1st Gen Focusrite 2i2 distortion

So when i change the audio output to my focusrite the sound is very distorted. I’ve set it up on device set up and the VST connections. When i hit pause it sounds like there’s feedback even though i play it at the lowest volume to not break my monitors.
It’s fine through my laptop speakers and through my laptops headphone jack. I can plug my KRK’s directly into my laptop but i obviously would like to listen through my Focusrite’s.

Has anyone had this issue? Can anyone help?

Set up: Macbook pro 2010
1st gen focusrite 2i2
Cubase 6
KRK Rokit 6s