Audio popping/crackling problem

cmdub

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Mar 19, 2014
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So I started to have this problem about 2 months ago and it went away initially and now its back and I can't seem to find a fix for it. When playing audio on my pc I'll notice definitive dropouts/popping/crackling at certain points. Its not very loud but its distinct enough to where you notice it. I've tried updating audio drivers, disabling hardware in device manager, and testing my headset elsewhere. When playing both of the files here I notice a distinct pop/static crackle at the very end of the file before it finishes : http://www.audiocheck.net/testtones_sinesweep20-20k.php

To give people a better idea of what I'm hearing at the end of the either of the sound files : https://soundcloud.com/cmdubbb/test21345 you can hear the distinct sound right around the 5-6s mark

I'll also mention i'm not using a soundcard and the headset is plugged directly into the back of the mobo.

Specs:
i7-4770k
ASUS Maximus VI Hero
HyperX Clouds
 

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