Very odd. After following the above steps to troubleshoot my E17, it worked fine for the rest of the night. Before I went to bed, I turned my E17 off and put my laptop on sleep mode.
So I wake up today and do some internet browsing on my laptop. After about an hour, I decide to listen to some music through iTunes. I turn on my E17 and the sound is crackling and distorted just like it was yesterday, only today the settings are correct.
Supported formats - none
Sample rates - 44.1, 96.0
Levels - all 100
Enhancements - none (none even listen in settings)
Default format - 24/44.1
Exclusive mode - both enabled
What the heck.
16/44.1KHz please. 24 bit may cause a problem depending on file, computer, software, hardware etc.
Try the E17 on another computer please.
Can you use Foobar with WASAPI to play audio?