To begin with :- Updates your BIOS to the last : https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/BIOS/ROG-STRIX-Z690-F-GAMING-WIFI-ASUS-0811.ZIP
- Updates your Realtek USB Audio Firmware to the last (to run as admin) : https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/01AUDIO/USB_Audio_FW_Update_Tool_VID0B05_2021-11-25_ASUS.zip
In a second time :You have an ASUS ROG SS3|DTS Sound Unbound motherboard with ALC408x codec, so :
You need Realtek USB Audio Drivers (UAD - ASUS ROG SS3-DTS MB) Gen2 from the first post of this thread : [DRIVERS] Realtek USB Audio (MB | Intel 5xx/6xx & AMD 5xx/6xx/TRX40).
Follow scrupulously your CLEANUP process then your INSTALL process, for the next drivers packages that I would release, you will can directly follow your UPDATE process.
Also :- Check that Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer is disabled : Sonic Studio III > Record Studio > Virtual Mixer > Virtual Mixer : Off
- Check that the Enhance audio/Signal Enhancements setting is enabled (otherwise your audio effects will not work) :
Right click on sound icon tray > Audio settings > Click on your audio output/input devices to enter in their Properties :
Right click on sound icon tray > Sound > Playback/Recording tab > Click on your audio playback/recording devices > Properties > Advanced tab :
I have the same problem. Started early May this year, after doing a lot of changes to get up the FPS ing games. Maybe a coincidence, but I noticed it after starting Spotify, wich was acting weird and sending the audio to other devices connected to the wifi network. Have tried everything to fix it, including reinstalling windows. Strange thing is: if I disconnect the power cable, I get the sound on logo - both times if comes twice - but not after the laptop has started.