Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Bluetooth Headset Doesn't Show Up as Output/Input Device

My bluetooth headset, Anker Soundcore Life Q20, was initially able to connect to my desktop PC and was shown as an output device. However, it wasn’t showing the headset’s microphone as an input device.

After a couple of days, the headset stopped showing up altogether as an output device when I was trying to get the mic to show up as an input device. It connects fine to bluetooth, and can be seen in command line as well, but Pulseaudio Volume Control does not pick it up. It does not show up as a sound card also. Please see outputs below:

Output of inxi -Fazy:

inxi -Fazy
System:
  Kernel: 5.9.3-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64 
  root=UUID=a28f0365-a23a-468a-9a56-c1cb0d59bf23 rw 
  resume=UUID=78d1f68f-ba2b-4b62-81ae-218be41a930a 
  amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff 
  bootsplash.bootfile=bootsplash-themes/amd/bootsplash 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.2 tk: Qt 5.15.1 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 
  dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450 Pro4 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: P3.40 date: 07/02/2019 
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech K520 serial: <filter> 
  charge: 70% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 
  serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Info: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ 
  family: 17 (23) model-id: 8 stepping: 2 microcode: 800820D 
  L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 98250 
  Speed: 3351 MHz min/max: 1550/4100 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 3351 2: 2795 3: 3203 4: 2536 5: 1631 6: 3344 7: 3911 8: 2642 9: 3499 
  10: 2746 11: 1620 12: 2882 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  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 AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] 
  vendor: Gigabyte driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 09:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67df 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: amdgpu 
  FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 75 dpi: 82 
  size: 598x336mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 686mm (27") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 570 Series (POLARIS10 DRM 3.39.0 5.9.3-1-MANJARO 
  LLVM 10.0.1) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590] 
  vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 09:00.1 
  chip ID: 1002:aaf0 
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 0b:00.3 chip ID: 1022:1457 
  Device-3: Logitech HD Webcam C525 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-7:2 chip ID: 046d:0826 serial: <filter> 
  Device-4: ASUSTek Xonar SoundCard type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 3-1:2 chip ID: 0b05:189d 
  Device-5: Blue Microphones Yeti Stereo Microphone type: USB 
  driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-10:3 chip ID: b58e:9e84 
  serial: <filter> 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.3-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASRock driver: r8168 v: 8.048.03-NAPI modules: r8169 port: d000 
  bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: wgpia0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 8.19 TiB used: 2.35 TiB (28.7%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SDSSDH3 1T00 size: 931.51 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
  rev: 00RL scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST8000VN004-2M2101 size: 7.28 TiB 
  block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: SC60 scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 100.00 GiB size: 98.18 GiB (98.18%) 
  used: 24.58 GiB (25.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-2: /home raw size: 828.29 GiB size: 814.29 GiB (98.31%) 
  used: 70.80 GiB (8.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 1 (default 60) cache pressure: 50 (default 100) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 2.93 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.4 C mobo: 37.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 40.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 1006 fan-2: 932 fan-3: 932 fan-4: 709 fan-5: 992 
  gpu: amdgpu fan: 2100 
  Power: 12v: N/A 5v: N/A 3.3v: 3.31 vbat: 3.26 gpu: amdgpu watts: 33.12 
Info:
  Processes: 338 Uptime: 10h 20m Memory: 15.63 GiB used: 4.30 GiB (27.5%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1636 lib: 428 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.08

Output of pactl list cards:

