Issue with Bluetooth audio setup

System:
Kernel: 6.4.8-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=0d041406-fe13-41c0-b9f2-4c294e2a1d84 rw rootflags=subvol=@
intel_iommu=on iommu=pt quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3
vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=dff8cd6b-a08c-479d-bb33-80f49a2c20cb loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.7 tk: Qt v: 5.15.10 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: Micro-Star model: B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88) v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1.60
date: 11/30/2020
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-10400F bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
gen: core 10 level: v3 note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xF6
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3323 high: 4222 min/max: 800/4300 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 2900 2: 2900 3: 2900
4: 2900 5: 4138 6: 4222 7: 4158 8: 4162 9: 2900 10: 2900 11: 2900 12: 2900
bogomips: 69597
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 [GeForce RTX 2060 Rev. A] driver: nvidia v: 535.86.05
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 535.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-07) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f08 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 4480x1440 s-dpi: 107 s-size: 1064x342mm (41.89x13.46")
s-diag: 1118mm (44")
Monitor-1: DP-0 pos: primary,top-right res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109
size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.23") diag: 685mm (26.97") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: DP-2 pos: bottom-l res: 1920x1080 dpi: 81
size: 600x340mm (23.62x13.39") diag: 690mm (27.15") modes: N/A
Monitor-3: None-1-1 size-res: N/A modes: N/A
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 535.86.05 renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX
2060/PCIe/SSE2 direct-render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-V cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_avs,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a3f0 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: C-Media Blue Snowball driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-2.2:8
chip-ID: 0d8c:0005 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
API: ALSA v: k6.4.8-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api
tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.77 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: USB2.0-BT driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-7:15 chip-ID: 33fa:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 199.81 GiB (20.9%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SanDisk
model: SSDPR-PX500-01T-80 size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: V2.1.3 temp: 44.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 936.45 GiB size: 936.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 199.81 GiB (21.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /home raw-size: 936.45 GiB size: 936.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 199.81 GiB (21.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 936.45 GiB size: 936.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 199.81 GiB (21.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 936.45 GiB size: 936.45 GiB (100.00%)
used: 199.81 GiB (21.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.56 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 17.11 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 58 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 27%
Info:
Processes: 302 Uptime: 22m wakeups: 2 Memory: total: 16 GiB
available: 15.56 GiB used: 5.12 GiB (32.9%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 15.0.7
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1827 libs: 479 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 0 Shell: fish v: 3.6.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.28
Garuda (2.6.16-1):
System install date:     2023-07-22
Last full system update: 2023-08-08 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Failed units:

I have bought a new headset today, and i want to connect to it using Bluetooth. I have used the kde system settings for that. But I can't select them as my audio device. This are the devices that show up:


I have tried to swich to all of them but non play anything in the headphones.

Can you see if you can stream audio after giving pipewire a restart with this:

systemctl restart --user pipewire-pulse.socket pipewire.socket wireplumber.service

I don't know why but after yesterday's update my volume control gets stuck with no way to increase/decrease volume at times and this is the temporary resolution I found. I also noticed that I have a bunch of random devices in my KDE's volume systray during this time just like you that can't change the volume of my device either.

Nope, restarting pipewire does not solve the problem, even an entire system restart will do anything.

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