One of the most irritating things when you want to sit and listen to music, play games or watch a movie but hear static noises which ruin the moment. The worse thing about this is that you can’t grasp what causes the issue, no matter how much you fiddle with the headphones or audio system. So how do you remove the extra noise? Luckily we have the answer to it.
Why do I hear static in my headphones? Explained
First, we have to identify what is causing the issue as it involves a couple of things like the speakers in your headphones, the wire, and the socket.
Loose or Disconnected Wires
If your headphones are used and suddenly started having the noise issue, then 90% of the time, the problem is inside the wire. Due to rough use, they might get loose or disconnect with each other. The easy fix to this is to connect the headphone jack with your system or device. Wear the headphones to hear a song or anything, now rotate the headphone jack until the sound is better. If that doesn’t work, try to move the wire connected with the headphone jack at the end to different angles. The problem will likely be solved, but this solution is annoying. So what you can also do is to cut the wire from that side and manually attach the wires with the headphone jack. Just make sure you first open the wire cover to see which wires are connected with which end.
Auxiliary Port Issues
This problem may also occur when your device’s audio port (socket) is the one creating static noise. It typically arises if the device’s auxiliary port is dirty and oxidized, affecting the headphones’ audio output.
To solve this predicament, you have to clean the auxiliary port until all the dirt inside is gone, and you can no longer hear the scratchy static noise. This video illustrates how you can easily clean the aux port:
Static Noise from Wireless Headphones
Wireless headphones do not need ports or wires, so if you hear static noises or buzzing, then the problem may be because of other systems or device interferences in the region. It may also be because of the distance between the headphones and the connected device.
You can solve this by checking that your Bluetooth headsets and device do not have any hurdles. Ensure it is correctly connected to the device. The distance between the headset and the device should be moderate. Things such as a metal desk or other headphones will influence your wireless headphones’ connection and general sound quality.
Evaluating your headset’s hardware should be one of the first moves when investigating the problems, and one of the primary hardware that might be faulty are its speakers. To see if your headphone speakers are causing the issue, merely plug it into a trustworthy and non-faulty playback device. This device will ensure that the settings and the port are not the issues, and if the static noise persists, then it means your headphone speakers aren’t working correctly. You can try repairing your headphones or grabbing new ones because the speaker issue is definitely a hardware issue that cannot be solved quickly.
Device related issues
Some headsets consume a lot of energy, more than the usual ones. Hence some headsets might not work correctly with handheld devices. If it is a system like a CPU, you might want to consider changing the Power Supply. Cheap power supplies cannot provide the necessary power to your CPU, which might be one of the issues. Otherwise, you can change the CPU fan, which might be causing your system to overheat hence making it difficult to process everything going on, which causes the static noises.
To Prevent Static Noise in Your Headphones
While errors in programs, audio source issues, and hardware problems can occur without warning, but there are some prevention steps and best practices that reduce static noise in your headsets. So make sure to take the necessary measures needed to keep everything in the best condition:
- Regular Cleaning: Cleaning your headphone’s audio jack and the device’s port regularly will prevent future issues and keep them working correctly.
- Handling: Always handle these things with proper care; any unnecessary force does and will adversely affect your headsets. So, make sure to use enough strength while attaching and removing the audio jack from the device’s ports.
- Upgrading: If your headsets worked for quite some time and are now creating issues, then it means they won’t work anymore, and you should now be considering an upgrade.
Now you can quickly identify and solve your issue related to your headphones. Also, make sure to handle your headphones with care and follow the necessary steps to keep them working.
🏆 Loose or Disconnected Wires
🔍 Auxiliary Port Issues
To solve this predicament, you have to clean the auxiliary port until all the dirt inside is gone, and you can no longer hear the...
🤔 Damaged Speakers
To see if your headphone speakers are causing the issue, merely plug it into a trustworthy and non-faulty playback device. This device will...