Audio issues on hp envy 15

hii guys, for a few days now ive had an issue with my laptop running eos on sound. when i boot my pc up it will run perfectly fine until maybe a minute or two after boot, in which case my speakers stop working and media from most places (eg. youtube, steam, discord video plays but the control bar doesnt move) will freeze up after playing for maybe two frames.

a temporary solution is to go into the kde settings and disable and reenable my sound card (using the intel one, i have an nvidia gpu too so nvidia hda is listed but does nothing) but even that disables itself again after a short while.

my device is the hp envy 15t-ep000, which i learned shortly after buying is pretty infamous for linux compatability specifically in the bios and audio front (bang and olufsen speakers). despite this its been working pretty much perfectly for me since i bought it almost a year ago.

ill attach a copy of the result from inxi -FAZ --no-host | eos-sendlog below but before i do heres the basics:

DE: KDE Plasma
CPU: 11th Gen Intel i7-11800H
GPU1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 UHD Graphics
GPU2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile

  Kernel: 6.0.9-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.3
    Distro: EndeavourOS
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Laptop 15t-ep000 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 88CD v: 94.20 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
    v: F.10 date: 08/18/2021
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 29.1 Wh (41.6%) condition: 70.0/83.1 Wh (84.2%)
  Info: 8-core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    cache: L2: 10 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1682 min/max: 800/4600 cores: 1: 800 2: 2300 3: 2300
    4: 801 5: 2864 6: 2300 7: 799 8: 2028 9: 2300 10: 801 11: 2300 12: 800
    13: 800 14: 2623 15: 800 16: 2300
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] driver: i915 v: kernel
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile] driver: nvidia
    v: 520.56.06
  Device-3: Quanta HP Wide Vision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
    dri: iris gpu: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (TGL GT1)
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
  Device-2: NVIDIA driver: snd_hda_intel
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.9-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.60 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: cc:15:31:b0:b0:94
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
  Local Storage: total: 623.27 GiB used: 476.96 GiB (76.5%)
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: ACLCF size: 119.08 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Intel model: HBRPEKNX0202AH size: 476.94 GiB
  ID-3: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Intel model: HBRPEKNX0202AHO size: 27.25 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 451.55 GiB used: 386.22 GiB (85.5%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 464 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.8 GiB used: 35.5 MiB (0.2%)
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3003 fan-2: 2811
  Processes: 411 Uptime: 25m Memory: 15.27 GiB used: 6.26 GiB (41.0%)
  Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.23

Not sure if it’s an issue such as the internal speaker and subwoofer pin retasking?

i looked at that arch wiki page, looks like its a different laptop called the envy 15 since a few components dont match up, but im also not entirely sure that its an issue with the hardware because until maybe a week ago everything worked perfectly fine? ive been running eos for a few months now so im not entirely sure what could have changed aside from maybe system updates…

It could be an update to pipewire or something?

possibly, how would i go about checking that?

also now that i think about it, this may be a stretch (bear with me im a total linux noob) but it could be to do with my nvidia drivers? i remember videos had an issue playing in the exact same way before i installed them and there was an update recently that replaced the old installer with nvidia-inst

just booted from the latest version of the live iso and sound seems to work fine in the live environment so yea its not a hardware issue. i might just reinstall anyways since i need to set up a persistent home partition but theres only so much time this weekend before i need my pc for school so i dont want to mess with it too much