tyebillion wrote: ⤴
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:45 pm
I recorded this sound problem internally using "Audio Recorder" and the crunchy popping sound is present upon playback. Suggesting this is a software / driver problem rather than faulty speakers, although it could be a hardware problem with the computers sound.
Good to make a test rather than assume.
Could the sound be a CPU glitch? I'd describe that as a "gap" or "stutter", but who knows? You're more likely to get that if you're using a software EQ and/or pulseaudio is doing frequency conversions in software.
After I replaced a primitive onboard audio with a basic "Sound Blaster", I ditched (uninstalled) pulseaudio and never looked back because the SB can do what I used pulseaudio for, namely "record what you hear", frequency conversion and multiple sound input (mix).
If you want to test if pulse is the culprit, you can disable it and run chrome(/ium) using just alsa.
(FWIW, how to run firefox w/o pulseaudio: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=257818
Or you can uninstall pulseaudio, reboot and use ALSA directly that way; you might need to check some audio settings. If you need pulse back, just reinstall it.