Ok long story short I have a VAC (Virtual Audio Cable) and VSTHost setup on my laptop to bypass the default Windows sound driver and Realtek HD software.
The problem: If I am watching a video via VLC, music via Foobar2000, Netflix, or playing a game on Facebook the audio will get static and stutter if I open another browser window. Ive been trying to figure out how to get rid of this issue before I do a headphone review to eliminate any false information.
The setup specs:
I have created 1 VAC with the following parameters:
Sample Rate between 44100 and 48000
Bits Per Sample between 8 and 16
7-Milliseconds per interupt
1-2 Number of channels range
Cable Format - Stream Format
No volume control
Connected Source Lines - Line
Clock Correction - 100%
Gets input from the Direct Sound Line 1 (VAC Line)
Outputs to Direct Sound (Realtek HD Audio ports)
Sample Rate: 44100
Buffer: 882 samples (50 b/s)
Eletric-Q is the only plugin in use between input and output and the EQ curve is set to flat for troubleshooting.