WH-1000XM3 always connect as headset (can hear myself), volume level is not remembered
This is the setup I have. The headphones in question are Sony WH-1000XM3:
Next time I turn on the headphones, sometimes they won't connect automatically, and when they do connect automatically, they connect at 100% volume level, regardless of what it was last time.
I can also hear myself and the surroundings because the headset's mic input is fed back into headphones, and the
Configuration is set to
Headset Head Unit (HSP/HFP), even though it was set to
LDAC last time the headphones were used.
If I then turn bluetooth off and back on, the last used settings are restored. That is, if I'm able to toggle bluetooth off and back on. Sometimes it won't turn on after I turn it off. The toggle button would be stuck to left but be green, as if it's active, or be disabled (grayed out) completely, until restart.
Using bluetooth headphones in Ubuntu feels so flaky and unreliable. They work as expected with iPhone 6s and rMPB late 2013, macOS 10.14.6/10.15 beta, connect automatically every time, volume level remembered from last time all the time, never hear myself upon connecting. It would be nice to have this consistency in Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 19.04, pulseaudio 12.2-2, bluez 5.50-0ubuntu2, INTEL® WIRELESS-AC 9260
systemctl status bluetooth.service ● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Sun 2019-08-18 19:07:44 BST; 11min ago Docs: man:bluetoothd(8) Main PID: 30237 (bluetoothd) Status: "Running" Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915) Memory: 940.0K CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service └─30237 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd