I tried searching both reddit and these forums, but everything i I found was a bit out of date.
I know that things like “quiet” and “low” are subjective, so I’ll try to phrase this as best I can.
Been using Endeavour for quite some time, my hardware hasn’t changed, I update regularly. I’m running a very recent fresh isntall, KDE.
my normal, everyday use includes a LOT of movie watching, in that respect, I normally have my volume at around 60%. at that level a given movie, will have dialogue I can hear easily, and Explosions will shake items on my desk. My neighbors don’t complain, but it definitely has some oomph.
Earlier today, I had and update that included Pipewire (the closest thing I can think of as a cause at the moment). And now, If I have my volume at 98%, it is still quieter than what I normally listen too. If I set the volume to 55% and literally press my ear to the speaker, I can’t hear anything.
I tried opening a terminal and resetting things in alsamixer, and then using alsactl store. This doesn’t seem to help.
I’ve tried checking in pavucontrol as well.
I’m not sure what my next troubleshooting step should be at this point.
Thanks in advance for any help.
[ Edit ]
new symptom, my headset will not function at all
Wireless headset, Razer Nari Essential, using “Razer-nari-pipewire-profile” from the AUR for surround.