This is the same as a post in the Admin Group, and in . a few other places going back to 2015. Is there a way to style the audio player to remove the default icon. I know you can replace the default player, but functionally it is the best one with overall browser compatibility.
It would be good if either defaulted to a usual audio player, without the background and icon or if you were able to style it and replace the icon. Although, in most cases it is going to look far better if it looked like a regular bar-style audio player.