Sorry for the late reply guys, i switched ISPs, had net problems :/
Solace, It does sound somewhat like that, i have isolated the problem to my headphones (Plantronics 780). I found something that works for now, but causes a new problem:
- Uninstall All Headphone Drivers
- Insert USB Headphones into USB 3.0 Slot
- Sound crackling should be gone, but you can not use 7.1 Surround (which comes with headphones).
- Introduces a new problem. Sound will randomly cut out.
fireberd, will not close the thread yet. I have requested a warranty replacement, i still wish to find if it is my paticular set of Headphones or if it's the brand/drivers.