I've recently set up a new system with MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard however the first issue I've encountered was that the sound was crackling.
I've fixed that by updating the kernel to 3.16.3
Now the issue I have is that the sound is really silent on every output(audio jack, usb). Here are the things I've tried.
Checking Alsamixer: Checking KDE audio/video settings and pulse.
Before trying to fix modprobe.h/alsa-base.conf by adding:
options snd-hda-intel vid=8086 pid=8ca0 snoop=0
to fix the crackling. (full alsa-base.conf here: http://paste.kde.org/p2mzluohd)
Am I missing something here? I have everything on 100% but it sounds like 20% on windows on every output (I've tried logitech speakers via generic audio jack, sony headphones via generic audio jack and logitech g930 headset via usb).