My AudioBox USB 96 is frequently crackling like a campfire when playing back audio. This includes studio use for Ableton Live 10, or even when using Spotify on my computer. I have tried reducing all CPU usage, configuring settings for latency, and reinstalling drivers. I am running ASIO drivers at 128 samples and 44.1 khz sample rate.
My computer is a brand new PC I built with 8 cores and 16 GB of RAM. I have five fans cooling it, and when using Serum it only reaches a maximum CPU usage of 45%. It's definitely not the PC overloading.