I am not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, so please remind me if this is the case.
I just discovered that my USB microphone produces static noise (not sure if this is the correct term). Please listen carefully to this recording.
- Desktop PC. The microphone is plugged into the back of the PC.
- Microphone: Røde NT-USB
- Innox IVA 08 USB Broadcasting Arm** (with integrated 5 meter USB cable)
** I couldn't find an international web shop selling this arm. I bought it from a Dutch web shop.
What I have done so far
I started to investigate the issue. First I tried a different USB port. This did not make any change. After that, I tried to use a different USB cable (5 meter). The noise disappeared! Please listen to this recording and compare it to the original recording. I have used the exact same USB port and the same audio settings.
You may say that I should switch to the working cable. Unfortunately the cable is integrated into the arm. So I can't replace it. Besides that, I am wondering if the USB cable is actually causing the issue. I don't see a difference between the two. The one that resolves my issue is slightly thicker. Could it be a shielding issue?
Does anyone know what may cause the issue and how I can fix it with the original USB cable? Did anyone experience a similar issue?
If you have any questions or if you need more details, please let me know.