pactl list cards
Card #0
        Name: alsa_card.usb-Blue_Microphones_Yeti_Stereo_Microphone_REV8-00
        Driver: module-alsa-card.c
        Owner Module: 6
        Properties:
                alsa.card = "4"
                alsa.card_name = "Yeti Stereo Microphone"
                alsa.long_card_name = "Blue Microphones Yeti Stereo Microphone at usb-0000:01:00.0-10, full speed"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_usb_audio"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:01:00.0-usb-0:10:1.0"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.3/0000:01:00.0/usb1/1-10/1-10:1.0/sound/card4"
                udev.id = "usb-Blue_Microphones_Yeti_Stereo_Microphone_REV8-00"
                device.bus = "usb"
                device.vendor.id = "b58e"
                device.vendor.name = "Blue Microphones"
                device.product.id = "9e84"
                device.product.name = "Yeti Stereo Microphone"
                device.serial = "Blue_Microphones_Yeti_Stereo_Microphone_REV8"
                device.form_factor = "microphone"
                device.string = "4"
                device.description = "Yeti Stereo Microphone"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone-usb"
        Profiles:
                input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 0, sources: 1, priority: 65, available: yes)
                input:iec958-stereo: Digital Stereo (IEC958) Input (sinks: 0, sources: 1, priority: 55, available: yes)
                output:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 6500, available: yes)
                output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Duplex (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 6565, available: yes)
                output:analog-stereo+input:iec958-stereo: Analog Stereo Output + Digital Stereo (IEC958) Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 6555, available: yes)
                output:iec958-stereo: Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5500, available: yes)
                output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output + Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 5565, available: yes)
                output:iec958-stereo+input:iec958-stereo: Digital Stereo Duplex (IEC958) (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 5555, available: yes)
                off: Off (sinks: 0, sources: 0, priority: 0, available: yes)
        Active Profile: output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo
        Ports:
                analog-input-mic: Microphone (type: Mic, priority: 8700, latency offset: 0 usec)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                        Part of profile(s): input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                iec958-stereo-input: Digital Input (S/PDIF) (type: SPDIF, priority: 0, latency offset: 0 usec)
                        Part of profile(s): input:iec958-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:iec958-stereo, output:iec958-stereo+input:iec958-stereo
                analog-output-speaker: Speakers (type: Speaker, priority: 10000, latency offset: 0 usec)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
                        Part of profile(s): output:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:iec958-stereo
                iec958-stereo-output: Digital Output (S/PDIF) (type: SPDIF, priority: 0, latency offset: 0 usec)
                        Part of profile(s): output:iec958-stereo, output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:iec958-stereo+input:iec958-stereo

Card #1
        Name: alsa_card.usb-046d_HD_Webcam_C525_F17129E0-00
        Driver: module-alsa-card.c
        Owner Module: 7
        Properties:
                alsa.card = "3"
                alsa.card_name = "HD Webcam C525"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HD Webcam C525 at usb-0000:01:00.0-7, high speed"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_usb_audio"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:01:00.0-usb-0:7:1.0"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.3/0000:01:00.0/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/sound/card3"
                udev.id = "usb-046d_HD_Webcam_C525_F17129E0-00"
                device.bus = "usb"
                device.vendor.id = "046d"
                device.vendor.name = "Logitech, Inc."
                device.product.id = "0826"
                device.product.name = "HD Webcam C525"
                device.serial = "046d_HD_Webcam_C525_F17129E0"
                device.form_factor = "webcam"
                device.string = "3"
                device.description = "HD Webcam C525"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "camera-web-usb"
        Profiles:
                input:mono-fallback: Mono Input (sinks: 0, sources: 1, priority: 1, available: yes)
                input:multichannel-input: Multichannel Input (sinks: 0, sources: 1, priority: 1, available: yes)
                off: Off (sinks: 0, sources: 0, priority: 0, available: yes)
        Active Profile: off
        Ports:
                analog-input-mic: Microphone (type: Mic, priority: 8700, latency offset: 0 usec)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                        Part of profile(s): input:mono-fallback
                multichannel-input: Multichannel Input (type: Line, priority: 0, latency offset: 0 usec)
                        Part of profile(s): input:multichannel-input

