Hi, I'm new to the forums and macs. I'm not sure if it is a hardware or software problem, but I assume it is software related. I'm running ventrilo on my mini and my friends frequently complain about my breaking up because of static. It starts out of no where and disappears just as quickly. I don't recall having this problem before upgrading to snow leopard. However I've only had my mac for about 2 weeks. My headset is a plantronics .AUDIO 645 USB. It is an analog headset that came with a usb converter. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also my mini is early 2009. Thanks in advance and sorry if I posted in the wrong forum.