When im listening to music on spotify, ill get these crackles and pop sounds that ruins the listening experince. I get these on pretty much every song. this doesnt happen on anyweb broswers, but I did check and it is happeninbg on iTunes.
Ive tried, reinstalling, updating audio drivers, and switching to high quality streaming. Nothing has worked.
Could you also check if it happens in some local media player like VLC or Windows Media Player?
I suggest you to try:
1. going to your Power Options. Select Balanced or High Performance, and then click 'Change plan settings' and find 'Change Advanced Power Settings'. I recommend checking the processor power management and set it to 100%. I've also disabled selective USB suspend (under USB), and set Wireless adapter to max performance.
2. Going to your Sound settings. Make sure you've disabled the Sound Enhancements.
I recommend firing up Resource Monitor and observing the CPU usage for a bit, whilst Spotify or iTunes is playing. Processes that hog CPU a lot may cause pops and crackles in the audio playback.
Let me know how it goes 🙂
Sometimes it doesnt happen and sometimes it does after complettly reinstalling any drivers, and with the power options there wasnt a major difference.
Nothing is really affecting my CPU usages as I have a i7 6700k, and it can handle most things.
I was thinking it might be the latest windows update that may have affected something.
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