Bah, you are right. This post has gone too far about testing high-values for soundsToDetectSilence, whereas my issue is different. I guess I lost focus of my original problem while tinkering with that property.
You gave the answer I was expecting for getting seemingly random wait-times due to the noise which cancels the “silence period”. That’s why I had set the vadThreshold pretty high, but I guess it still gets some noise as speech.
OK, I’m gonna add RapidEarsDemo to the sample app with minimal changes, and replicate my issue there to see if it persists. In any case, I am going to share the results I obtained in my next post here.