I tried placing a call with sxmo 1.6.0 on pmOS edge using my headphones. After dialing I switched the setting to "linejack" and "linemic". I used the gesture to turn the volume to 100%. I could hear sound in both ears, but it was still pretty soft, and would not be enough for me to hear a call in a noisy environment. The microphone on the headset seemed loud enough when I listened on the other end.
I also used alsamixer to turn all gain settings I could find to 100%; that didn't seem to affect the headphone volume when I tried again in a call.
The headphone volume when listening to music is plenty loud.
I usually use phosh on pmOS edge and my same headphones sound much louder in a phone call. An oddity there is I only hear sound in the left ear.
The issue is in the sxmo_megiaudioroute program, which sets the volumes manually. You can use sxmo_vol.sh to then set the audio volume higher.
Of course, this is still a bug in my eyes, and should probably be handled by setting a higher default volume in sxmo_megiaudioroute.
Thanks for the tip, that helped me dig deeper. I started alsamixer and watched it while starting a call. alsamixer showed the headphone volume immediately set to 16% which seems to roughly match what sxmo_megiaudioroute is doing. However, choosing the Volume Up and Volume Down entries in the call menu didn't seem to affect the headphone volume as shown in alsamixer, nor in what I can hear in the headphones. Also, the volume up/down gestures don't change the headphone volume in the call either. So there seems to be some sort of problem controlling the headphone volume during the call.
Ya probably all this sound controll should be reworked and checked and should also support pipewire/pulseaudio setups
Is changing volume possible during call? I am not able to do "anything" with my pinephone since a while, because I see no possibility to move menu away and send keystrokes to any other app. A few months ago there was some menu item, which have made menu to appear as regular app and that way there was ability to use terminal for example...
Yes there is an issue with changing volume atm.
sxmo-dmenu allow us to make the menu a regular window. But this feature is really specific to sxmo-dmenu and we dont have it with other menus.
I think we should be able to close the menu while continuing the call and being able to open it up later
Should be fixed in 1.9