Tea - Bad Audio over Lighting to USBC with Apple Music

My Tea seems to have major issues when listening to Apple Music over the lighting to USBC cable. The bass is crunchy and at times with numerous dynamic sounds it sounds very scratchy. I do not have any issues with the sound when playing over Bluetooth. If I use Spotify over the cable, I also do not have any sound quality issues. Confirmed I have a full battery with the Tea. I have rebooted my iPhone many times. I am using the stock cable that came with the Tea. I can confirm the headphones are operating properly, I have no sound issues listening to lossless Apple Music using my MacBook Pro. Using other headphones with the Tea with Apple Music over the cable also yields bad audio.

Any advice or help with what may be happening. Really hoping to take advantage of lossless on the go with my Tea and IEMs.