Hi! I recently got a new laptop and switched from windows to manjaro and the volume is giving me a hard time.
I got a Thinkpad E14 amd gen2 and i noticed that the volume levels are much lower than they were in windows. Here are some of the problems:
1.The speaker output is much weaker to the point where I have to use 100% volume when watching a YouTube video.
2. No sound at all at lower volume levels. If i turn down the volume, everything below 20% - 30% gives no output at all.
3. When using full volume, I hear distortion and I can feel the speakers in the front of the laptop vibrating a little bit, like they are maxed out.
4. I set the max volume in PulseAudio to 150% and i do get a somewhat louder sound but it comes with a lot of distortion.
5.I opened alsa mixer and the master volume, bass speaker and PCM are set at a 100%.
6. I tried tinkering with HDAJackRetask and got no results.
I know that the laptop uses 2 HARMAN 2W stereo speakers.