Hmm, I wonder what to do, I'm really going in circles atm.
I still have a bit issues with popping/buzzing, a bit more than I'd like, if I lower the volume on ZO I can almost eliminate it (mostly just the popping remains) but I also happen to think ZO sounds best with volume MAXED and then lowering the volume on the audio source until suitable levels. However with ZO maxed the EMI/static interference will be heard the most and it's a bit too much for me to withstand on this Extreme6 board.
So should I like try another board just in sake for hoping that EMI will be lower or is there some possible fixes for this or what should I do... I am slightly interested in MSI GD65 Gaming board too no doubt featuring a KillerNIC onboard too and ALC1150 solution coupled with another opamp than ASRock's. However maybe it's these opamps that adds too much noise? Maybe I should invest in an opamp-less ALC1150 solution? ASUS, Gigabyte...
Decisions decisions.... I don't really feel like circulating through all mobos just to find one that offers me satisfying-low EMI interference. I'm also satisfied with how the current one sounds but the bass isn't portrayed as dynamically if the ZO volume isn't maxed, in fact I feel overall the sound gets more dynamic with ZO maxed and that's why I'd like to keep it maxed for best result. :P
Do some1 measure onboard chip "EMI noise"? I'd kill for a list that lists "EMI noise level" comparison for different boards!
EDIT: What about: http://us.hardware.info/productinfo/benchmarks/1/motherboards?products=186949&specId=1552&tcId=47
(would you want high or low, as there's no description of what noise level here is meant but I guess it's the usual of how loud it can go before distortion kicks in or the alike) I guess this is just a different matter which isn't interesting for me. Well measuring EMI interference is probably a bit hard lol.Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 7/17/13 at 3:45am