^ I did the same exact thing. I thought it was a defect, returned it and got a new one. Same problem. If you change the settings in Audio -> Preset from Maxxsense to any other settings. You'll be good bro.
unfortunately that doesnt change anything 😕
crackling noise is still there. I got a Dell technician comming today, maybe he can fix it.
true...yea mine still crackles as well. let me know what the technician says! I would love to fix this problem
Righ-click speaker icon on the taskbar and click on troubleshoot sound problems. It should sort it out, it worked for me. And make sure nothing is ticked in enhancements.
I've had the same issue (Inspiron 11 3158) - and it fixed by setting at the Dell Audio control panel - set the audio quality to 24Bit/48Khz or 16Bit/48Khz.
it seems the MaxxAudio software can't process 96Khz and 192Khz at real time properly.
Or, you can completely disable all enhancement at speaker properties -> enhancement -> tick the "disable all enhancement"