HDMI audio problem raspberry Pi 2 ... delay

Audio works … sort of.
When testing speakers … I get a click when clicking on the left speaker. Then when I click on the right speaker I get “front right” but it seems to have been delayed. Same hardware under raspbian works fine.
I’ve tried looking in the boot/config.txt for an appropriate setting. My gut says that it is confused as to whether to send via HDMI or audio output jack. I like this distro but it is annoying because when I run Kismet with speech it seems like the first few milliseconds are being cut off.