ASUS X670E-A audio input not working, but output does

Hi everyone,

I am new to Garuda and I reviewed a number of "microphone not working" threads in the forum. However, I have yet to find a possible solution for my issue. I have a new gaming rig with the mainboard mentioned above, which is running a "ASUSTek USB Audio".

It seems that the system is identifying both the output and the input correctly, as they are being shown as loudspeaker / microphone "USB Audio" respectively in the GNOME Sysutils. Output audio is also working flawlessly so far (though I only checked for 2.0. sound - don't have a setup for 7.1 audio here). The problem is that the microphone is not registering any sounds. Neither is there any activity shown in in the "sound bars" in the settings nor any app installed (like Discord) is registering any sound from it.

In case anyone is wondering: The headset (Beyerdynamic MMX300) is connected directly to the jacks of the mainboard. I have tried using the front-panel of the case as well - however that resulted in both audio output and input not working. I have no idea why that is the case either, as the mainboard connector of the front-panel is connected correctly. But getting the front-panel to work is not really a priority for me as long as the microphone starts working...

I have tried switching between pulseaudio and pipewire, however that didn't bring about any change. I have also activated "ALSA Support" however, so far my understanding was, that ALSA is always necessary on Linux systems. So I didn't really understand why I could select (or deselect) it in the Garuda settings. But then again, I am maybe not proficient enough in Linux for that (having used Ubuntu so far for the past ~10 years).

Does anyone have an idea on how to approach this issue? I invested ~3 hours so far googling and stuff and didn't find a solution yet.

Thank you everyone in advance!
dapari

Addition: I also booted my old Ubuntu 22.04 LTS installation to test it there as well. Same issue persists.

Addition2: When any system sounds occur, "USB Audio Microphone" records that if it is selected. It does not actually pick up the input from the connected microphone.

System:
  Kernel: 6.1.4-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=96d85ceb-9f0c-4bbf-a5b5-78faf25e7cde rw [email protected]
    quiet
    cryptdevice=UUID=037c865d-59ed-4f6b-9fd9-2480ed588a95:luks-037c865d-59ed-4f6b-9fd9-2480ed588a95
    root=/dev/mapper/luks-037c865d-59ed-4f6b-9fd9-2480ed588a95 quiet splash
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: GNOME v: 43.2 tk: GTK v: 3.24.36 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 43.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX X670E-A GAMING WIFI v: Rev 1.xx
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0805
    date: 11/04/2022
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 4 gen: 5
    level: v4 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n5 (5nm) family: 0x19 (25)
    model-id: 0x61 (97) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA601203
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 6x1024 KiB
    L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 4429 high: 4706 min/max: 3000/5453 boost: disabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3389 2: 4700
    3: 4700 4: 4700 5: 4700 6: 3516 7: 3954 8: 4700 9: 4700 10: 4706 11: 4700
    12: 4694 bogomips: 112800
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21 [Radeon RX 6950 XT] vendor: Sapphire driver: amdgpu
    v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22
    pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-3
    empty: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73a5
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6.4:6 chip-ID: 046d:082d
    class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
    unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: radeonsi
    gpu: amdgpu display-ID: 0
  Monitor-1: DP-3 model: Acer XV282K KV serial: <filter> built: 2022
    res: 3840x2160 dpi: 157 gamma: 1.2 size: 621x341mm (24.45x13.43")
    diag: 708mm (27.9") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 3840x2160 min: 720x400
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.2 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (navi21
    LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.49 6.1.4-zen2-1-zen) direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 1-6.4:6 pcie: gen: 4 chip-ID: 046d:082d speed: 16 GT/s
    class-ID: 0102 lanes: 16 serial: <filter> bus-ID: 03:00.1
    chip-ID: 1002:ab28 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 type: USB
    driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
  Device-3: ASUSTek USB Audio type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-6:2 chip-ID: 0b05:1a52
    class-ID: 0300
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.4-zen2-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: MEDIATEK MT7922 802.11ax PCI Express Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Foxconn driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:0616 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp11s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Ethernet I225-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igc v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 0c:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:15f3 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Foxconn / Hon Hai Wireless_Device type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-9:5 chip-ID: 0489:e0e2 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
    address: N/A
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.38 TiB used: 162.35 GiB (6.7%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD BLACK SN850X 1000GB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 620281WD temp: 39.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WD BLACK SN850X 1000GB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 620281WD temp: 34.9 C
  ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 120GB
    size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: DB6Q scheme: GPT
  ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Crucial model: CT500MX200SSD1
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: MU02 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 162.35 GiB (17.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-037c865d-59ed-4f6b-9fd9-2480ed588a95
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 752 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 162.35 GiB (17.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-037c865d-59ed-4f6b-9fd9-2480ed588a95
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 162.35 GiB (17.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-037c865d-59ed-4f6b-9fd9-2480ed588a95
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.21 GiB size: 931.21 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 162.35 GiB (17.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-037c865d-59ed-4f6b-9fd9-2480ed588a95
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.09 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 37.0 C
    mem: 38.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info:
  Processes: 361 Uptime: 0m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.09 GiB used: 1.89 GiB (6.1%)
  Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1327 libs: 393 tools: pamac,paru
  Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal
  inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.14-1):
  System install date:     2023-01-07
  Last full system update: 2023-01-10
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Failed units:            

pacm list sources

Source #58
	State: SUSPENDED
	Name: alsa_output.pci-0000_03_00.1.hdmi-stereo-extra4.monitor
	Description: Monitor of Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio Controller Digital Stereo (HDMI 5)
	Driver: PipeWire
	Sample Specification: s32le 2ch 48000Hz
	Channel Map: front-left,front-right
	Owner Module: 4294967295
	Mute: no
	Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Base Volume: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	Monitor of Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_03_00.1.hdmi-stereo-extra4
	Latency: 0 usec, configured 0 usec
	Flags: HARDWARE DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Properties:
		alsa.card = "1"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA ATI HDMI"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.device = "10"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		alsa.id = "HDMI 4"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfcb20000 irq 134"
		alsa.name = "XV282K KV"
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		api.alsa.card.longname = "HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfcb20000 irq 134"
		api.alsa.card.name = "HDA ATI HDMI"
		api.alsa.path = "hdmi:1,4"
		api.alsa.pcm.card = "1"
		api.alsa.pcm.stream = "playback"
		audio.channels = "2"
		audio.position = "FL,FR"
		card.profile.device = "18"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "monitor"
		device.id = "47"
		device.profile.description = "Digital Stereo (HDMI 5)"
		device.profile.name = "hdmi-stereo-extra4"
		device.routes = "1"
		factory.name = "api.alsa.pcm.sink"
		media.class = "Audio/Sink"
		device.description = "Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio Controller"
		node.name = "alsa_output.pci-0000_03_00.1.hdmi-stereo-extra4"
		node.nick = "XV282K KV"
		node.pause-on-idle = "false"
		object.path = "alsa:pcm:1:hdmi:1,4:playback"
		priority.driver = "584"
		priority.session = "584"
		factory.id = "18"
		clock.quantum-limit = "8192"
		client.id = "34"
		node.driver = "true"
		factory.mode = "merge"
		audio.adapt.follower = ""
		library.name = "audioconvert/libspa-audioconvert"
		object.id = "58"
		object.serial = "58"
		api.acp.auto-port = "false"
		api.acp.auto-profile = "false"
		api.alsa.card = "1"
		api.alsa.use-acp = "true"
		api.dbus.ReserveDevice1 = "Audio1"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:03:00.1"
		device.enum.api = "udev"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-analog-pci"
		device.name = "alsa_card.pci-0000_03_00.1"
		device.nick = "HDA ATI HDMI"
		device.plugged.usec = "13774733"
		device.product.id = "0xab28"
		device.product.name = "Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio Controller"
		device.subsystem = "sound"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.1/0000:01:00.0/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:00.1/sound/card1"
		device.vendor.id = "0x1002"
		device.vendor.name = "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]"
		device.string = "1"
	Formats:
		pcm

Source #59
	State: SUSPENDED
	Name: alsa_input.usb-046d_HD_Pro_Webcam_C920_236B81EF-02.analog-stereo
	Description: HD Pro Webcam C920 Analog Stereo
	Driver: PipeWire
	Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 32000Hz
	Channel Map: front-left,front-right
	Owner Module: 4294967295
	Mute: no
	Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Base Volume: 9619 /  15% / -50,00 dB
	Monitor of Sink: n/a
	Latency: 0 usec, configured 0 usec
	Flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Properties:
		alsa.card = "2"
		alsa.card_name = "HD Pro Webcam C920"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_usb_audio"
		alsa.id = "USB Audio"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HD Pro Webcam C920 at usb-0000:10:00.0-6.3, high speed"
		alsa.name = "USB Audio"
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		api.alsa.card.longname = "HD Pro Webcam C920 at usb-0000:10:00.0-6.3, high speed"
		api.alsa.card.name = "HD Pro Webcam C920"
		api.alsa.path = "front:2"
		api.alsa.pcm.card = "2"
		api.alsa.pcm.stream = "capture"
		audio.channels = "2"
		audio.position = "FL,FR"
		card.profile.device = "0"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		device.id = "48"
		device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.routes = "1"
		factory.name = "api.alsa.pcm.source"
		media.class = "Audio/Source"
		device.description = "HD Pro Webcam C920"
		node.name = "alsa_input.usb-046d_HD_Pro_Webcam_C920_236B81EF-02.analog-stereo"
		node.nick = "HD Pro Webcam C920"
		node.pause-on-idle = "false"
		object.path = "alsa:pcm:2:front:2:capture"
		priority.driver = "2009"
		priority.session = "2009"
		factory.id = "18"
		clock.quantum-limit = "8192"
		client.id = "34"
		node.driver = "true"
		factory.mode = "split"
		audio.adapt.follower = ""
		library.name = "audioconvert/libspa-audioconvert"
		object.id = "38"
		object.serial = "59"
		api.acp.auto-port = "false"
		api.acp.auto-profile = "false"
		api.alsa.card = "2"
		api.alsa.use-acp = "true"
		api.dbus.ReserveDevice1 = "Audio2"
		device.bus = "usb"
		device.bus-id = "usb-046d_HD_Pro_Webcam_C920_236B81EF-02"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:10:00.0-usb-0:6.3:1.2"
		device.enum.api = "udev"
		device.form_factor = "webcam"
		device.icon_name = "camera-web-analog-usb"
		device.name = "alsa_card.usb-046d_HD_Pro_Webcam_C920_236B81EF-02"
		device.nick = "HD Pro Webcam C920"
		device.plugged.usec = "14737835"
		device.product.id = "0x082d"
		device.product.name = "HD Pro Webcam C920"
		device.serial = "046d_HD_Pro_Webcam_C920_236B81EF"
		device.subsystem = "sound"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/0000:05:00.0/0000:06:08.0/0000:08:00.0/0000:09:0c.0/0000:10:00.0/usb1/1-6/1-6.3/1-6.3:1.2/sound/card2"
		device.vendor.id = "0x046d"
		device.vendor.name = "Logitech, Inc."
		device.string = "2"
	Ports:
		analog-input-mic: Mikrofon (type: Mic, priority: 8700, availability unknown)
	Active Port: analog-input-mic
	Formats:
		pcm

Source #60
	State: RUNNING
	Name: alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo.monitor
	Description: Monitor of USB Audio Analog Stereo
	Driver: PipeWire
	Sample Specification: s32le 2ch 48000Hz
	Channel Map: front-left,front-right
	Owner Module: 4294967295
	Mute: no
	Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Base Volume: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	Monitor of Sink: alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo
	Latency: 0 usec, configured 0 usec
	Flags: HARDWARE DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Properties:
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "USB Audio"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_usb_audio"
		alsa.id = "USB Audio"
		alsa.long_card_name = "Generic USB Audio at usb-0000:12:00.0-6, high speed"
		alsa.name = "USB Audio"
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		api.alsa.card.longname = "Generic USB Audio at usb-0000:12:00.0-6, high speed"
		api.alsa.card.name = "USB Audio"
		api.alsa.path = "front:0"
		api.alsa.pcm.card = "0"
		api.alsa.pcm.stream = "playback"
		audio.channels = "2"
		audio.position = "FL,FR"
		card.profile.device = "9"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "monitor"
		device.id = "49"
		device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.routes = "2"
		factory.name = "api.alsa.pcm.sink"
		media.class = "Audio/Sink"
		device.description = "USB Audio"
		node.name = "alsa_output.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo"
		node.nick = "USB Audio"
		node.pause-on-idle = "false"
		object.path = "alsa:pcm:0:front:0:playback"
		priority.driver = "1009"
		priority.session = "1009"
		factory.id = "18"
		clock.quantum-limit = "8192"
		client.id = "34"
		node.driver = "true"
		factory.mode = "merge"
		audio.adapt.follower = ""
		library.name = "audioconvert/libspa-audioconvert"
		object.id = "57"
		object.serial = "60"
		node.max-latency = "16384/48000"
		api.alsa.period-size = "512"
		api.alsa.period-num = "64"
		api.alsa.headroom = "512"
		api.acp.auto-port = "false"
		api.acp.auto-profile = "false"
		api.alsa.card = "0"
		api.alsa.use-acp = "true"
		api.dbus.ReserveDevice1 = "Audio0"
		device.bus = "usb"
		device.bus-id = "usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:12:00.0-usb-0:6:1.0"
		device.enum.api = "udev"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-analog-usb"
		device.name = "alsa_card.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00"
		device.nick = "USB Audio"
		device.plugged.usec = "14738040"
		device.product.id = "0x1a52"
		device.product.name = "USB Audio"
		device.serial = "Generic_USB_Audio"
		device.subsystem = "sound"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/0000:05:00.0/0000:06:0c.0/0000:12:00.0/usb3/3-6/3-6:1.0/sound/card0"
		device.vendor.id = "0x0b05"
		device.vendor.name = "ASUSTek Computer, Inc."
		device.string = "0"
	Formats:
		pcm

