Were you at max or near max volume? It was still pretty clear for me. You can also try with Xbox music...
The good thing is that with the update, I don't need to go that loud, but I believe that was why they reduced the volume in the first place was to fix the crackle/ distortion. Makes me wonder what was accomplished...
My speaker volume has dropped like crazy. My iPad mini is way louder.
On the other hand... if I have headphones on.. 50% volume is CRAZY loud.
I'm still getting audio ticks when a new song starts. There has to be big problems with the audio drivers.
I actually wonder if there is problems with the speakers too.. and they tried to cover it up by making them quieter.
Whatever the case.. ī hope they fix the audio ticks/crackle..