I am suddenly experiencing severely distorted output to my headphones when Reference is loaded, even when it is NOT enabled. Did not experience this issue previously, seems to have "just happened".
Mac High Sierra
Apple Beats Studio3
Audio is fine when Reference is not running. Starting Reference immediately causes extreme distortion, even when it is not enabled. Only happens in Wireless (Bluetooth) mode, not when hardwired. No problem with the headphones in any other circumstance/use.
Same headphones on MacBook Pro 2012, works fine with Reference loaded.
Tested a 2nd set of the same Studio3 headphones on the iMac. No problem.
Tried doing an uninstall/reinstall of Reference. No change in the issue.