all system sound being muffled by being in teams call

Copper Contributor


i'm having a small issue where all system sound such as music, video, games,... gets muffled when i'm in a teams call. i think teams is trying to filter out background sound from all audio on my pc


more info:

  • it only happens when the speaker i have selected in device settings is the same as the rest of the system, so for example: when i change the device where teams audio is coming from from headphones to speaker, the system sound gets unmuffled.
  • the muffling sounds like it's trying to separate voices from background noices.
  • headphones show up as: headphone (Realtek(R) Audio)


    thank you, whoever answers

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I'm having the exact same problem on an xps15 with windows 11.

It's extremely distracting to listen to anything while being in a call, please fix.