I am have been a windows user since I remember. I recently moved to m1 macbooks (air) after the rave reviews. Only problem is my mac’s right side’s speaker sounds distorted for a second and then stops working. Until I restart it.

Please tell me a solution. Because I want to keep the things i am doing and put apple on sleep so i can continue the next day or whatever.

This restarting business is time consuming.

Fyi I already tried reinstalling the OS, stopping coreaudiod and starting again.

Thanks in advance.

  • Take it back to the shop where you bought it.
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 4, 2021 at 12:44
  • But is it a software issue or a hardware issue? Dec 4, 2021 at 13:22
  • Simple first test for hardware/software issue - apple.stackexchange.com/a/191511/85275 [ignore all the later arguing about 'magnetism' ;)
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 4, 2021 at 13:37
  • Just did,turns out it’s a software problem because crackling is gone. But the speaker stopping persists, only restarting fixes it fora while. Any fixes for that? Dec 4, 2021 at 14:17
  • So the affected speaker swaps to the left? In that case, if it's software, you have to start from the very bottom. Start with a new admin account to eliminate things only on your account… then safe boot. If you have any 3rd party audio plugins/routers/effects of any kind, check if they could be responsible, uninstall if necessary.
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 4, 2021 at 15:54

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