I tried 16/44, still clips. My volume was already at 0% on Windows. Remember, I'm simply transporting data from the G6 to the optical out the Modi. Volume level doesn't affect the optical out. Even connecting the headphones directly to the G6 and lowering volume to minimal levels, you can hear the clipping. It's only fixed by lowering the music program volume, which means possible information loss. AT least if all I had was the G6 set to 5/7 channel. Again, if I set it to 2 channel, it doesn't matter if the music program is at 100%, it'll be fine. Anyways, issue is resolved. Just set the G6 to 2 channel when listening to music files. Considering I always go to the G6's software to turn spdif to direct when not gaming (direct = no processing), doing one extra step of moving back to 2 channel takes a little half a second. It's all in the same window.