Source #61
	State: RUNNING
	Name: alsa_input.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo
	Description: USB Audio Analog Stereo
	Driver: PipeWire
	Sample Specification: s24le 2ch 48000Hz
	Channel Map: front-left,front-right
	Owner Module: 4294967295
	Mute: no
	Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Base Volume: 41350 /  63% / -12,00 dB
	Monitor of Sink: n/a
	Latency: 0 usec, configured 0 usec
	Flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Properties:
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "USB Audio"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_usb_audio"
		alsa.id = "USB Audio"
		alsa.long_card_name = "Generic USB Audio at usb-0000:12:00.0-6, high speed"
		alsa.name = "USB Audio"
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		api.alsa.card.longname = "Generic USB Audio at usb-0000:12:00.0-6, high speed"
		api.alsa.card.name = "USB Audio"
		api.alsa.path = "front:0"
		api.alsa.pcm.card = "0"
		api.alsa.pcm.stream = "capture"
		audio.channels = "2"
		audio.position = "FL,FR"
		card.profile.device = "0"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		device.id = "49"
		device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.routes = "2"
		factory.name = "api.alsa.pcm.source"
		media.class = "Audio/Source"
		device.description = "USB Audio"
		node.name = "alsa_input.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00.analog-stereo"
		node.nick = "USB Audio"
		node.pause-on-idle = "false"
		object.path = "alsa:pcm:0:front:0:capture"
		priority.driver = "2009"
		priority.session = "2009"
		factory.id = "18"
		clock.quantum-limit = "8192"
		client.id = "34"
		node.driver = "true"
		factory.mode = "split"
		audio.adapt.follower = ""
		library.name = "audioconvert/libspa-audioconvert"
		object.id = "55"
		object.serial = "61"
		node.max-latency = "16384/48000"
		api.alsa.period-size = "512"
		api.alsa.period-num = "64"
		api.alsa.headroom = "512"
		api.acp.auto-port = "false"
		api.acp.auto-profile = "false"
		api.alsa.card = "0"
		api.alsa.use-acp = "true"
		api.dbus.ReserveDevice1 = "Audio0"
		device.bus = "usb"
		device.bus-id = "usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:12:00.0-usb-0:6:1.0"
		device.enum.api = "udev"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-analog-usb"
		device.name = "alsa_card.usb-Generic_USB_Audio-00"
		device.nick = "USB Audio"
		device.plugged.usec = "14738040"
		device.product.id = "0x1a52"
		device.product.name = "USB Audio"
		device.serial = "Generic_USB_Audio"
		device.subsystem = "sound"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/0000:05:00.0/0000:06:0c.0/0000:12:00.0/usb3/3-6/3-6:1.0/sound/card0"
		device.vendor.id = "0x0b05"
		device.vendor.name = "ASUSTek Computer, Inc."
		device.string = "0"
	Ports:
		analog-input-mic: Mikrofon (type: Mic, priority: 8700, availability group: Legacy 1, available)
		analog-input-linein: Line-Eingang (type: Line, priority: 8100, availability group: Legacy 2, not available)
	Active Port: analog-input-mic
	Formats:
		pcm

