iPad Pro 12.9 5th Gen Pops Sound Distortion

Hi everyone,
Just picked up a 5th Gen iPad Pro and I'm getting popping sounds when playing back HD channels on a HDRHomeRun Dual Tuner.

Is anyone else seeing this? The same tuner is playing back fine on the Channels App on iPhone and previously on the 3rd Gen iPad Pro. It also plays back fine on the HDHomeRun iOS App. It's just Channels that's having these sound distortions.

Suspect it's a M1 chip issue with the 5th Gen iPad Pro.

Does it happen all the time or only when a notification comes in and plays a sound?

It happens randomly, all the time, on every TV channel. There is no notification happening.
But only on the iPad Pro 5th Gen.
I can have the same channel running simultaneously on other iOS devices and there are no pops on any other device.

Does changing Settings > Playback > Advanced > Audio Driver help?

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I will give the experimental setting a try and will advise.

Hey Aman - setting the audio to Experimental has reduced the popping sound.
Hope that helps you debug the issue.

Same iPad, same issue. Experimental seems to reduce on my end as well

Same issue. Changing the audio driver seems to have cleared up the issue.

I just bought a new 2021 iPad Pro and noticed the choppy/popping audio immediately. I came to this forum to find out why and I'll have to try changing that audio driver.