Windows keeps automatically lowering music volume when other sounds play. For example, while playing a game or watching a video and something loud happens (such as an explosion), the music volume dips. After the loud sounds stop or I tab out of the game, the music returns to its previous volume.
Fixes I have already tried (and had no luck with):
- Ticking the 'Do Nothing' option in the Communications tab
- Unticking 'Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device' in the Advanced tab of my speakers (Playback tab) and sound card (Recording tab)
- Ticking/unticking 'Disable all sound effects' in the Enhancements tab of my speakers (Playback tab) and sound card (Recording tab)
- Disabling 'Sound Check' and 'Sound Enhancer' in iTunes