Quote Originally Posted by Chewi View Post
Not that it excuses PulseAudio but on Gentoo, my Minecraft package builds the dependencies from source and as such, OpenAL will use PulseAudio directly if you wish. I have definitely not heard any pops.
Same here. In fact, the only time I've ever had the problem was with Skype. And that's likely more due to Skype than pulse.