Audio volume is lower in Manjaro KDE compared to Ubuntu or Windows 10

Hello Friends,

I am using Manjaro KDE on my home desktop Lanovo AIO A340 as a dual boot with Windows 10. I have noticed one important change after started using Manjaro. That is the audio volume levels are generally lower than Windows 10 or Ubuntu (I tried this using live image on usb drive). Even at 100% volume level, it is not very loud. May be approximately 30-35% lower I assume. Its an Intel make hardware I am using.

Considering the fact on Ubuntu I found the audio volume levels at par with Windows 10, I believe there is no issue with my audio card compatibility with Linux. Here is the output from command line showing hardware details -

[ganeshp@anuganeshdesktop-a34024iwl ~]$ lspci | grep “Audio”
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH-LP cAVS

[ganeshp@anuganeshdesktop-a34024iwl ~]$ inxi -Aazy
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP cAVS vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:02c8 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.49-1-MANJARO running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes
Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.31 running: no

Any suggestions to overcome this issue? thanks in advance.


My first thought would be to check the volume levels in alsamixer and pulseaudio.