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I'm running Debian 8, and I've been successfully using Pulseaudio/BlueZ to play audio through a Bluetooth speaker.

Today I restarted my networking stack in order to try and fix a WiFi problem, and since then the audio has been very, very quiet. I usually have the speaker on very low volume, but now I can't hear anything unless it's on full - and even then it's quiet.

The speaker is fine with other inputs.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Here is the sink from pacmd list-sinks:

index: 2
name: <bluez_sink.40_EF_4C_87_A6_85>
driver: <module-bluez5-device.c>
flags: HARDWARE DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY FLAT_VOLUME 
state: RUNNING
suspend cause: 
priority: 9030
volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
        balance 0.00
base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
volume steps: 65537
muted: no
current latency: 32.82 ms
max request: 3 KiB
max rewind: 0 KiB
monitor source: 3
sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
channel map: front-left,front-right
             Stereo
used by: 1
linked by: 1
fixed latency: 45.32 ms
card: 2 <bluez_card.40_EF_4C_87_A6_85>
module: 27
properties:
    bluetooth.protocol = "a2dp_sink"
    device.description = "AXiS X3"
    device.string = "40:EF:4C:87:A6:85"
    device.api = "bluez"
    device.class = "sound"
    device.bus = "bluetooth"
    device.form_factor = "headset"
    bluez.path = "/org/bluez/hci0/dev_40_EF_4C_87_A6_85"
    bluez.class = "0x240404"
    bluez.alias = "AXiS X3"
    device.icon_name = "audio-headset-bluetooth"
    device.intended_roles = "phone"
ports:
    headset-output: Headset (priority 0, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
        properties:

active port: <headset-output>

And here is the only sink input:

1 sink input(s) available.
index: 1
driver: <protocol-native.c>
flags: START_CORKED 
state: RUNNING
sink: 2 <bluez_sink.40_EF_4C_87_A6_85>
volume: front-left: 65535 / 100% / -0.00 dB,   front-right: 65535 / 100% / -0.00 dB
        balance 0.00
muted: no
current latency: 982.00 ms
requested latency: 45.32 ms
sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
channel map: front-left,front-right
             Stereo
resample method: (null)
module: 11
client: 16 <Spotify>
properties:
    media.role = "music"
    media.name = "Spotify"
    application.name = "Spotify"
    native-protocol.peer = "UNIX socket client"
    native-protocol.version = "29"
    application.process.id = "1555"
    application.process.user = "richard"
    application.process.host = "debian"
    application.process.binary = "spotify"
    window.x11.display = ":0.0"
    application.language = "en_GB.utf8"
    application.process.machine_id = "1b66e5d6e5fc45b981704645611058d0"
    application.process.session_id = "1"
    application.icon_name = "spotify-client"
    module-stream-restore.id = "sink-input-by-media-role:music"
  • Hi Richard. Did you find any solution? I am facing the exact same problem. Cheers. – nolazybits Apr 25 '17 at 23:48
  • Hi @nolazybits, unfortunately I didn't! I had to resort to a cable, and now I'm on OS X. Sorry! – Richard John Apr 26 '17 at 13:34

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