# How can I apply a global pedestal to PulseAudio?

On my system, analog output works, but the volume of the headphone output is very low. Internal speakers work well, and the volume level is reasonable. However, even at 150%, the volume of headphone output is barely audible (alsamixer command line utility also at full volume).

Is there a way to set a constant boost or pedestal to the headphone output? What I mean is, applying a strengthening effect to the baseline to which the sound levels in the volume mixer are compared.

There seem to be some reports relating to this on Launchpad - does anyone know of a workaround or solution?

Edit: I forgot to mention that sometimes, when the speakers are enabled (the output is set to "Analog Output"), there is also sound from the headphone output - in these cases, the volume level is a-ok in the headphones as well. However, having the speakers on all the time can be a nuisance.

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