I'm having a weird issue happening, and I'm hoping that someone else may have a solution.
I recently purchased a FiiO E9K and E17 for my desktop (well, the E17 is also for portable use) and I really like them. Strangely, though, every now and then all I will hear coming from my headphones is a static hiss after I press play on my music (or sometimes even a system noise).
Stopping and restarting the music (not pause, stop) cures the issue, but it's still a jarring surprise every time it happens when I'm wearing the headphones.
This happens in all sounds, and the source does not seem to matter. I can't replicate the issue on command, but it seems like it happens is there are too many sounds playing at once, or something.
The USB cable from the E9K is plugged into a powered USB hub (which may be my problem right there) because it wasn't quite long enough to reach my tower and be in the location I wanted it to be.
Does anyone know if the hub is the cause? I will move things around a bit and see if I can get it plugged into my PC. I originally got the hub because it seemed like one or more of the USB ports on my motherboard was being flakey. Currently only my keyboard and mouse are plugged into it.