0 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2013 7:41 PM by Rob de Jonge
Rob de Jonge Level 3 Level 3 (510 points)

For a few months now, I've had an FiiO Olympus E-10 USB headphone amp. The reason for getting it was convenience; it allows me to just unplug the Thunderbolt cable from my MacBook Air and leave my headphones hooked up to the Thunderbolt Display through the E-10. The audio quality is actually quite good, but for some reason I get an audible click every time audio stops.


  • When a system sound has finished playing, there is a click
  • When I pause a YouTube video or when it ends, there is a click
  • When I play music from iTunes and a track pauses or ends, there is a click.


It's really quite annoying.


Additional data points :


  • When I have the headphones connected to my audio jack on the MBA, the click does not happen.
  • When I have another pair of headphones connected to the E-10, the click also happens.
  • No specific drivers were installed to support the device. None are available on the manufacturers site either.


In my view, all of the above appears to point towards a hardware issue.


Any similar experience?

Any thoughts on how to resolve it without buying a new device?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), 2GHz i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD