Recently upgraded to GNOME v3.38 and noticed there are frequent random pops coming from my speakers (as if the driver is being reloaded) and the volume randomly resets to about 30%. Both events (the pops and the lowering of the volume) do not always coincide.
Some things I’ve tried:
Re-installed pulseaudio and pulseaudio volume control.
Upgraded to Kernel 5.9.3-1