My little Asus X202E has worked beautifully as a dual boot (Ubuntu 13.04 - 13.10 & Win8) machine. However, after nearly a year of owning it, I cannot seem to get some of the audio issues with it settled!
Primarily, the difficulty lies with skype, which is essential for international communication.
Output audio is no problem.
Input is an issue!
The skype/microphone will pick up clapping or shouts (results in spiked garbled crackling), but nothing else.
Incidentally, the problem is the same recording in Audacity.
I have tried what was suggested here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2121812 "sound settings and set the optimal level and disabled the auto level option in skype"
What else can I try?