This appears to fix it, but it’d be nice if this could be fixed during the setup, but I am not sure what type of hardware checks would need to occur or how widespread this issue may be across Apple and other devices in general.
- Remove your local pulse audio settings
rm -r ~/.config/pulse
- Comment out the line that loads the invalid audio out device (headphone jack?) as your default even when empty vs speakers.
sudo vi /etc/pulse/default.pa
Find this line and comment it out and then save it.
Reboot and it should be working normally.