Windows 10: Audio Pop/Stutter/Crackle When Stopping Audio

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       18 Oct 2017 #1

    Audio Pop/Stutter/Crackle When Stopping Audio

    I've been having this issue for the past two days, and I've tried everything to no avail.
    Basically this is the issue:
    I get a pop/crackle when I suddenly stop audio.
    What I'm running:

    • Schiit Uber Stack.
    • Win 10 PC.

    What I've tried:

    • Tried onboard audio, still get the problem.
    • Tried onboard audio on both my PC and laptop, still get the problem.
    • Tried my stack on both PC and laptop, still get the problem.
    • Tried using a DPC latency checker, everything seems fine there.
    • Tried different headphones just in case, wasn't the issue.
    • Tried changing audio format, still get the problem.
    • +literally tried 99 other things

    Here's an example of the issue.
    That pop is happening when I suddenly stop the sound effect. I get that pop when a Windows notification shows up. My friend's voice on Discord also pops every couple of seconds (100% sure it's not his mic).
    Any help is appreciated!
    (Just to clarify, I made sure it's not a hardware issue, so something within Win 10 is screwing with me)


    (Yup, I'm losing my mind and I'm that desperate lol)
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  2.    18 Oct 2017 #2

    Do you have any Audio Enhancements (e.g. reverb, echo, etc)?

    Post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.

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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       18 Oct 2017 #3

    I've disabled audio enhancements and tried changing audio formats, but the problem persists.

    I spent two days looking for a solution and I tried literally everything.

    The best I can do is explain the problem a bit further.

    Basically when audio is played on the PC there's a pop right at the beginning. Playing/pausing a video whether it's a local file or a Youtube video does the same thing (happens randomly). I made sure it's not a hardware problem by trying my Schiit stack on both my laptop and PC. After that I tried both the onboard audio of my laptop and PC. They both had the same problem. I even reinstalled windows just in case, but that didn't help. This started 3 days ago and I'm really confused and trying to figure out what is causing this. You can check out what I wrote in the thread at the beginning of the list of things I tried.

    Here's a pic of what you asked, and thanks again for replying!

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  4.    18 Oct 2017 #4

    With what you have done/tried I would suspect possibly an App is causing it. Have you updated any apps lately?
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  5.    18 Oct 2017 #5

    Nothing wrong with your audio IMO. Mine does the same thing on the video you posted. However, if pops and clicks happen on YouTube videos (during scrubbing or skipping) or soundcloud or local music playback, or video game then I have an issue.
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  6.    19 Oct 2017 #6

    I have the exact same problem and it seems like we are not the only one.
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  7.    19 Oct 2017 #7

    Hi Fai9al023
    Please try uninstall audio drivers, then download and install these drivers:
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