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The problem is that I cannot use optical with my device. When I connect with optical and then select my optical output, I get what can only be described as a crackling noise in ONLY the left ear. When I switch the audio in windows back to the USB connection to the mixamp, the crackling persists, until I unplug the Optical from the mixamp.
I currently have no sound cards, I'm using onboard audio. asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z87PLUS/
The mixamp using dolby technology, which from the research I've done my board supports. I currently have all updated drivers, the asus board uses realtek audio for it's drivers, but let it be noted I had the same problem before I had installed the realtek drivers from asus's site. I'm heading to a friends in the next few days who i know has a working optical setup, too ensure it's not something with my board. ANy advice or info would be greatly appreciated! Been at this for about 2 weeks now, and the USB sound just isn't cutting it.