If your audio has a bad case of the snap-crackle-pops, here are a few steps to troubleshoot the problem.
What to Do If Your Headphones or Speakers Sound Terrible
Are you getting muffled, crackling, or distorted sounds when you try to listen to music on your phone or PC? Here's how to clean up your audio troubles, whether it's a hardware problem, a software bug, or a driver quirk. Plus we've got the best headphones and speakers we've tested, in case you're ready for an upgrade.