Just purchased the XPS 15 9570 and it has a major issue with audio right away.
There are 2 types of distortion, crackling (something like when there is a bad connection between audio cable and device) and it continues for like 10 seconds, sometimes longer. I guess it happens when the
CPU gets higher but chrome with Spotify is enough which is a joke. And then there are glitches(hard to explain the sound differently) which happens mostly when playing video, either youtube or from a hard drive. It feels like it can't handle it.
I've read that I should switch in between Windows Sony for Headphones and off in Spatial sound, that doesn't help. I also updated the audio Realtek drivers, glitches visited me in the first seconds of listening Spotify.
They don't happen all the time, but enough to raise rage in me.
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Thanks for posting. Apologies that your system is not performing as expected.
If you haven't already done so, please run a systems diagnostics to check for hardware issues. Please press F12 at startup or run Dell SupportAssist. Make a note of any error messages encountered and post back. If there are none, it could indicate either a software or driver issue.
Some users have reported success by uninstalling all the audio drivers, then rebooting the system so that the native Microsoft drivers reload, then reinstalling the Realtek drivers from the Drivers and Download page.
Here is information from the Dell knowledge base you may find helpful:
Thank you for your message. I apologize for the inconvenience caused & I will be glad to assist you with this.
Open device manager – expand sound & video- right click on the audio driver & click on uninstall (check the box that says delete driver) restart the computer & check if the issue is seen with the native driver.
Open task manager- startup tab – disable all options including the anti-virus & restart the computer.
What is the BIOS Support assist version installed?
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I have this exact same issue which can only be fixed be reinstalling audio driver then restarting the computer...this quite a big workaround and I would like a fix for this especially since my laptop cost me £2000... I do not expect this with a high-end laptop
I have the same issue (8570H 512gb, 16gb, 4k). It is very aggravating to put up with this. Slightest amount of load and the audio just goes to garbage - crackling, popping, scratching. Disgusting for such an expensive laptop especially when my XPS 9530 was pretty much flawless in that department with much better speakers as well.
So far the moderator from Dell has been trying to help me and it has gone only worse. I uninstalled the audio drivers and installed them back on. And whatever else he told me to do, the problem is still there. Also, he stopped replying me now. Now I can't even watch a video on Youtube. I'll attach photos taken from my phone because the printscreen function didn't work as well. The screen went black for a few seconds after just opening Chrome then I played a video on Youtube, after pressing fullscreen you'll see what happens in images added, also when going back to Youtube from tab where I'm writing this.
Looks like I should send it back and buy something else because this is a joke, not a working station so far. Also won't be able to work at all while getting a different laptop.
I've got the exact same issue, after searching online best solution I found was to restart the audio service. I wrote a super basic batch exe to do it easily. See link below.