After a couple of weeks using this docking station I’ve noticed it appears to have a problem with audio when being re-awakened by opening the MBP lid - specifially any application like Spotify or Music won’t play back audio and quitting either app then reopening it causes it to hang.
At this point, attempting to view the Audio section of the System Preferences causes system preferences to hang.
It does not do this when the docking station is not connected.
Rebooting the MBP solves the problem but obviously I don’t want to have to do that every time!
I am running macOS v11.3.1 and have speakers connected via the 3.5mm audio jack on the docking station.
So far the only workaround I have found is to disconnect the docking station, open the Audio section of the System Preferences then reconnect the docking station whilst the System preferences are still open.