Using Roon 1.3 (build 234) on Mac as my client and audio endpoint.
Using the same version as my Core on Ubuntu Linux (no physical audio devices).
All works great via Airplay and Roon Bridge devices, never a hiccup.
When I’m streaming audio to my Macbook or Bluetooth headphones, Roon can be fairly unreliable, cutting out from time to time with a message like ‘the audio file was loading too slowly’.
Most of the time hitting play causes the music to play just fine. Sometimes though (1/10 perhaps) I get an absolutely ear splitting bit of digital static. It’s loud enough that I have to tear the headphones off my head and loud enough that everyone in the room turned to look for the location of the noise.
Unsure if it’s damaged my headphones, but it’s certainly the loudest sound I’ve ever played through them.
I’ve had this happen with the following end points:
- Bose QuietComfort 35 (twice)
- Sony MDR-1000X (several times)
- Macbook Internal Speakers (once)
I actually had the logs outputting and was able to reproduce the problem with the Bose headphones and Internal speaker.