You might think that crappy audio would be a pet peeve of mine.
Truthfully, I just want the info, and I don't expect studio quality recordings.
However, there is one thing that makes me nuts, which is when people making recordings are just too casual with things like clearing their throats, chewing gum, etc. I mean, is it really that hard to listen to your audio and clean up the sound of you clearing phlegm out of your throat?
For example, I'm listening to a recording right now, and the person doing it keeps drinking water. You can hear him unscrew the cap, drink, and swallow. It's friggin' gross.
Have you ever been in a quiet place where two people were making out near you and all you could hear was the slurping sounds?
This dude drinking water every two seconds is just as skeevy.
I'm sure he's using a headset mic, because if he was further away, you wouldn't hear every little thing.
Another thing that makes me batty is when the person doing the recording has some kind of recurring tick like clicking his tongue after each sentence.
Do you have any audio pet peeves?