Mic - Background Noise (with or without headphones, mic on and off)

Hi there,

I'm using Turtle Beach Earforce X12 headset with a mic, and wanted to record something on my new laptop with Audacity, but it's impossible, as there is some kind of ambient sound of some sort in the background; I can hear that the quality of the voice is good and everything, it's just that there is something in the background. The thing is, this sound appears as soon as I plug in microphone's jack (it doesn't matter if mic is on or off) - that sound appears straight away, I can hear it through my laptop's speakers if the headset is not plugged in. But then again, if my headset is plugged in and I can only hear that sound through my headphones, microphone still somehow picks it up and records it.

I've used all different settings available to me, nothing helped.

Any tips guys?!

Thanks!
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