Card #2
        Name: alsa_card.pci-0000_09_00.1
        Driver: module-alsa-card.c
        Owner Module: 8
        Properties:
                alsa.card = "0"
                alsa.card_name = "HDA ATI HDMI"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfcf60000 irq 77"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:09:00.1"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.1/0000:09:00.1/sound/card0"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "1002"
                device.vendor.name = "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]"
                device.product.id = "aaf0"
                device.product.name = "Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]"
                device.string = "0"
                device.description = "Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        Profiles:
                output:hdmi-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5900, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 800, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 800, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra1: Digital Stereo (HDMI 2) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra1: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 2) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra1: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 2) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra2: Digital Stereo (HDMI 3) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra2: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 3) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra2: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 3) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra3: Digital Stereo (HDMI 4) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra3: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 4) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra3: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 4) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra4: Digital Stereo (HDMI 5) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra4: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 5) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra4: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 5) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-stereo-extra5: Digital Stereo (HDMI 6) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5700, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround-extra5: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI 6) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                output:hdmi-surround71-extra5: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI 6) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 600, available: no)
                off: Off (sinks: 0, sources: 0, priority: 0, available: yes)
        Active Profile: off
        Ports:
                hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (type: HDMI, priority: 5900, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 1, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                        Part of profile(s): output:hdmi-stereo, output:hdmi-surround, output:hdmi-surround71
                hdmi-output-1: HDMI / DisplayPort 2 (type: HDMI, priority: 5800, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 2, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                        Part of profile(s): output:hdmi-stereo-extra1, output:hdmi-surround-extra1, output:hdmi-surround71-extra1
                hdmi-output-2: HDMI / DisplayPort 3 (type: HDMI, priority: 5700, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 3, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                        Part of profile(s): output:hdmi-stereo-extra2, output:hdmi-surround-extra2, output:hdmi-surround71-extra2
                hdmi-output-3: HDMI / DisplayPort 4 (type: HDMI, priority: 5600, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 4, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                        Part of profile(s): output:hdmi-stereo-extra3, output:hdmi-surround-extra3, output:hdmi-surround71-extra3
                hdmi-output-4: HDMI / DisplayPort 5 (type: HDMI, priority: 5500, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 5, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                        Part of profile(s): output:hdmi-stereo-extra4, output:hdmi-surround-extra4, output:hdmi-surround71-extra4
                hdmi-output-5: HDMI / DisplayPort 6 (type: HDMI, priority: 5400, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 6, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "video-display"
                        Part of profile(s): output:hdmi-stereo-extra5, output:hdmi-surround-extra5, output:hdmi-surround71-extra5

Card #3
        Name: alsa_card.pci-0000_0b_00.3
        Driver: module-alsa-card.c
        Owner Module: 9
        Properties:
                alsa.card = "1"
                alsa.card_name = "HD-Audio Generic"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HD-Audio Generic at 0xfce00000 irq 79"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:0b:00.3"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:0b:00.3/sound/card1"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "1022"
                device.vendor.name = "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]"
                device.product.id = "1457"
                device.product.name = "Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller"
                device.string = "1"
                device.description = "Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        Profiles:
                input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 0, sources: 1, priority: 65, available: no)
                output:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 6500, available: no)
                output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Duplex (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 6565, available: no)
                off: Off (sinks: 0, sources: 0, priority: 0, available: yes)
        Active Profile: off
        Ports:
                analog-input-front-mic: Front Microphone (type: Mic, priority: 8500, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 1, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                        Part of profile(s): input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                analog-input-rear-mic: Rear Microphone (type: Mic, priority: 8200, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 2, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                        Part of profile(s): input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                analog-input-linein: Line In (type: Line, priority: 8100, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 3, not available)
                        Part of profile(s): input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                analog-output-lineout: Line Out (type: Line, priority: 9000, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 4, not available)
                        Part of profile(s): output:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                analog-output-headphones: Headphones (type: Headphones, priority: 9900, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 5, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
                        Part of profile(s): output:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo

