NECO-Soundlab V.2 portable Aug 26, 2010 2:06:35 GMT
Post by elysion on Aug 26, 2010 2:06:35 GMT
Looking for a better and higher quality soundcard after replacment, because of the faulty behringer uca 202 soundcard.Sound is beautiful and smooth but produces crackling and popping and it goes back to germany fuhr thomann:).
I have three UCA222 (very similar to UCA202) and have no problems with them. My UCA222's are only used with OSX. AFAIK rainman uses his UCA222 with Windows XP. Have you tested the UCA202 with other computers or operating systems? In theory, a possibility for that crackling could be a problem with the device driver.
Also note that the Neco Portable V2 will begin with crackling when the rechargeable battery has not enough power left for correct operation of the Neco amp. The lower the available power in the battery is, the more crackling you will get. This sort of crackling disappears instantly after a good recharge of the battery or if you are listening with the wallwart plugged-in.
Of course, maybe you are right and your UCA202 is a faulty unit. Good you have a warranty.
I really like a combo of HD650, Neco Portable V2 and UCA222 (+OSX). I've got great results. The forgiving nature of the nature of the HD650's is the reason why I don't hear any flaws of the UCA222. If I use the UCA222 with my K702's and a Neco Mosfet V2, then I miss some of the resolution that my FCA202 FireWire interface has. I don't hear as much difference with the HD650's.