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This is a pretty weird issue that has been going on for awhile. My speakers will randomly start crackling while playing audio, and after a few minutes the sound gradually fades until nothing can be heard anymore.

Plugging in headphones and then immediately removing them seems to fix the problem, but it'll still occur later at some arbitrary time. I don't use headphones often enough to know whether or not the same crackling/fading would occur through them if given enough time.

Uninstalling and reinstalling the Xonar DG driver also fixes the problem, but again, it'll just happen again later anyway.

Think RMAing the Xonar DG would be worthwhile?
    
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Are you sure it's the soundcard and not the speakers themselves? Does it happen with headphones too? Did you disable the headphone amplifier when using speakers? If you're sure it's the card, you could also try using the Uni Xonar drivers.
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I can fix it by plugging in a pair of headphones and immediately unplugging them, but turning my speakers off and on has no effect. That makes me think the sound card is the problem.
    
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Try the Uni drivers if you haven't already. They tend to fix a lot of minor problems with the stock drivers. If that doesn't work, then contact ASUS and see about RMA'ing the card, because there may be an electrical issue inside the card.
     
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