Bluetooth Headphones audio low

My bluetooth headphone audio is much lower then when I was using Ubuntu (so it shouldn't be a harware problem)
I tried the following solution: Bluetooth Headset volume too low (only in arch) / Multimedia and Games / Arch Linux Forums but it didn't help
I also tried Arch WIki, but it assumes PulseAudio, but when I try to install it garuda says I would have to remove gnome-bluetooth and shell.

Maybe?

Did you search in forum?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PipeWire#Low_volume

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When I exit alsa the master volume goes back to 0

Start at the beginning read

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Are you on KDE?
Maybe reboot after update.

I'm on Gnome
here's the output of the command:

System:    Kernel: 5.10.15-120-tkg-bmq x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
           parameters: intel_pstate=passive BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-tkg-bmq 
           root=UUID=2ecc406b-c39b-4e9b-953d-77dd6ef617da rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 
           vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
           Desktop: GNOME 3.38.3 tk: GTK 3.24.24 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.38.2.1 Distro: Garuda Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GL62M 7RD v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16J9 v: REV:1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16J9IMS.31C 
           date: 10/24/2017 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 35.1 Wh condition: 35.1/42.4 Wh (83%) volts: 12.2/10.8 model: MSI BIF0_9 type: Li-ion 
           serial: N/A status: Full 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-7300HQ bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) 
           stepping: 9 microcode: DE L2 cache: 6 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20017 
           Speed: 3024 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3024 2: 3189 3: 3158 4: 3020 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:591b 
           class ID: 0300 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: N/A alternate: nouveau 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c8d class ID: 0302 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting 
           alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :1 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1016x286mm (40.0x11.3") s-diag: 1055mm (41.6") 
           Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3") 
           Monitor-2: HDMI2 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.6") diag: 551mm (21.7") 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           chip ID: 8086:a171 class ID: 0403 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.15-120-tkg-bmq 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           chip ID: 8086:24fb class ID: 0280 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: alx v: kernel port: d000 
           bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1969:10a1 class ID: 0200 
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus ID: 1-10:4 chip ID: 8087:0aa7 
           class ID: e001 
           Message: Required tool hciconfig not installed. Check --recommends 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 84.26 GiB (35.3%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba model: THNSNJ256G8NY size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0101 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.26 GiB (35.4%) fs: btrfs block size: 4096 B 
           dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 560 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat block size: 512 B 
           dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
           ID-3: /home raw size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.26 GiB (35.4%) fs: btrfs block size: 4096 B 
           dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
           ID-4: /var/log raw size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.26 GiB (35.4%) fs: btrfs block size: 4096 B 
           dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.26 GiB (35.4%) fs: btrfs block size: 4096 B 
           dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0 
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1 
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 3.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: 27.8 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 290 Uptime: 1h 03m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 6.04 GiB (38.9%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: 
           gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1686 lib: 460 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: kitty inxi: 3.3.01 
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Folks at telegram helped me and pavucontrol worked

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Folks are Garuda Team Developer :wink: :slight_smile:

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