M5Stack ATOM Echo Speaker response audio cutting in and out

Atom Echo detects wake word ‘Alexa’ then when saying anything, the response is always choppy, cutting in and out. I can see this in the log also, which is linked below.

I have watched the home assistant videos and they don’t seem to have any trouble but I do for some reason. Any assistance would be much appreciated. I even have a video I made if this helps?

ESPHome Log showing issue

ESPHome YAML for the log