I've had this mic for maybe a year and never had distortions this bad. I was changing the battery because the quality of the mic started decreasing (something that happens once every 3-4 months maybe) and when I plugged the new battery in, it start crackling and popping when I wasnt even touching it. I replaced the battery again and replaced the cable but neither of them solved the problem.
im using trs to dual ts cable and focusrite scarlet 2i2 3rd gen for the audio interface. Im not using phantom power because im using the 3Dio model that doesnt support that.