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Old 12-30-2018, 10:03 AM
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Default Corsair HS70 - Hiss / Background noise (FIXED)

hello everyone!

i've found a thread from someone with the same problem but it's 6 months old and directs the user to technical support.
so i made this one for people with the same problem as me and hopefully it comes up in search results.

i just got this headset to replace my old Vengeance 2000 and from day 1 i had a constant noise coming from the headset.
it's only noticeable when no sound is playing.

today i finally found a solution!
i went into iCue and disabed the Sidetone slider and the noise is gone!
Sidetone is the option the hear what the mic is capturing. in my case i don't even have the mic plugged in so it was just sending static noise to the headset.

i don't know if this is fault or just how it works but i hope this helps other with the same problem!

TL;DR: Go to HS70 settings in iCue and disable Sidetone slider
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:49 AM
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When I have the headset connected but no sounds playing i hear a slight static in the left ear only. If i play a video or gameand pause it the static is quieter then a second or two later it gets louder and stays that way till i play the sounds/video again. I've tried different ports on the computer for the receiver. I've tried different computers all together. But its really bugging me and im not sure what to do.

I just bought on Amazon.com. I tried reinstalling firmware for headset.
When I plugged in the charger the sound comes more from the right side.
Headset's volume level does not affect static noise. Please help me...
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:24 PM
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Hi,

Try as the OP suggested and turn off Sidetone, or turn it down to about 20%. It's just very sensitive on this headset.
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