Have any of you encountered this before, by any chance? If nothing is played through speakers for 5 seconds, the next time a sound is played there is a delay. This, as you can imagine, is the most annoying thing ever with a screen reader. I'm told that visually, the display doesn't dim, and it seems like keystrokes go through just fine, there's just a one second delay before I get audio feedback through my screen reader about anything that happened. This is what makes me think it's specifically an audio problem rather than the computer going into some kind of power saver mode.
It's not that the first second of audio is cut out either, the full message plays, just after a delay.
Nothing I could find anywhere in settings seems to have anything to do with this, and technical support had no clue what I was talking about so I figured I'd ask here in case any of you have had to deal with it.
It's a new Dell XPS 13, with an 8th gen I7 and 16 Gigs of RAM, so I refuse to believe it's just the computer being slow.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.