Does the sound skip or become "choppy" when you are watching YouTube videos or listen to music with Google Music in Chrome, and do other things on your computer? I have a pretty slow work computer, and was frustrated that I couldn't listen to my streaming music and work in Auto Cad, or any other programs without terrible skipping.
While playing around, I discovered that by disabling the PPAPI Flash plugin fixed this issue and had no effect to my Flash performance (except vast improvement). I'm not sure if this issue occurs in other browsers, but disabling this may help with them too.
Step 1: Go to Chrome plugin settings
In the address bar type "chrome://plugins" without quotes.
Click on the "+" beside Details, this will show all components of each plugin.