The odd part is Pandora working without changing anything at all (settings, USB cable, USB port, Bifrost power outlet). Using default windows drivers would be pointless, because the whole reason I have the Omni is for surround processing.
I haven't gotten to try out the K612 yet, this DAC issue is bugging me and both my LIVE and PSN subscriptions ran out yesterday. I'm gonna see how the PS4 likes having an iPod (loaded with high bitrate or "lossless" files) plugged in and try playing stereo out to the Bifrost. Then, I'll try the K612 after orienting to the DAC change with my Q701 reference.
One nice thing to say: even though there are static futzzes, even though I can't stay focused on the DAC audio quality, I could still tell that there was a positive difference to audio quality. Not a game-changer like my first upgrade from average ~$50 headphones to my first fully circumaural headphone, nor like having surround sound, so not the greatest value like those were, but there is an improvement and it's obviously not my imagination, so that's good
True, I was mentioning it as a way to help check if it's a driver issue with the Omni.
Hope you enjoy it and all goes well with iPod and PS4. I personally use my K612 as my reference because it's so linear. Do you know when you expect to get an RCA to RCA cable?
Hopefully you will be able to figure out how much of upgrade it is once you get the static eliminated. No upgrade is quite as big as the first decent full-size headphone.