Well... I have just cranked my Volume in my Speaker and i could hear faint cracklin sounds But the strange thing is, it crackles as i do stuffs on my PC. he he he... like when i "Scroll the mouse"... or click something on windows, it gives a faint crackle... you can say, a lil crackle everytime i do something... or else silenceeee Is that normal ? the Card in question is "Creative Live series" bye... hope the Q makes some sense !!! lol... Mike here.