I was on OSX Mountain Lion and I encountered the crackling noises on my new bluetooth speaker, and today after upgrading to OSX Mavericks, the popping and crackling noise seems to be gone.

If you have cracking or popping noises with your bluetooth speaker such as the Bose Soundlink Mini and you are using OSX on a mac, try upgrading for free to OSX Mavericks as it seems to have solved my problem.

10-22-13

 

EDIT 9-28-14

I have noticed that the cracking returns in OSX Yosemite, I am am trying to figure out a fix. I have had no crackling on OSX Mavericks, but am having lots of crackling in Yosemite.