This issue seems to occur when using PulseAudio
If this option enables sound but causes sound suttering or performance drops, try the following:
3. Save the changes
Where the digits for card and device need to replaced with the values for the soundcard you are actually using.
You can find these values by running aplay -l.
So for an output like this:
$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog]
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
You would use card 0 and device 0.
If both options above haven't helped you may want to try this:
Some audio drivers don't play well with Pulseaudio's Glitch-free Feature, e.g. Creative X-Fi cards.
To switch from newer schedule to older interrupt-based audio processing:
load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0