Choppy audio when using zoom

Having an issue with audio...

I don't use my MOBO's built-in DAC, but I've always used an external one. No matter which interface I use, it seems to always have the following issue. Whenever I am streaming from YouTube, using VLC, or listening to Spotify, the audio is perfect. However, when I switch to a "calling" program such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype or FaceTime, the audio will initially work well, but then get progressively choppier. It sounds like a bitrate issue, but even when I change the buffer size and rate in Audio MIDI preferences, the issue fixes for a while, but then returns to being choppy after a few minutes. The issue is the same with any audio production/recording software which kinda defeats the purpose.

As all my university courses are online, this is extremely irritating and I find myself dialing in to my meetings on my phone, which is fine, but less than ideal.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Build Details:

  • ZD170X-UD3
  • Intel i7-6700K LGA1151 Processor
  • 32GB ram
  • Radeon RX 580
submitted by /u/NotAReplicant2659
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