I have an Asus UL20FT-A1 laptop whose sound at maximum is not high enough. I have to open the Sound Settings menu and go over the limitation to get a high enough level. Any idea how I can fix this?
I faced volume low issue, I fixed by setting Zoom Application Volume to max.
Settings -> Sound -> Applications see here
Note : I see Zoom volume control available under Applications tab only when Zoom is running.
Ubuntu version I am running : 18.04.4 LTS
My Zoom version : 5.0.413237.0524
This was fixed for me by installing
pavucontrol per Sorin Veștemean's answer, going to the Configuration tab and altering my USB headset output format to analog stereo output + mono input, going back to the Output Devices tab and bumping THAT output's volume up to 100% (it was at something like 50%).
Opinion: The fact that Ubuntu fails to retain my audio output settings through reboots and seemingly randomizes the configuration until I go in and manually fix it half the time with a custom-installed tool is a ridiculous usability issue.
This has been an intermittent problem for me. Sound works perfectly fine in windows, but is often low or distored in Ubuntu. Most of the suggested fixes have not worked for me.
I have however found a workaround solution, which is to pair Ubuntu to Alexa via bluetooth "Alexa, Pair" and use her as my in-room speaker. I get full volume without any distortion.
When the microphone level on the system settings is > 100% (and it sometimes seems to adjust itself to > 100%) in my setting the microphone becomes almost completely silenced. The solution is to make sure that the microphone level stays < 100%.
To test microphone settings the best is to record oneself and listen to the recording.