Headphone audio distorting until pulseaudio volume control is launched

My USB headphones are acting extremely weirdly; they occasionally just get really distorted; generally after pausing and resuming audio, and it won’t go away until i launch pulseaudio volume control or unplug and replug them. what can i do to make them work consistantly?


Otherwise, open a terminal and run this command:

journalctl -f

Then wait for the problem to occur and see if any searchable errors are written to the journal.