So funny enough the one thing that isn’t working on my new Ryzen build is my Soundblaster Z card, and that appears to be more of a Windows 10 issue than a mobo/pci issue. Then I went to the onboard motherboard audio drivers which is advertised as being really awesome and isolated and able to drive high impedence cans. But I was getting a lot of latency leading to cracks and pops and noise. I’ve maybe narrowed it to, of all things, my 3D Connexion mouse which tends to cause issues in general when I let it idle and then start using it again. But was not entirely satisfied with that and don’t feel like chasing that ghost.
So I bought an external DAC/Amp from Schiit, and I’m no longer giving a single fuck about computer noise, either aural or electrical. Mostly because the Schiit Stack is blowing my ears out of my head with the knob at 12:00.