I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLdmMSQNvWA .

I've tried the solutions here: Skype and VLC sounds sizzle/distorted/bad and Wine sound is played way too fast and crackles horribly as well as looking through the Arch wiki for a few common troubleshooting tips but with no luck.

  • have you found any solution for the problem? – kurp Jul 2 '16 at 21:51

I found an answer that worked for me with a similar issue.

Changing default-fragment-size-msec to 5 instead of the default 25 in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf (on Ubuntu 16.04, at least) and restarting the PulseAudio daemon helped fix the issue for my needs. Might be worth a shot if you haven't found another solution yet.

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