I recently completed a fresh install of Fedora 34. Since then I get a pop noise when I first initiate something with sound. Anything else involving audio immediately after is fine. However, if I let the system rest for a bit and resume anything with audio I get the initial pop again.
Is this a pipewire issue? Does Fedora 34 use pipewire by default in a fresh install? If not, how would I initiate pipewire to see if the problem goes away?
I was having this issue a few years ago in PopOS and found out it was a Gnome bug. My fix then was to add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
options snd-hda-intel power_save=0 power_save_controller=N
Thanks in advance.