Sudden audio distortion

Hello everyone,

I’ve been having a very weird problem since last week. My audio, when using the builtin analog stereo output of my computer, is totally broken. Any music that I play sounds like it’s coming from a tunnel while any vocals in said audio are barely audible. When switching to the HDMI output of my monitor, everything is normal.

It’s not a problem with the headphones because I’ve also tried different ones and the problem remains.
I haven’t changed any of the pipewire configs since I installed the system. My system is up-to-date, and the only thing I remember installing that might have caused this is the qemu-desktop package, which is now uninstalled.

Some data:

  Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 2-4:3 v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_avs
    chip-ID: 045e:0761 bus-ID: 00:1f.3 class-ID: 0102 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Microsoft LifeCam VX-2000 type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.2.7-arch1-1 running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.67 running: yes
Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Library Protocol Version: 35
Server Protocol Version: 35
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 425
Tile Size: 65472
User Name: delta
Host Name: bb
Server Name: PulseAudio (on PipeWire 0.3.67)
Server Version: 15.0.0
Default Sample Specification: float32le 2ch 48000Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.2
Default Source: alsa_input.usb-Microsoft_Microsoft___LifeCam_VX-2000-02.mono-fallback
Cookie: 8a3f:78fa

I would really appreciate any help.

I think I fixed the problem, booted into windows, and the same issue happened there.
Seems that my motherboard’s DAC was messed up after running sensors in linux.

Messing a bit with the ASUS audio tool, seemed to have fixed the issue.

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