1.    11 Sep 2015 #1
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    Audio Popping USB headset

    Ever since I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10, I've been experiencing brief audio popping/cracking noise. Sometimes I could go an hour and not hear anything, other times I hear a pop every 30 seconds. There has to be sound playing for the popping to occur. Its brief, but can get annoying when listening to music.

    I have tried many things including:
    -Updated drivers (Realtek HD Audio)(AMD GPU drivers)(Realtek Network Card)
    -Tried disabling Realtek HD Audio since it doesn't effect USB audio
    -I do not have a WiFi card so its not that
    -Its not a DPC Latency issue; No spikes from LatencyMon
    -Disabled sound enhancements from playback devices
    -Its not the headphones themselves as they work fine on other sources
    -I tried an old set of ear buds that weren't USB and they seemed to work fine so it may just be USB audio.

    I do have a Dell XPS 435t/9000 that's about 4 years old with some hardware changes like PSU/GPU etc., maybe its the motherboard? (Though that's kind of a stretch). Dell says that certain computers don't support windows 10 upgrade, but I feel like that's just so they don't hold you responsible if you do upgrade, as everything else works perfectly.

    Regardless, I'd appreciate any help with this issue.
    Last edited by Kerf; 24 Sep 2015 at 13:11.
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  2.    13 Sep 2015 #2
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    Anyone at all? I'd appreciate anything.
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  3.    24 Sep 2015 #3
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    Well about 2 weeks of looking around I can't find any solution to this issue. I've discovered though that windows media player doesn't seem to make popping noises, so I'm assuming it has something to do with video/audio. I'm going to assume the issue may be AMD drivers and just wait for an update as I have tried virtually everything else at this point.
    Last edited by Kerf; 24 Sep 2015 at 13:32.
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