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maybe related?

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/get-sound-working-in-skype-with-ubuntu.html#disqus_thread

Pulse audio 4.0
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If you want the best audio quality you can possibly get (assuming someone helps you with getting the hardware in ALSA and such figured out; I assume you've tried fixing it in alsamixer) then see the link in my sig to basically get the "best" (it seems so to me) sound quality you can get with pulseaudio installed.

EDIT: Nevermind it's cut from my sig so I'll leave the link

http://www.overclock.net/t/1371270/have-pulseaudio-installed-want-the-best-sound-you-can-get-with-it-try-this

This helped the audio play back issue, sounds quite a bit better streaming google play music. Thank you. Still need to figure out a fix for hangouts audio.
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maybe related?

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/get-sound-working-in-skype-with-ubuntu.html#disqus_thread

Pulse audio 4.0

I'm not sure how to do this for hangouts since it runs as an extension of chrome and not an individual app.
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This helped the audio play back issue, sounds quite a bit better streaming google play music. Thank you. Still need to figure out a fix for hangouts audio.
I'm not sure how to do this for hangouts since it runs as an extension of chrome and not an individual app.

You're welcome. As far as I can tell my guide simply makes pulseaudio let ALSA take over while still being installed so you don't have to deal with that whole issue of it throwing a fit when purged(assuming you set the two latency options to 0). The only reason I say that is because before pulseaudio shows up in a ps -A | grep "pulse" search but doesn't after.

For the hangouts thing...is it flash based? How do youtube videos sound? Depending on the mic you want to use I think blacklisting might have to be done.
     
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I don't thik its flashed based it has a seperate plugin chrome app. Youtube is fine. I'll look into what it uses. The mic I have is cheap but sound quality has always been acceptable in Windows for Hangouts, Vent etc.
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I don't thik its flashed based it has a seperate plugin chrome app. Youtube is fine. I'll look into what it uses. The mic I have is cheap but sound quality has always been acceptable in Windows for Hangouts, Vent etc.

Is the mic working? If so open up alsamixer and mess around with the gains as on rare occasions alsamixer will not properly align the 0db so what you think is 0db will actually be something higher (usually) and introduce some lovely distortions. If the sound is bad in that program and that program alone then I have no idea what is up. Sound has been one area of Linux I constantly get upset about if it doesn't "just work".
     
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