I have a development. Not progress, mind you, but a development.
I've found that if I disconnect my headphones and just use Private Listening on my phone's speaker it works fine. The issue is 100% gone. I only tried this because I tried using a different set of headphones and it was actually worse on one set of headphones than on the other.
To be perfectly clear, I don't get this sound disconnect when using any other app with either headphones. So it must be something the app is doing to the Bluetooth connection to my headphones? Does anyone who understands this sort of thing (not me) think that's possible?
It's definitely possible, as I've had the exact same experience. But why it has the problem with Bluetooth and how to fix it...on that I'm stumped.
Between the private listening issue and an issue with all live TV antenna reception suddenly getting stuck down at 1 bar, I've been mega frustrated. Sorry I don't have a solution, but I wanted you to know you all aren't alone in this!