Crackling Audio

I’ve been running EndeavourOS for at least a year on my desktop, I update weekly and recently I’m noticing audio is really getting crackly. My speakers and amp appear fine, I checked connections and it sounds more like a software issue. I’ve heard similar crackling when running Linux on the X13s ARM laptop and that was totally software based.

Any ideas on how to diagnose or fix this issue?

[pzc@vm-station]$ pactl info
Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Library Protocol Version: 35
Server Protocol Version: 35
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 574
Tile Size: 65472
User Name: pch
Host Name: vm-station
Server Name: PulseAudio (on PipeWire 1.0.4)
Server Version: 15.0.0
Default Sample Specification: float32le 2ch 48000Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_12_00.4.3.analog-stereo
Default Source: alsa_output.pci-0000_12_00.4.3.analog-stereo.monitor
Cookie: 10f4:5b2d

I’m no expert but I’ve found this

Might the be what you are experiencing?

There are more topics with people hearing crackling sounds, but they are about using wine or lutris.

Thanks for that, true it might be a return from sleep issue. Still testing :slight_smile: