I’m wondering if there’s a way to get rid of audio distortion at high volume levels on headphones. When I dual booted Linux with Windows I’d usually just boot into Windows before booting back into Linux to fix my issues and not get any distortion at higher levels on headphones.
Now I just have a machine with Linux on it and can’t seem to stop the sound from distorting at higher levels whenever I plug in headphones since I’ve messed with the alsa mixer pcm volume, changed the headphone volume in alsamixer, and also tried different headphones.
Even when I get distortion to stop by adjusting the headphone, master, or pcm volumes, the sound tends to be somewhat weak even when I turn my headphones all the way up. I’m also wondering if I need to wait for a firmware/kernel update since I’m using relatively new hardware, with a Realtek ALC 295 sound-card, or just change out the card even though I’m not sure if I should do this yet if there’s simpler ways to fix the issue.