Judging from the comments this issue is widespread.
Some suggest that this issue will go away after a while. Well 15 months later I still have popping and clicking.
Is there any way to eliminate this popping/clicking sound?
Samsung did suggest I sent the monitor for inspection but I am reluctant to do that because it is so fragile and have no way to adequately pack it. I also cannot be without my monitor for any length of time and have no suitable alternative to use while I would be without it.
Is this an issue we are just expected to live with?
At the price Samsung charged for this monitor I would expect better - to release a monitor with such a flaw is appalling.