Hi all. I have the latest and greatest (?) upgrades:
DAC Version Mark II:2.4.4
I play ordinary CD rip (16/44.1). Some tracks sound like my headphones are full of sand. It sounds like tiny sand particles bump into membranes producing faint cracks. When I play the same track on my Mackbook with the same headphones it sounds perfectly clean and smooth. The same “sandy” sound happens when I play it on PWD over Bridge and over USB, no difference at all. I did try a lot of tests with different tracks. Some tracks are affected more, some less. In rare cases I don’t hear any problems at all. Any clues, folks? Is my PWD defective? Any way to reset it back to factory defaults? Thank you.