Alright, so I've found answers to this all over the internet but none of them seem to work for me so here we go:
I purchased a new pc last month with the following specs: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/HsN2GT6LtZqwt1My6IKmenl
Whenever I have a media player open, the sound is crisp and clear but the moment I open a second application (net browser/game/etc.) I get a horrible and consistent pop and crackle noise. I've tried different HDMI cords, bitrates, updated all of my drivers and nothing works. I'm pretty much at my wits end. From what I've gathered online, the fault is that the audio and video both share the same HDMI cable. What do you think?