconnected and other cables are fine.



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Hi and welcome to TSG,

You said it makes the same static noise when the headphones are unplugged, is that with them totally unplugged, both mic and 'phones if they have separate cables ?

What sort of connector is on those headphones ?
 

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Hi and welcome to TSG,

You said it makes the same static noise when the headphones are unplugged, is that with them totally unplugged, both mic and 'phones if they have separate cables ?

What sort of connector is on those headphones ?
The cable is detachable from both headphones and jack's, I assume it's the default jack?
 

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I can't tell if it's the default jack without knowing what computer/hardware you have.

I can say that the correct connection on a Desktop is a green socket and most laptops only have one socket for headphones.

If you can use a different cable and it removes the static then that's the cure, stop using the noisy cable.
 

TheEpicFlame

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I can't tell if it's the default jack without knowing what computer/hardware you have.

I can say that the correct connection on a Desktop is a green socket and most laptops only have one socket for headphones.

If you can use a different cable and it removes the static then that's the cure, stop using the noisy cable.
Assume it is the default jack, my other cables are not stereo and do not have mic sound. I'd like to figure out what's wrong with this one as it is supposed to be high quality and I it has volume/mute controls.
 

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You might be able to fix it by replacing one plug and if that doesn't help replace the other plug but it will be a fiddly job and you would have to solder the new plugs to the correct wires. Of course that assumes the problem is with one of the plugs but it could be a break in one of the wires somewhere or the volume control if it affects the mic volume.
 

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Is there away to isolate the problem? It was quite sudden and for no apparent reason and I haven't had the wire for long. It also looks perfectly fine visually.
 

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