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GioG7 Sep 23, 2010, 08:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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So I just bought this headset with the main purpose of being able to use them with my Xbox 360 as well as my PC. They also happen to be 5.1/7.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound. I have used them for a few days now and can't say anything good about them other than the fact they are surround sound, which is neat. However I do have a question. Why is that I start getting a loud static noise on the background when I plug them into a USB port, ANY USB port (these are USB powered). If anything shouldn't it do this when you plug in your green output jack into your PC? Or do I just have a bad sound card (which it wouldn't make sense if I'm just plugging them into USB)? OR does the headset just suck?


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PIRATE Sep 24, 2010, 12:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Turtle Beach EAR FORCE DX11
Sounds like your mic gain is set too high. :P

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GioG7 Sep 24, 2010, 12:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Forgot to mention that... I also played with all the volumes and whatnot and even having them turned all the way down it still made a loud static noise in the background. I don't get it.

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>> Re: Turtle Beach EAR FORCE DX11
My zalman do that from time to time also. My cheap logitech don't :/
This happens even at lower volumes, but it only does it for a min, then goes away.

Does it make a difference if you wiggle the cords?

Could this be related to electromagnetic interference from the power into your house?
meaning enough fluxuation/noise in the ac to cause noise, even if you don't see any flicker from the lights in your house. Some people who complain about there monitor or other electronics buzzing may have this problem.

A line filter may fix this.
(I am not saying it is worth buying one, i am just helping to trouble shoot)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_filter


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G. G. Sep 24, 2010, 09:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Gio,

how do you have the set hooked up to your PC???? Seems that you may be connecting it incorrectly..

from what I see you get in the box, referrence = http://www.turtlebeach.com/Portals/0/Products/Xbox/DX11/Tabs_H...theBox.jpg


I think this is the way you are supposed to connect it...

Headset's inline amplifier (green plug and USB plug) connects to DSS Box.
DSS Box (USB plug and Optical cable) connects to PC. USB only provides +5v for electronics and Optical is the audio signal.

You might want to recheck your connection in your user manual just to make sure you are connected correctly.


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GioG7 Sep 24, 2010, 03:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah I made sure to connect them just like the manual said. I was just mentioning how the static noise comes into play as soon as I power them on by connecting them to the USB port.

habs fan Sep 24, 2010, 05:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have the X11's and had this problem as well. The fix was to go into the Windows Master Volume settings & check the Mute box for the microphone.

G. G. Sep 24, 2010, 05:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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habs,

if you do that..... then would you have to go back into it again and unmute it in order for you to use the boon mic like say in team speak during the game?

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habs fan Sep 26, 2010, 01:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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G. G. said:
habs,

if you do that..... then would you have to go back into it again and unmute it in order for you to use the boon mic like say in team speak during the game?


No, the mic will still work. I had to fix this for my son & he confirmed that it still works. He uses it for TF2 & L4D2. It is only muted in playback volume control, not voice recording. With my X11's, you can hear yourself in the headset when you talk into the mic.

G. G. Sep 26, 2010, 09:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Oh ok... :)

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James Phebus Apr 02, 2011, 08:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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It might be a very simple solution. I had the same trouble and found out that it's just because i had my controller plugged into my console. If have a wireless controller for your 360 and you plug it into your xbox to charge it. Then, unplug it from the xbox and that will do away with the buzzing. You just have to play the games wireless controller. If you don't have a wireless control for your console then you might want to invest in one. Just charge your controller the night before so your ready to go the next day. If you have to charge it during game play you just have to put up with it until its done. Hope this helps.

Nick A Dec 18, 2011, 02:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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use these instructions. ive been searching for an answer to this for forever in Vista... finally found one that worked..

http://inicholas.net/2007/12/07/how-to-mute-microphone-in-windows-vista/


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