I have an old I5 laptop circa 2013 with 8g of ram.
Fresh install of windows, version 22h2 build 19k and a bit
When i start a youtube video the sound is hugely turned up... you can hear it being nearly in the red. If i just hit V+ or V- once then it drops a lot and sounds normal.
This happens for each youtube video or vlc movie, even anydesk connections
I tried running the troubleshooter and looking at the sound device settings but seen nothing that might indicate this behavior