today I tried installing Android Studio from Flatpak and after setting up the virtual android device, my audio stopped working. I narrowed the issue down to PulseEffects. When I disabled it, audio worked fine. For some reason, somehow, Android Studio broke PulseEffects or Pulseaudio in some way. I was reading something about pulseaudio sinks, but I don’t know much about pulse.
So far, I tried reinstalling PulseEffects and deleting all config files, I tried the Flatpak version and even reinstalled pulseaudio, but so far no luck.