Card #4
        Name: alsa_card.usb-ASUSTeK_Xonar_SoundCard-00
        Driver: module-alsa-card.c
        Owner Module: 27
        Properties:
                alsa.card = "2"
                alsa.card_name = "Xonar SoundCard"
                alsa.long_card_name = "ASUSTeK Xonar SoundCard at usb-0000:04:00.0-1, high speed"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_usb_audio"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:04:00.0-usb-0:1:1.0"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.3/0000:01:00.2/0000:02:01.0/0000:04:00.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/sound/card2"
                udev.id = "usb-ASUSTeK_Xonar_SoundCard-00"
                device.bus = "usb"
                device.vendor.id = "0b05"
                device.vendor.name = "ASUSTek Computer, Inc."
                device.product.id = "189d"
                device.product.name = "Xonar SoundCard"
                device.serial = "ASUSTeK_Xonar_SoundCard"
                device.string = "2"
                device.description = "Xonar SoundCard"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-usb"
        Profiles:
                input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 0, sources: 1, priority: 65, available: yes)
                output:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 6500, available: yes)
                output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Duplex (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 6565, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-21: Analog Surround 2.1 Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 1300, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-21+input:analog-stereo: Analog Surround 2.1 Output + Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 1365, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-40: Analog Surround 4.0 Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 1200, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-40+input:analog-stereo: Analog Surround 4.0 Output + Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 1265, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-41: Analog Surround 4.1 Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 1300, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-41+input:analog-stereo: Analog Surround 4.1 Output + Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 1365, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-50: Analog Surround 5.0 Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 1200, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-50+input:analog-stereo: Analog Surround 5.0 Output + Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 1265, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-51: Analog Surround 5.1 Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 1300, available: yes)
                output:analog-surround-51+input:analog-stereo: Analog Surround 5.1 Output + Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 1365, available: yes)
                output:iec958-stereo: Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 5500, available: yes)
                output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output + Analog Stereo Input (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 5565, available: yes)
                off: Off (sinks: 0, sources: 0, priority: 0, available: yes)
        Active Profile: output:analog-surround-51
        Ports:
                analog-input-mic: Microphone (type: Mic, priority: 8700, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 1, available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                        Part of profile(s): input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-21+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-40+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-41+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-50+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-51+input:analog-stereo, output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                analog-input-linein: Line In (type: Line, priority: 8100, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 2, available)
                        Part of profile(s): input:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-21+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-40+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-41+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-50+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-51+input:analog-stereo, output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                analog-output-speaker: Speakers (type: Speaker, priority: 10000, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 3, available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
                        Part of profile(s): output:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-21, output:analog-surround-21+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-40, output:analog-surround-40+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-41, output:analog-surround-41+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-50, output:analog-surround-50+input:analog-stereo, output:analog-surround-51, output:analog-surround-51+input:analog-stereo
                analog-output-headphones: Headphones (type: Headphones, priority: 9900, latency offset: 0 usec, availability group: Legacy 4, not available)
                        Properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
                        Part of profile(s): output:analog-stereo, output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo
                iec958-stereo-output: Digital Output (S/PDIF) (type: SPDIF, priority: 0, latency offset: 0 usec)
                        Part of profile(s): output:iec958-stereo, output:iec958-stereo+input:analog-stereo

Output of info in bluetoothctl:

[Soundcore Life Q20]# info
Device 88:D0:39:A7:50:2A (public)
        Name: Soundcore Life Q20
        Alias: Soundcore Life Q20
        Class: 0x00240404
        Icon: audio-card
        Paired: yes
        Trusted: yes
        Blocked: no
        Connected: yes
        LegacyPairing: no
        UUID: Audio Sink                (0000110b-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: A/V Remote Control Target (0000110c-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Advanced Audio Distribu.. (0000110d-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: A/V Remote Control        (0000110e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Handsfree                 (0000111e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)

These are the bluetooth-related packages currently installed (sorry, can’t post pics yet):
Bluetooth (blueberry)
gnome-bluetooth
manjaro-bluetooth
pulseaudio-bluetooth
bluez
bluez-hid2hci
bluez-libs
bluez-utils

I tried to get the headset to show up by following the tutorial called “[HowTo] Bluetooth headphones paired, but no sound after a while” from Manjaro forum but it did not work. Sorry, can’t post links yet.

Could someone please help me get the headset to show up again, and be able to work as a headset (with mic input)? Thank you in advance.

From Pamac history, from when i was following various methods trying to get the mic to show up to the headset not showing up at all, these are the modules that were explicitly installed and removed:

[2020-11-05T08:25:34+0800] [ALPM] installed blueberry (1.3.9-1)
[2020-11-05T08:25:34+0800] [ALPM] installed manjaro-bluetooth (20200126-1)
[2020-11-05T08:25:34+0800] [ALPM] installed bluez-tools (0.2.0-5)
[2020-11-05T08:25:34+0800] [ALPM] installed bluez-cups (5.55-1)
[2020-11-05T08:25:34+0800] [ALPM] installed bluez-hid2hci (5.55-1)
[2020-11-05T08:25:34+0800] [ALPM] installed bluez-plugins (5.55-1)
[2020-11-05T08:25:34+0800] [ALPM] installed gnome-bluetooth (3.34.3-1)
[2020-11-05T08:21:56+0800] [ALPM] removed pulseaudio-bluetooth-a2dp-gdm-fix (0.1-1.1)
[2020-11-04T07:47:09+0800] [ALPM] removed blueman (2.1.3-1)
[2020-11-04T07:45:53+0800] [ALPM] installed pulseaudio-bluetooth-a2dp-gdm-fix (0.1-1.1)
[2020-11-04T07:45:53+0800] [ALPM] installed pulseaudio-bluetooth (13.0-3)
[2020-11-04T07:45:53+0800] [ALPM] installed gnome-bluetooth (3.34.1-1)
[2020-11-04T07:45:53+0800] [ALPM] removed pulseaudio-modules-bt (1.4-1.0)
[2020-11-02T07:47:43+0800] [ALPM] installed blueman (2.1.3-1)
[2020-10-29T21:14:42+0800] [ALPM] installed ofono (1.31-1)
[2020-10-29T21:11:10+0800] [ALPM] installed phonesim (1.21.r16.gadf231a-1)
[2020-10-29T21:07:55+0800] [ALPM] installed libldac (2.0.2.3-2.0)
[2020-10-29T21:07:55+0800] [ALPM] installed pulseaudio-modules-bt (1.4-1.0)
[2020-10-29T21:07:55+0800] [ALPM] removed pulseaudio-bluetooth (13.0-3)
[2020-10-29T20:53:09+0800] [ALPM] installed bluez-utils (5.55-1)

Interestingly, the headset disappearing coincided with my desktop speakers becoming louder in volume, allowing YouTube videos and other media to be played without cranking up the physical volume knob of the speakers. Don’t know how or if it is related.

More outputs:

systemctl status bluetooth

systemctl status bluetooth
● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Sat 2020-11-07 07:33:28 +08; 2h 38min ago
       Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
   Main PID: 694 (bluetoothd)
     Status: "Running"
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 19081)
     Memory: 2.7M
     CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
             └─694 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd

Nov 07 07:33:28 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: Bluetooth daemon 5.55
Nov 07 07:33:28 xfceman systemd[1]: Started Bluetooth service.
Nov 07 07:33:28 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: Starting SDP server
Nov 07 07:33:28 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: Bluetooth management interface 1.18 initialized
Nov 07 07:33:39 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.71 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Nov 07 07:33:39 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.71 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Nov 07 07:33:40 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.87 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Nov 07 07:33:40 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.87 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Nov 07 07:33:40 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: src/profile.c:ext_start_servers() RFCOMM server failed for Headset Voice gateway: rfcomm_bind: Address already in use (98)
Nov 07 07:33:40 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: src/profile.c:ext_start_servers() RFCOMM server failed for Headset unit: rfcomm_bind: Address already in use (98)

systemctl --user --all | grep -E 'bluetooth'

systemctl --user --all | grep -E 'bluetooth'
  sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:07.1-0000:0a:00.3-usb5-5\x2d1-5\x2d1:1.0-bluetooth-hci0-hci0:70.device                            loaded    active   plugged   /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:07.1/0000:0a:00.3/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:70
  sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:07.1-0000:0a:00.3-usb5-5\x2d1-5\x2d1:1.0-bluetooth-hci0.device                                    loaded    active   plugged   /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:07.1/0000:0a:00.3/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0        
  sys-subsystem-bluetooth-devices-hci0.device                                                                                      loaded    active   plugged   /sys/subsystem/bluetooth/devices/hci0                                                    
  sys-subsystem-bluetooth-devices-hci0:70.device                                                                                   loaded    active   plugged   /sys/subsystem/bluetooth/devices/hci0:70                                                 
  bluetooth.target                                                                                                                 loaded    active   active    Bluetooth

I am suffering from much the same issue as you. Device connected but not listed as output device. Manual connecting does get it to show up but auto connect will simply result in nothing

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What is it you mean by manual vs auto connect exactly?

with auto I mean bluetooth automatically connecting to my headset, and by manual I mean manually clicking connect

After following what @fossilized did in this post by deleting cookie, my headset now show up in Pulseaudio Volume Control as an output device. So that part of the original issue appears to be solved at this time. I’ll update if it changes.

However, it does not show up as an input device. In the Configuration tab, this is what is shown for headset mode:


Could someone please advise how to get this mode to become available? Thanks in advance.

Edit: could it have something to do with this part of the output from above?

Nov 07 07:33:40 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: src/profile.c:ext_start_servers() RFCOMM server failed for Headset Voice gateway: rfcomm_bind: Address already in use (98)
Nov 07 07:33:40 xfceman bluetoothd[694]: src/profile.c:ext_start_servers() RFCOMM server failed for Headset unit: rfcomm_bind: Address already in use (98)

Update: Headset doesn’t show up in Pulseaudio Volume Control anymore, even though cookie has been deleted. This was after a reboot today.

Another update: After this morning’s update which came through Pamac: [2020-11-15T07:04:45+0800] [ALPM] upgraded pipewire (0.3.14-1 -> 0.3.15-1) and a reboot, headset now shows up as output device again.

Latest outputs:

systemctl status bluetooth
● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Sun 2020-11-15 07:05:07 +08; 51min ago
       Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
   Main PID: 709 (bluetoothd)
     Status: "Running"
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 19081)
     Memory: 2.6M
     CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
             └─709 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd

Nov 15 07:05:07 xfceman systemd[1]: Starting Bluetooth service...
Nov 15 07:05:07 xfceman bluetoothd[709]: Bluetooth daemon 5.55
Nov 15 07:05:07 xfceman systemd[1]: Started Bluetooth service.
Nov 15 07:05:07 xfceman bluetoothd[709]: Starting SDP server
Nov 15 07:05:07 xfceman bluetoothd[709]: Bluetooth management interface 1.18 initialized
Nov 15 07:05:21 xfceman bluetoothd[709]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.72 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/sbc
Nov 15 07:05:21 xfceman bluetoothd[709]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.72 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/sbc
Nov 15 07:52:54 xfceman bluetoothd[709]: /org/bluez/hci0/dev_88_D0_39_A7_50_2A/fd0: fd(43) ready

pactl list cards truncated to headset only

pactl list cards
Card #5
        Name: bluez_card.88_D0_39_A7_50_2A
        Driver: module-bluez5-device.c
        Owner Module: 31
        Properties:
                device.description = "Soundcore Life Q20"
                device.string = "88:D0:39:A7:50:2A"
                device.api = "bluez"
                device.class = "sound"
                device.bus = "bluetooth"
                device.form_factor = "headset"
                bluez.path = "/org/bluez/hci0/dev_88_D0_39_A7_50_2A"
                bluez.class = "0x240404"
                bluez.alias = "Soundcore Life Q20"
                device.icon_name = "audio-headset-bluetooth"
                device.intended_roles = "phone"
        Profiles:
                a2dp_sink: High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink) (sinks: 1, sources: 0, priority: 40, available: yes)
                headset_head_unit: Headset Head Unit (HSP/HFP) (sinks: 1, sources: 1, priority: 30, available: no)
                off: Off (sinks: 0, sources: 0, priority: 0, available: yes)
        Active Profile: a2dp_sink
        Ports:
                headset-output: Headset (type: Headset, priority: 0, latency offset: 0 usec, available)
                        Part of profile(s): a2dp_sink, headset_head_unit
                headset-input: Headset (type: Headset, priority: 0, latency offset: 0 usec, not available)
                        Part of profile(s): headset_head_unit

Edit: again, as before the pulseaudio update, i followed the steps outlined in the appropriate Archwiki, including the section at the bottom on ofono and phonesim and failed. HSP/HFP still remains unavailable.