Any audio played through Elementary is stuttering. It is universal, it stutters through Youtube, VLC etc and whether headphones are plugged in or not.
It will stutter for about a second and then not stutter for a minute or so. Sometimes the gap is longer, sometimes it is shorter. This is the only distribution that I've experienced this with.
Lenovo G45-50 8Gigs RAM, 1THDD, Quad Core AMD A6 w/ Radeon R4 Graphics.