So I have recently purchased the NFB 11.32.
I am using foobar2000 with the audio Gd Kernal Streaming as output. This seems to work better than the VIA ASIO for whatever reason. Also seems to be working better than the optical too, where i was getting some cracks and pops, but I think that was due to the on board sound. Also got even more when using a X-Fi, but that is the X-Fi's problem not the NFB 11.32. I plan on picking up a Xonar DG to output optical to the nfb 11.32 for dolby headphone support.
I have m-Audio BX5 D2 monitors hooked up to the DAC output and my headphones plugged into the headphone port. Whenever I play audio out of the headphones the speakers seem to also pick up the audio, so it looks like the signal is leaking. Is there any way to prevent this or do I have to power off my speakers every time I decide to switch to headphones?
Also I have been wondering...
There were several small cables and jumpers in a bag along with an IC in styrofoam that were shipped along with the NFB 11.32 what are these for?
As far as it getting hot:
Yes it does get hot, but never when it is not powered on and not to the point of burning my hand. It is 40C outside and in the summer here, but I have the AC in my house running. i have left my hand on there for a minute after having used the nfb 11.32 all day with no problems.
The biggest issues I am having it that the audio at the start of a song seems to be clipped in that the first couple of seconds are not present, this isnt always the case but happens fairly regularly. Also it has a quick pop every time I change songs, is there a way to fix these issues?