Recently my in-game sound started to become distorted and crackly. I also hear sounds comming through too loud or not at all. Other times, I'll hear things happening even when I'm on the other side of the map (ie. I'll hear a firefight in Chernogorsk when I'm up in Krasnostav).
It becomes unbearable when helicopters and jets are involved, I'll often get insanely loud afterburner roar comming through my headset at random times - forcing me to remove the headset from my head to avoid being deafened.
I've reinstalled the sound drivers for the headset and they are up to date. I've also reinstalled Arma 2, yet the problem remains.
Using my standard stereo speakers for the audio output solves the problem, but I don't get surround sound then.
Other than getting a new headset, is there a way to fix this? I'm very confused because I've changed nothing, what could causethis bug?
P.S. I'm using vanilla Arma2 v1.05. No mods.