When i listen to flac's with my Fiio E10 set to 24 bit/96k Hz, there is a very audible crackling sound that persist for maybe the first 10-15 secs of a song (and goes away after that even when I rewind the song back to the beginning). However, this crackling goes away when I downgrade is to 24 bit/ 48K hz.
Anyone know why this? How much sound quality am I losing by moving down to 48Khz?
Although this only seems to happen when I play the flacs using VLC. The crackling at 24/96 appears to go away when I use Foobar.
As a further complication, it appears that all flac's that i have are 16/44.1. Is it bad if I am setting my E10 DAC at 24/96? Does it upsample it from its native bitrate or something?
Edited by jamesino - 4/14/12 at 8:22am