Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
All of the good soundcards I've owned don't have any such problems, that I've experienced. They are (in order of sound quality, in stock form):
RME Digi 96/8 PAD
M-Audio Delta 410
Actually, I know what the problem is - it's iTunes. I'm not a big fan of the foobar interface and winamp does some weird stuff to the output from my Prodigy - basically upsampling all my files to 192Khz during playback to make them all sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks on speed (haven't tried the latest edition of Winamp to see if it's been corrected, but the last time I tried Winamp, it lagged so much it was unusable on my system. When I run iTunes (v. 4.2), I hear pops and clicks on my Prodigy. Winamp doesn't do it and foobar doesn't do it, but the resampling issue makes Winamp unusable on my system. The pops and clicks also happened with my Chaintech too when I had it (although I have a new one again for comparison purposes).