New user. I’ve been using brave for about a week. I love it except for this issue. There was an older post about this, but it was closed. This problem appears to be quite old and still remains.
At first I thought the crackling and popping was just bad audio recordings. But just now while listening to music on youtube, I heard the noises on every song. I switched to firefox and no crackling and popping.
This is a MAJOR issue. I hope it’s only affecting a small subset of users. For me it makes the browser unusable for consuming media.