Audio only plays on left channel

hello new user here, hope this is correct. audio will only play through left channel. using headphones and desktop speakers. for the past few months all was fine until the other day after turning my system on i noticed my audio wasn't playing properly. any advice would be helpful on how to fix the issue. thanks in advance. if i am going about this in the wrong way on this forum than let me know.

λ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.18.9-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=3df45e73-b91d-4da9-ad12-d44181e9d572 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.2 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 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 B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) v: Rev X.0x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2423
date: 08/10/2021
Battery:
ID-1: hidpp_battery_0 charge: 63% condition: N/A volts: 3.9 min: N/A
model: Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse w/ HERO type: N/A
serial: <filter> status: discharging
Device-1: hid-dc:2c:26:db:b6:43-battery model: Keychron K6 serial: N/A
charge: N/A status: discharging
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm) family: 0x17 (23)
model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3733 high: 4358 min/max: 2200/4559 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3670 2: 3599
3: 4170 4: 3887 5: 3599 6: 3659 7: 3749 8: 3656 9: 3591 10: 3599 11: 3713
12: 3684 13: 4358 14: 3598 15: 3600 16: 3600 bogomips: 124806
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT]
vendor: Sapphire driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA 1
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2019-20 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
lanes: 16 ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2,DP-3 bus-ID: 0a:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:731f class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3440x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 910x381mm (35.83x15.00")
s-diag: 987mm (38.84")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-0 model: Samsung S34J55x
serial: <filter> built: 2019 res: 3440x1440 hz: 75 dpi: 110 gamma: 1.2
size: 797x333mm (31.38x13.11") diag: 864mm (34") modes: max: 3440x1440
min: 720x400
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (navi10 LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.46
5.18.9-zen1-1-zen)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.3 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 3-4.1.2:7 pcie: gen: 4 chip-ID: 262a:9023 speed: 16 GT/s
class-ID: 0102 lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab38
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0c:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: SAVITECH SA9023 audio controller type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.9-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.53 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp6s0 state: up 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: 07:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:15f3 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: ipv6leakintrf0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A
mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: proton0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
IF-ID-3: pvpnksintrf0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-5:5 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 12.76 TiB used: 466.78 GiB (3.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Sabrent model: Rocket Q
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: RKT30Q.1
temp: 27.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:1 model: PCIe SSD size: 953.87 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: ECFM13.3 temp: 26.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Western Digital
model: WD easystore 25FB size: 10.91 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 3007 scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 929.1 GiB size: 929.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 466.75 GiB (50.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 maj-min: 259:6
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 26 MiB (8.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:4
ID-3: /home raw-size: 929.1 GiB size: 929.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 466.75 GiB (50.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 maj-min: 259:6
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 929.1 GiB size: 929.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 466.75 GiB (50.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 maj-min: 259:6
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 929.1 GiB size: 929.1 GiB (100.00%)
used: 466.75 GiB (50.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p3 maj-min: 259:6
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.26 GiB used: 1.8 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 51.0 C
mem: 58.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 607
Info:
Processes: 395 Uptime: 1d 6m wakeups: 84 Memory: 31.26 GiB
used: 6.4 GiB (20.5%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 2152
lib: 574 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.19
Garuda (2.6.4-2):
System install date:     2022-07-30
Last full system update: 2022-07-05
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

What changed between it working and it not working?

Why haven't you updated your system? There's zero point running a rolling-release distro if you don't want to update it.

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sound only comes through left channel and also isn't very loud.
i've tried updating system but it keeps failing. this is what i get when trying to update system

: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: lib32-spirv-tools-tkg-git: local (2022.2.r28.gc94501352-1) is newer than chaotic-aur (sdk.1.3.216.0.r
41.g54cd5e196-1)
:: Replace wxgtk-common with extra/wxwidgets-common? [Y/n] y
:: Replace wxgtk3 with extra/wxwidgets-gtk3? [Y/n] y
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing wxgtk-common breaks dependency 'wxgtk-common' required by wxgtk2
Press enter to exit

How did you run your attempted update?

When you post error messages you need to post both the input and the output. Otherwise we have no idea which command was run, or if the update was executed from a GUI program, (not recommended).

The recommended way for updating Garuda is with the following terminal command:

garuda-update 

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