Windows 10: Headphones driving me crazy

Discus and support Headphones driving me crazy in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hey, Just after I upgraded to Windows 10, I noticed my headphones were making a weird noise whenever sound was playing, and then the sound sticking... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Tower, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Tower Win User

    Headphones driving me crazy


    Hey,
    Just after I upgraded to Windows 10, I noticed my headphones were making a weird noise whenever sound was playing, and then the sound sticking around for about five seconds when the sound stopped playing.

    Here's a sample: Headphone Beep

    This was quieter and more manageable before I upgraded to Windows 10, but now it's louder than ever.

    The headphones in question are a pair of Valore "gaming headphones" that I picked up in Singapore. They're USB headphones and show up as just "USB PnP Sound Device".

    I can confirm this is not from the power source as I have tested it on my laptop with and without the cord attached and no difference. This also happens on my MacBook.

    Another thing that happens is when playing Fallout 4, other fullscreen games and some windowed games, the sound seems to completely cut out after exactly five minutes. This happens every time and the sound just *cuts out*, no interference or nothing. This basically makes Fallout 4 unplayable as this is my only computer that can run it.

    PLEASE HELP! *Huh

    :)
     
    Tower, Nov 29, 2015
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  2. N96 Music problem

    yup, this is happening me to on V11.

    Driving me crazy. I thought it was the headphones for ages and changed them a good few times but i just kept happening!

    They better have this fixed in V12!
     
    rodeire---01, Nov 29, 2015
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  3. n96 is driving me crazy!

    I'd would have loved that to have solved all my problems, but I've done the 4 fingers hard reset and its still not charging. The bars animate but the battery is just running down. Is there any way of going back to the earlier software version?
     
    robinjewsbury, Nov 29, 2015
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  4. philc43 Win User

    Headphones driving me crazy

    Two things come to mind:
    • Can you install an updated headphone driver from the manufacturer's website?
    • Have you tried the other USB ports as sometimes a port can supply a noisy voltage signal?
     
    philc43, Nov 29, 2015
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  5. Tower Win User
    I've tried all the ports, some are louder than others, but the sound cutoff effect stays in place.


    Valore USB 2.0 Gaming Headset (HS0003)
    Those are my headphones. Did you listen to the sound clip? It dosen't really sound like electromagnetic interference.
    No drivers on their site as far as I can see. I've done a lot of extensive searching.
    It mentions something about "vSound" but dosen't specify any drivers for it.
     
    Tower, Nov 29, 2015
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  6. philc43 Win User
    If I understood your first post it also happens on your MacBook so we can rule out a hardware problem on your Lenovo Z50-70 and probably also rule out software as your sound system will be different on both laptops. This leaves us with a faulty headphone. You did say that the sound was more manageable before, I wonder if Windows 10 sound settings are different and you have a different balance between say the system sounds and the speaker sounds. Open the volume mixer (right click on the speaker icon in the system tray) and see if this makes any difference.

    The sound cut-off problem may or may not be related. Does this also happen for any games played on the MacBook when you are using the headphones?
     
    philc43, Nov 29, 2015
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  7. Tower Win User
    Opened the sound mixer. No difference.

    BTW: I don't play games on my MacBook, but the headphones are basically unusable on my macbook as the noise is both deafening and the headphones are extremely sensitive to the volume control.
     
    Tower, Nov 29, 2015
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  8. philc43 Win User

    Headphones driving me crazy

    Can you try with another set of headphones or borrow a pair from a friend?
     
    philc43, Nov 29, 2015
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  9. Tower Win User
    Tried with them. Normal (non-USB) headphones work flawlessly. My USB speakers work fine with no bugs.
    I've had this problem since I bought them, actually.
     
    Tower, Nov 29, 2015
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  10. Rocky Win User
    I don't want to sound cynical, but I think that you need to throw those headphones away and buy yourself a decent set of headphones.
     
    Rocky, Nov 29, 2015
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  11. Tower Win User
    I'd do that, but I'm kinda short of money and the headphones are almost brand new (but I'm not in Singapore any more, so I can't return them)
    The headphones have a little control box with a "mute" button, two "volume" buttons and a "mic on/off" button. Also a red and a green LED to show operation. Strangely, whenever I press the "mic off" button, the intermittent buzzing sound changes to an unchanging buzzing sound with no noise in between. The buzzing sound stays the same volume even if the volume is 1% or 100%.
     
    Tower, Nov 30, 2015
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  12. philc43 Win User
    I think everything you have said confirms the headphones are faulty. The electronics in the headphone may be controlling mic pickup and it is reacting to external noises. With the mic off the noise just stays the same. Whatever it is the noise should not be there.
     
    philc43, Nov 30, 2015
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  13. Tower Win User

    Headphones driving me crazy

    It sounds like other headphone users have been having a similar problem to mine, under the name "high pitch headphone whine/screech". No fixes have been posted yet. I'll try physically disabling the mic, e.g temporarily removing the mic wires inside the control unit and I'll let you know if I find anything.
     
    Tower, Nov 30, 2015
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  14. That's interesting. I had the exact same sounding 'squeel/high pitched buzz' through my headphones(cheap) after the update to Windows 10, until I reset my Sound Blaster(Audigy) drivers, then it was mysteriously gone.
     
    DaveGrant01, Nov 30, 2015
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  15. Tower Win User
    How exactly would I reset my drivers for it? The drivers just show up as "Generic USB Sound Device"
     
    Tower, Apr 5, 2018
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