Originally Posted by daerron
The only screeches I have been able to reproduce was when I was listening to audio and then tried to playback a video thereafter. For example if I stop the audio I was listening and then try to start playing the video, the audio feed in the video would make a screeching sound. I'm not sure why it does that? I also sometimes hear popping noises when another audio source tries to access the card. Apart from that it is a fantastic product!
To Lily, haven't had any problems with Skype on my machine.
This is precisely the problem I have encountered.
Just had my first experience with the loud screeching noise today.
I was listening through JRiver Media Center using ASIO and clicked on a HD Youtube video to leave it loading. I stopped the Media Center reproduction and as soon as I clicked play on Youtube I got a ridiculously loud screech on my left side. It lasted for a half second.
I tried to reproduce it by following the same steps, but I couldn't.
I am using the latest official drivers. I don't know if switching to the Unified Xonar drivers could do me any good, since I've already had problems with them.
As far as support from Asus goes, I'd stay away from Xonar soundboards and choose the DAC approach. I am even seriously considering selling mine and getting a Fiio7 + Fiio9 bundle. Same prince range, and better sound quality.
Edited by henriquerp - 1/1/12 at 2:45pm