pacm list sources-ouput

Source Output #77
	Driver: PipeWire
	Owner Module: n/a
	Client: 76
	Source: 60
	Sample Specification: float32le 1ch 25Hz
	Channel Map: mono
	Format: pcm, format.sample_format = "\"float32le\""  format.rate = "25"  format.channels = "1"  format.channel_map = "\"mono\""
	Corked: no
	Mute: no
	Volume: mono: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Buffer Latency: 0 usec
	Source Latency: 0 usec
	Resample method: PipeWire
	Properties:
		client.api = "pipewire-pulse"
		pulse.server.type = "unix"
		application.name = "GNOME Settings"
		application.id = "org.gnome.VolumeControl"
		application.icon_name = "multimedia-volume-control"
		application.version = "43.2"
		application.process.id = "3363"
		application.process.user = "xxx"
		application.process.host = "xxx"
		application.process.binary = "gnome-control-center"
		application.language = "de_DE.UTF-8"
		window.x11.display = ":0"
		application.process.machine_id = "603c21d338884583a2de145d8ac36557"
		media.name = "Peak detect"
		node.rate = "1/25"
		node.latency = "1/25"
		stream.monitor = "true"
		node.target = "57"
		target.object = "60"
		stream.is-live = "true"
		node.name = "GNOME Settings"
		node.autoconnect = "true"
		node.want-driver = "true"
		node.dont-reconnect = "true"
		media.class = "Stream/Input/Audio"
		resample.peaks = "true"
		channelmix.normalize = "true"
		adapt.follower.spa-node = ""
		object.register = "false"
		factory.id = "6"
		clock.quantum-limit = "8192"
		factory.mode = "merge"
		audio.adapt.follower = ""
		library.name = "audioconvert/libspa-audioconvert"
		client.id = "71"
		object.id = "72"
		object.serial = "77"
		pulse.attr.maxlength = "4194304"
		pulse.attr.fragsize = "4"
		module-stream-restore.id = "source-output-by-application-id:org.gnome.VolumeControl"

Source Output #78
	Driver: PipeWire
	Owner Module: n/a
	Client: 76
	Source: 61
	Sample Specification: float32le 1ch 25Hz
	Channel Map: mono
	Format: pcm, format.sample_format = "\"float32le\""  format.rate = "25"  format.channels = "1"  format.channel_map = "\"mono\""
	Corked: no
	Mute: no
	Volume: mono: 65536 / 100% / 0,00 dB
	        balance 0,00
	Buffer Latency: 0 usec
	Source Latency: 0 usec
	Resample method: PipeWire
	Properties:
		client.api = "pipewire-pulse"
		pulse.server.type = "unix"
		application.name = "GNOME Settings"
		application.id = "org.gnome.VolumeControl"
		application.icon_name = "multimedia-volume-control"
		application.version = "43.2"
		application.process.id = "3363"
		application.process.user = "xxx"
		application.process.host = "xxx"
		application.process.binary = "gnome-control-center"
		application.language = "de_DE.UTF-8"
		window.x11.display = ":0"
		application.process.machine_id = "603c21d338884583a2de145d8ac36557"
		media.name = "Peak detect"
		node.rate = "1/25"
		node.latency = "1/25"
		stream.monitor = "true"
		node.target = "55"
		target.object = "61"
		stream.is-live = "true"
		node.name = "GNOME Settings"
		node.autoconnect = "true"
		node.want-driver = "true"
		node.dont-reconnect = "true"
		media.class = "Stream/Input/Audio"
		resample.peaks = "true"
		channelmix.normalize = "true"
		adapt.follower.spa-node = ""
		object.register = "false"
		factory.id = "6"
		clock.quantum-limit = "8192"
		factory.mode = "merge"
		audio.adapt.follower = ""
		library.name = "audioconvert/libspa-audioconvert"
		client.id = "71"
		object.id = "73"
		object.serial = "78"
		pulse.attr.maxlength = "4194304"
		pulse.attr.fragsize = "4"
		module-stream-restore.id = "source-output-by-application-id:org.gnome.VolumeControl"

Anyone? At least some tipps how to continue or where to turn?

Too bad no one could help yet, I have no experience with this, unfortunately.

If the problem also occurs with another OS, it could also be a hardware problem.
If you haven't tried other kernels yet that would be worth a try.

Does the manufacturer not have support/forum?

I also have headphone plugs here that do not fit properly (jack). I must then meet the right point with a lot of feeling by turning and pure out. And that's just for listening. Not only on an extension cable, but also on a laptop, but on other devices it works without issues. It is crazy.
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Thanks for the reply. It being new hardware I actually thought of that and temporarily got a Windows11 installation to work on it. It confirmed that the hardware is A OKAY as everything worked as intended. So my lay man's guess is, that it might actually be an issue with the ALSA hardware driver for the ASUStek USB Audio devices (as it occured both in PulseAudio under Ubuntu/POP_OS as well as under Pipewire with Garuda/Arch). But if the ALSA mailing list is still alive, either no body was able to help or everyone is dead :wink: