Just throwing it out there: Is your cell phone nearby? It will cause popping sounds in your speakers just from proximity. Not sure about headsets.
It does this even when my cell phone is across the room. Also for consistency, if it was cell phone interference, then my smart phone must really be smart, and decides to only interfere when playing Neverwinter or STO. LOL
It's not the audio section causing this, it's the ventrilo/teamspeak knockoff cryptic uses.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will try this. Server just came down for maintenance so it'll be two hours after this post, but I believe I had that disabled by default. I wonder if the LoR expansion re-enabled it somehow.
Since I also have the issue in Neverwinter, I am going to pop on there and see if this option is enabled over there and report back.
EDIT: I just loaded up Neverwinter and verified that voice chat is indeed disabled there, so I do not believe this is the issue. I will check STO when it comes back up, but the same issue in both games being consistent I believe voice chat was just ruled out for me.
Recently i have been having a problem like this with my ears before, i would be doing whatever on my computer with my headset on, and then in my left ear and ONLY my left ear it sounds like a bee is buzzing in my ear, it passes in a few seconds...