No sound in google-chrome (installed from aur) after recent major system update

Not sure what the deal is with Google Chrome on my system. It will not play sound at all. I first noticed the problem when I tried to play a youtube video. Sound in Chromium and Firefox both work fine. To troubleshoot this I cleared browsing data, reset settings and uninstalled/reinstalled Chrome. While uninstalled, I deleted all files in ~/.config/google-chrome. After reinstalling, the same behavior continues.

Any suggestions for what else to try here would be very much appreciated.

Here’s my inxi -Fza output:

System:    Kernel: 5.14.10-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.14-x86_64
           root=UUID=5c3e0f73-db22-4492-84cd-47f13516ac5b rw quiet udev.log_priority=3
           Desktop: Cinnamon 5.0.5 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: Muffin dm: LightDM 1.30.0
           Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Mini-pc System: Intel Client Systems product: NUC8i7BEH v: J72992-308
           serial: <filter> Chassis: Intel Corporation type: 35 v: 2.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Intel model: NUC8BEB v: J72688-308 serial: <filter> UEFI: Intel
           v: BECFL357.86A.0087.2020.1209.1115 date: 12/09/2020
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mobile Mouse MX Anywhere 2S
           serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
           status: Discharging
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-8559U socket: BGA1528 (U3E1) note: check
           bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 8E (142)
           stepping: A (10) microcode: EA cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 8 MiB L3: 8 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 43214
           Speed: 4034 MHz min/max: 400/4500 MHz base/boost: 2300/3500 volts: 0.8 V
           ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 4034 2: 4016 3: 4040 4: 4023 5: 4012 6: 4009
           7: 4020 8: 4025
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
           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 status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-U GT3e [Iris Plus Graphics 655] driver: i915 v: kernel
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3ea5 class-ID: 0300
           Display: server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
           display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.7x15.0")
           s-diag: 777mm (30.6")
           Monitor-1: DP-1 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.2")
           diag: 685mm (27")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (CFL GT3) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.3
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9dc8
           class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: AudioQuest DragonFly Black v1.5 type: USB
           driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-4.3:6 chip-ID: 21b4:0083
           class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.10-1-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: 0.3.38 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP CNVi [Wireless-AC] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
           bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:9df0 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlp0s20f3 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           chip-ID: 8086:15be class-ID: 0200
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-1: br0 state: down mac: <filter>
           IF-ID-2: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB driver: btusb
           v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
           Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: see --recommends
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 10.06 TiB used: 3.55 TiB (35.3%)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: A-Data model: SX8200PNP size: 953.87 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD
           serial: <filter> rev: 42B2S7JA temp: 30.9 C scheme: GPT
           SMART: yes health: PASSED on: 273d 9h cycles: 88 read-units: 1,493,497 [764 GB]
           written-units: 9,490,002 [4.85 TB]
           ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT2000MX500SSD1
           family: Micron Client SSDs size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
           sata: 3.3 speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 033 temp: 35 C scheme: GPT
           SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 15d 22h cycles: 15 written: 4.7 TiB
           ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD My Book 25EE
           drive model: WD80EZAZ-11TDBA0 family: Ultrastar He10/12 size: 7.28 TiB block-size:
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B sata: 3.2 speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400
           serial: <filter> drive serial: <filter> rev: 4004 drive rev: 83.H0A83 temp: 28 C
           scheme: GPT
           SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 104d 21h cycles: 4809
           ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: USB 3.2Gen1
           size: 28.65 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter>
           rev: 1.00 scheme: GPT
           SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 953.37 GiB size: 937.4 GiB (98.33%) used: 364.09 GiB (38.8%)
           fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 312 KiB (0.1%)
           fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:      Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 27.8 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 319 Uptime: 5h 0m wakeups: 8 Memory: 31.23 GiB used: 2.92 GiB (9.3%)
           Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1
           Packages: 1619 pacman: 1603 lib: 439 flatpak: 8 snap: 8 Shell: Bash (sudo) v: 5.1.8
           running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.07

Did you reboot after the system update?

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Yes, several times. There have been a few updates since the problem occurred. When the problem started initially, I noticed that pulse audio was being updated and I had some odd issues playing audio to bluetooth headphones. It was my impression that the chrome audio issue was likely related to the pulse audio error, but after pulse audio was updated and bluetooth sound was working properly the chrome issue continued to occur.