PulseAudio, the sound server for Linux systems has a big new release up that pulls in support for a number of new features and there's some new hardware support too. While PipeWire is the next generation, which actually supports PulseAudio, there's still plenty of life left in PulseAudio directly especially since it's not yet the default everywhere.
On July 27, the team put out PulseAudio 15.0 and here's what it newly supports:
- SteelSeries Arctis 9
- HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G2
- Behringer U-Phoria UMC22
- OnePlus Type-C Bullets
- Sennheiser GSX 1000/1200 PRO
The Bluetooth support was also expanded with support for LDAC and AptX bluetooth codecs, plus "SBC XQ" (SBC with higher-quality parameters), support for HFP bluetooth profiles and support for Bluetooth A2DP AVRCP Absolute Volume.
In addition to that there's plenty of tweaks elsewhere including allowing ALSA path configuration files being placed in the user home directory, they rewrote the module-virtual-surround-sink, module-match can now be loaded multiple times, module-filter-apply can take filter parameters from device properties, max_latency_msec argument added to module-null-source and more.