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Solved All sound fades until loud sound is played USB headset.


Wuzzin

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#1
All sound from the PC fades out over the course of ~2 seconds only to instantly return when a new (loudish) sound is made. It almost feels as if the headset is raising its baseline of noise after a bit and things the normal sounds are just nothing until a loud sound comes in and makes it realize there is still noise to be played. Best way to describe it is having poor thresholds set to a VoIP voice detection, you make a loud noise and it will kick on and detect lower noise for a bit before shutting down again.

Headset is a Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Headset USB plugged directly into MoBo

I have not had this issue happen when using my monitor's speakers (HDMI into GPU)

There is no sound card on this PC, and I've not been able to find any sort of software to control the audio processor outside of the windows playback enhancements.

Windows Communications volume attenuation is set to do nothing, VoIP programs are off as well so as to rule out those. No enhancements are on in windows playback enhancements.


Gigabyte B85M-DS3H
16 GB 1600 DDR3 1600
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
EVGA 01G-P4-2753-KR Nvidia GeForce GTC 750
Intel i3-4160 3.60GHz
Windows 8.1 64bit
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i3-4160 3.60GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B85M-DS3H
    Memory
    16 GB 1600 DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 01G-P4-2753-KR Nvidia GeForce GTC 750
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB

fireberd

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Inverness, FL

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#2
When you use a USB connected headphone (wired or wireless) you do not use the PC's sound card, The USB system does the conversion from digital to analog audio. Thus the problem is somewhere in the USB headset system.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

Wuzzin

New Member
Posts
2
#3
It seems that turning on loudness equalization has "fixed" the issue, I had the headset turned to max volume and had all my sounds down so far the headset seemed to be interpreting the low signals as no signal. So now i just have to deal with not being able to have control over volume if I don't want it turning itself off. So I guess solved. Thanks for the help Fireberd.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i3-4160 3.60GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B85M-DS3H
    Memory
    16 GB 1600 DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 01G-P4-2753-KR Nvidia GeForce GTC 750
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB