Audio output no longer functioning

A few updates ago, I lost my ability to use my microphone. Currently running, KDE Plasma. Kernel 5.14 on my Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen4.

I resolved that issue and today found my bluetooth headphones where choppy/static/not working. I messed with some files and the speakers are now not working/showing in the tray (speaker has red line through it).

inxi -Fazy
  Kernel: 5.14.0-0-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.14-x86_64 
  root=UUID=ba48b89c-d965-49d5-9cfa-d421ba0820a7 ro quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=63ba662d-72f0-443e-b5dd-f2bd535cafa1 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20FC002YAU v: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20FC002YAU v: SDK0J40697 WIN serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: LENOVO v: N1FET74W (1.48 ) date: 11/12/2020 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 38.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 38.3/52.0 Wh (73.7%) 
  volts: 16.5 min: 15.2 model: LGC 00HW028 type: Li-poly serial: <filter> 
  status: Full 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-6600U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Skylake family: 6 model-id: 4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: EA cache: 
  L2: 4 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 22408 
  Speed: 579 MHz min/max: 400/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 579 2: 596 3: 573 
  4: 576 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  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: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled 
  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus-ID: 1-8:4 chip-ID: 13d3:5248 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: 
  loaded: 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: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157 size: 310x174mm (12.2x6.9") 
  diag: 355mm (14") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
  chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.0-0-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: yes 
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel 
  port: efa0 bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:156f class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: efa0 
  bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24f3 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 
  bus-ID: 1-7:3 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b class-ID: e001 
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: see --recommends 
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 284.58 GiB (59.7%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZNLN512HMJP-000L7 
  size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2L6Q scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 30 GiB size: 29.4 GiB (98.01%) used: 20.8 GiB (70.7%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 312 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 237.29 GiB size: 232.57 GiB (98.01%) 
  used: 139.29 GiB (59.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 
  Processes: 205 Uptime: 28m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.37 GiB 
  used: 2.3 GiB (15.0%) Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: 1466 apt: 0 pacman: 1459 lib: 432 
  flatpak: 0 snap: 7 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06 
pulseaudio -v
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: Operation not permitted
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_RTPRIO, (9, 9)) failed: Operation not permitted
I: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Successfully gained nice level -11.
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: This is PulseAudio 15.0
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: Page size is 4096 bytes
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: Machine ID is 8cd9cd2604a548c98a7cb2edfd0fafd6.
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: Session ID is 2.
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: Using runtime directory /run/user/1000/pulse.
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: Using state directory /home/duncan/.config/pulse.
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: Using modules directory /usr/lib/pulse-15.0/modules.
I: [pulseaudio] main.c: Running in system mode: no
E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.

I messed with some files and the speakers are now not working/showing in the tray

What changes did you make to files?

speaker has red line through it

Have you checked audio settings to ensure speakers are not muted?

System data is showing 2 incompatible sound servers running

  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: yes 

Pipewire cannot support audio unless PulseAudio is removed and replaced, but it is likely to disrupt PulseAudio function

Use this command to stop, disable and mask Pipewire service and socket

systemctl --user disable --now pipewire.{socket,service} && systemctl --user mask pipewire.socket

Thanks for the support. I do not recall enabling pipewire. I was all over the place messing with files and following posts on various forums. I have learnt my lesson. I ended up just backing up my files and re-installing from scratch as the live usb played audio fine.