I tried replacing the pre-installed Realtek audio driver with the Microsoft High-Definition Audio driver, and that mostly took care of the lag part, but there is still a very loud, deep, bassy, annoying *pop* whenever the audio kicks in from standby.
This is really, really bad; is there a way to fix this?
Best answer by djdave238
For anyone else who has this issue with this laptop:
Do NOT use the audio driver that Huawei provides; it doesn't work.
Use this one instead: