Default Newest software update: Sound Problems


I'm using stock Sony software/ROM on my Tablet Z. When I use Spotify or Google Play Music the music skips and distorts. Does anyone else have this problem? Any idea how or if it can be fixed? It really ruins the experience of music for me. Do custom ROMs for this device have the same issue? Are there any ROMs that for sure don't have it if so?

Really appreciate any help on this folks.