today, i upgraded by pc by installing a new motherboard and cpu. after troubleshooting and finally booting to my arch linux drive, i noticed that there was no sound. obviously, this wasn't a problem before.
worrying that it was an issue with the sound card, i decided to boot up to my other drive with windows installed. to my surprise, there was actually sound.
to be honest, i have no idea why it's not working on my linux drive. all the playback options presented fail to produce sound, the most promising one being "USB Audio Analog Stereo." the selection for Windows (that functions) is "Realtek USB2.0 Audio), which is similar. i find this whole thing to be super weird because the only usb sound device i have plugged in is my microphone, which works completely fine.
any help would be appreciated!
if anyone is wondering, im using the dt 990 pros as headphones. the new mobo is the ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E.