I've been having a strange issue with a loud, distorted noise whenever a sound is played on Windows 11. Doesn't matter what device (headphones, speakers etc). I've had this issue for a while, and I've tried a lot of the fixes that are mentioned in other forums (like rolling back realtek audio drivers, updating the drivers, rolling back Windows updates etc), to no avail. This bug seems to follow me no matter what. I recently upgraded to a brand new work laptop, thinking this issue will surely be left behind. Guess what, it's back. I'm not the most technically adept person when it comes to this stuff, but I usually find my way around through searching and testing. But this one bug I can never shake.
Here's the thing: I've never really connected what makes the bug appear - until today. It appears that any time I open VEGAS Pro, this issue immediately pops up. The temporary fix is to go into the sound settings and enable and disable the audio enhancement features in Windows 11. But as you can imagine, this is very bothersome, and has to be done several times a day whenever I need to pop into VEGAS Pro.
I'm venting this issue here to see if anyone else has faced the same issues, and if you know of any fix. Maybe it's not related to VEGAS Pro at all - but for me this bug pops up every time I open VEGAS Pro. Very strange.