Sound Stuttering Issues on Gigabyte GB-BXBT-2807 in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I experienced random sound stuttering issues on my Gigabyte GB-BXBT-2807 running Ubuntu Mate 16.04. At first, I was investigating PulseAudio, but this was NOT the issue (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PulseAudio/Log and http://steamcommunity.com/app/8930/discussions/1/540744299662467088?ctp=4).

After some research it appears that the Realtek Wifi driver was to be blamed: every time the wifi driver scans for accesspoints, the +/ 50ms latency occured. Simply disabling wifi solves the issue. In my case I use a wired connection, so I just removed the RTL8723BE mini PCIe card. Problem solved.

More background info on this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1262957 and https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108461